(Closed) Fix my ring or get a new ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: what would do?
    Get it fixed because its the ring FI bought you : (18 votes)
    50 %
    Get a new ring, its more the style you like, and you are the one who has to wear it : (7 votes)
    19 %
    Get your ring fixed and save up to see if you can get the diamonds to go around your main stone : (11 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    6745 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Pokemon:  I would never go for small diamonds as the center stone if at all possible.  I’m not against “upgrades” though, so I would say not to pick the ring at the pawn shop you found over the ring you already have, but that’s not to say that I wouldn’t say to pick another ring.  While I think your e-ring now is beautiful (and nicer than the one you posted if it’s going to have 4 small center stones), I’m a bit perturbed that the price to fix it is $500! 

    ETA:  I’m not a jewelry expert, but I’m going to guess that you’re going to have to get a new setting. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My opinion is not at all to influence yours, got it?  Good.  I would never ever change my ring because it is “the” ring that he proposed with.  But I know a lot of people upgrade and such, so if you like it and your Fiance won’t be upset, go for it.

    Post # 7
    Member
    6745 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Pokemon:  Do you have any idea why it’s doing that?  Is it something that could be fixed and won’t happen again?  Or will it just keep happening (is it the type of metal)?  Is it a defect in the ring that you can go back to the original seller and have fixed, free of charge or for a lower cost?

    Post # 9
    Member
    6745 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Pokemon:  I’d say, find out how much it would cost to replace the setting.  Perhaps you can still use your side-stones and get a new setting with the halo that you like in a metal that wouldn’t do that.  Then, you wouldn’t have to spend $500 to fix AND to add the diamonds because you would be getting a new setting, thereby fixing the problem. 

    Post # 10
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I’d go for hidden option #3, considering your preference for a halo and your need to do something about your current ring. 

    Option #3: Just buy a new white gold halo setting and put your current diamond into it. Here is one from bluenile that is $1200 (http://www.bluenile.com/floating-halo-diamond-engagement-ring-14k-white-gold_21446) but I bet you could find a local jeweler to make one for you even cheaper. 

    Benefits are that 1) it fixes the current problem of your band shrinking 2) it keeps your center stone which seems a bit sentimental to you (and would be to me too!) 3) it gives you a nicer ring than the pawn shop ring because it is still a halo but with a solid center 4) it is not much more expensive than the pawn shop option and probably even the same/cheaper depending on what you can find at a local jeweler. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    472 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @CorgiTales:  Option #3 sounds perfect, good idea!

    Post # 15
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    2607 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    If this were me, I’d start shopping for my wedding band now, and pick something that can be soldered to your ring, hence re-inforcing it.  Then, I might get a cheaper stand-in to wear from time to time to save the wear and tear until the wedding.

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