Bethenny Frankel Wastes No Time Upgrading Her Engagement Ring

bethenny frankelBethenny Frankel may be into the whole 'Skinnygirl' lifestyle, but one thing in her life that's definitely much fatter these days is the sparkly new engagement ring that is practically swallowing her finger. Yes -- I said new engagement ring. As in a new ring to replace the original one that her husband Jason Hoppy gave her when he proposed.

Well, the ring may look brand new, but it's actually just an "enhancement" of her original ring. Apparently the jeweler took the one Bethenny already had and gave it a huge makeover -- or something like that.

Wait a minute -- didn't Bethenny and Jason just tie the knot a couple of years ago? That seems a little early for a complete and total ring upgrade, doesn't it?


The trend of upgrading your engagement ring has been around for quite some time now, but most people wait a good 5 or 10 years or longer before "trading up" their baubles. It's not typically something that happens when you are barely past the newlywed phase, right?

For whatever reason, the thought of getting a ring overhaul has always rubbed me the wrong way. I mean, proposals are usually experiences women remember forever, and they sort of center on a guy getting down on one knee and pulling out a ring. Am I wrong?

That ring symbolizes two people vowing to spend their lives together, so if you feel the need to get something bigger and better, doesn't it kind of cheapen the memory and the whole commitment in general? It's kind of like saying, "Gee, thanks for getting me this tiny piece of trash. When you aren't broke anymore, can I have a larger diamond that makes people notice my finger more? I don't want anyone thinking this is all we can afford."

Don't get me wrong, I love diamonds just as much as the next girl. But my engagement ring just wouldn't be my engagement ring anymore if we were to alter it or go so far as to get an entirely different one. This ring is special because it's the one he chose for me -- not because of the size or shape of the diamond.

Of course, I'm not entirely opposed to my husband buying me a fancy-schmancy piece of bling for my right hand. That's totally different.

Would you consider upgrading your original engagement ring? Have you already done it?


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