Post # 1
I need some advice from people not close to me! My engagement ring is AMAZING and has diamonds on both sides of the band. I originally didn’t want to cover them up with a wedding band, but then decided to have one custom made. When I asked for it to be made, I asked for a straight band with diamonds on the sides just like my engagment ring. I had no intentions of getting them soldered together… However, I recently picked up my band and it’s not at all what I asked for. What do you guys think? Since it was custom made and they didn’t ask if I would be alright with the new design it should be able to be changed. I just can’t decide if I love it or not! I’m afraid it takes too much away from my engagement ring…
Post # 3
If you ordered a straight band, they should not have made changes without your approval. speak with the manager and explain. the two rings don’t really flow together, the band distracts the eye from your e-ring. and not sure about your preference but you can’t wear this band alone, it will look odd.
Post # 4
If it isn’t what you ordered, then your jeweler should work with you to fix it.
BTW – this thread would get more responses in the Rings category. I’ve flagged a mod to move it. 🙂
Post # 5
i agree, if you asked for a straight band, then you should get a straight band.
what did you say when you picked up your band? is it paid in full? did you take this band home? hopefully you won’t have a problem returning it since it was a custom order, even though it was not what you asked for.
good luck & keep us updated.
Post # 6
I like it and think it complements your e-ring well!
Post # 7
I think it looks lovely in 4 and 5, but pic 6 seems like there’s a bigger gap than I noticed in the other photos.
However, if it’s not what you’d asked for, I’d for sure go in and talk with them. Did they ever show you any wax models or CADs? If you asked for a straight band and never showed you anything that looked more like this before making it, then they should really buck up and fix it. I hope it goes well!
Post # 8
If it’s not what you ordered you should speak up!
I think I would prefer a straight band, too.
Post # 9
If it’s not what you ordered and you are not sure if you love it then you should return it. It is only a matter of time before you get ring regret and I am pretty sure there is some sort of time limit on how long you can wait before you can make them chenge it at no cost to you.
Post # 10
If it isn’t what you wanted, you need to go back to the shop and make them change it. Did you review a wax sample? They probably couldn’t have the ring lay flush with your e-ring without having some taper, but it looks like they bowed it out a little too much?
I went through a similar dilemma. We had everything drawn up and when we came down to check the wax sample, the jeweler had changed the design completely. When I fussed, he said “It’s better!”. Needless to say, that wasn’t the best thing to say, and after some arguing he agreed to re-do the wax sample. The next time we checked the wax sample, we had some small adjustments. (He’d used straight hatch marks instead of the organic swirl I requested) In the end it turned out exactly how I wanted it, but it was a frustrating process.
Good luck! Hope they can fix things for you so that you’re 100% happy with the band.
Post # 11
I think they look like a complete set. I’m not into gaps between rings so I’d think that probably looks better. But I say get what you originally wanted because you should love your rings.
Post # 12
I think it might take too much away from your e ring as well. It completely changes the look of your e ring and makes it look a little boxy. I think you should have gotten what you asked for. Do you have documentation of what you asked and paid for?
Post # 13
@ashmarie87: The curved part looks a bit weird to me. If it’s not what you asked for or want, make them change it!
Post # 14
If that is not what you ordered then you should really contact the person that made it so you can explain this. If you wanted a straight band then that is what you should get. Good luck and keep us updated 🙂
Post # 15
If you don’t love your rings, have them fix it. If you ordered a straight band, then you should have gotten a straight band. They should not have changed it. I personally think it looks very pretty with your e-ring. Although, I do agree with the other bees and feel the gap makes it ‘off’.
Post # 16
The gap is actually the part that is off the most to me as well. I wish the top would have been a little more wide so that it didn’t have the gap and then I think I would be ok with it.
I never saw a single sketch or wax of the ring. I went in and asked them to make it for me and then they called 4 weeks later asking for my e-ring to match it to. So I sent that to them and 4 weeks later I got them both back. When they handed it to me I was in shock but everyone at the jeweler was drooling over it so I thought maybe it would grow on me and didn’t say anything. Now I’m starting to feel like I’m going to hate my ring forever so I think I’m going to go in and say something. The ring isn’t paid in full yet.
I understand that a straight band would have a pretty big gap but I feel like something isn’t right.