Ways To Upgrade Your Engagement Ring

6 Ways To Upgrade Your Engagement Ring

Looking to upgrade your engagement ring this year? Join us as we explore the easiest and most significant ways to upgrade your ring!

Ways To Upgrade Your Engagement Ring

Why Upgrade Your Engagement Ring?

Sometimes a little change is good for the soul, and upgrading your engagement ring can feel just as good as a new haircut.

There are many reasons someone may look to upgrade their ring:

  • Symbol of an anniversary
  • The desire for a bigger diamond
  • Upgrade in quality or personal style
  • Financial improvement of the couple
  • Family heirloom/tradition
  • A personal milestone celebration
  • Renewal of vows or commitment ceremony
  • The original ring no longer fits

If one of these sounds like your reason you may also be wondering how exactly you can upgrade or change your ring. That’s why we are walking through our top 6 ways to upgrade your engagement ring based on our customers’ preferences.

Change The Center Stone

The first and most popular way to upgrade your engagement ring is by changing the center stone. Some want to switch their gem for something a little bigger or perhaps a different diamond grade altogether. Others want to change the shape of the diamond or gemstone to something more personal to their style.

There are plenty of diamond and gemstone shapes to choose from- and upgrading to a larger stone can cost a fraction of the price if you consider opting for a lab grown diamond.

Side Stone Engagement Ring

Alter The Setting

The setting of your engagement ring plays a crucial role in its overall appearance. Consider updating the setting to something more modern or intricate, such as a halo setting or a vintage-inspired design.

This change can breathe new life into your ring while maintaining its sentimental value.

Different Diamond Shapes

Add Side Stones

Enhance the beauty and brilliance of your engagement ring by adding side stones. Whether you choose diamonds, sapphires, or another gemstone, incorporating additional stones can elevate the glamour and sophistication of your ring.

Side stones are also a great way to add more sparkle to your ring and even add a second diamond shape into your design.

Three Stone Engagement Ring

Upgrade The Metal

Changing the metal of your engagement ring can make a significant impact on its appearance. If you currently have a white gold ring, consider upgrading to platinum for a more durable and lustrous option.

Alternatively, switching to yellow or rose gold can give your ring a warm and luxurious look.

If you’re considering changing the metal color of your ring, check out our related post on how to choose the best metal for your skin tone.

4 different metal engagement rings

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Swap For A Gemstone 

Want something a little less traditional? Learn more about gemstone engagement rings, from popular picks like sapphires to the classic emerald, you’ll have plenty of colorful stones to choose from. If you’re looking for the ultimate personalized engagement ring, perhaps your birthstone is the perfect fit for your upgraded ring! 

Pink pearl ring

Add A Matching Band 

It’s trendy to add stackable rings to your engagement ring- particularly ones that fit the original style of the band. These additional bands can complement your ring’s design, add extra sparkle, and allow for more versatility in wearing your ring.

A popular option is curved wedding bands, these work best for sharper shapes like marquise and pear shaped center stones.

Round diamond engagement ring

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How much does it cost to upgrade an engagement ring?

The cost of upgrading an engagement ring varies depending on the changes you want to make. Simple alterations like resizing or adding engraving may be relatively inexpensive, while more significant changes like upgrading the center stone or altering the setting can be more costly.

Can I use the same jeweler to upgrade my engagement ring?

Yes, many jewelers offer services for upgrading engagement rings. It’s often beneficial to work with the jeweler who originally created the ring, or find an online jewelry who specializes in customization.

Will upgrading my engagement ring affect its sentimental value?

While upgrading your engagement ring may change its physical appearance, its sentimental value remains intact. The love and commitment represented by the ring are independent of its design, and any changes made are a reflection of your evolving style and preferences.

Final Thoughts

As you can see there are so many reasons why you may want to upgrade your ring, and several fun ways to do it! If you still have questions and want to know more details about your personal preferences, you can contact our 24/7 custom service team, and they’ll be happy to help you.


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Jessica is a seasoned content writer with four years of experience and a qualified gemologist. She enjoys educating new shoppers on the best practices for buying jewelry.