There are very few gifts you receive that you can one day change and improve. Luckily for a lot of individuals, an engagement ring is one of them.
Many times, an engagement ring is purchased when a couple is in their twenties or thirties. Maybe they did not have a ton of money to spend or they simply did not want to invest a lot in a ring. But, since a ring can be taken apart, upgrading your diamond is an fun and easy gift down the line!
Upgrading For An Anniversary
Every year of marriage should be celebrated, but there are some milestones in any relationship that are seen as monumental. Usually these are marked at 5 or 10 year intervals and couples usually use them as a chance to give a gift that might be a bit bigger or more personal than some of the other anniversaries.
There is no rhyme or reason on when to upgrade a ring, but it is a purchase that should be planned, researched and thought through. Although it might be more common to add a stackable ring on one of your first years of marriage, upgrading a diamond would be perfect for a couple that was not able to afford the diamond that they wanted when they got hitched.
It also might be the case that a couple purchased their original engagement ring with a mined diamond and have now learned about the benefits of going with lab-grown. In this case, they could easily upgrade the diamond for less money than it would take to upgrade with another mined diamond.
In some families, engagement rings are known to be passed down from generation to generation. Although the sentimental value can be much stronger, sometimes the diamond can be smaller or cut in a way that’s no longer used, such as an old miners cut. Upgrading a diamond doesn’t have to just mean a bigger stone. The four c’s of diamonds -- carat, cut, color and clarity all have different levels. Improving a carat obviously increases the size of your diamond, but improving the cut could give it a lot of extra sparkle and shine. It’s important to know what your most desired quality in the ring is and convey that to a jeweler. Upgrading a diamond in a family heirloom can be great to do before your propose or, as we mentioned above, on an anniversary.
For a lot of people, lab-grown diamonds were not an option when they picked out their original ring. But, the environmentally friendly aspect of these stones might have pushed them to go green had they been an option. Another great gift would be to upgrade to a man-made diamond. This would not only show your respect for the earth, but as mentioned above, it could allow for a bigger, improved diamond.
The Perfect Fit
So you’ve decided to upgrade your diamond...now what? If you’re considering a different diamond shape for your upgrade, it’s important to know if your setting can accommodate it. Talk with your jeweler about what diamond shape would work well within the setting. Then, let our diamond experts help you pick out the best lab-grown diamond to fill it in!
Upgrading a diamond ring can be a great gift or improvement to a ring. But, it’s important to know exactly what you want to be improved and if it’s possible in the current setting. If you have any questions at all about switching out a diamond, never hesitate to call the diamond experts at Clean Origin! And hey, a complete ring upgrade never hurts either