- 4 years ago
- Wedding: restaurant
I’d love some feedback here. To give you a little background: I know a jeweler, and my future fiance and I were put in a situation where I could design my dream ring for a 10% above the jeweler’s cost (every girl’s dream!) but we had to do it NOW instead of waiting a few months. I told him I wanted these things:
-Moissanite center stone oval of 3.5 carat
-halo (was fine with moissanite but he said they don’t make it that small so he’d have to use diamonds)
-stones down half the shank
-basket setting with scroll design
-center stone can’t sit too high off of the halo
Well, after a few times of talking, we got to this design:
The jeweler ended up making the outside of the halo thinner than in this picture but I don’t have another image (I thought it looked too much like a class ring in this shot).
It’s much prettier in person (well, the mold was at least. I haven’t seen it since it’s been finished). Here is the center stone dropped into the green mold that the ring would be cast from…pretty, right?Here’s the problem. I have tried to be super grateful with the guy who is giving us this discount, but ultimately he has been somewhat of a pain throughout this experience. I originally told him that I really wanted a basket setting, and I didn’t want the stone to sit too high…and the he shows me the first edition of the model and what does it have…. no basket setting and the stone sticks very high off the ring. When I told him I’d like it to be the original way I mentioned he claimed that I was changing my mind, and I don’t know if it’s because he’s from another country and there is a language barrier- but any time I told him about my vision he would say I just need to trust him and then he would change the subject.
Well, my friend pulls me aside the other day and says my boyfriend picked up the ring and even though the jeweler assured me the center stone and the halo would match, she said my boyfriend was horrified because the center stone looks dingey in comparison to the halo and side stones, and he knows that I’m kind of a perfectionist so he’s been nervous to show it to me. He mentioned it to the jeweler but the jeweler insisted that it was fine, so my boyfriend just paid for it and left because he didn’t feel like he had any ground to stand on since I was the one who designed it. I was all excited about the ring, but I haven’t seen it yet and now I’m worrying that it’s going to be a noticeably fake center stone. (Once I designed the ring, the plan was that my bf could go pick it up once he was ready to get engaged…so I wasn’t planning to be involved in seeing the finished product)
The guy did me a favor by giving us a discount, but am I entitled to go back to him once I get the ring if I think the colors are off? What would you do?
ANY help would be appreciated, especially if you have had an experience with moissanite!
Has anyone else designed a ring and then been less than pleased with it overall?