Post # 1
We bough the e-ring from a friend of the family, we’ll call him James, who owns a Pawn shop. The ring was orginally a size 4 and the guy had it resized to a 7 for us. I was at work when Mr. Duckerson picked it up, and he brought it in so I could ensure it fit. Well the jeweler that James sent it to did a terrible job resizing it, ended up denting the setting, came back dirty, and he just stretched the gold and left it all choppy. Mr. Duckerson wanted me to go, but I couldn’t get off work, so those details went unnoticed until I saw. I orginally picked out the ring and love it death!!!! It’s stunning.
We took it to the jewelers to be appraised and got it back yesterday. Well he zeroed in on the ring while we were in the store, because they have such wonderful lighting and whatnot. He started to see what James did to the setting, he thinks it’s terrible. As we got out of the store, he said, “Well it doesn’t matter this isn’t the forever ring, cause i’ll upgrade it as soon as I have the extra money.” He paid $650 and it appraised at $2262. This is my first piece of jewelry I’ve ever got appraised but here are the specs: RB, .53 center stone, K in color, vs1and it’s the Tacori HT2202 in 18k white gold.
I just don’t see why he’s upset. It’s not his usual behavior. Did any of your SO’s get funny about the ring?
Post # 3
@DuckyPDuckerson: I’m sorry, I don’t see in your story where your FI is upset??? He just said that he will upgrade it when he has more money?
Post # 4
Do you mean his remark made him seem upset as you left the store??
He is probably just really disappointdd about the poor resize and damage to the ring. Or maybe he is upset that some of the specs are different than he wanted? Or maybe he wanted it to be appraised at a higher value.
Post # 5
He’s just upset that he spent money on something and it got damaged. It’s a reasonable reaction, I think. That is REALLY a bummer that your ring got damaged during the resizing. If you don’t want to upgrade maybe contact Tacori to see if they can repair it? Good luck!
Post # 6
I’m not sure I understand the story correctly, but are you saying that your FI is upset about the poor resizing job?
This makes total sense to me. He wants the ring to be “just right” for you. He doesn’t like that it has a flaw like that. It’s a sweet thought, it comes from a good place.
My FI kept sending the ring back to the jeweler because of this or that they couldn’t get right (they were making his design and had promised to make it exactly so, but the first few efforts apparently missed the mark in a variety of ways). Actually I found it extremey flattering. He would scrutinze that ring with the attention most people might reserve for defusing a bomb. He really wanted to it be “just right” for me. He never normally acts that way about other objects so…I dunno, it was super-sweet 🙂 I really felt special to him when I saw that he really cared about that.
Post # 7
@joya_aspera: I honesty never thought about it in that light! You’re right, he doesn’t put this much engery into the fine details unless it has to do with rebuilding a car. He just looked at sooooo long, turning it over and over and over, that I seriously thought his eyeballs would fall out. At first I thought it was funny, cause I never seen him do that before, then he started pointing out the issues from the resize and got this sad look on his face. That’s when he made the comments about it not being the one, that this will only work for now, maybe we should just get ride of it, and a bunch of other stuffs along those lines.
I think I’ll chalk it up to the has to be perfect and nothing less. Men can be so strange on what they choose to fret over. I sware.
Post # 8
Sorry to hear how the Setting got messed up in sizing. I think I’d be prone to take it to a better Jewellery Store and see what they might be able to do to fix it.
And ya, I can understand why your Man would be ticked about that stuff. Not cool
On the other hand, sounds like you got a good deal.
Hope this helps,