- Old Hollywood
- 3 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
I have written a couple of post about getting my ring custom designed into a bezel. I have had it for about two years and only wore it when I went out because of the prongs getting caught on thing and there were only four prongs due to it being an emerald cut diamond and I was afraid of the diamond falling out. I also chose a bezel setting because I think I the look Is very pretty plus I would get to wear it all the time. I would never take it off except for yard work, etc.
Here is my situation and I would love the opinions of my fellow Bees…
When I first brought the ring in we discussed that I wanted the emerald to be bezel set in an eastwest position (sideways) with a round ruby on each side. I love the contrast! When they first finished the job I was not happy with the sloppy rushed results: one ruby was very visibly higher than the other which caused the ruby colors to appear unmatched in, the openings on the outer sides were way off from each other, a “glob” of gold left between the ruby and diamond on one side… so on. So, the jeweler said that she was under preassure to complete the job by a certain day. I did feel sorry for her as she was obviously stressed. She then fixed the design and it looked beautiful. I understand this is a hand made custom job so I did not expect perfection, so I loved how my ring now looked. Of course I always look closer under the scope. I wanted to be sure it was my diamond, as you should always look for your stones “birth mark” after having work done. I then noticed that one of the rubies had a chip. I left the ring with them while I was deciding whether to have them replace the ruby or take my diamond out of the setting so I could take it elsewhere. Today the manager called me saying that they would not charge me for the rubies if I wanted to accept that one ruby had the chip. These are the highest quality rubies that were ordered for my ring. I want to accept it as is. What would you do?