- country chic
- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 1999
I’m sure you are all so sick of me posting my ring problems so I apologize in advance for posting yet again! I’m just really trying to get this right!
Here’s what happened – for my birthday recently, I had my original 3/8ct diamond reset, something I’ve been wanting to do for years.
I was very happy with the setting until I brought my ring in to be sized down. That’s when the jewelery said, oh by the way, did you know there’s a big chip on the table of the diamond? The diamond is an heirloom, probably around 100 years old and I never noticed it before, but it could have been there the entire time. I’m not accusing the jeweler of chipping it, but who knows. Anyway, the diamond was never insured 🙁 so in a panic I had the jeweler remove it from the setting and got a refund.
I decided then to buy a 1/2ct weight prong set band. I already have one so the idea was to wear both like a stacked set. I got the band from a well known online vendor who is known for their ideal cut diamonds, and I was excited to see what an ideal cut band would look like. Well, I got it yesterday, and while very pretty, it is practically identical to the non-ideal cut band I already have from Sam’s Club! It kills me to know this band is three times as much as the Sam’s Club band! (I cannot get another band from Sam’s Club because they do not take the credit card that I have to use).
So I’m back to square one.
If this were your set, what would you do?
1. Keep the prong set band and wear the stacked set.
2. Who cares if there’s a chip in the 3/8 diamond, have it reset since that’s what I originally wanted to do.
3. Get a completely different ring, like a channel set band (which I have also always wanted)
I don’t have a picture of the two stacked rings – I will try to get one today.
Here’s what option 2 looked like – my reset.
I also don’t have a pic of the channel set band but I will look for one.