Should You Upgrade Your Engagement Ring?

Marriage is a lifelong partnership, beginning with the proposal of one person to another. No matter what changes you've made, either in your job, your home, or your family, one thing is certain: you've experienced them together.
Together, you and your partner have overcome many challenges in life. All the while, an engagement ring has been on your finger.
Simon G. MR1394 Fabled Diamond Engagement Ring
Simon G. MR1394 Fabled Diamond Engagement Ring
Upgrading your engagement ring is a great way to show your love has grown. How do you choose your new ring? In the case that you are keeping the old ring, how can you upgrade the diamond while also maintaining its sentimental value?
The following are some ideas on why and how you can upgrade your engagement ring in a sensitive, sensible, and stylish manner to reflect the current love you have for one another.

Right Time, Wrong Ring

Lifetime Trade Up
We know from years of experience that individuals looking for the perfect ring do everything in their power to get it right the first time. Nevertheless, we understand that sometimes even the best laid plans can go awry. Also, people learn, grow and change over time. An upgrade can be just the answer to perfecting a wedding set.
Does it make sense at this stage of your life to upgrade your engagement ring if it wasn't the right one at the time of your proposal or isn’t the right one now? Regardless of how much you love your ring, perhaps a little extra something would make the ring truly special to you. You shouldn't be complacent when it comes to something as important as your engagement ring, right? And you certainly should not be afraid to make a change to improve your overall enjoyment of such a special and emotion-laden symbol.

Financial Position has Changed

It is not uncommon for people to become engaged in their 20s, and, consequently, many couples are getting married during a time when their finances are modest, and their incomes are relatively low.
It's possible you didn't have the budget for the dream ring when you proposed. With time, your incomes have increased, enabling you to have more disposable income. What if you reinvested in your ring and transformed it?
You may wish to keep your existing style but opt for a larger carat diamond if you have a bigger budget.
You can rekindle your newly engaged excitement with a higher quality, bigger or better engagement ring. While it will always be a memento of your love, it can also be turned into the ring of your dreams with a few upgrades.

Your Style Has Evolved

Tacori 2620RDP Dantela Crown Diamond Engagement Ring
Tacori 2620RDP Dantela Crown Diamond Engagement Ring
Almost all of us wore clothing five years ago that we would not wear today. There have been hairstyles we'd rather forget. Totally natural. It may be just as true that the ring you chose years ago just isn't your style anymore.
There are so many styles to choose from that it can be difficult to decide on one to adorn your finger forever. If you're updating your ring because it no longer suits your personality, start with that.
Consider pavé-style bands for a little more opulence, or a Super Ideal round cut diamond for extra sparkle.
For couples on a budget, it is possible to keep the center stone and change the setting. This can dramatically enhance the ring's appearance without costing a fortune. If you change a yellow gold solitaire ring to a platinum split-shank ring, for instance, the ring's appearance will change dramatically.
In most cases, jewelers don't offer upgrades for designer brand rings. Many reasons contribute to this, but the main one is that designers tend to update their collections, so certain pieces aren't always upgradeable.
Whiteflash takes a different approach. We are delighted to say that our designer engagement rings have been welcomed to our upgrade policy. Tacori, Ritani, Danhov, Verragio, Simon G, Vatche, A.Jaffe, Valoria, and Benchmark rings can all be upgraded.
We will credit you 50% of the price of the original ring if you trade up to any other designer ring in our catalogs of equal or greater value. By doing this, you are free to explore your style in a way that suits your budget, lifestyle, and taste.

Mark a Milestone

When you upgrade your engagement ring, you can reflect on marriage and its role in your life together. An exciting, romantic adventure awaits you both. In the same way that your original engagement ring represents the beginning of your marriage, this new and improved ring can represent your marriage as it grows.
Anniversary celebrations and milestone birthdays are also popular times for people to upgrade. It's like renewing your vows, allowing you to relive one of the most important moments in your relationship.
Here are a few other great days to make this kind of upgrade with your spouse:
  • Anniversary celebrations of any kind
  • An anniversary commemorating a milestone, such as ten or twenty years after the wedding
  • An important milestone birthday for you or your spouse
  • A special occasion such as a child's birth
  • Renewal of vows
  • Celebrating successes like promotions
  • Holiday gift for Valentines or Christmas
  • Just because you love them!

Get the Most Out of Upgrading Programs

Whiteflash Diamonds
Not every company has a trade up guarantee and those that do are not all the same. Trade-up guarantees reflect the company's confidence in its diamonds and its products, as well as its honesty and fair pricing.
By trading up, you are also committing to the company, as you can only upgrade purchases made with them; this is why you should consider your jeweler's quality, selection, and level of service before making a decision.
The majority of jewelers do not offer upgrade benefits, and those who do have onerous or complex requirements. For instance, they may demand that the new diamond cost twice as much as the original. In order to maintain the trade-up policy, most brick-and-mortar jewelry retailers require their customers to return to the store regularly to have the diamond inspected. Such a requirement is highly impractical for the modern day internet shopper.
It is our pleasure to provide our customers with the best support when it comes to choosing or upgrading an engagement ring. It is our pleasure to make upgrading your diamond simple, affordable, and easy.
With purchase of any in-house Whiteflash diamond you have 100% of the original purchase price available at all times to use as credit towards any other single in-house diamond.
And we carry such a large inventory of in-house diamonds that there are no shortage of options for your upgrade. Purchasing any of our in-house certified diamonds (A CUT ABOVE®, Expert Selection and Premium Select) automatically qualifies you for our 100% Lifetime Trade up Guarantee. This means that you may trade your diamond at any time for another that is of equal or greater value.
Customer-centric, hassle-free, no fine print, no red tape. Taking care of our customers in the way that is most beneficial to them is the driving force behind our program. An excellent trade-up program allows you to avoid compromising quality in the present but increase size when the time is right without breaking your budget.

Whiteflash Makes Upgrading Your Engagement Ring Simple

No matter what your motivation, an upgrade will evoke all the happiness you felt when you received your engagement ring (and perhaps even more).
Consult your jeweler before beginning the transaction to ensure you understand what you are entitled to and how long the process will take, especially if the ring is intended to mark a special event. At Whiteflash we believe in making it simple, straight forward, and stress free.
As with choosing an engagement ring for the first time, upgrading should be a pleasant experience with expert guidance. The process of trading up your ring is easy with us; we love reconnecting with our customers and helping them on their journey.
Speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable experts for more advice on upgrading your engagement ring and how we can make this occasion even more memorable.

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