Post # 1
I was hoping to get some advice with this issue.
My fiance had my engagement ring made from melted down heirloom jewelry and it is absolutely stunning!! With our wedding coming up in June, he went to the same jeweler (who is in a different state than we live now) in order to get the wedding band made. However, this time he didn’t have metal to melt down so he had to buy it, which made it significantly more expensive than my engagement ring.
Well, the band was finished and was sent to us. I try it on and it looks huge on my finger! It works with my engagement ring but with both of them on it’s not comfortable and I don’t like it. I tried to love it but my fiance saw right through me and was crushed.
Is there a way to fix this? It was very expensive so I don’t want to have him spend even more on it, but on the other hand I don’t want to wear that bulky band with my beautiful engagement ring for the rest of my life.
Any advice would be appreciated!
Post # 3
Do you pics so that we can see what it looks like on (and with your e-ring)?
Post # 4
@blbglb: My advice would be definitely fix it now, otherwise you will regret it for the rest of your marriage. Ring the store and see what his return/exchange policy is, you may be surprised. If he refuses to return or exchange it, then I personally would fork out the extra money to buy one you like. Try to sell that one on ebay or something, but I definitely recommend getting one you love, it’s a symbol of your marriage.
I originally bought a u-prong band to go with my e-ring until I learnt that that the u-prong diamonds would damage my e-ring. I went back to the store and demanded an exchange and they bent the rules for me. My fiance was also very supportive. So yours may be supportive too.
Post # 5
@rdevaney: I agree. Pics would be helpful.
Post # 6
@rdevaney: I will post my ring with the band when I get home. I suppose that would help immensely! I just have to figure out where my fiance put it…
Post # 7
Post a photo and maybe we can make recommendations? Have you tried wearing it here and there to see if you can get used to it? When we had our bands made (custom), our jeweler gave me a dummy band to wear to be sure I liked the thickness with my e-ring before he would design the final product. I will tell you that I immediately wanted it thinner but promised to wear the dummy band for a week. By the time the week was over, I knew that I was wrong and the size my jeweler recommended was perfect.
Post # 8
I have a CRAZY thick wedding band (twice as thick as my e-ring), and I love it! It took some getting used to, though.
You could get a quote to see how much it would cost to get it thinned. No harm in that!
Post # 9
@blbglb: Is it not refundable? Can you go look together and see what else you might like, and trade it in?