Over the years, your taste in jewelry or financial situation may have changed in a way that has influenced what you want in an engagement or wedding ring. Whatever the reason may be for this change, there are a variety of ways to upgrade your bridal rings. Whether it’s changing the diamond, adding a wedding band, new setting, etc. there are several options to take into consideration throughout the process of this change. Below are the most important things to pay attention to when you’re ready to upgrade your bling.
Give your ring a facelift
For those who want to upgrade, but are worried about losing the sentimental value from their original ring, there are ways to have the best of both worlds. Depending on your budget, there are many options you can explore, such as keeping the same diamond and switching out the setting, adding another wedding band, adding a different finish to the ring and more. Luckily, there is no right or wrong way to alter your ring — as long as you love the end result.
Quality or quantity – the choice is yours!
Making changes to your original wedding ring can be an emotional process as it represents memories and a bond shared between you and your spouse. Considering the significance of a wedding ring is so high, you want to ensure that you are satisfied with the result.
When you alter your ring, if quality is most important to you, opt for a diamond or gemstone with the highest clarity grade within your budget. However, if you would be happier with more carats and seeing a bigger look on your finger, and you are not as concerned with the diamond’s internal characteristics, that’s fine too. The choice is yours and the goal is to smile affectionately every time you look down at your beautiful, upgraded ring.
Personalization is key
As the years change, so do our personal style and taste. Perhaps you want to add a little color to your setting (rose gold and pink sapphires are hot right now); or you could be a new fan of the halo design. Or maybe you just want a 3-carat diamond in celebration of your third wedding anniversary (that’s totally okay too!). The enhanced changes you make to your engagement or wedding ring should reflect exactly what you want while symbolizing your amazing relationship.
Review your policy
Last but not least, reviewing your trade-up policy is a key step as you wish to upgrade your ring. Most jewelers offer trade-up programs or adjust the price of a new diamond/gemstone based on the original engagement ring price. Referencing the original documents for your ring is a great way to get the process started and find out what is feasible.
Written By: Sharon Lehew
Sharon Lehew is the General Sales Manager of Robbins Brothers, The Engagement Ring Store in Scottsdale, which specializes in proprietary and designer engagement ring settings and loose diamonds. The company also carries an extensive selection of wedding bands, promise rings, anniversary bands, three-stone rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. To learn more about Robbins Brothers of Scottsdale, please visit robbinsbrothers.com/scottsdale