(Closed) Sending my ring off **GASP**

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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1111 posts
Bumble bee

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 # 5
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1111 posts
Bumble bee

@FutureMrs.Wood: 

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
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125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@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
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4547 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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4415 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@surkim:  I’ve never heard of sending a diamond to GIA to have it etched.

Post # 9
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1111 posts
Bumble bee

@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
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28 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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!

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