Do You Think It’s Ok to Change Wedding Rings?

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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As I’ve been losing weight more than my clothes are getting loose – my rings are too. For the past couple of weeks I’ve been dreading the day that I have to take them off because they’re too loose. I’m planning on trying a ring guard. It’s funny that I’ve grown so attached – I think it’s more because I’ve worn it since I got married than because it was from my Mom’s first set. See, RB and my wedding rings were my Mom’s.

A while back I was offered a tungsten ring from a potential advertiser. I turned it down, feeling it wouldn’t be right to just change wedding rings. Now not only is my ring loose, it’s also misshapen and banged up. I tend to accidentally bump into things. Now I’m wondering if I should have accepted the offer for a tungsten or titanium wedding ring.

Do you think it would be wrong for me to change wedding rings?

8 comments

Tammy January 11, 2010 - 8:38 am

My Hubby bought me a new set of wedding rings a few years back because I had to get him a new band because he lost his off of his pinkie. He was wearing it on there because his hand would swell and well on a cold day it came of his pinkie and he didn’t know it.

Anyway, he bought me a new set and told me I could put the other set away. I just couldn’t bring myself to do that. So now I wear them both proudly….and on my ring finger.

I do however think it is okay, I just couldn’t do it.

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Sarah H January 11, 2010 - 2:35 pm

We are having the same issue. My husband has lost nearly 35 pounds in last months. His ring no longer fits. I looked into a plastic or metal size adjuster. The jewelery told me that those are for very thing delicate rings. He offered to try shrinking it. And then of course resizing.

To both my husband and myself, it is more important that he is wearing *something*. It doesn’t have to be the one we picked out together five years ago. In fact, he would rather his original ring stay untouched and just get a second one.

There are other options for you if you feel strongly about keeping your original set. Good luck to you in your decision!

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valmg January 18, 2010 - 9:08 pm

Hi. A jeweler had also told us rings could be tricky. My ring was originally downsized to fit me than upsized when I started gaining weight. I’m afraid another change in sizing would be the end of it.

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melanie January 11, 2010 - 10:29 pm

i am not at all sentimental so i don’t see a problem with it at all. to be honest, i haven’t even been wearing mine because it either falls off my finger or is so tight i can’t stand it. i don’t know why i can’t have my ring maintain a happy medium! anyway, my taste has changed since i first picked mine out so i would love a new one. all that to say, i don’t see a problem with you getting a new one at all…

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valmg January 11, 2010 - 11:28 pm

I’m not sentimental for the ring itself, more the fact that I’ve been wearing it since 1986.

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hollowsins January 12, 2010 - 3:37 am

I think that is a personal choice..some people just cannot do it.I myself have only been married for 2 years and I want a new one already!I think it is the reason behind the ring that matters and as long as it is displayed proudly it does not matter to me if it is the same one.I would always keep the original just as a keepsake but I plan to change soon.My husband has a tungsten ring and he loves it..that thing is indestructable, he works in shipping and driving and has never even scratched it.

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Anita January 12, 2010 - 12:05 pm

I don’t think it’s wrong to change wedding rings if that’s what you and your spouse agree to do. 🙂

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Sarah March 27, 2012 - 6:48 pm

Yes, and you should go with Tungsten!! I got ours from tungstenworld

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