(Closed) Am I over exaggerating?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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6598 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Did you get the ring appraised before hand?

If not there is not much you can do. However, is it possible that you didn’t see this inclusion before hand because the diamond was situated differently?

Post # 5
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1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

When my ring was sized, there was some black stuff left on the inside of the ring.  I think it’s just a byproduct of soldering.  See if you can pick it off with a toothpick.  If not, bring it back to the store and complain about their shoddy cleaning job.  🙂

Post # 6
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14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

is it a carbon dot?

i have a hard time believing if you took your ring to a reputable jeweler and it’s a certified diamond, they’d actually switch it out.

I’m thinking you just didn’t notice it before-it’s possible when they sized it they adjusted it in the prong (or setting, whatever) and it became more noticeable. It could’ve been hidden beforehand. 

Post # 8
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191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My friend’s diamond was switched out and it was by a reputable jeweler so it can happen (not that I think it happened here, just that it is possible). I’m guessing though that they probably just didn’t clean it properly. I’d try cleaning it yourself first and if it’s still there then I’d take it back to the store and ask them to clean it in their machine so hopefully it will remove the dot.

Post # 9
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860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Do you have a certificate/appraisal for the diamond?

If so, you could just take it to a jeweler and they will be able to tell immediately if your diamond has been swapped.

Post # 10
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1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Assuming your diamond is fine, which seems reasonable, you should have it mapped. Every diamond is unique – if you have a map you can demonstrate it has been swapped.

Post # 11
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1375 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have the same problem with my ring. I found a little black dot on my ring a few days after I got it. The clarity on the certification is VS2, so there should be a black speck on the diamond. The band is also uneven from the sizing and has scratches on the inside of the band. They have an instore jeweler, so I hope it doesn’t take long to fix the ring. I’m taking it to the jeweler tomorrow and I can let you know what they say.

Post # 12
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1023 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Okay, does your ring have an identification number? Mine does. I’m not worried about switcheroos because our jeweler is family and always shows us the diamond when we get work.

Post # 13
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1023 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

added: the identification is etched on the stone

 

Post # 14
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549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I can see a tiny little black speck on my diamond, and when I asked the jeweller, he showed me under a microscope that it is a serial number for my canadian diamond, and that usually they set it so you cant see it (ie against a prong) but that when mine was reset into a whie gold setting, it wasnt reset properly either.  Maybe get them to check it out… and if it is a really high wuality, maybe it was a serial number???

Post # 15
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1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Didn’t your diamond come with a certification? I’m assuming that all diamonds do?  If so, then the sketch would show where the imperfections are, so maybe this pepper speck was there to begin with?  I freaked out a week after I had my engagment ring because I noticed a tiny black speck ( after literally staring at it for a few minutes at work, I thought I was seeing things!) .  Anyway,  it turned out to be the imperfection on my VS1, and my fi showed me the certificate and sure enough it was there on the sketch. 

Post # 16
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1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@bride2bejc – Not all diamonds come certified.  Generally only the higher-grade diamonds get certified, and anything with a clarity of SI or less doesn’t get certified.

@MissJay – I don’t think you’re over-reacting.  You have every right to expect the diamond to be in perfect condition coming back from the jeweler.  You should go in and ask what the speck is, since it could be an identification etched into the diamond that was previously hidden by a prong, or it could be a carbon dot which is easily cleaned out.  Either way, the jeweler can let you know and fix the situation.

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