Post # 1
How will I survive??? I’ve worn my engagement ring for over a year now; it has become a part of me! The setting is getting repaired and the stone re-set (longggg story). I hate the idea of shipping my diamond off. It has a GIA inscription, but that diamond is my baby, and I am still scared something can happen to it! I’m sending her off tomorrow, so I won’t have her for a couple of weeks. I am really upset about having to do this. I know it’s for the better though. When I receive my ring again, she will be all better.
How do you ladies cope when you send your ring off to get work done? Are you worried, too, that something can happen to your diamond? Do you wear a replacement ring? I feel as if any replacement ring just won’t do the job justice, unfortunately.
**Sigh** This is more of an emotional-holy-crap-I-think-I-might-die-without-my-ring vent.
Thanks for listening and hopefully consoling me 🙂
Post # 3
I need to send mine to have it GIA inscripted. I haven’t had it for a month, so who does not want to send it? Me.
I just recently had the prongs tightened, and places were like “oh you’ll have to leave it here”. Who called around until she found someone who was willing to do it while I waited? Me.
I’m super-paranoid about sending it to be etched, because it isn’t etched. FI doesn’t want to send it either.
I have my rock, the original ring FI gave me, so I wear that when I am not wearing my diamond.
Post # 4
@surkim: My FI is weary about sending my ring off, too. I don’t blame him…I mean he did pay a pretty penny for that diamond. There is always the possibility that something could happen to it…I must be so vain that I think that it would happen to MY diamond. I will be holding my breath until she is safe and on my finger again.
I kind of feel silly for how much of a tizzy (sp?) I am in over this…I mean, when I say it’s bad, it’s really bad. I should be embarressed for how I am acting over a material thing! I can’t help it thought!
Post # 5
Haha, when I’ve been in shops asking if the prongs could be tightened while I waited, I always followed up with “I’m sorry, I’m not willing to leave it; I’m still in the ‘it’s-new-and-needs-to-stay-with-me-ALL-THE-TIME’ stage”.
Thankfully, the jewelers have been understanding. It doesn’t help that when I do send it out for inscription, I’ll have to have it unmounted.
I don’t think it’s being vain, considering how everyday packages are handled.
The jeweler we got my ring from is in Staten Island, 8 hours away from where we live. I’ve actually got several sizing beads in my ring, because they didn’t want to risk mailing it after getting it cut to size. So if the jeweler is paranoid about mailing it…
Post # 6
@surkim: Personally, I would never, ever ship my ring. Mine is GIA inscripted as well, however the inscription is very easily filed off I’m affraid, and mailing it, I feel, is just to risky. We dealt with a a very small jeweler who is located about an hour from my home. My FI family has used him for the past 40 years for all of their jewelery, which is why we went with him. He is honestly, the ONLY person that I would even consider leaving my ring with.
Please be careful if you decide to go ahead and ship it, and be sure that you trust who is receiving it. You want o be sure that you are getting back the same stone you sent.
Post # 7
I wear my great grandmother’s diamond whenever I can’t wear my ring. It’s only happened twice, when a diamond came out of the pave and when I had my e-ring and wedding ring soddered together before the wedding.
Post # 8
@surkim: I’ve never heard of sending a diamond to GIA to have it etched.
Post # 9
@Loribeth: It’s probably because I’m looking at their website with regards to submitting gems for grading/etching/etc. More than likely it’s for dealers/jewelers and not everyday people like myself.
I’m sure there’s a GIA-certified person that can do the etching locally.
Post # 10
I didn’t send mine off, but I had to drop it off at the jeweler for about two weeks. I went back and forth wearing a replacement ring. I’d forget it was getting repaired and panic for a moment I had lost it, so I started wearing a replacement ring (FI’s hs class ring_ as a place holder. The upside: it was super duper shiny when I got it back!
Post # 11
I have no choice but to ship my ring because it is going to James Allen. I talked to the owner of the company personally, and he assured me that my ring will be safe. I can’t help but still hold my breath and pray like hell that everything will, in fact, be alright. I must have it sent there because they gave me a deffective setting- I want them to fix it at no cost. ***Sigh***