(Closed) Bad jewelrer!

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Do you have a picture of it? (Just want to know if I would see what you see)

You have to decide if the sentiment is worth more than the setting. It’s tricky, I know, because you’ll be wearing this ring for the rest of your life. If you were going to get a new one, you would have to talk to your Fiance about it and explain that it’s not the ring HE designed that’s the problem, it’s the physical ring the jeweler made that is disappointing.

Post # 6
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148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Hm. I don’t know if I can’t see imperfections because of the picture quality, but I don’t think it looks bad. If you have to be 2 inches away to see it, then I wouldn’t get my knickers in a twist yet. However, if you’re very detail oriented, then it might not be a bad idea to mention the jeweler’s work to your Fiance. I’m sure he doesn’t want you to be upset with your ring. It’s up to you to decide if you want the sentiment or the setting, but I can see it from both sides

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@psegnini:  I dont think you are imagining it.  I can see it in that picture you posted. And it would irritate the hell out of me.  

Your Fiance paid good money for your ring and it should be perfect.  I would definitely take it back to the jeweler and note the problems and ask for a new, perfect ring.  But that is just me… only you know what you and your Fiance are comfortable with.

Post # 10
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49 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - A church in downtown Nashville

I also had issues with my e-ring as far as quality goes.. when he gave it to me, there were imperfections EVERYWHERE. Scratches, gaps, etc etc. I went to a goldsmith to get the setting fixed and polished up properly and it looks almost perfect. There are still some quality issues, but it’s been fixed enough for me. I make and design jewelry so I see all the imperfections so clearly it’s almost like they are glowing or outlined or something. Bugged the crap out of me.

The thing is, I’m really glad that it was fixed to the point of tolerable because it would have been a damn shame to lose that sentimentality. It’s the ring he tried so hard to get right, within his ability. (I go back and forth on this all the time. Do I love it? Do I hate it?) Anyway my point is I totally get you.

Are you planning on wearing a wedding band with yours?  One thing that I would suggest is that if you are, and you’re planning on blinging it out or anything like that, possibly adding anniversary bands in the future, keep this ring. The imperfect parts that show on the side will be covered by the bands and you’ll still be able to look at it as the one that he originally gave you. I love my e-ring 100x more now due to the sentiment than I did when I first received it.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yeah I can see it. The hole on the left side is bigger than on the right. It is very hard to see. And I don’t think it looks bad, but honestly, I think those types of fixes are pretty easy for jewelry stores. I mean think about it, when someone wants to make their prongs platinum or they want to upgrade a diamond, which in order to do that the store has to raise the height of the prongs, they make it seem like butter. So I say if it is really gonna drive you nuts, talk to the jeweler…. 😀 …If you look at it for a while, you can tell on the left side he just put the “connection” part a little high…. which would be simple as pie to fix. Good luck 😀

Post # 12
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367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@psegnini: Hey I feel like we are in the sam eaxact boat!

I shopped with my fiance for 2 months for a ring and then decided to have one custom made. I wanted to get a big-time jeweler to do it but since his best friend/buddy’s dad was a jeweler…we kinda got stuck using him to avoid awkwardness.

Anyways: although he did a great job…it doesn’t look exactly like the picture. I have been married a little over a year now and have had the ring for almost 2.

We are chaning the entire thing in a few weeks!!! Like literally it bothered me so much that it kept bugging me and bugging me over the last 2 years that finally I started to hate my ring. I still LOVE it because of it’s sentimental value but nothing else.

Anyways this is what were doing to maintain the sentimental value:

I’m having it melted down and the centerstone taken out. The jeweler is using the original metal to create the new ring from and using my same center stone. So it’ll be the same exact ring my husband bought for me 2 years ago.

Also(I know you are not married yet) but another thing I did was I kept my wedding band as is. no changes(it didnt need any).

So I def feel like i’ll have the same ring I had on our wedding day (just looing different).  mean we all haircuts don’t we? and wear make-up and loose/gain weight? That’s how i’ve come to terms with it.

Becuase let me tell you (from my experience): You will not get over it or be able to look passed it. It’ll continue to bug you until you can’t stand it.

 

additionally: I can see the imperfections (although not that bad) & my hubby is VERY ok with the changes were making because we are using the same ring just molding it into something else so he feels like no moneys been wasted (although were paying $550) for the labor.

 

Post # 13
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18 posts
Newbee

I am detail oriented and can be at times anal – ha!  That being said, I would get a new setting.  Is there anyway you can explain to the jewelers that you are unhappy with their work and get some type of compensation?  It’s something you will be wearing forever and you should not be complacent with the design, you should be overjoyed.  Also, can your fiance buy the setting from where you found the design? 

Post # 16
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835 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@psegnini Keep us updated!! Good luck!Laughing

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