Because there's so much emotional weight attached to altering your engagement ring, don't act on impulse and do favor timelessness over trend. "The biggest mistake customers make when upgrading an engagement ring is making the decision impulsively," James Allen warns. "It is extremely important to really consider your emotional attachment to the original piece, and to think about whether what you're choosing now will still be something you love ten years from now."
"On average, grooms spend three months searching for the ring and visit at least four retailers, while considering an average 27 ring styles," says Forevermark Diamond Expert Adelaide Polk-Bauman. "Remember that great investment and love goes into the purchase of every ring to every proposal. This is not a decision that should be rushed."
Style 17251W14, 14k white gold bezel solitaire engagement ring with heart center, $750, James Allen
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