(Closed) Don't like my ring… Can't exchange or return

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
Member
644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: A restaurant on the beach

It would be cost prohibitive (if not impossible) to switch out the head of that ring to fit a 0.5ct diamond. Since you don’t hate the ring you should keep it for now. You guys can save money and in a year or two upgrade the ring to something you’ll love. 

Post # 32
Member
606 posts
Busy bee

katiejane10:  People can say you sound greedy all they want (and you totally do) BUT no one can say that they aren’t hoping for their dream ring when that box opens.

If the ring you got is SOOOOO close your dream ring, why not make it perfect? In that case, I don’t see it as greed, just a doable fact. So, let the haters hate girl!

See if they’ll exchange the diamond, not the ring? They might do that, they can use the diamond in a different ring, you like the setting, right?

The place my Girlfriend is going to get my ring sells you the ring setting and THEN after you’ve picked the ring, you pick the centre diamond, size, cut, clarity, colour. So maybe he went through the same process? And in that case I can’t see why it’s a big deal to exchange the diamond…

Post # 33
Member
733 posts
Busy bee

I don’t understand. He proposed with the same ring, but it needed to be sized down. So you saw the size of the diamond, and still ordered a new one in the right size? Why didn’t you return it then and make him buy you a bigger diamond?

Post # 34
Member
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2000

i would ask the store if they can put a larger stone into the setting. You’ll lose a lot of money reselling it Since diamond rings depreciate like cars. 

Post # 35
Member
1617 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

Upgrade! Not now but down the line. When it comes time to pick out wedding bands visit different jewelers and casually mention upgrading. Some jewelers can offer you a better deal if you’re buying multiple items from them. Consider moissanite or adding a halo as a way to increase the size. Or pick out a helluva wedding band and rock your band solo! None of these are right now options but if you save up you can find a solution. 

Post # 36
Member
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Red Barn Farm

katiejane10:  If you’re both in agreement about letting go of the ring, I would attempt to sell it yourself. Facebook, Craigslit, Pawn shops, perhaps another jeweler? If you went to another jeweler you could maybe give them your ring, in exchange for purchasing a new ring with them? 

 

I’ve had problems with my ring, but my jeweler is willing to have an extra version of my ring in their store because of all the issues wiith it. 

 

By the way I don’t believe it’s selfish AT ALL to want the ring YOU want!!! You are going to have it for the rest of your life *hopefully* so it needs to be something that you’re proud of! 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by  mrsdoodlebop.
Post # 37
Member
1565 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Could you take it to another jeweler and ask if they can put in a bigger stone, or trade it in and get some money back as a credit to spend on a new one?

Post # 38
Member
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Is anyone happy with the fact that someone asked you to spend the rest of their life with you? Or is the ring the only thing that matters anymore? I feel like marriage is lost, because people are more concerned with how big the ring is or how much it cost. Clearly your fiance picked it out because he liked it and thought you would as well, that should mean a whole lot to you. More and more people are stressing about the big day versus looking at the big picture. How about you worry about your life together. Not how big the ring is. I bet not one person is going to tell you how small the ring is…

Post # 40
Member
836 posts
Busy bee

katiejane10:  wow, you’ve had a whopping two posts on WB and now you’re three pages in and guess what you haven’t come back to comment on this thread! Weird. Hope it isn’t because people aren’t answering the actual question and just berrating you! 

Give the girl a break. She clearly posted on the first page that she would be more than happy with a .4 or .5 diamond. She came here for support and I give it to her. It’s not my place to tell her anything different. 

Post # 42
Member
836 posts
Busy bee

katiejane10:  ignore it. There are way more amazing people on the boards than there are sour apples. 

Post # 43
Member
1227 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

How about a stand in ring with a moissanite of the dimensions you desire?

Post # 44
Member
489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

katiejane10:  It is beautiful! I’d say keep it now and then upgrade down the line?  Is that a possibility?  And I will say (not sure if this will help or not 🙂 but my ring is a little over a carat and I actually wear my wedding band and only put on my diamon when I am going somewhere etc. I find myself wearing just the band so much more 🙂

Post # 45
Member
1261 posts
Bumble bee

It is a very pretty setting! Curious, is it pave diamonds or an intricate, textured metal setting?

I think it could be nice to use this stone in a necklace, but I caution you to make sure you’re being sensitive to your partner so that he doesn’t feel bad about this.

I like your ring, but if you want to change it, hm… perhaps you could add a halo? That would help on the financial side, too, as you’d keep the stone!

The topic ‘Don't like my ring… Can't exchange or return’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors