(Closed) Am I being ripped off by my Jeweler?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
1527 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Sounds very likely that this guy was being unscrupulous. Adding more diamonds would increase the cost obviously. I would take it somewhere else to get it properly sized and spread the word that this guy is at the very least not a great jeweler. My ring was sized down to my exact size.

Post # 3
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015


designbysusan:  First off, I’d be pissed if my jeweler told me to get a larger ring size because he’s automatically assuming I’m going to gain a bunch of weight.

Second, screw Paul. He’s trying to screw you. Go find a different honest jeweler that you know won’t take advantage of you.

I know you said your fiance is stressed, but you need to talk to him about it. You guys are paying good money for this band, it better be exactly what you want. And once you have it, and you hate it- he’ll be even more annoyed having to listen to you complain about it then!

Post # 4
893 posts
Busy bee

I’m sorry this happened to you, OP, but you would have prevented all this had you done some research earlier. A diamond eternity band is not difficult to craft or find already made, but no jeweler would ever suggest making it 2 sizes larger than it needs to be unless he was trying to make an extra profit from it. And him telling you later that he needed to add 3 stones? Suspicious. He probably figured you’d pay the extra money for the extra stones, and then bring it back to be resized. I think you need to go back and demand he take out the stones and remake you a new ring because he misguided you into buying the wrong size and then ruined the integrity of the ring when he “fixed” it. HOWEVER, he can easily say that you are at fault here because you did approve for him to go up the two sizes, when you could have simply said “no, I want it in my size.” It might just better for you to cut your losses and find someone else to fix it as best they can for you.

Post # 5
10577 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

$200 for only 3 additional small diamonds?  That’s insane and I hope I read that wrong. Eternity bands cannot be sized but him making it an entire size too big is stupid. 1/2 would be doable.

Post # 6
9595 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Yes that is way too much for tiny diamonds and your eternity band should be your size, maybe .5 size up, but definitely not 2 sizes.

Post # 7
787 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

designbysusan:  Two sizes bigger is ridiculous – your ring should fit you NOW, as long as it’s not tight at all. If it were me, I’d wait a bit until this all blows over with your Fiance (since I’m sure he’s sick of hearing about it), and then take it to a different jewellery to be resized properly and fixed. I’m not familiar with the subject, but maybe they could remove the diamonds and start again with the materials. I wouldn’t bother getting Paul to redo anything – it sounds like the ring is just going to come back in worse shape every time you bring it to him.

Post # 8
769 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

designbysusan:  Yeah.. that sounds really odd. I had my wedding bands resized and I’m a size 7. They were heirloom pieces from my mom and she also wears a size 7. My e-ring is 4mm wide so it takes up a lot of area on my finger already. The jeweler did my bands a quarter size bigger at 7.25 (they are 2mm each) to accommodate for taking up more room on the shaft of my finger. The total width of my ring+bands is 8mm on my finger with my e-ring being a size 7 and my bands being 7.25. Here is a pic so you have an idea of what I’m working with:

It’s completely different than your set but your jeweler should’ve NEVER suggested going up a FULL size on your wedding band! Since your e-ring is a size 7 and the band is relatively dainty then, at most, he could’be suggested you go up a quarter size. It definitely sounds like he was trying to screw you to purchase more diamonds for the band.

I’m also pregnant and I had my rings resized before I was prego. I’m still able to wear my whole set every day even with the minor swelling and weight gain I’ve experienced. Your jeweler is full of shit!

Sorry you’re having to deal with this stress about your ring! It can be pretty disheartening. I hope you’re able to find a good jeweler with a good reputation who is able to make it right for you.

Post # 11
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

Three letters… BBB ! and if his store has a Facebook site or other social media site get on there and let loose! Perhaps the pressure will persuade him to make it right.

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