I nicked my ring

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

I scraped mine up about four months after I got it.  I didn’t do anything about it until I took it in to be re-dipped earlier this week, then asked – she said they would have to use more white gold to fix it.  I didn’t bother because it isn’t very visible at all, but if it’s anything like mine, it is fixable.

Post # 3
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Newbee

“Nicked” means to steal where I’m from so I was :O at the title!

I’m sure you can get it redipped.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull

northbynorthwest :  same haha I was thinking this was a bold confession!

mylittlebees :  I’m sure it’s fixable – if you take it to a jeweller they should be able to advise 🙂

x

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Filling the nicks with white gold it exactly what they will do, well to be exact they will flow white gold solder into the nicks and then file the spot smooth again. If you are clumsy maybe consider a guard or jacket style all metal wedding band to protect your e-ring from future accidents. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

KiwiDerbyBride :  all they would use is solder and it shouldn’t be very expensive, it’s the work you’d be paying for more so than the little bits of metal.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

mylittlebees :  they would flow solder over the nicks, filling them in, this will cause some unevenness in the surface which would then be filed back to smooth and repolished. My father was a jeweler and taught me how to do ring sizings and minor repairs such as that so I know exactly what I’m talking about. Disclaimer though, one thing I know nothing about however is rhodium plating, he hated it and did not plate anything he made or offer re-dipping services, he just didn’t believe in it. But if a ring had been brought in with nicks, that’s how he would have repaired it.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

Oh don’t worry about this, it’s very fixable!  I’ve done this multiple times.  Just bring it to your jeweler and you’ll get it back good as new 🙂  (I don’t know how they do it, they work magic!)

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

As it turns out, re-dipping has almost completely fixed mine (and it was a good scrape – I had tripped over and scraped it across rough concrete).  I just picked my rings up after the re-dip and unless I run my fingernail over it as it’s marginally rougher, I can’t identify which side was scraped at all.  

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

mylittlebees :  can you try to take a picture of the damage? It just occurred to me it is possible that it’s not even damaged, if your stones are pave set then there will be tiny “nicks” by every “prong” as there aren’t any prongs at all, pave stones are set with the actual metal of the ring that is pushed up around the stone.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

mylittlebees :  ok  you’re right. I just thought of that because mine has pave which teeny tiny digs where each “prong” was created.

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