(Closed) My engagement ring looks like its gonna break- for the 2nd time!!! (kinda rant)

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Hostess
8580 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Is it a really thing band? What metal is it made out of?

Post # 5
Hostess
8580 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

That is very strange. is it possible it’s just plated? I mean if it was from a used jewelry store, it very well could be.

That’s horrible.

Post # 6
Member
1880 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

First, have you worn it in a pool or hot tub, or do you ever clean while wearing your ring? If so, this could be your fault. If not, it is faulty construction and I would demand money back and take your diamond and start over elsewhere.

Post # 8
Hostess
8580 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

@graygodess20:  Oh sorry, I thought that I had read it was from a used jewelry store! Sorry, must have been another thread!

I would for sure take it back.

Post # 10
Member
1267 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Did you have the ring resized? Just curious, because the same thing happened to an old ring of mine when it was resized improperly! It just snapped apart at the bottom.

Post # 12
Member
1880 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

huh I tried to post something but it thinks it is spam and wants it to be reviewed by a moderator. So hopefully it will be. Long story short, I think it is faulty manufacturing and you should get your money back. If they are a reputable outfit they WILL do that or find another solution that works for you.

Post # 13
Member
1880 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would bet money on the issue being porosity of the casting (which happens when the casting isn’t vacuum-sealed properly and air bubbles get trapped in the metal). You have two options – you can either take it to the jeweler, tell them that since this is the SECOND setting from them that has broken (if the prong issue was truly breakage rather than coming loose) and you want your money back so you can start over (or get a designer setting from somewhere that hopefully has more quality control, etc). OR you can take it to an INDEPENDENT appraiser (one not associated with any jewelry stores – you can find a list on pricescope – it usually costs between $75-$200 depending on the person, the city, the services, etc) and have it evaluated – when calling to set up the appointment specifically mention your concerns about porosity and you want to know whether it is faulty manufacturing. Then take whatever the appraiser writes up to the jewelry store, show it to them, and negotiate for a refund. I would not let them just replace the setting unless it is a setting NOT MADE BY THEM, since they have now proven themselves incapable of making something that won’t break.

Post # 16
Member
3101 posts
Sugar bee

@graygodess20:  What ended up happening?  Who is the designer/maker/model number?  Or is it a local design?

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