(Closed) Help!! How do I tell my jeweler I don’t like the band?!?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

Are there specific things that didn’t live up to what you wanted? It looks pretty much like the picture to me, other than the addition of the words.

If he didn’t meet your requirements, I think you can just talk to him and explain what you’d like changed. If you just don’t like the band afterall, I’m afraid that’s not his fault and I wouldn’t think he would be required to give you any sort of refund or new band. 🙁

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think you should decide exactly what you dont like with it,that way the jeweller can rectify it. But you should definately be honest with the jeweller,after all YOU are paying for them and youll be wearing them for the rest of your life.

Itl be awkward to say you dont like it,but just tell him that it didnt turn out the way you hoped it would.

 Maybe start from scratch again,and take the parts you do like about the bands and keep it simple,sometimes having too much going on witht the band can seem a really good idea on paper but then not turn out so good in reality.

xx

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

Have you recieved the ring yet? Or is the last photo one that the jeweler sent you? The lighting is not good in that picture, and I think the ring will look different in real life!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It is extremely hard for a jeweler to do details at this scale and I am quite impressed with your artist. Personally I think the ring came out very well. If the artist did what he said I think you should pay him for his work, whether or not it makes you happy. If he did not do what he promised he should try to rectify it. Also, you rarely see your ring from that angle – just something to keep in mind.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

i can see what you mean…maybe suggest a flat side with the engraving detail instead of the (i’m assuming) “ribbon” effect??? what cad modeling doesn’t take into account is the engraving done on a rounded surface and that’s probly what’s making you not necessarily love the final result….

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

just tell him! your paying for it

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@piglet67: how bout just asking him for a design change?? see if he’ll charge you a fee and how much it would be then go from there?? at least then you’ll have more of an option instead of stressing urself out over what to do….

i certainly wouldnt want to pay for a ring that i dont like!!! i do understand where your coming from tho…and i can also probly relate to him as well cuz i work at an architect firm, and we get this type of situation all the time where the clients want something specifically and when they finally see it, it ends up not being what they hoped for…but don’t feel bad about it!!! you have to be happy with ur ring, end of discussion.

just speak to him about ur concerns and then see if yous can come to an agreement on something that will make you happy with what your getting!! 🙂

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@piglet67: another thing that i just wanted to point out…its in my opinion that if you asked him about a flat engraved side BEFORE he sent a final proof, and i’m assuming that this is at the point where he sent you the cad model of the ring, then he probably should have made a cad model of the ring with the flat engraved side so that you could compare beforehand…. now i dont know much about designing rings….but i do know that at my job we sometimes model different options if the client is on edge about a detail just so they can compare the two and make a final decision…..i don’t know the details of your agreement and i’m not sure you can do anything bout that now, but i just wanted to mention it….

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

i think the ring looks like the proof.. and i think a professional photographer can capture great shots of it

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Hmm, I’ll be completely honest with you, and I hope it makes you feel a little better. It’s funny that this thread popped up because I actually saw this ring while browsing the jeweler’s listings on Etsy, and my first impression was that the laser-looking engravings looked really chintzy and cheap. I didn’t like it at all, and I hoped that the actual engraving would look different, for the buyer’s sake. Well, the end result is exactly what I was hoping this ring would turn out like — nothing like the CAD. The raised/ribbon type of lettering and detail looks so much nicer. I am also quite sure that it will be WAY easier to read/decipher in person, and also in professional photography. I think you should see it IRL before making the call that you want changes made. I bet you’ll really like it. I do!

Post # 16
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Newbee

@piglet67: can you ask him to engrave the script on the sides instead of making them relief? engraving tends to be more detailed and would look more like the proof

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