Post # 1
I had my ring custom made– here is what I orginally wanted http://www.secretdiamond.com/80ctw14KGoldDiamondEngagementRing-idv-4738-467.html. This was well over a year ago, I wasn’t 100% happy when I first got it but I didn’t want to hurt anyones feelings, it’s a little too thick on the sides. Well, I really have been talking to my FI about it and I really am unhappy. I want the sides thinner my finger is pretty thin and I feel that the sides are too thick and to put a band with the ring as well-it just seems to not be as girly as I wanted. What do you guys think? What would the jewler have to do to thin the sides out? Remake the ring? I really feel bad telling the jewler I am unhappy, I like my ring its just the sides. Here is pictures. Your opinion would really help!! Also if you had a suggestion for a band that would match? that would be super helpful!
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
I’m not usually a fan of chunky rings but I really love yours. That is beautiful.
The detail is esquisite. Love Love Love!
Post # 4
I actually think your ring is awesome as is.
Not very helpful, am I.. 🙂
Post # 5
It’s a beautiful ring, but I also have very small fingers and don’t usually like wide bands. Thinner bands feel more delicate/dainty/feminine on me.
I’m not a jeweler, but I imagine it might not be too hard to simply thin out the band without having to remake the entire ring. Perhaps just consult with him about it to figure out how difficult it would be.
Post # 6
You may be able to find a jewler willing to thin out the sides, but I suspect most of them will tell you to get a new setting. The stones are held in place because of the tension placed on them by the surrounding metal. Thinning out the metal on the signs will weaken the ring, and you run the risk of stones falling out afterwards. Because of that risk, mosts jewlers will try to talk you into a new setting.
Post # 7
Sorry you don’t like your ring. I think it’s beautiful and I like the thicker sides. It makes it more unique IMO. It’ll look great with any kind of band, too.
Post # 8
Your jeweler could recast the ring with the same look, use the same metal and same stones, but make the band about 1mm thinner (or however much thinner you like). The cost should not be too high.
A simpler approach would be for them to shave a little off the sides and re-do the side detailing, but while this should be even cheaper it might not look as great as recasting the whole band in the thickness you want.
We annoyed the heck out of our local jeweler, I’m sure. They’re great and all, but we were perfectionists about every detail and the jeweler had to revise things several times, because the didn’t do exactly what my FI had asked for, and yes, it mattered to us. In the end I adore my ring, it’s EXACTLY what we want now, so don’t feel bad about asking for exactly what you want. It’s not unreasonable or impossible.
Post # 9
Thanks ladies! I guess the jewler can just recast it, I guess I am just worried about cost. But if we are planning on buying our bands/ haivng him make my band I would hope he wouldn’t charge for fixing his mistake? What would you think?
Post # 10
Your jeweler can easily fix that, or if you don’t want to go back to him any jewelery store could do it. He may charge since you’re asking to have it fixed a year later. I think if you told him as soon as you got it back it was supposed to be thinner it may have been free.