Post # 1
Hello Everybody! Please give me some advice!!
A few weeks ago my boyfriend popped the question and gave me a GORGEOUS Vera Wang engagement ring that I absolutely love! I was sad to see it go when I had to get it resized, ( down about a size and a half) and even sadder when they told me it may take a month! Apparently Vera Wang rings need to be sent to a special lab. However today they called me (week and a half after sending it in) and I was so excited that I went right in scooped it up and took it home. Now that I am looking closely at it, it seems to be a bit different. For one thing, the large diamond in the middle appears different, and like it has been pushed down into the setting a bit more.. Also, “Love Vera Wang” used to be engraved on the inside however now you can only see “love Vera W” ( the w is very faint). Lastly there is a mark at the bottom on the inside of the band. I know that resizing the band would cause it to look a bit different, but am wondering if this is normal? Should they have re-engraved it to make it perfect? Are marks like these normal? I am not sure if I should take it in and have it redone (even if it means parting with my ring again!) or if this is just something that happens with resizing…
We got it from Peoples in the Niagara Region… any body have any advice??
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
I got my e-ring resized and it did not affect the engravings on the inside. I’m also super surprised that your diamond looks different! They should not have touched that at all. The only difference I can see in my ring is the band is just slightly thinner on the very bottom than it was before. It’s really nothing anyone else would notice. I would probably take it back and complain, especially if it had to be sent to a special lab in the first place. They should know how to resize a ring.
Post # 4
I agree, I would have it redone, nothing should look different!
Post # 5
@ktbee6: I had my Vera Wang sized down quite a bit too.. The engraving was still okay and everything looked fine other than it taking 3-4 weeks. A few months later one of the small diamonds on the side fell out and I later read online that if you have diamonds that go down the band and they size your ring down it can cause problems. I went down to the store and explained how unhappy I was and that they should’ve just given me a ring in the right size. At that point I had my ring for well over a year, but the lady was kind enough to order me the same ring in the right size. What does your ring look like? I would just say I’m not happy with the ring after it’s been sized and ask them if you can get the ring in your actual size.
Post # 6
@MrsRichard: +100 This is exactly what I would do, OP. Order a new ring in your size; dont have them size a ring in another size to fit you because there is always the risk that they do a poor job. That kind of thing DRIVES ME CRAZY but unfortuantely it happens a lot!!
Post # 7
@ktbee6: OMG the Vera Wang rings are gorgeous. I agree with the pp, resizing such an intricate design (as hers r) with pave is a problem waiting to happen. Definitely bring it back and tell them your concerns. Ask then what is the plan if diamonds start falling out. Post a pic of your ring!
Post # 8
@ktbee6: I have a vera wang engagement ring which we chose together. The lady in the shop when we ordered it said they couldn’t be resized. I had to get the smallest size which is still half a size larger than I would wear because if it. I think it’s because of all of the details on the side. Beautiful, super sparkly rings though! Congrats.
Post # 9
@wrkbrk: Ya! It drives me nuts too. The people who work there should offer you the choice of getting you a ring in the right size or sizing it, that way there’s no one to blame when you start losing the pave diamonds on the sides.
Post # 10
Thank you so much for all the great advice.. I did not want to seem too demanding and thought maybe this was just normal with resizing rings. I was so irritated because when I asked my FI how he decided on size he said the lady told him it was best to get a size that would go on and then have it resized to fit. (which I don’t think really is the best way?) If he had known these resizing issues would happen he would have found out my size (from my sisters or used my grad ring to judge) and ordered it in the proper size. And the ring is still beautiful but now imperfect.. he would NOT have spent that kind of money on this ring as it is now. They told me they will look at it and might be able to re-engrave it, but I think I am going to ask them to order me a new one after reading this! Especially because ( and I might just be over analyzing it) the large centre diamond appears to have been pushed down and does not look as prominent.. making it almost camouflaged with the smaller diamonds and look like a cluster rather than the large one that it is…
Here is a pic from the website-still does not do it justice! The sparkle and intricacy in real life is unreal.. I love it! Thanks for all your help!!