Post # 1
I… am not the gentlest on my jewelry, and after a few months my engagement ring already has a few scuffs on the band (I never take it off!). It’s nothing major, and I’m probably the only one that notices because I know where they are.
That being said, I’m getting my engagement pictures done on the 30th of this month, and I’d like to get a few pictures of my ring in there, obviously! So my question is…
If I take my ring to the jewellers and ask them to buff it,
a) How much does it cost? I know a lot of places will clean it for free, but not so sure about buffing it.
b) How long will it take? I’m actually less concerned about the cost, and more concerned about whether or not they’d need to keep it overnight (or longer). I freaking LOVE my ring and I don’t know if I could stand to have it off my finger for more than a day.
Post # 3
a) My jeweler buffed, rhodium plated, and checked the prongs on my e-ring for free. You may have to go back to the place that you bought your ring at though. They probably would have charged me at another place.
b) It took around 20 minutes for them to do it so I just looked around the store until they were done.
Post # 4
@rachelmichelle: Well the jewelry store down the street will re-rhodium and polish for around $20. If it take it early enough I will get it back the same day or else I will have to wait for the next day. That is not the case with chain jewelry stores.. they are very expensive and take like a week to give it back and they even have to send the ring out in the mail which I would never do because that’s how my first ring got lost. So be careful where you go. Could you possibly go where your ring was purchased? If not and it was purchased online look on Yelp for a good local jeweler with good reviews.
Post # 5
@JustLove25: FI purchased my ring at International Diamond Center, which technically is a chain, but only has about 7 or 8 locations, all in Florida.
I’d HATE to have to have it mailed off, but IDC is supposed to be a more upscale jeweler (Tacori, Verragio, Scott Kay, etc), so I’d imagine they must be able to do something in-store. If not I’ll definitely try to find a small jeweler nearby.
Come to think of it, FI had the stone set in-store on the same day that he bought it, so it would be CRAZY for them not to be able to buff it…
Thanks so much for the recommendation! Maybe this Friday I’ll see about dropping by when they open to ask them if they can do it for me.
Post # 6
@rachelmichelle: You’re welcome! 🙂 If they were able to set the stone the same day I’m sure what you need can be done without a problem.
I grew up in Florida but have never heard of them. I actually lived in Orlando for a year. Not to get too far off subject lol
Post # 7
@JustLove25: Oh that’s awesome! 🙂 Supposedly they started back in ’83 (loooong before my time lol) as a wholesaler to other jewelers, and I think have more recently in the past few years started opening up more showrooms. (Mostly in the Orlando area- they list five locations between Orlando/Altamonte/Winter Park.)
But yeah, now I feel much more confident that they’ll be able to help me out within a reasonable time frame. I just *hate* the thought of leaving it overnight.
Post # 8
I used to live in Winter Park! Then again I wasn’t shopping for rings back then lol
I don’t blame you and hope you can get it the same day. That would be awesome!