How to Upgrade Your Engagement Ring

Upgrading your engagement ring may sound crazy when you have only just gotten engaged. As time goes by, however, you may reach a point where you would like to add some detail, change a stone, change the band or even bring the ring into a new era.

To get the most from your engagement ring upgrade, it is best to speak to a jeweller who is able to help you make the upgrades in a way that works with the current ring design. Not all rings can easily be upgraded but most can to some extent. This ring is too precious to take chances on major changes so it is best to choose just one change to make instead.

Upgrading Your Engagement Ring

How to Upgrade Your Engagement Ring

Some of the ways that you may choose to upgrade your engagement ring could include any of the following:

Change the band.

If your tastes have evolved from yellow gold to platinum over the years or you have always longed to have a rose gold ring, you could look at adding your stone to a new band. This can instantly change the entire look of the ring for a change that elevates the ring significantly. Other than the cosmetics benefits, another reason to consider making a change is the longevity factor. Over time, as gold is plated, the metal can begin to lose its shine. Platinum does not have this effect and it is also hypoallergenic, as an added bonus.

Enhance ring detail.

You may want to add a bit more detail to your ring without making any major changes. You could look at adding pave stones along the band, adding a halo around a solitaire stone, adding in a tiny diamond alongside your centre stone or even changing the colour of any pave stones you may already have on your ring. Even a tiny detail can make a big difference to the ring’s look and feel.

Switch ring styles.

Many people upgrade their rings as a way of celebrating important milestones in a marriage. You could consider changing ring styles for your tenth anniversary, taking a solitaire ring to a three stone ring, for example. You could think about changing a solitaire to a halo ring, too, or switching the band to a split band. This is a symbolic way of bringing in a new era in your relationship.

Insert a hidden stone.

Another way to add subtle detail and celebrate a milestone is to add a secret stone somewhere that only you and your love can see the stone. Hidden stones can be added underneath the setting, as profile detail, on the underside of the band, set deep into the metal or anywhere else that your jeweller advised. You can add a coloured diamond or precious stone that represents the number of years you have been married to add even more symbolism.

Add an engraving.

Finally, another way to upgrade your ring is to add an engraving. This is very simple to do and can be a deeply romantic way to celebrate a special milestone in your relationship. Add a personalised note, a poem, lyrics from your favourite song (or your wedding dance) or get inspiration from our list of romantic engraving ideas.

However you choose to upgrade your engagement ring, always choose a jeweller that is able to make the best decision for your budget and preferences without putting your original ring at risk of damage.

Get Inspired By These Exquisite Hexagon Engagement Rings

Hexagon engagement rings manage to be contemporary enough for today’s era while still having enough timeless appeal to make them a favoured choice throughout history. Popular in the art deco era, the rings have a classic yet interesting appeal that makes them extremely versatile. Keep reading to find out how to infuse some geometric engagement ring charm to your ring with a hexagon-inspired design.

Heavenly Hexagon Engagement Rings

If you’re looking for a ring that is unusual enough to be interesting and different while still being elegant and understated, hexagon engagement rings are a great choice. Here are some examples of this gorgeous ring style to give you some inspiration.

Halo

Get Inspired By These Exquisite Hexagon Engagement Rings - Rose Gold Halo

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The hexagon shape is perfect for the halo design, with tiny pave diamonds added around the six edges of the hexagon in a way that adds plenty of sparkle and shine. A round diamond takes centre stage, accentuating the tiny round stones around the edge. Rose gold adds to the femininity of this ring, but yellow gold, white gold and even platinum would also work well.

Double Halo

Get Inspired By These Exquisite Hexagon Engagement Rings - Double Halo

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The only thing more romantic than a halo is a double halo. In this design, two layers of pave stones surround the edge of the hexagon, with larger stones around the outer age and smaller stones on the inside. A hexagon cut diamond in the centre further highlights the shape of this vintage-style ring. Whichever metal you prefer, this ring is eye-catching and sophisticated.

Blue Diamond

Get Inspired By These Exquisite Hexagon Engagement Rings - Blue Diamond

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For something a little different, blue diamonds add even more impact to this design. Five halo hexagons are placed alongside each other in a chain. The inner hexagon shape is made up of tiny blue diamonds that give the ring the look of a flower chain. A halo band surrounds the blue flowers, connecting the chain and adding maximum sparkle. If you favour rings that veer away from conventional, you are sure to love this design. It would work equally well in any metal with just about any colour of diamond or any type of precious stone.

Delicate and Minimal

Get Inspired By These Exquisite Hexagon Engagement Rings - Delicate and Minimal

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Perfect for those who prefer their rings on the minimal side, this delicate ring features a teeny tiny hexagon design with a dainty centre stone. Set on a fine gold band, the ring has just enough sparkle without being over the top. Rose gold would also look lovely, while white gold and platinum would work well, too. Choose a white diamond or try something different such as a coloured diamond, sapphire, ruby, emerald or Tanzanite stone.

Black Diamond

Get Inspired By These Exquisite Hexagon Engagement Rings - Black Diamond

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There is undoubtedly something alluring about black diamonds. These rings have a bold yet elegant appeal that is timeless. In this ring, a large black diamond centre stone takes centre stage, with the tiniest of pave stones dotted around the edge and continuing along the band. The band is kept fine to avoid detracting from the stone in the centre. White gold and platinum work especially well but rose or yellow gold would add lots of impact.

Three Stone

 

Get Inspired By These Exquisite Hexagon Engagement Rings - Three Stone

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Another stunning example of geometric design, the three stone ring design is given a modern edge with two baguette stones that flank the centre hexagon. Round stones would also work, or even smaller hexagons, trillion stones, cushion cut stones or even marquise or pear cut stones. Whichever stones and metal you choose, this ring has plenty of creative choices to offer.

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