This Friday is Husband’s and my 5 year wedding anniversary! Like they say, time flies when you’re having fun…and all these years together have flown by so far! A couple weeks ago, I posted about how we chose to update my wedding rings through Blue Nile for this milestone anniversary. I was choosing between three options, which you can see below, and today I’ll be revealing my new wedding ring!
Before that, we’ll be answering some frequently asked questions about the ring updating process:
Why I chose these three wedding ring options
Out of the hundreds of wedding rings on Blue Nile, I narrowed my favorites to these three. I loved that these rings are all classic and elegant and they let the solitary diamond be the statement. Because my original wedding ring was set in white gold, I considered switching things up with options 1 and 2 that are set in yellow gold or option 3 that is set in platinum. My original band was channel set with princess cut diamonds, and I knew I wanted a pavé style for this updated ring, which means the diamonds are set more visibly.
Our wedding ring update experience at Blue Nile
I almost exclusively shop online, so I love the concept of being able to browse and buy jewelry from the comforts of my own home. (Yes, buying an engagement ring is a huge investment — read more about why we trust Blue Nile and why my husband bought my wedding rings through them almost six years ago.)
The process of updating my wedding rings started with me browsing through the Blue Nile website while on my couch. Once I narrowed down my favorites, I called our local Blue Nile Webroom — located in Bellevue Square — to see what they had in stock that I could try on. If you don’t have a Webroom in your city, Blue Nile has an easy 30-day free return policy.
Then we headed over to the Blue Nile Webroom a few weeks ago after work and sat down with one of the managers, who answered all our questions about the different types of pavé settings, the pros and cons of 14k gold vs. platinum, and more. I tried on about five rings before we narrowed it down to THE ring!
More ring update options at Blue Nile
We opted to keep my original wedding rings for sentimental value, though Blue Nile does offer a couple jewelry buy-back programs. There is also a diamond upgrade program, where you can receive 100% of the original price of your diamond toward your new diamond.
How long the ring updating process takes
Once we chose the updated ring style, I gave the Blue Nile manager my original engagement ring and she put it in a sealed package to send off. From there, the rings were finished and mailed back to the Blue Nile Webroom in exactly a week (you can also opt to have the rings shipped directly to you).
Now, finally — this brings me to the reveal of my updated wedding ring…!
I chose the Platinum Luna Diamond Ring!
After trying on the yellow gold rings, I realized I still really loved the look of white gold. However, I decided to upgrade from white gold to platinum because I like that platinum maintains its whiteness, whereas my white gold ring had started to become more champagne-colored over the years (however, Blue Nile offers complimentary replating and servicing so I don’t have any worries about maintenance). The bands are .5 carat each, 1.5mm high, and 2.5mm wide (my original ring was 2.3mm wide). I love the exposed pavé of the Luna diamond band, and the scalloping and width are nearly identical to a rose gold diamond ring from my parents that I wear everyday on my right hand.
All in all, the updating process through Blue Nile was a breeze. I am absolutely in love with my new wedding rings and I get excited every morning when I put them on. Wedding rings are so subjective and personal, but the most important thing is that they’re just a symbol of marriage and love. I can’t stop staring at these rings, and every time I see them, I think about my husband, I think about how blessed I am to love him and be loved by him, I think about our beautiful love that we’ve built together, and my heart swells and I’m so happy. Rings or no rings, those feelings are the true joy of partnership and marriage.
I hope this post was helpful to you if you’re thinking about updating your wedding ring. You can read Part 1 here. Please let me know if you have any questions that I can answer in the comments!