Bees with platinum rings, what would you do? (poll)

posted 1 month ago in Rings
  • poll: What would you do?
    Live with it, you'll get used to it : (9 votes)
    29 %
    Send it back for repair : (22 votes)
    71 %
  • Post # 16
    Member
    1190 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2019

    peach11 :  I don’t think the width is the problem. My e-ring is 1.5mm and my wedding band is 1.7mm, never had any problems with either of them.

    Post # 17
    Member
    965 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Yeah that is not right, it looks like the casting of the ring was the issue. The jeweler should completely flip the bill for repairs

    Post # 18
    Member
    3086 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2006

    It should be perfect and it obviously bothers you. Send it back. 

    Post # 20
    Member
    65 posts
    Worker bee

    We went with platinum.

     

    Platinum is a very durable material, more dense, and naturally corrosion resistant. It gets a ‘patina’ with time, but that is because the platinum ‘shifts’ (a very simple way to put it) — but it can be polished out! Platinum is a stronger metal and you will be less likely to experience broken prongs that lose your diamond(s). 

     

    A visible mark like that looks like a defect — it takes more effort to bend and shape platinum because of its properties. You can see if they will replace/repair the setting, but this shouldn’t put you off from platinum entirely.

     

    Gold rings are beautiful but if you like the shiny “white gold” look, then you need to get it re-dipped in rhodium regularly. Platinum is naturally that silver whitish color and doesn’t require a treatment like that, only the polishing to retain its shine. You can polish at home or bring to the jeweler.

     

    There is also the aspect of allergies — platinum is naturally hypoallergenic, whereas gold alloys can involve metals (like nickel) which people can be sensitive to. (There are a lot of gold alloys that use palladium though to reduce the nickel and make this less of an issue. But better to go with platinum if you have any sensitivity at all.)

     

    No matter what metal you go with, there is care that needs to be put into it. I hope that you take the time to send this in. If this jeweler is decent, they should clearly see any defects and do their best to make you a happy customer. Good luck.

    Post # 21
    Member
    120 posts
    Blushing bee

    I don’t have a platinum ring so I can’t say anything about whether it’s a normal type of wear and tear or a defect for that kind of ring. I agree with no mailing it back (especially if they expect you to pay the postage and insurance to do so.)If I were in your situation I would take it in person to a local jeweler to inspect first and they can tell you if it’s something normal and buff it to new looking for you or advise you on what your options are for a defect. Even if it is a defect and they can repair it there make sure you check your warranty with the original company. Getting it repaired   Locally instead of by them could void the warranty which you don’t want if you have a lifetime warranty. On the other hand if it’s a 1-3 year type warranty it may just be worth it to start going to the local jeweler who can do the same work with no dropping it in the mail and waiting weeks. 

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