- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
Some of you might have read in my previous posts that we had some dramas with my E-ring. Basically the jeweler my FI bought it from tried to pull a fast one on us and gave us a diamond well under the value that FI paid.
We gave them the benefit of the doubt however (they spun some story about a mix-up at the factory or something) but then another friend of ours just got engaged and bought a diamond from the same place and the SAME thing happened to them.
Basically, these guys are dodgy. Also, neither of our diamonds came with certifictes… hmmmm…
(Backstory – the store is in Dubai, but they also have a store here in Australia. My FI is in defence and bought my ring in Dubai on his way home from Afghanistan, as did our other friend. A lot of our defence boys have bought from these guys and we hadn’t heard of any problems, hence why my FI decided to go this route…)
Anyway, we ended up getting my diamond replaced by their Australia store (we got a cert with this one) and our friend is having the same thing done, but basically these jewellers have now been blacklisted by us, our friend and the boys are spreading the word to warn other people off.
So with all this happening, it’s kind of left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth as far as my ring goes. I know it shouldn’t. I do love my ring, however I just feel a bit yuck about it now in so far as where it came from and who made it. On top of that, I don’t feel like it’s super beautifully made. I mean, mine is beautiful from the top down but the side view looks pretty cheap and shoddy to be honest.
Anyway what I’m getting at is I’m wondering about getting it reset (like maybe buying a beautiful semi-mount of etsy and then getting it set over here.)
I’m not sure how FI will take this, obviously we’d need to have a “family meeting” about it, especially since he chose my ring all by himself.
Urgh. What should I do bees? Should I just get over it and love my ring for what it is (a symbol of FI’s love for me) and not worry about who made it and what their intentions were when they did so… Be honest…