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7 Ways To Reset Diamond Rings For A New Look

7 Ways To Reset Diamond Rings For A New Look

Resetting your original engagement ring can help to celebrate a major milestone in your relationship or maybe you are just ready to give your ring a new look. Whether it be financial success or you just want something different, there are many reasons to consider resetting diamonds later on in life.

There are so many different ways to give your diamond ring a new look when you are ready to reset it. From changing the diamond, to upgrading the setting, to trading in the ring for a completely new one, the possibilities are endless.

To give you some inspiration, here are 7 ways to reset diamond rings that we would recommend:

1. Add diamond accents

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To give your diamond ring a more subtle upgraded ring, consider adding diamond accents on the side of your center stone. One easy way to do this is to switch the band to a setting that has diamond accents on the side. This will help to add some extra sparkle to your diamond ring without having to do anything too drastic. And, you'll still be able to hold on to your original diamond. 

Browse diamond accent settings in the Long's online collection >> 

2. Add more diamonds to make it a three-stone ring

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If you want to upgrade the amount of diamonds on your ring, another solution is to make your current ring a three-stone diamond ring. Any jeweler can help you do this with your existing ring. The extra stones that you add can be medium to small sized diamonds so that your ring now has a bigger look. They can even be colored gemstones like sapphires or rubies to give some color to your ring and make it more unique. 

Browse three stone settings in the Long's online collection >> 

3. Get a larger center stone

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One easy way to reset or upgrade your diamond ring is to replace your center stone with a larger diamond. This is a fairly straight forward approach, but may give you the look that you've always dreamed of. Many times when couples first get engaged they cannot afford a large diamond. But as your relationship progresses and you achieve more in life, a larger stone can help symbolize your accomplishments. You finally have extra money in your budget to get your dream ring. 

4. Add a halo to the center stone

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If you want to give your ring a different look all together, consider adding a halo of diamonds around your center stone. This will help give your diamond ring a new, fresh look. It will also add some extra sparkle to the ring and give the illusion that the diamond is larger. 

Browse diamond halo settings in the Long's online collection >> 

5. Upgrade the diamond setting

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Another option that you have when you are looking to reset a diamond ring is to change or upgrade the setting. For instance, many initial engagement rings begin with a taller, pointed setting like a cathedral setting. But, you can upgrade or change the setting to something like a bezel set so that the diamond is less likely to get damaged. Bezel settings surround the stone and keep it from getting damaged on the sides. This is also a good setting to upgrade to if you've already damaged the stone at all. Click here to read about some of the most popular engagement ring settings available.

Browse new ring settings in the Long's online collection >>  

6. Add colored gemstones to the setting

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One exciting way to reset your diamond ring is to add gemstones to the setting. Sapphires, rubies, and emeralds make great accent stones and give the ring a more unique and interesting twist. If you want something really different and are ready for a change from the traditional diamond you currently have, this may be a great option for you. 

7. Trade it in for a completely new diamond ring

There is nothing wrong with trading in your ring for a new ring. Sometimes you just want a change or a different style all together. There is no rule that says you need to stick with your original diamond ring. 

We see this a lot actually with couples who have been married for awhile and have achieved a certain level of success. Instead of trying to reset the existing diamond, they choose to trade in the old ring and buy a new one that is completely different. This usually includes an upgrade to a new style or better quality diamond. In this sense, it's almost a symbolic gesture of success and new beginnings, getting rid of the old and going forward with the new.

Looking to reset your diamond ring? Make an appointment or visit a store today! 

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