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Upgrade Your Engagement Ring

When To Upgrade Your Ring

Your engagement ring is one of the most sentimental - and likely most expensive - pieces of jewelry you'll ever own. It's also something that you'll be wearing for many years to come. For these reasons, you want your ring to both stay relevant to your style and remain in pristine condition. When your ring no longer meets these standards, it may be time to upgrade.

Upgrade To A Larger Stone

One of the most popular ways people restyle their engagement rings is by purchasing a larger diamond. Perhaps the diamond you currently have was the largest you could afford at the time and you've been saving for something a bit more eye-catching. A 2 or 3-carat diamond could give your ring a greater presence.

Switch Center Stone Shapes

Another way to restyle an engagement ring is by changing the shape of the center stone. Choosing a different diamond cut can alter the entire aesthetic of the ring. There are a variety of cuts to choose from, each with its own benefits and distinctiveness. The most popular diamond cuts include:

  • Cushion Cut - A square shape with softly rounded corners, resembling a cushion. Large facets maximize the stone's brilliance.
  • Emerald Cut - A elongated, rectangular cut that gives the stone a feminine look. This unique shape is wonderfully reminiscent of art deco-era jewelry styles.
  • Oval Cut - Another elongated option, the oval cut is distinct and romantic, making the finger of the wearer appear long and slender.
  • Round Cut - This cut is the most popular of all, with around 75% of all diamond engagement rings featuring this shape.
  • Princess Cut - Next to the round cut, the princess cut is second in popularity. The perfectly square shape offers a beautifully modern aesthetic.

Change Settings

Restyling your engagement ring to a different setting is a perfect way to adjust the ring to fit your evolving style. There are several fashion-forward settings to choose from that will each give your ring a distinctive aesthetic. If you've shifted towards a more minimal design and would like to pare back your engagement ring, restyling to a solitaire setting may be just what your ring needs. In a solitaire setting, the center stone stands alone on a metal band without any other accent stones. Add extra diamonds or gemstones to the band of your ring with a side stone setting. Channel, pavé, and prong options allow you to line the band of your rings with glittering jewels.

Use A Different Type Of Metal

If you don't want to change the center stone of your engagement ring, another way to restyle the look of your ring is to use a different type of metal. Yellow, white, and rose gold are classic and durable restyling options, each shade offering a unique aesthetic. Platinum is the most expensive option for an engagement ring, as it is an incredibly dense and lustrous metal. Palladium is in the platinum family but is more lightweight and resistant to discoloration.

Upgrade Your Engagement Ring At The Wedding Ring Shop

Founded in 1987, at The Wedding Ring Shop we pride ourselves on excellent customer service and an exceptional selection of designer jewelry. Our Honolulu jewelry store is staffed with experienced and knowledgeable personnel and stocked with collections from renowned brands like A.JAFFE, CrownRing, and Tacori. We'd be honored to welcome you into our pristine showroom and guide you through the process of upgrading your engagement ring. We offer professional jewelry services like custom design, cleaning, and repair. Request an appointment to meet with us in person or browse our services and inventory online today.