Post # 1
So we had my wedding band made by a different jeweler than the one who made my e-ring. We had the e-ring measured but the woman who measured it f*d up :/
So my wedding band sits significantly lower than my e-ring and I’m unhappy with how it looks. 🙁
SO, we’re trying to decide how to change it.
My new jeweler has suggested we file down the sides of the e-ring to be the same height as the wedding band tho the top (which tapers anyway) will still be noticeably different. He’d adjust the size to be correct of course then too.
The other option which another jeweler I spoke with and her highly trusted goldsmith recommend is re-making the wedding band to match the height of the sides of the e-ring. (This would cost us $320 to re-make plus courrier costs). They worry that filing the e-ring and re-sizing might mess up the shape of the ring and he would have to double check/make sure the pave diamonds are secured.
The jeweler who made the wedding band thinks changing the wedding band to be a higher profile might look disproportional and worse.
SOOO unsure of what to choose/how to move forward. We only have 3 weeks to get this sorted (it won’t take more than 2) so I need to decide ASAP.
What do you ladies think? Pics below.
Post # 3
I’m pretty sure that’s common. If it’s the same size as your e-ring it wont sit right under your e-ring. I just tried my wedding band on to check and it looks similar. If you get the sodered together I think they can make it to where the rings are sitting more flush together.
Do you see how on the side the top of your wedding band sits right under the head of the e-ring? If you made it bigger there would be a larger gap between your ring. Are they the same size?
Post # 4
I would change the band. That’s where the problem is, not with your e-ring!
Post # 5
my original ering was purchased for Shane, and we had a private jeweler friend make our bands. When I ordered my band, he suggested I order it one quarter size smaller than my ering.
obviously all rings are different. My band is simple Is super simple- 2mm comfort band with 10 diamonds evenly spaced (although it has yet to be decided if I will getting a second band…..super long story but I am eagerly awaiting the arrival off my new ering after realizing Shane was a poor decision)….. But I WANT my band to be comfortably snug so I have the option of wearing it alone should I ever want Comings have lost a ring ogreater significance to me ( my grandpa’s wedding band) and it DID fit properly- but it was winter and my hands were cold and wet and the ring slipped off….never to be found. I don’t want to risk loosing my wedding band.
personally, I think your band looks great with your ering. Just think aboallot from all perspectives before you cha be anything!
Post # 6
@NewYorkLady: I think it’s normal to have different heights between your bands. That’s how mine are. I would do whatever the jeweler says would work best.
Post # 7
I cannot believe that the jeweler who mis-measured and made the wedding ring incorrectly has the nerve to suggest altering your engagement ring to fit the incorrectly made wedding ring! That is very likely to affect the structural integrity of the engagement ring. I’d insist that they make the wedding ring properly and not touch the engagement ring (if they cannot make the wedding ring properly, why would you trust them to work on your engagement ring – especially when there is nothing the matter with it!).
Post # 9
I’d have them re-make the w-ring, personally. It doesn’t look right as-is, and its meant to match your e-ring, not the other way around. However, who measured it? If the woman who measured it was with the jeweler who made it, I would say that they should remake it for free or at least at a discounted price.
Post # 10
Agree with previous posters. They messed it up now they should fix it and make it the right way
Post # 11
@lululee40: It really wasn’t his fault. He is located in a different city so we had the engagment ring measured where we are and told him what it was and that’s what he made it as. The lady who actually measured it (at a jewelry store in our city) is the one who f*’d up and gave us a totally wrong measurement. :/ So can’t blame the jeweler who made the wedding band. He did a great job.
The e.ring is 2.3mm on the sides (the lady told us 1.6mm!!) and the wedding band was obviously then made to 1.55-1.6mm which is what we asked for.
This jeweler is the brother of a good friend of ours so I do think he’s just trying to help. We’re just in a shitty situation a bit. The jeweler is worried the proportions of the wedding band on it’s own are going to look weird at that height since it’s a thin band at 1.5mm width. But I’m still thinking it’s probably the best option.
Oh and I don’t mind having a gap between the rings. I’ve actually gotten used to the idea and think it’s nice that you can more clearly tell it’s 2 rings that way.