Post # 1
Oh hey again. Remember me? I’m the one that picked out a gorgeous wedding band to go with my engagement ring. The one that the jeweler resized and ruined the prongs on? Need a refresher?
Well. I brought my engagement ring to the jeweler (not the same one but the store he bought it) to have it dipped, a stone rotated, and a little metal thing in the basket removed. I left class on Thursday after my fiance picked the ring up and told me it looked perfect. I got in the car and started looking it over. First thing I noticed were the scratch/gouges left from the tools he used. Whatever. Then I realized that something is terribly wrong. One side of my ring is unlike the other. As you can see in the picture, somehow…one of the triangles is no longer a triangle..but a small hole.
We are getting married in just a few weeks. My ring is messed up. We go back to the store and talk to an associate who has known us since the ring was purchased. We show her. I’m calm…surprisingly. We have two options. See if the jewer can fix it, or get a new ring. The first option doesn’t seem possible as the ring is most likely cast. I played around with the picture so it will be easier to see.
So here I am. Staring at my beautiful ring waiting for Thursday to come when I see the replacement and decide if it is on par with mine. I insisted that one of my original larger stones be put in the new ring. She doesn’t know if it will be possible.
This ring is mine. It means so much to me. The imperfections in the stones mean so much to me. They make it mine. Now I have to replace it with a double. Not the ring he proposed with. All because of them.
This wedding is just bad luck. Everything is going wrong and the last thing I needed was for my ring to be ruined.
I regret asking them to fix the imperfection that led to this, but I can’t live with it being this way.
I’m so overwhelmed and emotionally drained. My fiance IS HEARTBROKEN. He can’t grasp the situation and is so upset that the ring I’m getting isn’t the one he proposed with. I feel so bad. I feel like my obsessive compulsiveness caused this.
Post # 3
🙁 I’m sorry, that just sucks so much. I hope they can fix it.
Post # 4
@SundayLove: It isn’t being fixed. It is being replaced. The work is so small that there is no guarantee it can ever look the same as it did. Thanks.
Post # 5
Oh man. That’s heartbreaking. I am so sorry. It’s absolutely not your fault.
Post # 7
I’m so sorry 🙁
I hope that the replacement is up to snuff. Maybe your fiance can re-propose with the new ring? Just as a symbolic gesture since you have such a sentimental attachment to it because he proposed with it. Obviously it won’t be the same, but it might help you get over the mental block of it?
Post # 8
I can understand why you’re upset, and I’m sorry. You seem to have incredibly bad luck with jewelers.
Post # 9
Ugh…I’m sorry 🙁 I know how you feel….believe me!! Long story short my dh bought me a BEAUTIFUL right hand ring this past May, it had some defects which I brought it back and forth to the store…in the end I ended up getting a replacement which I now totally regret doing….:( Anyway, I feel for you 🙁 maybe your fiance can re-propose to you with the new ring??
Keep us updated!!
Post # 10
@CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon: You are really having such a hard time with these rings! I don’t have any advice.. but I just want to say that you have really been amazing going through all of this. I would have been all fire and brimstone in that store, shrieking about how many things they’ve screwed up.
I’m just so upset for you. This all isn’t fair. It just isn’t…
Stay strong dear, hopefully it’ll be over soon and you’ll have a ring that is practically IDENTICAL with this one and that stupid relative WON’T wear jeans to your wedding! (and if he does I’ll show up in my fancy jean gown and kick his ass). You’re only about 3 hours away from Augusta!
Post # 11
@CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon: I can’t believe they gave it to you like that!
Post # 12
@CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon: Wow that really sucks, I’m so sorry. Honestly fron all the trouble they made you go through they could ATLEAST upgrade a stone or give you something for FREE at the VERY least.
Post # 13
That is terrible, I do hope things will pan out right.
Post # 14
I get why you are upset, but couldn’t you have just worn that side facing you so noone saw it, and with your band next to it, none would ever know (not that that would remedy the fact they messed up your ring). Or couldn’t they use the same stones, so it would at least be some of your original ring?
Post # 15
@ieatunicorns: Being someone with OCD and GAD (I think OP also has this) I couldn’t wear it like that, knowing it was not perfect/how it should be. I have this small scratch on my car and I think about it ALL THE TIME and cannot wait for my appointment to get it fixed.
Small stuff like that would literally drive me insane to the point I wouldn’t be able to sleep. Oi!
Post # 16
@ieatunicorns: The jeweler screwed up her ring. She shouldn’t have to live with/wear it in that condition, and she’ll always be aware of the fact that it isn’t the way it used to be.