There has been a trend over the last 15 or so years of updating engagement rings among couples that have been married for ten years or more. Some people think this is a great idea while others are not all that enthused. Fortunately, the decision of whether or not to update is a personal one made by each couple. Those who choose to go this route have a long list of options that include more traditional settings and newer tension settings.
Perhaps you are considering whether an engagement ring update is in order. If so, here are three reasons you might want to get something new:
1. Updated Style
We work with many clients who just love the new tension sets from Gelin Abaci. These clients did not have the option of buying a tension ring when they were first engaged. That’s not to say they do not love the rings they currently own, but they believe the tension setting is more indicative of their personal style. They decide to update in order to have a ring that more closely matches who they are.
This same idea holds true whether you are talking about settings or stones. Consider the bride whose attentions were firmly fixed on diamonds when first engaged 15 years ago. Today she still loves diamonds, but she also has a passion for several other precious gems. An updated engagement ring gives her the opportunity to enjoy some of those other stones.
2. Family Heirloom Preservation
Another very common reason for updating an engagement ring is that of family heirloom preservation. A mother may want to start a new family tradition of passing the original engagement ring received by her husband on to her daughter, who then passes it on to her daughter, and so on. In order to make this possible while still having an engagement ring to wear on her finger, this thoughtful mother must have a replacement.
Updating her engagement ring allows her to continue to memorialize her engagement while also enabling her to pass her original ring down or put it in safe storage until her daughter is ready to receive it. Family heirloom preservation requires taking good care of those things you intend to pass on, even if that means storing your original ring and purchasing an updated piece.
3. Acknowledging Milestone Dates
A new trend we have seen just recently emerging is that of acknowledging engagement milestones in the same way we recognize marriage milestones. In other words, a couple may choose new wedding bands to commemorate 25 years of marriage. Why not celebrate the 25th anniversary of your engagement with a new ring?
We are also seeing a trend of couples commemorating both milestones together. Let’s say a couple was engaged one year and then married the next. They might select a complete tension set from Gelin Abaci in between both anniversaries that include the engagement ring for her and a wedding band for each of them. In one purchase, they can commemorate the 25th anniversary of both their engagement and wedding.
There are plenty of great reasons to consider updating your engagement ring. The three we have offered are just a starting point. If you are considering an update, we invite you to visit Engage Diamond Studio in beautiful Toronto. We are one of the city’s leading providers of engagement and wedding rings, custom-designed rings, and other fine jewellery pieces. We combine fantastic customer service with the finest selection of gemstones and jewellery in Toronto. We would be happy to help you design a perfect engagement ring upgrade or introduce you to our full range of Gelin Abaci pieces.