Post # 1
I got engaged this past November and have been having minor issues with my ring since then. To start off, I actually feel like the jeweler my fiancé used just did not pat close attention to detail (even though they are highly acclaimed in Chicago – jewelers row!). When I first got the ring, the center diamond was loose, set WAY too high, and I noticed some scuffs in the band already. It was also Too big.
We brought it in and got these things adjusted. Rather than resize they told me to put sizing beads in without really giving much ino. Well, now it’s been a couple more months and I still just don’t feel great about the ring. There are now some indents on the band around where the sizing beads were placed (is this normal? I figured for such an expensive piece of jewelry it should be flawless….), and I had to take it back to get another scratch buffed out from when they fixed the setting. Also when they lowered the setting I felt that the prongs then looked uneven around the diamond. I also noticed that there is no stamp or inscription on the inside of the band besides a ‘B’ (It is 14k rose gold so I assumed it might have 14k stamped on the inside?). Finally, it just generally kind of irritates my other fingers. It feels really wide and although the sizing beads help keep it in place, it just constantly feels like the band is scratching the other fingers.
This jeweler also talked us into having the prongs be silver even though the band is rose gold and I can’t help but feel that it looks like two rings put together I’ve seen pictures of other beautiful rose gold rings where the prongs are also rose gold, but that was never even given as an option. When I went to try on rings to help give my fiancé an idea, the salesperson only showed us one type of band saying ‘this is what’s popular now, I can tell this is what you want’.
Help! What should I do? Are these red flags that I should go to another jeweler? Or should I have the current one address all these issue and if so, which ones are legitimate and which ones are me just being OCD? I really don’t know much at all about this stuff so any advice would be amazing. Thank you!
Post # 2
- Wedding: February 2005 - Shreveport, LA
Your ring is beautiful! I can see where it is still too big on you though and that’s why it’s not comfortable. I hate all these issues are happening to you but I would definitely make the jeweler correct all your concerns…..they are all legitimate imo. I have a rose gold ring that has rose gold prongs so it can be done but I think the platinum prongs will last longer and are a sturdier metal. You should not have to pay for any of the issues either just make the jeweler fix them or if you don’t trust he can then take it elsewhere, but that may end up costing quite a bit! Good luck and I hope this works out for you please keep us posted. Again your ring is beautiful!
Post # 3
Its a pretty ring but you can see where its almost comically too big for you, I am stunned they only gave you the option of sizing beads when the ring is clearly several sizes too big for you! Tbh I would consider re-setting your diamond all together in a new setting from a new jewller, I know that might seem extreme but it sounds like you’re already experiencing poor build quality from your existing setting and its not worth loosing your diamond over XX
Post # 4
It’s definitely too big and not particularly well made. My guess is the bench is not in house and they have to send it out to be fixed. Rather than go back and forth with them I’d be more inclined to order a good premade rose gold setting and pop the stone in there. I recommend SimonG, their pave holds up beautifully.
Post # 5
Agree with PPs. Your ring looks at least two sizes too big, and the setting isn’t shoddy, but it definitely isn’t high quality either. Since you’ve already received a sub-par product and customer service (at least twice) from your current jeweler, I would purchase a new setting that meets your expectations and is the correct size. Sounds like they’ve had multiple chances to fix their mistakes and it still isn’t right, you need to go somewhere else.
Post # 6
I’m so sorry, I understand how frustrating it’s been. I went through some drama getting my setting just right, and yes it’s important that it’s right since you are to wear it for many many years. For starters, the size. We all can tell that it’s various sizes too large, and yes, getting it resized will most probably be a large problem since there are diamonds almost on the whole band, when resized the diamonds run the high risk of falling off. What jewelers will/should do in those instances is have the ring custom made to size, not resized. The problem for them is that they are essentially only receiving a porition of that sale, since the main ring maker gets the sale. If you were to just buy the already sized ring in store (normally a 7) then they get full sale – which is why they went with the sizing beads.
Post # 7
The setting looks poorly made and I’d be concerned for the longevity of your pave. If possible, I’d want to have the ring remade using your diamond.
Post # 8
So sorry to hear this Bee, this sucks!! Congrats on your engagement. I agree with PP and I would go back to your jeweller and ask them for a refund for your setting then I would go elsewhere!! You should not have to pay more money for this to be fixed! The jeweller should give you a refund for the setting so you are able to buy a new setting either pre made or custom made. I hope you sort it out. bocogirl :
Post # 9
I agree with others get a refund and buy a setting elsewhere, at this point it’s ridiculous and I’m sure stressful, I’m sorry this happened
Post # 10
Agreed. They have had ample opportunity to make it right. Get a new setting MADE in the correct size, not altered. Idiots