Wedding Ring Upgrade Etiquette

By Julie •  Updated: 10/12/21 •  3 min read

A wedding ring upgrade etiquette is an unwritten code of conduct that guides couples who want to upgrade their wedding rings. This is usually a couple who has been married for several years and wants to add a new diamond to their engagement ring.

The question that most couples ask is, “How much should we spend on our rings?” The general consensus among those in the industry is that the average price for a ring with a center stone, with no diamonds on the side, ranges from $1,000 to $2,000. However, you should take into consideration the couple’s overall financial situation when determining what kind of ring they can afford.

The only thing that you absolutely need to know about wedding ring upgrades etiquette is that you should never purchase your wife’s engagement ring at a lower price than your own ring because this would make her feel like she is being taken advantage of.

What should we do when we upgrade our rings?

If you are considering upgrading your rings, here are some guidelines for making this process as painless as possible: The first thing you need to do before making any major purchases (including your engagement ring) is get some estimates from at least three jewelers. This will help you determine the best price for your ring.

After you have the price for your engagement ring, you should get a budget from your wife and talk about how much money you can spend on rings. Try to set a budget of at least $1,000 but no more than $2,000. You should also make sure that your wife’s engagement ring is within the same price range as yours so that she doesn’t feel like she is being taken advantage of.

If you want to upgrade your wedding band, then it is a good idea to start out with a similar size and shape as your current wedding band. When you get the estimate for your new ring, don’t be afraid to ask if there are any hidden fees or costs. This will help ensure that you are getting the best deal possible and that there are no surprises down the road.

You can also maintain the original style of your wedding ring by switching the ring on your right hand with the one on your left hand. If you do this, you will not need to change your behavior when you are around people because they will think that you are still single.

If a woman’s wedding ring has a band that is too small for her finger, she can use an upgraded version with a wider band. If the ring has a simple design, she can buy another version with a more complex design and save money while still keeping her original ring.

I hope this article helps you to find your answers. We will try our best to write some more topics about wedding rings in the future.

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Julie

Julie is an editor and writer who loves to write about getting engaged and wedding preparations. She’s also a wedding photographer on the side. Julie received her degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. Julie lives in Texas with her husband and their three kids. As a couple they enjoy spending time on Texas’ South Padre Island beaches, and they also love to hike in the Texas Hill Country. As well as being parents to kids, Julie and her husband are also pet parents to two dogs, three cats, and a 50 gallon tank of beautiful tropical fish.