Post # 1
I finally saw my ring before the actual engagement dinner, and it is breathtaking! I couldn’t take my eyes off it! Because I am a perfectionist and a future jeweler-to-be i closely inspected it after I was finished oooing and ahhhing.
I have a couple of questions about my ring. I will post pics later. It is aboslutely gorgeous and always exactly what I wanted. Fiance did an amazing job. There’s a couple of things that concern me about the craftsmanship of the ring, and I wonder if it is something that should be brought up to the jeweler who custom-made it. Fi bought the ring from Hannoush Jewelrs. It is a cathedral setting solitaire but the inside of the ring and all the gaps around the inside of the setting itself are not polished. Technically it should all be polished. Yes, it is extremely hard and painful, but it should be. Fiance asked the jeweler when he received the ring and they said that it couldn’t be done. Also the ring has two small accent stones on each side, but these are not symetrical in any way.
Have any of you have had experience with Hannoush Jewelrs or custom work? Or do any of you have a cathedral setting and can tell me if this is the norm?
I love, love, love my ring, I cannot believe that he hit it right on the dot. it’s perfect. I would jsut hate to think that the jeweler took shortcuts because he thought he could.
Post # 3
Can you post a picture? I wonder how unsymmetrical the side diamonds actually are. Is it because of placement? Or do they not match? Or are the specs very different?
Post # 4
The placement is very differnet. Since my engament hasn’t actually taken place, I do not have the ring on me. I wanted to have a genuine reaction to it, so I asked him to show it to me when we were alone and not during the engagement in front of both our families. The accent diamonds are tiny. It is rather the way they have been placed on the sides that is asymmetrical. My ring is very, very similar to this. http://www.whiteflash.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/swan-solitaire-engagement-ring-by-vatche-272.htm
Post # 6
Do you know what method was used to make your ring? If it was made from a wax mold and then cast, its normal to have tiny areas that cannot be polished. Plus, put a tiny polishing wheel going 25,000rpm against a small ring and 2 things can happen 1) it heats up and burns the hand of the jeweler or melts whatever is holding it 2) the torc from the polishing wheel makes the ring fly up and smack the jeweler in the face. I have taken jewelry making classes and seen both things happen… although I hope a professional jeweler would be better, many are not.
If you want perfectly clean sharp edges, then you would need to have the ring 100% hand forged in platinum. Our jewler has a page on his website that explains why in great detail. I think it has all the answers you are looking for: http://www.victorcanera.com/hand-forged
Last but not least, perfection only exists in the mind!! I LOVE my e-ring, and it is a perfect symbol of our relatonship, no other ring could come close to it in my mind. BUT I can see every “imperfection” in it like slight color zoning in the sapphire, one set of prongs evvvvrt so slightly smaller than the the other 3, a touch too much solder on some parts of the ring gallery, etc. etc. But you know what, it would be IMPOSSIBLE to make something so complex 100% perfect, even if I sent it back to be remade a million times or if I searched for years to find a perfect sapphire. And who is seeing any of that anyway besides me? And would it be worth the years, money and emotional tourmoil to get “the perfect ring”?? For me the answer is no, life is too short!! The most important thing is that I am marrying the perfect man for me. The ring is a fringe benefit!! I hope this helps!!
Post # 7
asi2001 thank you for your reply!!
the ring was made from the wax mold, i know because there is no solder marks and in some areas i can still see the casting skin untouched. I understand that nothing is perfect but Fiance and I are both young, and I just wanted to make sure we are not settling for something that should be disputed. I hate to be taken advantage of so I was just looking for some guidance. 🙂
I really do love the ring, it is wonderful and I can’t wait to wear it!
It does not feel any different to be secretly engaged 😉 maybe when the dinner takes place and it is official, then perhaps it will really sink in!