Upgrade Your Engagement Ring
When To Upgrade Your Engagement Ring
So you're happily engaged, but your ring isn't what you were hoping for. Alternatively, perhaps some time has passed, and you want a ring that speaks to who you've become. You don't want to go through the hassle and expense of returning it and starting from scratch, so what do you do? You upgrade. With the coming holidays, there's no better time to upgrade your engagement ring or give your partner a holiday surprise. The best gifts come from the heart; your ring upgrade should speak to that notion and display your affection.
Upgrade to a Larger Diamond
The best way to make a big impact without starting from scratch is to upgrade the center diamond. It will have the most visible effect on the overall look of the ring. If you have a .5-carat diamond and upgrade to a 1-carat diamond, that's a 100% increase in size. Not to mention, the price difference between a .5 and 1-carat diamond engagement ring will be significant. If your initial engagement ring was on the lower end in terms of quality or you simply want better quality, upgrading the center diamond is also a great way to achieve that without replacing the entire ring.
Change to a Different Diamond Shape
Consider changing the diamond shape if you want to stick with the diamond size but change the ring's look. Doing so can vastly change the essence of the ring's design and add a unique touch. For example, if you had a round brilliant cut engagement ring, switching to an emerald cut diamond will give a ring a vintage-inspired look. Consider a pear or marquise cut diamond if you want something more unique. Changing the diamond shape of your ring is a great way to achieve a new look without having to do a complete overhaul. Plus, your friends and family will surely recognize the change in your ring.
Add or Replace Side Stones
Another easy way to upgrade your engagement ring is to replace the side stones or add more to your setting. The most popular engagement side stone shapes are round and princess cut, but many other beautiful stone shapes are possible. Adding or replacing side stones can completely change the look of your engagement ring without having to replace the entire ring. Doing so can add dimension and depth to your engagement ring and make it more unique.
Add Extra Diamonds
Consider adding smaller diamonds around the engagement ring band if you want a more subtle upgrade. Doing so will give a ring a more luxurious and expensive look without replacing existing diamonds. Adding extra diamonds is also great for incorporating your partner's favorite diamond shapes into the ring. For example, if they love emerald cut diamonds, you could add emerald cut diamond accents to a round engagement ring. Or if they love princess cut, you could add princess cut diamond accents to an oval engagement ring.
Change the Setting
If you want to change the overall look of the engagement ring without adding or replacing any diamonds, consider changing the setting. The most popular engagement ring settings are solitaire, halo, and bezel. If you have a solitaire engagement ring, try switching to a halo setting. Alternatively, trade in your classic halo for a contemporary bezel. There are so many settings to upgrade to that you're sure to find one you love.
Use a Different Type of Metal
The type of metal you select for your engagement ring can serve to set the stage for the overall feel of the ring. Switch to a different metal type that perhaps better suits your skin tone or is of higher quality. The most popular engagement ring metals are white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, and platinum. For example, swap a yellow or rose gold engagement ring if you have a white engagement ring. Platinum is the most expensive metal so if you want to make a more subtle change, consider using white gold instead.
Upgrade Your Engagement Ring at Morgan Jewelers
Morgan Jewelers is the perfect place to shop if you're interested in upgrading your engagement ring. We have a wide selection of engagement rings in all different shapes, sizes, and styles. Whether you want a larger diamond, a different diamond shape, or a new setting, we can help you find the perfect engagement ring upgrade. Let us help you make the experience seamless and easy so you can find the ideal ring to represent your everlasting love. Request an appointment to visit one of our stores today and start shopping for your engagement ring upgrade.