(Closed) My ring has a crack in it!! :(

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Repair/Replace Ring?
    Throw out that piece of garbage! : (16 votes)
    22 %
    Repair the ring, then keep it in a jewelry box, and get a better ring : (41 votes)
    55 %
    Repair the ring, keep wearing it if you love it : (17 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
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    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Take it back to the store and see if they’ll let you exchange it for something else, and definitely tell them that there are a number of reviews of the ring that mention cracking. What kind of metal is it?

    Post # 5
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    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Ah, I figured it was probably silver. Silver is pretty malleable, and when it’s thin like that, it has a tendency to bend and crack (has definitely happened to me before). I would suggest palladium, since you’re probably allergic to nickel, but Kay doesn’t really have any engagement-type rings that are palladium (just bands). I got my ring from Kay (actually had great service at ours), but it’s white gold.

    Post # 6
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    1531 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Oh dear, that’s too bad because it is a very pretty ring. I would return it and look somewhere else for a palladium ring like vorpalette said. Perhaps someone can point you towards an online company. I love silver and have a couple of rings, but they aren’t designed for constant wear. Good luck and let us know what you decide.

    Post # 7
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    4662 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @Sweet_Tea:  That is horrible! Hopefully they have a good warranty. Let us know what happens.

    Post # 9
    Hostess
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @Sweet_Tea:  Did they fill in the crack or something?

    If you want to stick with the silver, I’d go for a solid band instead of a split-shank. I think the thin split is putting pressure on the metal. It’s too bad because that ring is so pretty! 

    Post # 11
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    4662 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    perhaps a whole different style or ring would be better… if they “fixed” it and it’s still cracked like that, it might be the ring that is an issue. have they been apologetic and helpful and customer service oriented?

    Post # 13
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    780 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    How the hell?! See if you can repair it WITH a guarantee (this means whoever the repairperson is will need to do it right the first time, and solidly, as I know that some repairpeople just patch it up and charge full repair costs).  If not, get a new setting.  I have heard of people who have had a prong or band issue that forever gave them problems and they opted for a new one.  Personally, I had a ring with a prong issue and the stone on that side always jiggled/loosened until I switched out the setting.  Hope you find a suitable resolution.  

    Post # 14
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    780 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @Sweet_Tea:  eta, I’d swap out the silver and go for a 10k or 14k if you can do that.  The alloys of the 10/14k are stronger than any amalgam of silver.  Even if you opt for a simple, slender gold band it would only be around 300, if that.

    Post # 16
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    4662 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @Sweet_Tea:  palladium? platinum would be good but a lot more expensive than silver. if you could swing it, it would definitely be a forever piece of jewelry.

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