(Closed) messed up on ring…what to do?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1715 posts
Bumble bee

Wow. Thats REALLY big. Do you have a contract with the jeweler? I’d ask for a whole new setting. I have no idea how that setting could be fixed. And really how much did you pay for all that gold?!

Post # 4
1477 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would contact the jeweler and have them make the band thinner. It’s definitely doable. By The Way, it’s a very pretty ring.

Post # 5
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ll be perfectly honest here…if your girlfriend has a size 5 finger or smaller that ring will look mammoth.  I’m guessing that during the consultation, that you would have requested a small band width, so they should try to do something for you as a courtesy. 

Note:   That diamond alone is pretty distracting, so maybe she won’t mind the large band width considering how shiny the solitare is!!!! Laughing

Post # 6
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

The ring is gorgeous, but too thick for my tastes. If you though that the ring was to be made thinner, you need to go back to the jeweller ASAP and get him to remake it.

It’s possible that the sides can be shaved down and reworked, but only if the structural integrity doesn’t change (and the pink diamonds? on the side are OK for that), but you also probably paid for that gold, and should be reimbursed some!

Post # 8
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Swap out the setting for it’s gold value and get a daintier setting with the cash? 

Post # 9
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

She will love the ring, but take it back, they should be able to to replace the setting to a smaller band. The jeweler is at your service, he did not give you want you were looking for. The style of the ring and stone is amazing, you did a great job! Just have them put the stone in a thinner setting, less is more when you have smaller fingers.

Post # 11
1715 posts
Bumble bee

You didnt do anything wrong!! Thats a beautiful ring!!!  Shes not gonna be mad at you! Just take it back and ask for a smaller setting. It’s ok.

Post # 13
1715 posts
Bumble bee

@jellybeans86:  Then I would go to another place and scarp the gold, and use that money to go to another jeweler and get a smaller setting. Because frankly that guy seems like he is trying to pull one over on you.

For reference, I have a 2ct (8mm) stone. Look at how thin the shank is on mine.  the basket is big on mine, but it is a halo, so a little different.

Post # 14
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it’s beautiful as is, and I have tiny little hands (3.5). I’d say:

1- Give it to her with all the grand romantic proposal (or quiet, romantic, etc, do your thing) and don’t focus on it.

2- After a day of time to bask in the fun of it all, bring up to her that the ring isn’t exactly how you’d ordered it and that you *truly* understand that she may want to go pick out a new setting and that you’d love to go check it out with her. Heck, you can always keep that stone, and you can even melt down the (lots of) gold that you have and make her e-ring setting and band. 

I’d say let it be her choice, you may be surprised 🙂 And if she wants to find something new or thinner, then it’s something you two can work on together. 

*I do agree w/ PPs, though, if you get something new, get a new jeweler. This guy doesn’t sound particularly helpful. My jewelers were sweet as sugar – even after I called them and told them no, after telling them yes only 24 hours before, and I came back in, and made some minor changes, and they just went right back to work. Good people will want to please their customers!

Post # 15
1715 posts
Bumble bee

Or what @indibee:  said. Thats a good idea too. 

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