(Closed) finding out how i can tell if my ring has been altered

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

in order to accurately find out the total carat weight, you’ll need to get a gemologist to appraise it. personally, i don’t think that the stones have been switched on you, unless the stones are flawless and at least one carat. most jewellery stores won’t risk their reputation to replace smaller stones with even smaller stones. it’s just not worth their business.

it doesn’t really make sense that the ring was resized on you, because it takes a LOT of work to resize a ring. (and the gold you would get from sizing a ring a bit smaller is negligible, like dust) they would also have to repolish the entire ring (did your ring come back looking brand new?) what does your ring look like, might i ask?


Post # 5
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I notice that my band feels tighter some days and looser others.  It seems to depend on if I’m well hydrated, weather extremes, etc.  Also, anytime I send my ring out for repair, they throughly clean/ polish it so it looks like new (:

Post # 6
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Did you try it back on in the afternoon, or after having worked out? At different times of day my ring is loose, while at others it is tight.  

You should have a certificate that came with your diamond (I don’t think they give them for any smaller accent diamonds, like on the band, but if there is a big stone in the ring you should have one). It gives all of the information about carat weight, etc, but also has a diagram that shows where the flaws are in that particular stone. No two diamonds are alike, so a trusted jeweler should be able to compare your stone to the certificate and tell you if it is a match. If you are worried about this happening in the future, bring your certificate with you when you pick it up, and ask the jeweler to show you how to look at the stone under magnification yourself. 

Post # 7
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Yeah my ring fits differently depending on things like weather – it’s looser in the colder months, tighter in the the warmer months and if I excersise my fingers swell up quite considerably and my ring is definitely more snug.

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