Post # 1
My fiance and I had his brother-in-law (who is a jeweler) make my engagement ring, that I designed. I have only had it for 2 weeks and I have already lost 3 of the smaller diamonds. The ring is also rubbing my other fingers raw because it was made very rough. My fiance is just as frustrated as I am, but we don’t know what to do. I have thought about keeping the center diamond, then getting a different setting that is more comfortable, but I don’t want to offend my fiance or his family. What should I do???
Post # 3
Be honest but tactful, that the ring is uncomfortable and because of the setting, the stones are coming loose and falling out. Some settings are more prone to this than others, so switching it to something else might help. Don’t tell him you think it’s his fault (whether or not you) and make sure you tell him that he did a great job and the ring is beautfiul. Custom designed rings will never look like the ones you see in the stores, because they are completely unique and require more hands on work, generally…so what may look like shoddy workmanship to one person is actually the result of hours and hours to make it work the only way they can.