I was talking with my sisters the other day about a friend of ours who upgraded her engagement ring…before she even got married. We also know someone who upgrades her wedding ring as often as she can. She feels like “diamond rings are diamond rings” and apparently has no sentimental feelings towards her wedding ring.
I on the other hand, would NEVER upgrade my ring. I fell in love with Kate Hudson’s old wedding ring (from when she was married to her ex) right around the time Jason started looking around at rings. And while there are a few major differences (like the cut and size: hers was 5 carats), it looks very similar. I actually showed a picture of it to Jason and he ripped the picture out of the magazine (I didn’t ever know it), and he used that picture to have my ring made!
Yep, he went to downtown LA where the jewelry district is and bought the diamond and had the ring made. I only have the one band, I don’t have a separate engagement and wedding ring, but I wouldn’t “trade up” for something bigger or more expensive or different. Not for anything. It just means too much to me.
Now that’s not to say I wouldn’t like a new ring instead of upgrading my current ring! I don’t know how I found it, but there’s this cool site called Since19 10.com, and you can make your own engagement and wedding rings on it.
Which got me thinking…what would my wedding ring look like if I created it myself? I know it would be simple and not at all gawdy. I started playing around on the site and here’s what I realized:
1. My “simple” tastes are very expensive
2. There are so many diamond cuts I’ve never heard of!
3. I could play on that site all day
4. I want this Tacori engagement ring that we could call my 10th anniversary present next year. Maybe without the big fat diamond and just the band? It’s like an eternity band, right?
So if you check out the site, let me know what you like. I swear I could stay on that site all damn day.
And also, I’m curious about how many of you would “upgrade” your current ring? And if you would, why would you do it?
I was compensated for this post, however all thoughts and opinions expressed are 100% my own.