Engagement Ring Reset and Sizing Questions

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
Member
8025 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

that stinks- did you ever try on a knife edge that fits though? Mine was also uncomfortable until it was resized. Don’t know if you can wrap your head around going back but plain bands are so much less maintenance!

Post # 3
Hostess
582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Hmm that’s so unfortunate! My knuckles are larger and the base of my finger is small. The base of my finger is a size 5 but my knuckles are almost a 6. My FI went with  5 and a quarter, so the ring is not tight at all at the base and spins around, but I literally cannot remove it without soap and water to pry it over my knuckles. I think you should maybe size up .25 so its not as tight at the base… Just my personal opinion! I prefer not being able to remove it just because i know it won’t fall off 🙂

Post # 6
Member
430 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 1994

Unfortunately resizing a ring with delicate pave stones is known to cause this problem.  Your jeweler should have known this and should have warned you.   Also,  once you add a wedding ring the sort of loose ring would have fit better.  Now I’m afraid when you add your wedding ring it’s going to be too tight.  

Personally I would insist on a full refund or replacement. The ring had already been compromised.  It was the wrong size when he sold it to you, lost stones when he resized it, he resized it too small.  All clearly the fault of the jeweler,  not you.

Best case would be get a refund, run away from that place, find a knowledgeable jeweler you like and trust.

Post # 7
Member
8603 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

That really sucks. Maybe a size 4.75 would fit better. Don’t let yourself get too upset, I’m sure the jeweler will replace the diamond for free and it shouldn’t take long. Sometimes stones can become loose when they size the ring and they should have made sure all the prongs were tight before giving it back to you. So just make sure they check all the prongs after they replace the missing diamond and if they size it up again. Or you could request a refund and start over.It’s a beautiful ring and I hope you get to enjoy it soon! Goodluck 

Post # 9
Member
430 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 1994

I feel your pain.  Once you find yourself knee deep doing business with someone and all you want to do is get a refund and shop elsewhere.  I think you have several valid reasons to ask for a refund.  They messed up 3 times!  And making the ring bigger again is difficult to impossible,  leaves you with a weakened ring structure prone to problems and more interactions with a jeweler you’ve lost faith in.

I’d fight it tooth and nail. At the end of the day what’s more important? You having a solid,  secure,  well fitting ring. The jeweler is not really out anything either way. He can doctor up that ring and sell it to someone else.

Post # 10
Member
706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2003

OH NO!!!! That’s terrible. I think the look is lovely, but it needs to be wearable. I think you have every right to ask for a full refund and go on about your business. It sounds like you wanted a plain band anyway? I hope you get it all worked out. 

Post # 13
Member
706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2003

@LaurEliz – did you get a resolution for this? I hope you have! 

Post # 15
Member
706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2003

LaurEliz:  hopefully that fixed the issue for you. And when you add a wedding band it will tighten up a bit. As long as it doesn’t feel like it could fall off I would say it’s fine. It is such a beautiful setting! 

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