Our 5th Wedding anniversary is next summer. My husband promised me a new wedding set on our 5th anniversary. I took my wedding ring into the jewelers to have it cleaned yesterday and mentioned something to the salesman that we were planning to upgrade soon. He told me something that I was told years ago, but had forgotten. At the jewelry store where my husband bought my wedding ring, they give you credit if you upgrade. So, they will give you the FULL PURCHASE PRICE of the ring you bought towards a new ring if you trade the old one in. My current wedding set cost about $3,500. So, that means, if we trade it in, I can get a $7,000 ring for $3,500 of new money out of pocket! I was so excited to hear this info.
I told hubby about it when he came home from work last night and he was pissed! He said he doesn't want to trade in my old ring for a new one. He said that the wedding ring I have now is important. It has sentimental value, etc. He thinks we should buy a completely new set and keep the old one for sentimental reasons.
I think that's a little ridiculous. To me, my wedding ring is just a SYMBOL. Our marriage and our vows are between US and don't have anything to do with the rings we exchanged. He says that these are the rings he proposed with and that they were blessed in our wedding ceremony. But, our priest can bless a new ring too.
Plus, I just think it's kind of stupid to pay full price for a new ring, when we have a built in discount here because of money we spent years ago on this ring.
What do you think? Would you want to keep the old ring? Would you even want an upgrade?
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my wedding set, but he's the one who promised me an upgrade on our 5 year anniversary. He said he bought the best ring he could afford at the time and wanted me to have something better when we could afford it.