Post # 1
hubby-to-be and i shopped around for wedding rings last weekend at local jewelry stores to get an idea of size, feel and price point.
i LOVE my blue nile engagement e-ring, but i still need to re-size it to make it fit a little snugger without shifting. fiance may also need a little adjustment as well. i am so excited to get our wedding rings at blue nile 😉
any tips on how to shop around for a good jeweler to do it? i contacted shane co, but we need to come in so they can assess it before making a quote. is it better to go to a private/family owned business or a big box company? all i care about is the trust factor: no fears of them switching out my diamond, losing anything, accidental defects, clear-cut business, etc…
also, what is a good price range for platinum rings?
thanks so much!
Post # 3
I had BlueNile re-size mine. It was free because it was within 6 months of when Darling Husband bought it (or something like that, check their website). I had to mail it to them via insured registered mail along with the GIA certificate. They mailed it all back after it was done. I paid for shipping to them, they paid for the shipping to me. The whole process took about ten days because registered mail is slow (the package gets handed over from one pair of hands to another with someone signing for it each step of the way). Also, I think they just re-set my solitaire into a new setting of the right size. It might be different depending on what kind of setting you have and how big of a size change they have to make.
Your diamond has a serial number engraved in it along one edge. This number is also written on the GIA certificate BlueNile sent with the ring. If you take it to a local jeweler to be resized, bring the GIA certificate with you when you pick it up. Ask them to give you a microscope to look at your ring so you can make sure the numbers on the stone and any inclusions match the numbers and the diamond map on the paperwork.
Post # 4
I have a blue nile ring and did the registered mail process when I exchnaged my setting. It took over two weeks and for me, was extremely nervewracking. I sent it in recently for a dinged prong and they sent me a pre-paid insured fed ex label and I overnighted, and the whole process took only a week that time. It’s up to you if you feel comfortable that way. It’s totally safe, I just hated being without it.
I had a prior e-ring sized at Rogers and Hollands the same day. This is not to say bad things about them as a whole but this particular store did a horrible job, the ring being so much thinner in the back and you could see a visible seam where they cut the ring and then put it back together. I know Kay jewelers sizes but they send it out, they dont do it on site.
My sister went to a local jeweler for her blue nile ring, and it took 3-4 days. Could’ve been sooner but it was a holiday. It was $90 but a fantastic job.
Hope all these stories help! Good luck!