Post # 1
I had a loose diamond in my e-ring for the second time in 3 mths. I got it back today and something about it doesnt feel right. Ive lost weight but yet its tighter and when i dropped it off it was loose on me, looking at the diamonds they seem smaller, how can i tell if the store put smaller diamonds in my ring. Also how can i find out what the carat total weight is. I know what it was when we bought the rings i just want to make sure everything adds up.
Post # 3
in order to accurately find out the total carat weight, you’ll need to get a gemologist to appraise it. personally, i don’t think that the stones have been switched on you, unless the stones are flawless and at least one carat. most jewellery stores won’t risk their reputation to replace smaller stones with even smaller stones. it’s just not worth their business.
it doesn’t really make sense that the ring was resized on you, because it takes a LOT of work to resize a ring. (and the gold you would get from sizing a ring a bit smaller is negligible, like dust) they would also have to repolish the entire ring (did your ring come back looking brand new?) what does your ring look like, might i ask?
Post # 4
@hypercrazy38: well i have the life time warrenty on it. I had it look like it had just come out of the display. It was loose when i took it in and now it feels snug. Well the e-ring has 4 diamonds on each side and of course the center diamon, with 3 smaller diamonds just below the center prong. the wedding band has 10 diamonds and the whole ring is 2 carat total weight
Post # 5
I notice that my band feels tighter some days and looser others. It seems to depend on if I’m well hydrated, weather extremes, etc. Also, anytime I send my ring out for repair, they throughly clean/ polish it so it looks like new (:
Post # 6
Did you try it back on in the afternoon, or after having worked out? At different times of day my ring is loose, while at others it is tight.
You should have a certificate that came with your diamond (I don’t think they give them for any smaller accent diamonds, like on the band, but if there is a big stone in the ring you should have one). It gives all of the information about carat weight, etc, but also has a diagram that shows where the flaws are in that particular stone. No two diamonds are alike, so a trusted jeweler should be able to compare your stone to the certificate and tell you if it is a match. If you are worried about this happening in the future, bring your certificate with you when you pick it up, and ask the jeweler to show you how to look at the stone under magnification yourself.
Post # 7
Yeah my ring fits differently depending on things like weather – it’s looser in the colder months, tighter in the the warmer months and if I excersise my fingers swell up quite considerably and my ring is definitely more snug.