(Closed) Engagement ring flaws

posted 5 years ago in Engagement
Post # 33
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600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

Oh man, definitely wonky…sorry bee!!

Post # 34
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1751 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

That’s not milgrain! My ring – bought 2 months ago – has much finer milgrain than yours does (see photo below). Don’t believe anyone who says milgrain is deep like yours at first and wears down with age. 

Id take out the beautiful diamond and get the setting you liked from Brilliant Earth. You don’t have to put up with a shoddy ring just because the jeweller is family. 

Post # 35
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2236 posts
Buzzing bee

I typed out a huge long post yesterday before I left work and when I hit “add comment” it disappeared. cry

What do you think your budget will be for just the setting alone?

1.) I love coppery RG, too – but yours looks like literal copper. :/
2.) The people I was thinking of may wind up being out of your budget, but I really think it’s worth it to just email them and get a quote – you never know. CVBid for instance, mostly does halos, so she may jump at the chance to do a design like this for her portfolio! (And I believe you can do up to three months’ layaway plan –through LAD, linked below– if you decide her work is worth it, but you need to save a little more. I’d way rather go without my ring for a few months up front and save a little more and get truly stunning work than cut corners and wind up with subpar results – erings are so special!!!)
3.) If I were you, I’d reach out for a quote from CVBid, David Klass, and Steven Kirsch
4.) CVBid’s 18K RG:

5.) CVBid teams up with a diamond vendor -Love Affair Diamonds-, since most of the people who buy diamonds from LAD need someone to create a setting!
http://www.loveaffairdiamonds.com/solitaires/
The Jovyn is the only one I can find in RG that doesn’t have accent stones, and it’s $1500 – to give you an idea of pricing
6.) If you decide the designers above are out of your budget, both BE and GreenLake are sound options – they have good reputations on Pricescope. 

Good Luck, Bee!

 

Post # 37
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289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Aww, so sorry it’s definitely wonky. It looks like a VERY beautiful idea that just fell woefully flat in multiple ways and ultimately muddied your vision and under-delivered. Sorry, I hope that’s not mean. 😔 I think you should go with the full refund and explain your idea to another jeweler; you’ve obviously got an awesome eye and style. All you need is a talented craftsman! Wishing you the best! 

Post # 38
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102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017 - Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

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lynanng :  I am so, so sorry you have to deal with this! Hugs to you Bee. <3 Unfortunately the flaws you’re seeing are pretty obvious with any inspection. 🙁 Makes the ring look shody overall even though I can see how it would be gorgeous if it was well-made. I’d see if you can go back to Brilliant Earth and get the setting you really want- I got my Engagement Ring from there and we were SO happy with the service that we’re planning to get our wedding bands there as well. It’s a little nervous buying from an online source, but they were so communicative and helpful that it was a pretty painless process and their quality speaks for itself. 

Post # 39
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1308 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - St. John\'s Lutheran Church

Holy smoke. Normally with these threads I can’t see any difference at all, but your ring looks like a drunk person made it. It is so, so visibly off! You should definitely take it back. Sorry Bee, that sucks!

Post # 44
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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lynanng :  oh that’s beautiful! I’m so happy you got the one you wanted and didn’t settle for the other one.  This one has the beautiful fine milgrain the way it should be!

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