Post # 1
I am looking for a bit of advice here. I recently hired a jeweller to make a bespoke wedding ring according to a picture I showed him. He told me he was going to make a wax model and show it to me, but after a month it turned out he made the ring in gold right away without showing me the mode, because “I wouldnt have seen much given that the ring is so narrow”. Well, the ring he made is beautiful and pretty identical to the one I requested, but there are details that I loved which he didn’t take into consideration- notably the shank size. The ring he made has an equally wide shank all around whereas the ring I wanted was wide on top and narrower on the sides and the bottom,which I thought gave it a beautiful dainty look. I am wondering now whether this can still be changed even though the ring is already made, and whether I should actually even say anything at all. He did charge me 100Euro less than what he originally quoted me for, which is very kind of him, but I am still asking myself whether I should talk to him about my feelings. What would you do? Thank you so much for your opinion!
For reference, this is the ring I wanted:
This is the ring the jeweller made:
Post # 2
MrsViolin: Wouldn’t hurt to ask and see if anything can be done. Since the design is only at the top of the ring, it may be pretty easy to shave down the shank to be more in line with the picture.
Post # 3
Yes- tell him precisely what you want! He can thin it out for you no problem.
Post # 4
I would totally ask him to make it narrower. It doesn’t look like it would be that difficult with that design.
Post # 5
MrsViolin: Yup, I’d ask him, too. Or tell him. Haha. I know I looked at CADs before giving the okay and there were things I definitely had the jeweller change, including thinning out the shank, too! I prefer the daintiness as well. Super pretty ring!
Post # 6
He can narrow it! Ask him!
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center
I would ask him to narrow it. However, props to him – that is VERY similar to your inspiration pic.
Post # 8
Thank you so much for your comments, I am really happy to hear that it might be possible to still change some of the design! I am seeing the jeweller tomorrow and will mention the shank size to him; hopefully he will be able to do something. 🙂
Post # 9
I think he did a fabulous job! I don’t think he will have any trouble narrowing and reshaping the shank. (He might warn against it because it will thin with age.) In any event, it’s very pretty.
Post # 10
That can definitely be fixed..just tell him how you feel that the shank size was an important feature that you wanted..it shouldnt be a big deal to shave it down.