- 3 years ago
- Wedding: July 2015
So… I went to look at wedding bands again to match my unusual ring, and I founf the one both me and FI love. It’s a bit out of our budget, but with sales going on right now we can fit it in. I tried it on and I put in on layaway because they said there will be another sale on December 12-13, then I can buy it, bring to my fiance to see (we’re in long distance relationship) and then return if he doesn’t like it.
I’m pretty sure he’s going to love it when he sees it, but still. The ring in the store needs to be sized from 7 to 6. It’s a pave setting (?), 1\4 TCW wrap. Here you can see it
The problem is, I heard and read so many horror stories about Kay! Bad quality, stealing gold while resizing or soldering together, loosing rings, diamonds falling out… whole bunch of things. I’m afraid now. I was going to buy it then and get their protection plan to have it sized and later solder together with the engagement ring. I’m afraid to do it now. What do you think?
So far I came up with a plan: I will go there tomorrow to figure out my ring size, then wait till December 12-13 and order it online. I assume if it comes in the right size from there, it comes from the factory, it can’t be as bad as if they sent it out. Is that right? In the mean time, I’d cancel a layaway in the store. I would also not take their protection plan, but rather bring it to the local jeweler and have it serviced for a fee. Have all my prongs tightened, solder it there, do the rhodium plating when needed, all bells and whistles. I will have to do it for my engagement ring anyway, since it was purchased in Europe.
Any suggestions what to do? I really don’t feel confident in their services now, but I’ve been looking for months, and never saw anything that matched my ring so well.
What if I do buy the ring online in a proper size, but also buy a protection plan to have in inspected in the store? They do inspect it in the store, right, no need to ship out? But then again, if I solder all 3 together, I’d have to ship out my engagement ring too, if it needs repairs. ugh. no((
What to do?