Post # 1
I know I’ll get honest opinions here, so I am going to ask for them!
I ‘knocked’ my ring against the dryer when I was doing laundry about 2 months after we got engaged, and it bent one of the ‘split shanks’ of my band. It’s not very noticeable to someone just glancing at it, but I notice it because I know it’s there.
The thing is, is I don’t know if it’s worth the hassle of getting it fixed. The band has pave stones on it, and I’ve heard that if you mess with the setting, they fall out easily. I’ve had the jeweler check my stones, and he said that they’re not loose in any way from knocking it on the dryer.
So, from these pictures, can you tell that it’s bent? I just know a lot of people will be asking to see my ring at the wedding, and I’m worried it’s super obvious.
Picture 1 (the bent ‘shank’ is on the left):
Picture 2 (this one is more obvious to me – it’s on the right side):
And with my band, it’s barely noticeable:
So what do you think…am I being too neurotic, or is it worth fixing???
Post # 3
I honestly have no clue where it got damaged. Even if you photoshopped a big red arrow saying “It’s bent right HERE” I probably still wouldn’t be able to tell.
Post # 4
I wouldn’t have noticed it on the street. However, if it were my ring, it’d bother me greatly and I’d want it fixed.
Post # 6
First of all, since Iwork in the jewelry industry, I am going to tell you you need to have the stones checked for tightness, But re-straightening it might cause more issues than you know. So go check with the jeweler and see what they think.
Post # 7
@Dsquared: Yeah, I had my jeweler check it, and he said the stones aren’t loose at all. He said I don’t have to fix it, it’s just a visual thing. He didn’t even really notice what I was talking about, so that made me feel crazier.
Since you ladies seem to agree with my jeweler, I’ll hold off on fixing it until the stones start loosening up (which is hopefully never!) I just don’t want to mess with it if it’s not noticeable…
Post # 8
i am not saying this to make you feel good about your ring…..you asked for honesty……..but i HONESTLY cannot see the damage???
Post # 9
I voted yes but I don’t think it’s obnoxious and people will notice. I just think that if I noticed something broken about my ring I would want it fixed because it would bother me. Is there a warranty?
Post # 10
I can’t even see anything, but if its going to bother you get it fixed. If its something you can live with don’t worry about it. 🙂
Post # 11
With the band on, it’s not noticeable. I can barely tell when you aren’t wearing the band with it, I’d say not to worry about it. But if it were my ring and I looked at it everyday and it bothered me, I’d probably get it straightened out just for my sanity.
Post # 12
@anne B: okay thanks! I appreciate you being honest!
@happymrs: I’m pretty sure there’s a warranty on it…I’ll have to ask FI. Would that cover it?
@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: I can live with it, seeing as I’m totally nuts and am the only one who notices it 🙂
Honestly ladies, these pictures are the best representation of the bent part, and no one sees it but me. I think I’ll leave it until it really bothers me and I have the time to wait for it to be fixed.
Thanks for the honest advice! I really appreciate it!