Post # 1
I’m wondering what y’all think I should I do about my 4-yr-old engagement ring. It’s a very thin band, and I was tapping it on the table the other day and the diamond fell out. Hubby took it to the jeweler to reset the diamond, and it came back to me half a size smaller (from 4 to 3.5). Jeweler said he could stretch the band, but it would be paper thin and would break. He takes no responsibility for having resized it (I’m guessing he took gold from the band to use for resetting the diamond). What should I do? Give up on the bad jeweler and reset it with a whole new band? Or demand that the bad jeweler give me my money back? Or is it possible to stretch an existing band and add new gold to it so it’s not so thin??
Thanks so much in advance!
Post # 2
Give up on the old jeweler and just get a new band. I am assuming this is a solitaire? You will probably spend the same amount of money on a new band as you would for adding gold to have it resized. FYI I would say something to the old jeweler and write a review online about this.
Post # 3
I have resized changed settings had missing diamond and broken prongs all fixed at different times and places I can’t believe he resized the ring thats just wrong I would get money back and go to another jeweler. Also shopping for a new band is fun!
Post # 4
I don’t understand why they would have made the ring smaller to reset a diamond. It sounds a little shady to me. Even if the jeweler needed extra gold he should have used sheet solder, i don’t know of any bench jeweler that would take gold out of the bottom unless it were to resize the ring.
Also i would say 99% of upsizing is done by cutting the band and adding gold, not by stretching it thin especially if you have side stones.