Post # 32
Don’t worry about the gold. It may have to be recast and it won’t lose its integrity
Gold is like any other metal, depending on the temperature it’s heated to (beta transus, etc), it shoudln’t lose any tensile strength (the point at which it would neck and then snap…every metal has an amount of elastic strength in which it can bounce back. It’s very minor but it is there) so your jeweler will be careful. It’s one thing to bend it hot and another to bend it cold.
Post # 33
OH NO! Good luck on fixing it, I know I’d be devestated if anything happened to my ring… Many happy thoughts and hugs!
Post # 34
I’m sorry to hear about your ring!! At least you have the most important part of it, the diamond. So once you get it fixed or a new band all together…don’t forget to get it insured!
Post # 35
it’s platinum, does anyone know if that make a difference with trying to bend it back?
Post # 36
OMG I am so sorry and hope that everything works out for you!
Post # 37
I’m so sorry for you!!
But I am glad you are okay AND that you found the large diamond!
A good jewler can fix that beautifully in time for your big day!
Post # 38
get the new ring some insurance!
I got mine insured by the jewler but also had it added to my own insurance incase it gets lost, etc and it is only an extra $6 a month
Post # 39
Take a deep breath. IT WILL BE OK.
I would start asking around for good jewelers. Maybe you can have the setting fixed and have them put a cz in it for mailing. Keep the diamond with you until you can have it set later. NO one will know and you won’t feel so nervous and pressured. You can have the ring properly fixed by the people you want.
Or find a stand in ring set all together. Get something similar to yours that you can wear and use until after the wedding – then you can get yours fixed and you won’t feel “naked” while it’s gone.
Best of luck.
Post # 40
That royaly sucks. I would talk to your jeweler and see if they can combine your engagement ring, diamond and wedding band together. That way you get a really nice new setting. But I will say that after I got my ring resized (smaller), the setting and prongs of the diamond started to come loose – and I didn’t even do anything to it! The original jeweler we bought it from resoddered the setting no charge. Do you have family in Boston? Can you ship it to family and then have them fix it and bring it with them to the wedding in Hawaii? And I would look into insurance in the states. You might be surprised, it could cover you in travel and in other countries.
Post # 41
Is it possible to check with local jewelers to see if they can help you?
Post # 42
Wow so I’ve had some time to think about it, talk to family & friends etc. And here are my options
1. Send the ring back to Boston on Sept 11 with a family friend from Boston who is visiting Sydney. They can try to fix the setting or reset it. PROS: ring gets safely to Boston, original jeweler works on it thus not cancelling any warranty or anything. CONS: I don’t really trust the old setting now and if changed I will not be there to pick a new setting, It might not even get done in time for the wedding.
2. Take the diamond and mangled ring to a jeweler in Sydney, get the diamonds reset in a similar but less delicate setting in white gold (my wedding band is white gold). and get the Platinum from my band melted down into a bean shape (similar to the Tiffanys bean) – my pet nickname for my fiance is “Bean”. PROS: I will here to pick the setting, CONS: I will have voided any warranty with my original jewelry store. My original engagement ring will be gone, is that weird?
My fiance is on board with whatever I want to do, and I am having so much trouble trying to make a decision! Anyone think one is better than the other? or any other suggestions?
Post # 43
I agree with mrbee, I would check with local jewelers and try to get it fixed up for the wedding day, even if it cost some extra cash. Could you get a plain sterling silver setting for your center stone just so you can wear the diamond your Fiance gave you for your wedding? It would probably cost just $100 or so to get silver instead of gold, since its just for one day. That’s what I would do – I would get it fixed up so I could wear some semblance of it until everything was back to normal.
AND GET INSURANCE! My ring is uninsured right now (only two weeks old) and I’m a nervous wreck!
Post # 44
maybe you could send it back with the family friend and whoever takes it into the jewelery store could take pictures of the settings and email them to you so you could pick from them if you needed to
Post # 45
This post made my stomach turn in knots for you! You poor thing… I’m glad you found the larger diamond *phewf* If I were you, I would probably go with the second option & just pay for a new setting in Sydney. Then your hand won’t be naked & your stone will have a home again.
Holy crap. I’m in shock that this happened to you! I never thought it could actually happen… was there any damage to your hand at all?