Post # 1
Ok guys, I have a little scenario…..I plan to propose to my gf by the end of May but when I was looking at the engagement ring “band” not the diamond….there was a little flaw. I posted pics of the ring
It’s a tiffany legacy inspired band so it the band forms like a bridge or triangle at the top where the cushion diamond sits. There seems to be like a little dent/wavy line in one portion of the band. I talked to a Tiffany’s jewerly for his opinion and he said it could’ve been from when he made setting, the form wasn’t completely closed. I want to ring to be perfect and not let the band take anything away from the diamond. If I was to send it back to him which he lives in NY and I live in HI it will probably take too long to redo. My brother has a friend who does settings here in HI and I might have him swap it out into a better setting.
I’ve heard stories of diamond swapping so I’m kind of nervous in doing this whole ordeal. Should I just wait and see what my gf has to say afterwards and point out the flaws to her 🙁 Or should I go to my brother’s friend to get it done. (he might be a honest person but you just never know)
Would it be slight downer on your moment or ring if you saw a small flaw on the band….I know it’s the diamond that really matters right? Thanks Bees!
Post # 3
The sentiment behind the ring is what matters, not the diamond itself. I would just give it to her and see if she wants it to be fixed. She might not even notice or care. Does the person from Tiffany’s think that it is weaker because of this flaw? If it isn’t, she honestly might not care to fix it and be parted with it.
Post # 4
I would just give it to her as is. DO NOT put off proposing to have it fixed. If she’s anything like me, she’s antsy to get engaged and would hate to hear that you delayed to have a minor issue fixed.
Post # 5
In fact, I just contacted the jewler (who’s a family friend) and he said he’ll fix it. Because I’m trying to do this by the end of May and make it a surprise, we agreed that I should propose first….and if she wants to get it fixed like you mentioned, we can send it back to him to get it fixed. This way it avoids passing the diamond to any person for a potential problem to occur. The setting is about $950 total. It’s a paved setting with a halo around and diamonds on the side (total carat of small diamonds is about 1 carat) the center is 1.21, for a total of 2.21 carats….not bad hehe. Thanks for the advice though.
Post # 6
You’re right Meowkers! Thanks.
Post # 7
Is the stone certified/laser numbered? If so, just doublecheck your laser inscription with a loupe upon delivery back to make sure the number matches. 🙂
PS keeping the dollars local is a good thing, too 😉
Post # 8
You have plenty of time to fix it. Jewelry repair for the metal isn’t too expensive. What metal is it? If its platinum, it might be more money. White gold should be rather inexpensive.
And if she says anything tell her you were in a real predictament and wanted to start the wedding planning process. You can either upgrade it on your anniversaries or have it fixed which will mean she will be without it for a few weeks. But TRUST ME! She will be so consumed with wedding planning she will be ok without the ring for a few weeks.