Diamond Articles And Industry News

September 28, 2017

The most expensive watch in the world 2017

Luxury watches can command astronomical prices. The combination of the brand name, the value of the materials used and the labor and technology that goes into each piece creates this value. But with w...

September 26, 2017

How Much Can I Sell My Engagement Ring For?

Engagement rings are beautiful, wearable works of art. From the classic diamond solitaire to halo rings to wedding ring sets, they come in an endless variety of shapes, sizes, and designs. And while d...

September 25, 2017

Top 10 most expensive gemstones

Gemstones have played an integral part in human history. Treasured by kings and queens throughout the ages and believed to hold mystical powers, these precious stones can command sky-high prices. But ...

September 21, 2017

How to sell emeralds online

Highly coveted and rare, emeralds are one of the most valuable gemstones available due to their beauty and durability. This year, Harry Winston purchased an 18.04 carat emerald that once belonged to J...

September 20, 2017

How to sell sapphires online

Sapphires, which belong to the corundum gemstone family, are one of the most valuable types of gemstones in the world. Alongside rubies, emeralds, diamonds and amethysts, sapphires are known as ‘car...

September 18, 2017

How to start over after a divorce

Divorce certainly brings challenges, yet any life change brings the opportunity to start afresh. There are many ways in which you can rebuild your life after divorce, whether it be in your personal or...

September 7, 2017

How To Sell A Used Watch

You may own a luxury watch that you have never worn, or you may have worn it every single day for the past 20 years. Regardless, it will still be considered a “used watch” or a “secondhand watch...

August 31, 2017

Top 10 Most Expensive Diamonds 2017

While all diamonds are mined from the Earth, not all diamonds are created equal. Formed at 500km below the Earth’s crust, often over 3 billion years old, diamonds are created when carbon is subjecte...

August 29, 2017

Engagement ring upgrade inspiration

Engagement rings are symbols of love, fidelity, and mostly, a promise to marry your partner. However, it’s not a promise to keep the same engagement ring forever. Engagement rings are also a reflect...

August 25, 2017

Understanding Diamond Prices

Diamond prices can leave many feeling confused. With so many misconceptions about diamonds and how much they are worth, trying to understand how diamonds are valued and what makes diamonds valuable ca...

June 26, 2017

The History of Engagement Rings

An international symbol of love, engagement rings are popular throughout the world. But why is it that we wear engagement rings? And how did this seemingly age-old tradition start? Infographic cou...

June 23, 2017

How to Cope with a Broken Engagement

You started to plan your future together when… life happens.  An unforeseen broken engagement can be incredibly heartbreaking. Coping with this kind of loss can be challenging both emotionally and...

Diamond Articles: The History of Diamond Grading 

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Diamond grading is a complex process, part science and part art. The contemporary diamond grading system is a standardized, global way for jewelers, laboratories, and consumers to establish the characteristics...


Diamond Articles: Diamond Shapes and How They Affect Value 

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Diamond shape, also known as cut, has a huge impact on the appearance and worth of a diamond. From the ever-popular round diamonds to fancy shapes like pear and heart, diamond shapes and preferences have evolv...


Jewelry Articles: How Much is My Sapphire Worth? 

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In November 2014, the Blue Belle of Asia, a 392.52-carat Ceylon sapphire, was sold for over $17 million, setting the record for the most expensive sapphire ever sold at auction. This record-breaking sale is a t...


Jewelry Articles: How Much Is My Ruby Worth? 

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Ruby, the July birthstone, is coveted for its stunning red color. Like sapphire, ruby is a gem variety of the corundum mineral. Hailing from all over the world, including Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Myanmar, ...


Relationship Articles: Top 10 Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces 

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Divorce settlements can be complicated, long, emotionally draining, but most of all: they can be financially draining. There are a number of different factors which result in the cost of divorce settlements be...


Diamond Articles: Diamond Carat Weight Explained 

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Along with color, clarity, and cut, carat weight is one of the 4 C’s that determines diamond quality. Across the industry, the standard unit of measurement for diamonds and gemstones is the carat. The curren...


Jewelry Articles: How to Sell Gemstones Online 

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Gemstones come in all shapes, forms and colors. With multiple record-setting gemstone sales occurring in the past few months, it’s clear that the secondhand market for stones is only continuing to grow. &nbs...


Diamond Articles: The Reality of Selling Diamonds 

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Selling diamonds and diamond jewelry can be a successful venture, but there is certain information to keep in mind to ensure you approach the sale of your items with realistic expectations. Many potential diam...


Jewelry Articles: How to Upgrade Your Engagement Ring 

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In recent years, upgrading one’s engagement ring has become a common practice. A new engagement ring can reflect a change in preference, a new financial situation, or a big milestone. Whether you would like ...



In recent years, upgrading one’s engagement ring has become a common practice. A new engagement ring can reflect a change in preference, a new financial situation, or a big milestone. Whether you would like to reset your current ring or trade your ring in for something new, read below to learn more.

 

WHY SHOULD I UPGRADE MY ENGAGEMENT RING?

There are many reasons why you may decide it is time to upgrade your engagement ring, including:

  • New financial situation - Many couples are unable to afford the ring of their dreams at the time of their engagement and may settle for something slightly less desirable that fits in their budget. Oftentimes, financial situations will stabilize over time, and you may find that you now have extra disposable income to afford the ring you really desire.
  • Preferences have changes – Perhaps the shape, setting, or color of your engagement ring no longer suits your style or preferences.
  • Trends come and go – Additionally, certain shapes and styles come in and out of fashion as the decades pass. A ring from a marriage 20 years ago may feel outdated as new styles flood the market.
  • Celebrate a new milestone – An important anniversary or a renewal of vows can be the perfect time to upgrade your ring.
  • Modernize a family heirloom – Some couples choose to use a family heirloom as their engagement ring. Oftentimes, these traditional rings may need to be upgraded to better match contemporary styles.

 

HOW CAN I AFFORD A RING UPGRADE?

Upgrading an engagement ring can seem like an expensive process, but it doesn’t always have to break the bank. If you are worried about over-spending on a new ring, WP Diamonds can help. WP Diamonds offers an upgrade service, in which you can sell your old ring for cash you can put towards a new ring, or you can get up to 20% more on your offer in the form of store credit at a jewelry store. Fill out the online form and one of our in-house diamond experts will reach out shortly with an initial price. You can get 10% more on your offer in store credit at James Allen. Or up to 20% more in the form of store credit with our local jewelry store partners. If you are interested in upgrading your ring, don’t let finances hold you back.

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS FOR UPGRADING MY ENGAGEMENT RING?

If you have decided that upgrading your ring is the right choice for you, there are two main ways to upgrade your engagement ring:

  1. Reset your ring – Many people would like to hold on to their stone or their setting, oftentimes for sentimental reasons, and repurpose it into a ring of their choosing.
  2. Upgrade to a new ring completely – If you decide it’s right for you, there’s nothing wrong with forgoing your old engagement ring for a completely new ring. You may choose to keep your old ring for sentimental value or to sell it, which can help fund your new upgrade.

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HOW DO I RESET MY RING?

If you have decided you would like to keep your stone but have it reset, it’s important to do your research. Begin by getting your current ring appraised or certified. Chips or cracks in the stone may limit your setting choices, so it’s important to know your options before you get started.

Next, decide how you would like to reset your ring. Some popular ways to upgrade your style include:

  • A new band – Changing the metal, size, or design of the band is a common upgrade.
  • Ring enhancer – Many jewelry companies sell “ring enhancers”, a ring that complements a solitaire engagement ring and can enhance the original ring’s appearance and size. A ring enhancer can be a quick, easy way to add to the appearance of your engagement ring.
  • Adding side stones – Adding a stone on each side of your diamond or adding several stones clustered around your diamond can increase its visual appeal.
  • Changing the setting – Updating your setting to something new can dramatically change your ring’s appearance. Learn more about different ring setting options here.

Once you have decided how you would like to upgrade your ring, find a knowledgeable jeweler you can trust to bring your vision to life. Look for the right jeweler through word of mouth, or read through online reviews to ensure a jeweler’s credibility.

 

HOW DO I UPGRADE MY RING COMPLETELY?

If you prefer to buy a completely new ring altogether, there are a plethora of options to choose from. Head here for some engagement ring shopping tips to make your upgrade a stress-free venture.

To simplify the process, here are 4 easy steps to follow when buying a new engagement ring:

  1. Sell the old ring- With WP Diamonds you will receive up to 20% more on your offer when you upgrade with one of our partners. 10% more in the form of store credit when you upgrade with James Allen and 20% more with our local jewelry store partners. Fill out the online form to receive your initial valuation with WP Diamonds and have money in your account in as little as 24 hours. It is quick and easy process with no hidden costs.
  2. Pick what style you would like – The first and arguably most important step when buying a new engagement ring is choosing the right style. If the reason why you are upgrading your old ring is because you no longer like its style, it can be even more important to choose a timeless ring that will outlast trends and changes in taste. Think about what you did and didn’t like about your first ring, and use this information to ensure you choose the perfect second ring. Think about what setting, shape, carat weight, metal, etc. you would like for your ring.
  3. Determine your budget – Though your budget may have increased the second time around, it’s likely there are still some financial constraints. Knowing your budget as you look at rings can help set realistic expectations.
  4. Buy – Once you know what you would like and how much you are willing to spend on it, it’s time to purchase your ring.


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