Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
The bottom of my engagement ring has become flat. It bugs me as the jeweller only covers life-time warranty on the diamonds; not the metal itself.
I’ve shown it to FI and he confirms that the ring has conformed to the shape of my finger.
It’s funny because I’ve been gentle with it. I put it away in the ring’s box when I’m not wearing it.
Anyone with 14K Gold who experienced similar problems? (Mine’s white gold)
I was always under the impression that this would be more possible with 18K or 22K gold, but 14K gold??
Post # 2
I have 12k while my ring isn’t flat on the bottom, there certainly is a curve where the finger bends, when taking my ring off and putting it back on, I can always tell what way it would sit because it sort of hits my hand in the wrong spot if it’s backwards.
Post # 3
Cynderbug: My original ERing flattened out over the years and ended up contouring with the shape of my finger. I looked into getting it reshaped, but my jeweler said it would just happen again. He said it was pretty normal for 14KT and up gold. My ring is 18KT yellow gold, so it’s a bit softer than yours.
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
I had a ruby ring in 14k gold I wore everyday growing up. It’s definitely warped, into a D shape. It kind of reminds me of euroshanks, which are purposefully made that way. I don’t think it will impact your ring unless you find it uncomfortable, otherwise it might help if your ring spun or something. But yes, it’s totally normal.
Post # 5
to be honest, it would literally take a bench jeweler a couple minutes to round it out for you….they shouldn’t charge to do that, but if they did I couldn’t imagine it costing a lot.
Post # 6
My ring is 14k rose gold and the band on the underside of my finger has definitely narrowed! I’m not sure if this is from daily wear or because I used to foolishly wrap thread around it to keep it from turning (its a little loose). Doesn’t bother me too much – it fits much better now.
Post # 7
One of the metallurgical properties of gold is that it wears away slowly from rubbing against things. This is why antique rings often are very thin at the bottom of the shank, and why eventually prongs of gold/white gold rings have to be rebuilt.
OP, if it happens quickly and it really bothers you, I would either have the shank beefed up or have it remade in platinum (platinum forever retains its mass). Constantly bending and being reshaped will weaken the metal.
Post # 8
Cynderbug: I hae 14K white gold and my ring is still round – no hint of any flatness. Is your ring exceptionally thin?
Post # 9
LilRhodyGem: How long have you had your ring?
Post # 10
my parents’ wedding bands have become flat on the bottom. they just take them to the jeweler and get them reshaped every so often. not a big deal.
Post # 11
MisterBee: A litte more than a year.
Post # 12
I have a 14k white gold right hand ring and I noticed it looks a little flat on the bottom as well. Nothing major though. I’ve had it for like 4 years now.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
Cynderbug: that sounds really unusual. I haven’t had this problem and my e-ring is 18k. I wore it all the time for over 2 years before I soldered it to my (14k) wedding band. it has a fairly dainty band too – 2mm X 1.5mm. so even with it being so delicate it never flattened. I wasn’t exactly careful with it either — I used to do things like weight training with it on.
how long have you been wearing your ring, and how thick is the band? if it’s really thin, you can have it reinforced with more gold.
Post # 13
LilRhodyGem: Oh. It seems that this varies case to case. Guess it depends on the particular ring.
Post # 15
The flattening or bending of rings is a sign that the ring is slightly too big. It is generally not worth resizing since it is usually just a quarter to a half size. The thinner the ring, the worse it is. All of my rings are to large to handle enlarged knuckles. I have ring sizers inside them to keep them from sliding and prevent warping.