Advice about ring

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

Can see pic ? I would email her what the jeweler said and you got to see her work and its not up for everyday wear . Tell her you are dissatisfied with her work . 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

Its really pretty . Maybe she can remake it for you . 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

I would get a second opinion. If a second jeweler agrees with the first that it’s not well made, I would go back to the seller and see what they could do (either replace it or take it back — I personally would probably want to return it for a refund if I found out it wasn’t well made).

If the second doesn’t agree with the first and quotes you a lower price for replacing the missing diamond, then go with them for getting it fixed.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

I agree , have other look at it . But I looked at her prices I would want her to refund or make better one . Something 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I’m really sorry about your ring. I know ita probably really disappointing to get such news and i feel for you. While I might get skewered from other eidelprecious owners here, I’m not particularly surprised. They make very beautiful rings, but personally their craftsmanship has never been sturdy enough for everyday wear in my opinion.

115 sounds like a reasonable price from the local jeweler, that sounds about right for most independent shops.  You can try to email eidelprecious and see their response. I’ve never heard any horror stories about their service, but you be surprised how some jewelry makers can react out of the blue. 

I think it’s a smart choice however, to look into retiring the ring an occasional wear piece and look for a replacement. Check out the resell jewelry on loupe troup, you can often get great deals there. And with a bit of research find reputable jewelry lovers selling their very well taken care of pieces. A lot of beautiful resells there. 

I’d also recommend checking out another etsy shop, Julia b jewelry. She does similar work in a comparative price point to eidelprecious, and I tend to like her craftsmanship and choice of stones better. I think you get a better value with her pieces. Shes also running a holiday sale on a few of her pieces too, so that might make purchasing easier. She takes custom setting orders as well.

Also you might consider ordering a new settings through the jewelry store you visited if you feel you can trust them. Many stores order a stock setting from a company called stuller, which has a consistent and strong reputation for it’s quality. And you can view settings online. Another way you could keep your stone and have a new setting, might save some cash. Especially if you don’t have to order new pave diamonds. 

Good luck! And I’m sorry again. It can be quite a bummer when things don’t turn out as expected. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee

AwkwardCoconut:  yeah I can understand, it’s so frustrating to spend all that money and it not turn out right. Dealing with the hassle can be stressful.

In the future if you find yourself looking, I’d recommend checking out pricescope. Its a jewelry ‘prosumer’ forum. So it focuses specifically on quality, value, workmanship and customer care. There are many very savvy shoppers there that have never steered me wrong. It’s where I learned half of what I know about jewelry and 80% of what I know about shopping online. They have a forum dedicated to diamonds and to colored stones, and all the ladies (and men) there are very helpful and know how to work a budget. Just don’t ask about moissanite or CZ lol. 

As someone who has looked at a lot of jewelry, and had a lot of potential stones or pieces get bought out from under me, I can empathize in a way with thinking about finding something else once you’ve really got your mind set on what seems like the perfect piece. However, I’ve also found that when I get disappointed, there’s always something else that can come along that I wouldn’t have found if was able to get what I originally wanted. If you do end up choosing to reset or repurchase, don’t think of it as a failed purchase, just think of it as a new opportunity. 🙂

Besides, I think everyone has had purchases they wish they could change or take back lol. I mean, my SO and I once pre-paid for lawn care services for a summer… Which if you know anything about lawn guys, is a TERRIBLE idea lol. Its all a part of growing and learning. So don’t be hard on yourself. 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

That surprises me alot because I’ve heard so many good things about her. Maybe the jeweler that quoted you just told you that in hopes you would purchase one of his rings. Remember that hand made rings can have some imperfections. Get a second opinion and if Jared tells you the same thing then ask for a refund. If she won’t refund you then tell her you will give her a bad review on etsy and the BBB. If she’s a good honest jeweler then she will do whatever you want to make things right. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - old cheese factory

AwkwardCoconut:  if the original maker wont fix or refund, take it to jewelers in your area and get quotes on what it would cost if they completely redid your ring using your stones out of your ring. i know it is probably spendy but it may be cheaper than having to buy a new ring.

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