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This One's On Me: Buying Yourself A Second Engagement Ring

Trends come and go, tastes change over time, and there is no hard and fast rule that says you can only have one engagement ring.

Maybe you used to be a yellow gold person and now you’re a white gold person, maybe when you got engaged you wanted a cushion but now you really want an oval, maybe you had a pave band and now you want something plain. Whatever your reason, you don’t have to wait for a proposal anymore because This One’s On Me.

Breaking the Stigma of Having More Than One Ring

It has become increasingly common to upgrade your engagement ring after a few years. More often than not, that means getting a bigger diamond to add more “bling.” However, in order to do this, most people usually trade in their original engagement ring, sell their center stone, or reset it in a nicer “bling-ier” setting. This One’s On Me isn’t meant to just be an upgrade, it is meant to give you a chance to make a change!

Instead of trading in your original engagement ring, having a second (or third, or fourth!) engagement ring gives you the opportunity to go back and forth between styles, shapes, and/or colors! Maybe when you got engaged you had different style preferences or you wore different metal colors back then. Over the years, your taste may have changed, trends may have influenced you, and you might like different shapes or designs. This One’s On Me is meant to empower you to begin building your own engagement ring collection.

You don’t have to say goodbye to the first ring you said yes to, the ring that signifies your forever… but you also don’t have to wait for someone else to buy the next one!

Why You Should Choose Lab

There are many reasons to choose a lab-grown diamond, but in this case, the most important one is cost-effectiveness. If you’re looking to get a second engagement ring, it is more reasonable to opt for a lab-grown diamond center stone as they are 50-70% less expensive than their natural diamond counterparts.

Opting for a lab-grown diamond center stone gives you more options when it comes to size and/or design. Since lab-grown diamonds are less expensive, you could realistically design a 4 carat engagement ring with a colorless (D-F), eye-clean (VVS1-VS2) center stone for under or around $10,000.

4.08 carat Emerald Lab Diamond Three Stone Engagement Ring

Additionally, when it comes to lab-grown diamonds, you are almost guaranteed to find the exact stone you want within your price range. Even if we don’t have it in our exclusive inventory, we can source any lab-grown diamond to fit any size, ratio, cut, color, etc. Unlike natural diamonds, which are much harder to find, the better the quality stone, the exponentially more expensive it becomes.

Style Icon: Victoria Beckham

If you find yourself asking, “Who even has more than one engagement ring?”, let me introduce you to another question you should be asking yourself: What Would Posh Spice Do? And the answer is, have 15 engagement rings.

In 1998, David Beckham proposed to the Spice Girl with a simple 3 carat Marquise engagement on a yellow gold band. In 2003, Posh upgraded to an emerald cut three-stone ring with baguette side stones. In 2004, she was given a pink oval diamond in a halo setting. In 2005, She was spotted wearing her biggest ring of all: a 17 carat pear shape diamond on a pave band.

4.03 carat Pear Shape Lab Diamond Pave Prong Engagement Ring

Her next two engagement rings were a fancy yellow emerald cut diamond ring and a cushion cut emerald ring. In 2008, she was spotted with her second biggest engagement ring, her 15 carat emerald cut ring made by Chopard.

12.78 carat Emerald Cut Lab Diamond Engagement Ring

Her next three engagement rings were a ruby oval with a halo, a sapphire oval on a pave band, and a pink diamond oval. In 2015, she rounded things out with an intricate oval three-stone design featuring halos around all three stones. A few months later, she stepped out wearing a giant moonstone ring.

In 2016, she stepped out at the Cannes Film Festival with a new square cushion cut engagement ring atop a pave band.

4.07 carat Lab Grown Cushion Diamond Signature Wrap Ring

Her final ring was similar to the ring she wore in Cannes but with a fancy yellow diamond

Following in her footsteps, her daughter-in-law, Nicola Petlz-Beckham has already started building her engagement ring collection with an emerald cut engagement ring and an oval shaped three-stone.

Other celebrities with more than one engagement ring include Meghan Markle, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Nicole Kidman, Mel B, Kate Hudson, and Bethenny Frankel.

Start Building Your Collection, One Ring at a Time

Regardless of your reason, everyone deserves more sparkle in their life! Whether it is a different center stone shape, setting, metal color, or even a bigger center stone, there is no reason to stop at just one engagement ring! It is 2023, there is no reason to wait for your partner to buy you another engagement ring—go out and buy your dream ring for yourself!

Schedule an appointment below with one of our dedicated design consultants to customize your dream engagement ring and get that collection started!