(Closed) Engagement Ring Issues (with the actual ring, not my relationship..haha)

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What sounds like the best option in my case?
    Take out my amethyst stone from the current setting and set it into a new, more durable setting. : (12 votes)
    60 %
    Buy another ring that is meant to be worn everyday. : (6 votes)
    30 %
    Wear current ring on special occasions only: e.g: wedding, anniversary, birthdays. : (2 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Just read the updates to your other post from last night. It seems to be a problem with the specific setting the ring is in now. I could show you amethyst rings of mine from the mid-80’s that I have that are amethyst that do not have a single problem — and I was a young teen and rough on my jewelry! So I voted for a new setting.

    Post # 4
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Have you gone to see another jewler.  I dont think 14k gold or amethyst or combination of them cannot be an everyday ring, and definitely should not be having problems after less than a month.  Do you have pictures of your setting?  I’ve had rings with everything from 10k-24k gold, and stones from soft opals to diamonds and have never had any issues with everyday wear.  (Except for my opal ring that I dropped on a tile floor that cracked my stone right in half, but obviously that was my fault)

    Post # 6
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Nevermind!  I just read through the rest of your other thread.  I’m going to vote keep is as occasional ring and get a new one for e-ring.

    Post # 7
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Would it work as a full bezel set?  How about a different metal?  There are defnitely half bezel set diamond erings out there, I dont understand why an amethyst woudl be so much trouble.

    Post # 9
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    14656 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    ooh, I couldn’t really see that it was much thinner than the usual half bezel sets.  Is it a tension setting?  Are there modifications they could do to this ring to strenghten it?  Like complete the gold around the bottom and/or side of the setting, and still allow it to look the same from the top? 

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2004

    I would go with option one.  If you go ahead and have your stone set in a more secure setting you can be done with it and get down to the business of loving your ring (and wearing it)

    Post # 12
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    913 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I voted to get a new ring and I would suggest a harder stone, maybe a purple sapphire, in a more secure setting. It stinks that it means spending more money, but it’s worth it to let you enjoy your engagement ring every day.

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