Jeweler actually recommended matching ring…

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - The Old Courthouse in Cleveland

So, the one in the pictures is that matching wedding band from kay? I think it’s wonderful, it’s a perfect match! What is it that you are reluctant about??

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

ChellFish22:  are you open to having your rings soldered together? Because I’m not sure I would like diamond on diamond rubbing together either. Or, you could look into getting a thin plain gold spacer ring so the two rings sit apart just enough to not damage each other. 

What is your reservation with buying the ering setting at Kays?

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - The Old Courthouse in Cleveland

Tough decision! I like them both. I don’t know if you are attached to your original ring, but maybe if you got the matching engagement ring you could have your diamond placed into it.

Chellfish’s idea is also great, if you are open to getting it soldered!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

ChellFish22:  I understand not wanting to solder . . . I like wearing my band alone sometimes. Maybe try a thin 1 mm spacer band in between? They aren’t super expensive so if it gets scratched up by your band, it won’t be as big of a deal as damaging your ering. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

ChellFish22:  perhaps if the plain band were thinner it would look better to you? Maybe something like this?

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I used to work for Kay.  I always hated selling those rings that have diamonds on the side for the very reason you described.  One thing your jeweler didn’t tell you is that diamond can scratch each other, so having diamonds against diamonds, although better than diamonds on gold, is still not ideal. 

Kay has some really nice, high quality settings, but they also have some low quality ones too. If you’ve had a bad experience with them before, go to another chain store like Zales. They’ll have similar items. 

Do NOT buy anything at any of the chain jewelry stores without asking if that’s the best they can do on the price–even on sale items.  A lot of people won’t ask, but the sales people (the people behind the counters are not jewelers) can usually give you an additional 20% off, even off the sales price. So ask!

Now… The ring from Kay is very pretty.  My question is, do you love it? If not, keep looking. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2003

Why don’t you want to buy your wedding band at Kay’s?  I love your engagement ring!  And I think the matching band looks great with it!  

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Get a thin spacer band. They are on etsy. Diamond rubbing on diamond means scratches -not good.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think the matching engagement ring looks lovely. I understand your reservations about their quality, but I think it depends on each design. I am sure they have some great stuff and some duds. Most of all, I think it is awesome that the small jewelry place could have tried to sell you one of their rings but instead directed you some place else. I would definitely keep them in mind for future jewelry! 

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