Engagement ring not perfectly circular

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
1260 posts
Bumble bee

Can you post a pic?

Post # 3
581 posts
Busy bee

It sounds like the jeweler didn’t actually make the ring, he just bought an existing ring and then tried to resize it. A custom ring should be made from scratch to fit you. If it really bothers you, I would return the ring and have it made by a custom ring designer. I went custom and I’m really happy with the results (and it was no more expensive than a lot of mass-produced settings I’ve seen online). My ring was made by Mark Morrell in a size 4.5, and he actually built the ring himself. There was no resizing; I sent him the center stone and told him my ring size, and he built the setting around my stone and in my exact size.

Post # 4
5152 posts
Bee Keeper

The circularity/non-circularity of the ring will not affect its appraisal. The stone and the gold/platinum weight are all that really matter. 

Post # 7
2245 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

My ring was bought in the size 7 for me to try on and see if I like it, but when it came time to actually order the ring and have it made, my jeweler bought it in my size and made it from there. He could return it if it was in the wholesale size, so he bought a bunch of those just for me to try on and see what I like. But the actual ring was ordered in my size. I would go back and ask if he can order it in your size, personally. Especially if it bothers you. 

Post # 10
136 posts
Blushing bee

Pavé bands shouldn’t be resized so much, it can warp the settings. He should have bought it in your size to begin with. Perhaps he used a ring he already had on hand to save himself money on ordering. Either way, you shouldn’t have to accept subpar work on such an expensive item.

Post # 11
4965 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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LP84 :  you should never size down that much with a pave ring. It can cause issues with side stones falling out. Your jeweller should have told you that and either ordered a ring in the correct size or refused to sell the setting to you. I’d go back and say you are not happy with the workmanship and worry about the structural integrity of the ring because it has been sized down so much. I’d also go to another jeweler and get them to look at the prongs holding in the side stones of your setting. They might be able to confirm with a loupe that the side stones are not as tightly held as they should be and may be at risk of falling out.  

Post # 13
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2020 - York, Nebraska

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LP84 :  I have no good advice but just wanted to throw in that custom rings do not start at 10k; any ring made from scratch to fit your ring size instead of being resized from a stock size is a custom ring. It doesn’t have to be from a fancy designer. My ring is a custom, made by a local jeweler for around $7k (and that cost was only because it was a diamond over a carat).  

Post # 15
1616 posts
Bumble bee

5 is pretty tiny, but not all premade rings are avail that small. Sizing down that far is hard on the setting. 

With my first marriage the jeweller did the same as yours, and I kept losing diamonds. Once the main stone! They finally had to request a custom cast one from the manufacturer in my size. 

This time I went custom  made in my size, I’ll never size down a ring with stones again 

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