I have an engagement ring that my dh and I designed and took to a jeweller to make - long story short but it was nothing like what either of us expected. We ended up taking it to another jeweller some months later as it still hadn't grown on us, and he did a great job of fixing it so that it resembled what we had first hoped for. It was still not quite right, be he did a great job of amending it without needing to remake it, saving us loads.
We have now been married 4.5 years and I've never been totally happy with the set. I've often said I want to modify/remake/buy new ones but it seems funny as the current ones will be in years worth of photos. Plus 2 kids and buying a house later, it always seemed like it wasn't worth the money. My dh has agreed that we could change them for our 5th wedding anniversary, but I'm not sure what to do. I think altering may well cost more than buying again once you add manufacturing costs to materials. But I wouldn't know what to do with the old ones and might feel a little sad.
Have you altered the look or style of your rings after the fact? What did you do with the old ones or could you use the metal? Any tips or ideas?
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30-07-2014 21:11 #1
Have you altered or replaced your engagement/wedding rings after you were married?
30-07-2014 21:23 #2
Ohhhhh yes. I had a lovely engagement ring with 5 little diamonds, which was set at a weird angle & a plain bog standard wedding band. I always wanted to incorporate the kids birthstones onto my eternity ring & it wasn't going to work with my engagement ring.
My DH had been given a 24 carot gold necklace for his 21 birthday & after 14 years he couldn't wear it as it was too soft so we melted it down in with my rings to make one big one.
I have my favourite stone, emerald as the centre stone, the kids & dH birthstones down the side & four of my diamonds set in the front & back. We used the rest of the gold to make rings for the kids & my DS has my other diamond in his ring.
I love it & it means so much to me. Some people have actually screwed there nose up at it. Not that I am worried.
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30-07-2014 21:25 #3
I think if you're not totally happy then get them redone. Even though the current ones will be in a lot of photos, the same materials will be used. For me, the diamond is more sentimental than the ring itself but that could be because the diamond my DH chose was cut on the day of our first date!
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30-07-2014 21:29 #4Senior Member
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My wedding ring used to be my parents' wedding rings. My parents are still together but they don't fit any more so I had them since I was a teenager. It's platinum and I jus took them to a jeweller and asked if he could make a new ring. It only cost me $200 which was a bargain considering how expensive platinum is!
It might depend on the metal but you should be able to do the same using the stone in your current engagement ring.
I took mine to a small independent jewellery store with a master jeweller. Not the chain stores in shopping centres.
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31-07-2014 21:25 #5
Subbing as I have been thinking about doing this. Will be married 10 years next year so may revamp it. I actually want to combine the wedding and engagement ring to one ring only. Wouldn't mind some extra diamonds
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31-07-2014 21:28 #6
Ive had 2 different sets of engagemeng and wedding rings and about to get a third. We have been married 3 years in November lol.
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