Post # 1
My partner and I are currently in the process of having a custom ring made through our local jeweler. It’s going to be a green sapphire (not sure how big, but a really little one) bezel set in platinum. The jeweler has been great to work with so far, but we saw the finished ring and the bezel portion around the gem is waaay too big – it looks like a giant metal donut around the petite gem, and really overwhelms it. We asked to have the bezel made much thinner, which we had specified also in the design process, and now the jeweler is arguing that any thinner will compromise the ring and it won’t be as secure. But I’ve seen much larger stones set with much thinner bezels, including lots on the Bee…so I don’t know what to think. I really don’t like the look of the ring as it is now, but can someone shed some light on the need for a certain thickness of bezel? Or is this just them not wanting to make changes?
I unfortunately don’t have pics as I couldn’t take any.
Post # 2
I bought my fiance a custom bezel setting engagement ring. I specifically asked for a thin band and thin bezel as I didn’t want it to overwhelm the diamond. I’m very happy with the way it came out. Can you share a picture of the ring? My fiance’s ring is below:
Post # 4
phiamonster : That’s lovely and much closer to what I was going for. I just needed to know if there actually was something to what the jeweler was saying about needing a thicker bezel…but I’ll push harder for them to change it. Thanks!
Post # 5
I also think it’s strange that the bezel has to be so large.
Post # 6
They’re being stubborn! Did you approve CAD images or a wax model of the ring?? Because if not you may be able to get some money back or get it altered! If you did approve does it actually meet those specs?
Post # 7
We approved the wax model, but I’m certain the ring now is much bigger than what we had approved. I’m a bit peeved they’re now saying it’s going to be several hundred more to make any changes, but I guess I’ll have to negotiate.