Post # 1
This is a follow-up to my previous post. Last week I posted about having a line in my ring after it was resized. Well I took it back to the jeweler and they said that could fix it but they’d have to put a whole new shank on the ring. My ring is 18 karat white gold and it has a channel set band. Do you think I should have them do that? I’m nervous that it will weaken the setting somehow. Is it better to just live with a line in the band from where they put it back together after sizing it? Thanks for your help!
Post # 3
I’d just live with it if I were you… it seems like something very small to take the risk of all the things that could go wrong with replacing the shank, not to mention you’ve already had to give it up once for re-sizing, so I’m sure you don’t want to be without it for another chunk of time.
If the line is on the bottom, no one but you will ever see it. Also, my ring is 18k gold, and since it’s so soft, with wear the band is gently scuffed up, which would help to disguise any lines.
Are you having your wedding band soldered to the ering? They could probably fix it then if it’s really really bothering you still.
Post # 4
I had a line in my original wedding band, due to them sizing down a band with engraving. At first I thought I was going to cry because the beautiful etches were ‘ruined’ in one spot, but to be honest after about 2 days I didn’t even notice anymore. Obviously, the choice is up to you, but it seems like a hassle to go through if you can wear it with the line on the inside of your hand. Here’s the band, you can’t see in this picture where it was sized (it was visible on the edges) so it wasn’t a huge deal afterall.
Post # 5
Thanks for your help! I’ll probably just leave it, but it makes me sad that my ring isn’t perfect anymore. 🙁
Post # 6
Please help! I’m still not sure what to do.
Post # 7
I actually had the shank of my channel set wedding band replaced! I had it custom made, and they had made the bottom of the ring thinner than the thickness of my ering, which drove me bonkers! As a result, I had them fix it until I was completely happy with it. Now you can’t even tell that my wedding band underwent surgery 🙂 It’s amazing how metal can be melted together and polished.
Post # 8
Did you mention to the jeweler that you were concerned? Maybe wait and see if you can live with the line and then decide later to add a shank?