(Closed) crack in my engagement ring!?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hope that you got it appraised?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Yikes! Thats scary. Good luck with the jewelry store.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Dang.  That has happened to two of my rings, but only the ones which were silver.  You should get them appraised.

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The same thing happen to me!!! I have a vintage estate platinum ring which was originally a size 4. Since I am not a size 4 (chubby fingers lol) we had it resized and it was fine. Then I started noticing a small tiny crack and stupid me ignored it and thought nothing of it. Then the crack got bigger little by little and the shank ( bottom part of the ring) completely snapped and my ring broke. 

I took it to the jeweler and since it was only a few months after we were engaged we were able to get the whole bottom part replace NOT patched up. Make sure they check and maybe if you can (I know time constraint boo) get the bottom replaced so it wouldn’t happen again. LIke when roads get potholes patched up instead of getting repaved, they eventually come undone and get worse. Hope everything resolves itself!! Good luck!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Gold Dipped in Platinum?!?!?! That’s the craziest idea I’ve ever heard of, and I am not surprised the ring has cracked. I am a jeweller, and during my training learned about the specific characteristics of platinum, and particularly its relationship with gold. What ct gold is it? Platinum is the hardest precious metal, and as such has the capability of literally ‘splitting’ gold, as it is an alloy and much softer. This can cause problems even when wearing a gold and platinum ring on the same finger, as the platiunim ‘digs’ into the soft surface of the gold, while the gold deposits on the platinum, contaminating its purity on a molecular level. These different characteristics also make joining platinum and gold quite difficult, and sometimes stress points develop after a while. It sounds like that’s what’s happened here. Take the ring back and get one either made of gold OR platinum, it will bring you longer lasting joy that way…

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Same thing happened to me just a couple of months after I got it.  They said that when they resized it, it weakened the metal and wasn’t properly finished.  They fixed it quickly and I haven’t had a problem since! 

Good luck!

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