Quite a few married couples come to the decision that they are interested in upgrading their engagement ring a few years after the wedding. This could be due to a significant milestone, such as a ten year anniversary or that after a few years one is able to afford something more expensive than when the couple first got engaged. This article is a helpful guide for couples who already have an engagement ring and are looking for a little something extra.
1. Central diamond replacement:
Most couples get married in their late twenties or early thirties and do not always have the means to spend a significant amount on an engagement ring. This means that they are not always able to get the exact carat weight of their dreams. If you decide that you want to keep your ring but only slightly upgrade it, one of the options available to you is to replace the center diamond with a larger diamond. If you received a gemological certificate when you bought the engagement ring, all you have to do is present your certificate with the ring when you go to upgrade so that your jeweler knows what the value of your current diamond is.
Keep in mind that when you want to upgrade to a larger diamond than the one already set, you sometimes need to make some changes to the ring in order to fit a larger diamond.
2. Upgrading the design of the ring:
Another option available to you is to upgrade the design of the engagement ring. If you do not want to change the size or quality of the center diamond, you can upgrade the design around it. For example, if your engagement ring consists of only a central diamond, you can upgrade the ring by adding side stones or a pave band. This way you preserve the original diamond and also refresh the ring to be more inline with your current taste.
If you are interested in replacing the ring completely, there are jewelry stores that will do a trade in for you so that you can replace your ring with something else. Make sure you find a jeweler you can trust to replace your ring.
3. Purchase another ring to complete the look:
If you have decided that you are attached to the original engagement ring you purchased many years ago and do not want to replace the ring, you can simply purchase another ring to complement the original ring. A new wedding band can really change up the look and make the original ring look more expensive. Adding a statement wedding band like a 2 carat band with larger diamonds can really make an impact and elevate the look of your ring.
Upgrading your old engagement ring can be an exciting and thrilling experience like getting engaged all over again. If you have decided that you are interested in making changes and upgrades to your ring, we at Nature Sparkle invite you to contact us and consult with our team of experts who can help you with the perfect upgrade!