(Closed) E-ring poorly made

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Can you explain what the problem is with the ring? If I felt my ring was not going to hold up to daily wear, or the stones were loose I’d absolutely speak up. You’re doing them no favors by keeping quiet about problems with your purchase.

So is it a problem with the diamond, or the setting?

Post # 5
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5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I honestly don’t see anything wrong with it. I think you’ve just looked at it so closely that you are seeing things other people don’t/won’t see.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@melanieannemorgan: To be honest, and by looking at the pictures, this is pretty standard for custom work. I don’t buy ready made pieces, I always go custom. I don’t expect the perfect uniform look of chain store jewelry. If you’re getting a custom ring done they are likely hand making the ring for you, and not using a mass produced mold. So it’s not going to be perfectly symmetrical. I don’t see anything glaringly out of place here, or lopsided though.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I can see the asymmetry, and the prongs look unnecessarily huge.  Unfortunately I dont know how to best explain that it needs to be redone…

Post # 9
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5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree with that KatyElle it’s just how custom work is. They don’t use a machine-made mold to make thousands or millions of the same thing. My mom has a lot of custom jewelry, when it’s handmade, it’s, well, handmade. Even the custom necklace she has that won at several jewelry shows (she has it custom-made, the person making it asked if he could enter it in a few shows before she took it into her final posession and she said yes) there are places that, if you stare at it enough, you’ll see small inperfections. But that’s part of the beauty of custom work in my opinion, it’s handmade and nobody else has one exactly like it. The work of an artist, not a machine.

Post # 10
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705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I can see the flaws now that I am looking for them but like katyelle said, it’s pretty standard for custom work.  My ring was also custom made–carved from wax by hand and everything!–and there are a few things that are a little bit off that only I notice.  One side of the ring has a little indention that the other side does not–I use it to put the ring on the “right” way.  A friend caught me doing that and couldn’t see what I was referring to.  Soon you’ll come to love your ring’s unique “imperfections” and will appreciate having a ring with some personality.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I honestly think it’s beautiful.  I don’t think the prongs look unnecessarily big, as another poster mentioned, but that’s just me!  I think the diamonds look spaced out evenly, too. I’m SUPER picky (insanely so), and I’d be satisfied with this ring.  you’ve got yourself a beautiful asscher, by the way!

As always though, do what makes you happy, not us bees.  You’re the one who will be wearing the ring.  But, as others have said, when you get a custom ring, it’s not going to be 100% perfect.  I had my wedding band custom made.  I used the diamonds of an anniversary channel set band that was done in white gold remade into a platinum band (to use as my wedding band).  The custom channel set did not come out as an exact replica to the white gold version, but I learned to love my new platinum version just as much.  There are imperfections that really only I can notice.  Someone isn’t going to hold my wedding band up close to their eye to find imperfectons, ya know? 

Good luck!  Happy engagement 🙂

Post # 12
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724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I just received a custom engagement ring and I have noticed a few very minor flaws in it but like PP’s said, that is pretty typical of custom work. I think it makes my ring unique and when other people look at it, they don’t notice anything wrong with it. I think your ring is gorgeous but you need to love it and if you don’t, then maybe you should talk with the jeweler and see what they can do to help you! 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Honestly, when I saw your ring all I thought was GORGEOUS! Then I read the flaws you noticed and when I looked again I agree, I see what you’re talking about. But again, I wouldn’t have noticed had you not mentioned it. All I saw was BLING BLING BLING!

Post # 14
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2548 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I see the asymmentry a little bit, since you mentioned it. But honestly it is not noticeable. I love that ring. It looks very well made, and I find it beautiful that it was most likely hand made.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@melanieannemorgan: Oh, girl, I’ve been there!  I still stare at and critique my rings (e-ring and wedding band).  Even though I critique them, I wouldn’t change them for the world.  Sometimes trying to “fix” things only makes things worse, and often times you wish you would have just left well enough alone!

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