Is this legal?

posted 5 months ago in Rings
Post # 46
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Bumble bee

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daliah12 :  Yes, I get it. I had just moved back to the US to a place I had never lived.  There weren’t ring boards to get advice about back then.  I wore that ring from 2008 to 2014. Not only was the ring so ugly, it was so top heavy that it couldn’t even stand up on its own.  I had to solder it to my wedding band so it it wouldn’t fall over.  I never, ever post this ring because I am so embarrassed by it.

It was a good lesson in ring design of ‘what not to do’ and also a good lesson on how to speak up for myself. I know your situation is different but I am empathetic to how you could accept a ring while in shock. The man was quite happy to take my money when I paid but was almost threatening about it when I complained. Here is the Frankenring:

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Post # 48
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Helper bee

 Maybe I just have no taste but I think the top one actually looks better. 

Post # 49
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Worker bee

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daliah12 :  hey, just giving some input from a jeweler, it looks like some of the details just got fuzzy from repolishing. Usually every time they work on a ring they repolish it when it’s finished to remove any marks and make it look nice. I could see why they wouldn’t eat the cost of remaking the ring, since that would not require remaking if they had a decent bench jeweler, which im assuming they didn’t since they outsourced.

Post # 50
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Shreveport, LA

Wow I’m am shocked at some of the rude sarcastic comments here and am only chiming in to say-I get how you are upset by this. It sucks to find out this way! 

However: Your ring is gorgeous and you should take it as a compliment that others want to have one just like it! 

I hope all the mean comments didn’t ruin your day!!!

Post # 54
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Shreveport, LA

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daliah12 :  your ring is AMAZING! It is so beautiful and unique and looks so good on your hand! I’m glad to hear this experience was better than the last one. 

Goodluck with your conversation and hopefully you can get an explanation.

Post # 55
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Blushing bee

If your new jeweler doesn’t own the copyright for your new ring, you should get it copyrighted in your name asap.

Post # 57
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Bumble bee

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daliah12 : Yes, if you flipped through those couple pages, you can see how bad it was.  I had a vintage bead set band that I got in London and I asked for a matching 2 mm bead set band with a halo.  I saw a halo in the window in Hatton Garden and I knew I had to have one.  I took a picture with me to the jeweler of the Tiffany Soleste before I had ever seen one in person and asked for a halo like that (2009). He basically made me an identical band to the bead set one and took my 2 carat diamond and surrounded it with a blob of metal in an almost weird bezel that look just soldered on top of the band and definitely not cast together.  When I went back to say that the diamond was getting no light and it really cut down on the sparkle, he carved those weird uneven holes in the metal and gave it back to me like 3 weeks later.  He told me if I did anymore that I would loose the diamond. It looks like a homemade project that I paid $7500 for and it took 3 month’s. Keep in mind that price is from 10 years ago and just for the e-ring and not the set.

I wore that until 2015 when I decided it was time to fix it. My new halo AND my new pave wedding ring cost the same price by LA jeweler ($7500) 6 years later and those diamonds are 8 points in the two band’s and 5 in the halo.  The other one had tiny 1 mm diamonds that kept cracking all the time on the bottom. I detached my vintage band and now it is black rhodium plated to wear separately like another stacking ring.  I think it is important to ask local jewelers if they actually do the work or send it out.  Many of them do now because it is expensive to have all the equipment and trades in smaller town’s, although I am actually in a well populated area.  I just assumed back then that he would actually be making the ring but that was not the case.  By the time it was told to a 3rd party, my simple idea was completely lost. 

Post # 58
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

That’s so cool! Please share a pic! 

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Newgirl87 :  

Post # 59
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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baileybagels :  Thankssssss!! Here she is (sorry so big cannot rezise)..

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I lost it though…… Still eating me till today X,(

Anyway MIne is pink/peach sapphire, but the jeweler sold it mostly with morganite. SOme also buy it in another gold color and one have rubies center stone!! It’s actually nice seeing other people loving my style lol…

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