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In the jewelry industry it is not uncommon for us to hear someone say, “I think the diamond in my wedding ring has gotten smaller!” This is always said with a big smile and followed by a giggle. Of course, diamonds don’t actually shrink. It’s not like when your spouse accidentally throws your favorite cashmere sweater in the dryer. Not at all!

 

Instead, the gorgeous glittery diamond in your engagement ring seems to appear a bit smaller with each passing year. Of course, it’s still beautiful and it sparkles and shines like new every time you bring it in to M.A. Jewelers to get it checked and cleaned – but maybe you are just wanting something a little (or a lot) bigger. So what’s a lady to do? What are your options? Well, I am happy to report that there are many different options available. You just need to figure out what speaks to you.

 

 

 

 

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Upgrading Your Diamond                

At M.A. Jewelers we make it easy to upgrade your engagement ring (or any other piece of diamond jewelry)  if you ever decide that you want something different. We actually give our customer 80% of their purchase price toward a new piece, even if the price of diamonds and gold decrease.

 


Something Old, Something New

If you are the sentimental type and just can’t part with your original set, we have a solution for that as well. Our custom design services allow you to create a unique piece and use the gold, diamonds and gemstones from your original wedding set. You can use as little or as much as you like and even incorporate gemstones and diamonds from other pieces of jewelry that you own.


One popular option for incorporating the original center diamond is to place that stone on one side of the new center and add a matching diamond on the other side. If you don’t want to integrate it in to the new set, but still want to keep it, you might also decide to make a pendant, earrings, or another diamond fashion ring. The possibilities are truly endless and our highly trained, creative design staff can help you create exactly what you want.

 


Save it for Later

 

Another option is to keep that diamond (either loose or set into a solitaire mounting) to give to one of your children or grandchildren to use when they become engaged. Receiving a “family” diamond as an engagement ring is a deeply meaningful gesture of love, devotion and trust. Even if they don’t want to use it as the engagement ring, the diamond could be used to create a piece of wedding jewelry that will become a beautiful heirloom piece.

 

 

 

If you have a special occasion, or milestone anniversary, coming up and you’ve been thinking about upgrading, and/or updating, your bridal set, stop by soon. We would love to help you find your new bridal set or at least assist you in exploring your options – and there are a lot out there!