(Closed) Center Stones & Paranoid Grandmas (a little long)

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

i highly doubt that would happen. its just fear. i think you need to find a local jewelr you trust and take it to them.

Post # 4
585 posts
Busy bee

I think that’s a pretty wild theory. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But if you’re super worried, I’d have it appraised and insured first. As long as you are able to find a quality jeweler youll be fine!

If you think about it, for a jeweler, especially local jeweler, to do that, it would be the kiss of death for them and their business. A CZ is pretty easy to spot, so it’s not like they can get away with it.

Post # 5
745 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My ring is an heirloom on his side. When I took it to Kay to be resized, he spoke with the person there about it. The guy put it under a microscope and showed us both the stone. He then marked all of the identifying markers of the stone (microscopic inclusions, etc) on the slip. When it came back, we looked again at it under the microscope to see that it was the same stone. Large scale jewelry stores have no reason to do it, and a reputable smaller store won’t.

Post # 7
585 posts
Busy bee

@Thinkboxxx:  LOL. That’s cute! Better safe than sorry! My mom is that way too, haha.

Post # 8
3229 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Thinkboxxx:  Actually that did happen to a bee here in the hive.   

Post # 9
4474 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I wouldn’t ship it back; the back & forth increases the risk of losing the ring, plus you don’t know how reputable HER jeweler is.  I’d keep things local and just do my research.  I’d recommned getting the ring appraised first, and then going to a reputable jeweler to get it resized.  You could get the ring appraised again afterwards, and show the info to your grandma to ease her mind.  Besides granny’s peace-of-mind, I think it’s a good idea to get the ring appraised now to make sure the stone & setting are in good shape, and to be sure nobody’s switched the stone on her.  Also, if her stone is an older cut, like an OEC or Transitional cut, there’s a lower likelihood of a jeweler switching it out, as they’re not popular cuts.

Post # 13
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

i think it just fear, people know their stones, and if a jeweler switches the stone on you they’ll get in huge trouble for theft, fraud, and abusing their position because you entrusted them with your ring

Post # 15
2305 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Ask to sit down with a jeweler to look at your stone before giving it to anyone, so you know its your stone coming back.

Also, if you can, find a local jewelry store that has it’s own shop right in their store. That way the ring is never leaving the store, and the chance of it being damaged or lost in shipping is moot. The two jewelry stores that are in my town have a glass window so you can see the jeweler working on the rings and stuff. Maybe even ask if you can pay to have it resized that day, infront of you, if you’re that worried, and all you’re doing is the resizing. 

Post # 16
665 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have built this theory in my head as well, good to see that it’s not just me! Thanks for the posts

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