Post # 1
After a few months of wearing my rings, my e-ring is begun to rub on my band and from what the store tells me, it can be fixed (thank goodness!). I will be taking it in. in Aug. I’ve been looking for a ring that had a center stone and kind of matched my band–only FAKE. I’m always so worried I will loose my center stone in my REAL r-ring!
My mom did something like this. Her band is 14k white gold (now after years of being married it looks yellow gold) but her stone is not real. You can’t tell. I had ALWAYS thought it was the diamond my father had given her. She had taken that one and tucked it away.
The night I got engaged she told me I should do the same and to go online and read some of the horrible things customers at the store were saying about the service of there rings. I checked it out, and realized every store I looked at had bad customer service reviews. That’s when I started thinking of a way to get a cheap ring, without it looking cheap. I’ve checked ebay and overstock but nothing.
Anyone have any other ideas?
Post # 3
I don’t understand what the point of having a beautiful diamond is if all it ever sees is the back of your sock drawer! Get it insured, be smart about wearing it (rock climbing? no e-ring. stroll in the park? e-ring), and stop worrying! 🙂
Post # 4
I agree with CorgiTales, what’s the point in hiding it away and not enjoying it? Life and jewelry are both meant to be enjoyed!
Get the ring insured (we went through Jeweler’s Mutual) and enjoy it!
As far as customer service reviews, remember that people that are happy usually don’t speak up, but people that are unhappy do [loudly]. Just do your research and find a reputable jeweler to have worth on your ring if/when you need stuff done to it. Doesn’t matter where you initially got the ring, you can go to any jeweler.
Post # 5
Let your mom know that she can get her white gold ring redipped! It will look good as new.
As far as the stone, I’d keep the original, get it insured if it’s a great deal more expensive than your deductible. We didn’t insure my band for one reason – it was 575 to buy, while it’s valued at like 1600 bucks, we would have to pay a 500 dollar deductible to buy a new one… so I didn’t feel like adding another 10 bucks a month to my home insurance for something that we’d have to pay half the price of to replace.
Also, stones can be replaced. It’s not ideal, but IF the center stone were to fall out, you could replace it. Also, it’s important to take your ring in every six months to make sure that the stone is not loose in the setting. This should preclude any isses with it falling out.
What my husband and I are doing, are getting cheap titanium rings to wear when we are at the gym, or going swimming, or camping, things like that.. so that we still have a “ring” on, but our nice ones are tucked away at home.
Post # 6
I agree with the others. I’m not sure what the point is of having the ring if you hide it away. My ring is unique and there’s not really an ‘insurance’ that would fix it. We found really pretty stones on the beach where we were engaged and had one made into a ring…..so there’s no replacement, it’s more sentimental than costly. But I still wear it, that’s why I got it made into a ring, so I could look at it and remember our engagement. If I’m working with chemicals or playing sports or gardening and stuff I don’t, I just wear my wedding band.
Since my engagement ring was inexpensive I have thought of getting a fun ring off of etsy to stand in since sometimes when I don’t want to wear my ering, like if we’re going to the beach, maybe one that has his birthstone in it (well I just want a blue ring so it’s a good excuse).
Post # 7
My Darling Husband did not put all his hard work and money into my ring for me to not wear it. Not to mention, its to beautiful and I love it to much! It is insured and as Corgi said, just be smart. I don’t wear my ring swimming, fishing or anything water related or if I am cleaning or doing yardwork. He designed it for me bc I have such an issue with rings and it sits flush on my finger and does not get in my way. Enjoy your ring! You have it for a reason! Boys don’t buy us our beautiful rings to be tucked away in some ol’drawer!
Post # 8
Nope. I’d never think of that. I can see how you might want to for travelling to a country with a difficult reputation (India maybe) especially if it’s a large looking stone but I would never do it myself. If I lose the ring of course I’d be upset but it’s the sentiment behind it that makes me want to wear it. After all, I can’t admire it if it’s in a box! 😉
Post # 9
Ella1978 I have NO idea if my husband got my rings insured. I THINK he did, but I can’t find the paperwork anywhere! He’s probably hidden it to keep me from finding the sticker shock…lol.
Kay’s (which is where I got my rings) told me to keep it under the free warrenty, I HAD to come in every six months and have it cleaned, checked and so on. I’m going in Aug for that. I’ve already noticed my e-ring turning yellow on the bottom of the band! AHH! but like you said at the biggining of your post, I can have them redipped. I will probably wait a while on that though. I mean, one ring turning yellow and only I can see it–not a biggie for me.
My center stone is kind of small, pricess cut and had a high setting. That’s why I wanted something that looked real so I could leave the real one at home when going out on the lake, out shoveling snow this winter, and such things. I do just wear my band a lot like when I’m doing housework, showering, and sleeping. My band has channel set diamonds and I don’t worry about it getting caught on things.
Post # 10
I agree with the others. My ring is insured on my home owners. I wear it proudly unless im doing some sort of physical activity,
Post # 11
@go4me77: i agree—get insurance! i’m not sure if you guys rent or own your house, or what state you live in so i dont know if this applies. we rent in texas, and my fiance did get insurance on my ring before he left the store (ha, i told him to do that and he listened). BUT, i was reading the policy (its a rider on our renters insurance) and it said it only covered the ring when it was in HIS posession. basically, if he “gave” the ring to me, the policy needed to be in my name too. so we just added my name to the policy to solve the problem. i had to get on the phone and give them my SS# and everything to set it up properly. thats the main reason i know everything was taken care of—so i would ask your husband if he got insurance and if he’s 100% sure it covers it when its on YOUR finger, and then WEAR IT ALL THE TIME!
Post # 12
blondeeebuckeye We own our trailer and we live in Virginia. I would say that he did insure it, as I remember him saying something about it. I could ask him again just to make sure though! Better safe than sorry!
Post # 13
You should be safe and make sure it is insured. I’m not engaged yet, but I have a very expensive pearl necklace I had insured in case of theft, damage, loss.
When I do get engaged, if I’m doing something that would be particularly hard on my ring (i.e. boating, working out, etc), I’ll just take it off for the time being and put it back on when I’m done. I wouldn’t want to spend money on a fake, that I could easily lose or damange like the real one just to have a placeholder.
Post # 14
get insurance and wear it. Beautiful jewelry is meant to be worn, just like fine china is meant to be eaten off of. =]
Post # 15
@go4me77: Yes, I would check to make sure! But what I was getting at was that if the policy is in HIS name only, make sure it covers you too–we didn’t realize his renters insurance policy only covered the ring if it was his posession (even though we live together). obviously he’s not going to be wearing a diamond engagement ring 🙂
Post # 16
blondeeebuckeye I understand you. I know I’m not on our homeowners policy. He bought the trailer way before he met me.