if you are engaged it is likely you have a special connection to your engagement ring. That glittering gem on your finger will always take you right back to that special day, conjuring up thoughts of love, happiness, and contentment. Not to mention, it looks fantastic sparkling on your finger day in, day out!


Although we tend to feel sentimental about our engagement rings, there’s absolutely no shame in wanting to change things up a bit. Many couples, for example, may have become engaged at a point in their life when they were on a tight budget, and have a little more cash now that they wish they could have invested into the ring. Alternatively, your jewellery tastes might have changed quite a bit since you first became engaged – whose fashion doesn’t evolve over the years after all?


Luckily, there are plenty of ways that you can enhance or upgrade your beloved engagement ring without trading it in completely. This way, you’ll still wear the ring you’ve become so attached to every day, but it’ll also feel brand new and exciting!


Here are some creative ways to upgrade your diamond engagement ring:


5 Ways to Upgrade Your Engagement Ring

1. Turn it into a trilogy or an eternity ring


One of the wonderful things about simple diamond solitaire rings is that they can be embellished as you see fit. To add a bit of extra bling, some brides decide to upgrade their solitaire to a trilogy ring by adding more stones to either side of the central stone. A smaller diamond on either side, forming a beautiful diamond trilogy ring, is one option – this will add that extra wow-factor to your ring but it still won’t feel too over the top for daily wear.


Alternatively, you could opt for different gemstones, such as significant birthstones, to sit beautifully next to your central diamond. You could even opt for some smaller gems, set across the band of your ring, turning your solitaire into an eternity ring. One high-profile example of this was Megan Markle’s engagement ring upgrade. After the birth of baby Archie, the trilogy ring saw the sparkling upgrade of pave set diamonds along either side of the band.


2. Try a new band


Some people have always felt confident in their alignment as a ‘silver gold person’, a ‘yellow gold person’, or a ‘rose gold person’, but for many, tastes change over time. One simple way of customising your engagement ring and bringing it up to date with your current style is to have your diamond set in a new band. You could go for rose gold, platinum, or even a pave set band if you’re looking for something with that extra sparkle.


3. Replace the centre stone


Upgrading the central stone within your engagement ring is an excellent way to add value and beauty to your ring. Some couples plan to make an upgrade like this right from the beginning, simply choosing a place holder stone that their budget will allow before saving up for something more special.


The nice thing about this option is that your beloved ring will still feel the same and have the same character, but with that added sparkle that you’ve been dreaming of!


4. Add some engraving


If you really want to add some extra sentiment to your engagement ring, a small engraving is a great idea. Even just a few special words can enhance how deeply personal your ring is, and if you place the engraving on the inside of the band, it’ll private to you and you partner – a special secret.


If you really want to add some extra sentiment to your engagement ring, a small engraving is a great idea. Even just a few special words can enhance how deeply personal your ring is, and if you place the engraving on the inside of the band, it’ll private to you and you partner – a special secret.


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5. Add a ring enhancer or a second band


A simple way to boost the appearance of your engagement ring, without meddling with the precious piece itself, is to add an enhancer or an anniversary band. This will complement your ring wonderfully, but you’ll still have the option to wear the ring solo whenever you feel like it.


However you decide to upgrade your diamond engagement ring, it will always be special and sentimental for you and your partner. If you have the means, why not give it a little extra love and attention? You’re bound to feel fabulous when you add a little extra sparkle to your life!


Written by

Bethany Massey

Having graduated university with a BA in English Literature and an MA in Creative Writing Bethany then joined the AC Silver team as a content creator. Bethany spends her days writing content for the AC Silver blog and other luxury goods/antique publications.