The royals don't do this, but I am seeing a disturbing trend elsewhere: as the years of marriage go by, some women are demanding that the size of the diamond in their engagements rings be increased. I have one friend whose 3/4 carat diamond has been upscaled twice and now it's a whopping five carats. This trend seems to me to undercut the romantic symbolism of the original engagement ring. What do you think?
Plus: Love cannot be measured by ring stone sizes. I would rather die than to "demand" a bigger stone.
Oh I don't like the idea of this at all!
It very much reminds me of Mary's engagement ring later 'representing' each child with added diamonds. I didn't like that either. Certainly, have an eternity ring or a piece of jewellery to signify your children (like Maxima's initials bangle), but upscaling the engagement ring itself looks like you simply wanted a bigger engagement ring in the first place.