Post # 1
Hello! I was posting here a few months ago when my boyfriend and I dropped off an old ring to be made into my engagement ring. Well, he proposed recently at the beach and now I can show the before and afters!
Here is is before, it was broken in the back and the setting was falling apart:
And here is the one we had made:
I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, being a cluster and all, but I quite like it! And it means a lot since my father bought the original diamonds from my grandfather for my mother, I’m very grateful that my mother let us use something he gave her to start our life with.
We had it made at Diamonds Direct, and I had given them the specifications as to how I wanted it to look (no halo, completely different setting) and the jeweler just kind of did what they wanted, which is bizarre? I do like it, but when my fiance opened the box I’m sure I looked confused for a second. I can’t even pretend to be a little familiar with the world of gems/jewelry, so it could be that the setting I picked with the salesperson wouldn’t have worked… still, though, I think it’s odd to disregard what a customer asked for? Anyone else had this happen at Diamonds Direct (or anywhere else)?
Now that I’m used to it, I do really like what they ended up doing, and I’m not going to have it changed; will definitely have to find some alternatives for a band since what I had in mind before (eternity band) wouldn’t really work since it won’t be visible under the engagement ring setting.
Anyway, thanks for looking and please throw me some pictures of vintage rings or rings you had reset in the comments, I would love to see them! 🙂
Post # 2
Dorian5: OMG that is SO pretty and unique!!!! Congrats, now you can officially start planning!
Post # 3
I think it’s beautiful! I’m sorry they didn’t stick with your original plan for the ring though.. they should’ve asked before just making it the way they wanted to.
Post # 4
Wow thats gorgeous! ..even though its a new ring it still has a vintage look which I love..its like the vintage daisy cluster style with modern a double halo..it looks fab congrats!
Post # 5
Gorgeous ring! So unique and definitely true to the original vintage design. Congratulations!
Post # 6
Gorgeous!! Very Pretty! I love all things vintage!
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY
Gorgeous ring; looks so pretty in your hand!
Post # 8
Thank you everyone! I do like that it’s unique, certainly haven’t seen anything like it before myself. 🙂
bpenisson: I know, it’s strange? I’m pretty laid back, it wasn’t a big deal for me, and I think the setting they created would have cost more than the small price tag that we paid for what I originally picked (the halo, for example, we weren’t charged for since we didn’t ask for it.)
I couldn’t imagine if someone was REALLY set on something looking a certain way and then having a jeweler disregard what they said and make whatever they wanted though. Yikes. :/
Post # 9
WOW! That is such an eyecatching ring! Beautiful
Post # 10
Wow, I LOVE it! No idea what you could do for a band that wouldn’t be hidden though :-(.
Post # 11
Dorian5: GAH! Its beautiful!
Post # 12
Dorian5: the new setting is beautiful! Striking and unusual,really suits your hand
Post # 13
Dorian5: Yeah, I’m sure some people would’ve flipped out! But at least you like the way it is! I think it’s so pretty on your hand and no one else will have one like it! 🙂