Post # 1
Last night, my Fiance was looking at my engagement ring ( I had set it in a dish before I crawled into bed) and he noticed that the main diamond was off kilter in the setting. He brought it to show me, and I noticed that not only was the main diamond out of place, the whole setting is squished and bent. Really badly. And not the shank, it’s the part that covers the top of the finger, which is quite intricate. I had taken my ring off to clean it earlier last night, placed it on a table, became distracted, and had later noticed it on the floor next to the table. thinking nothing of it, I just picked it up. We figure he stepped on it, since I was barefoot and would have felt it, and Fiance was wearing shoes. I am so upset. The ring is a hundred year old family heirloom. I seriously love this ring. I feel sick. I hope they can fix it. I think the platinum is cracked in a couple of places. The settings that hold the little diamonds are messed up as well. Whhhhyyyyyyyy??? 🙁 to top it off, we haven’t even been engaged a month, and the ring wasn’t insured yet. I’m taking it to our jewelry guy, and we’ll see what he can do. Do any bees have stories about their rings being brought back from the dead?? Keep your fingers crossed bees. This sucks.
Post # 3
@Pepperwoodsy: If it was a family heirloom, maybe someone in his family still has it insured? They can work magic with rings nowadays so I am sure it will be back in its original condition in no time 🙂 I’m sorry you’re going through this, but I really believe it will all work out fine.
Post # 4
Platinum can bend upon impact – I found that out the hard way. That, plus years of wear can weaken a setting, and even a perfectly new ring hit in the right (or wrong) place can cause damage. Fear not, a good jeweler should be able to restore it!
Post # 5
@Pepperwoodsy: I’m sorry this happened! I don’t have personal experience with this but I have seen past threads where brides have shown bent baskets and damage to their rings, and the rings have been repaired. Be sure to take it to a reputable jeweler.
Post # 6
Do you have a picture of it after it was bent? I can tell you if it can be fixed.
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
🙁 This would break my heart.
Post # 8
Try to find a jeweler who specializes in complicated repairs, custom work, and/or bringing heirlooms back from the dead. We have a really good one here in the area and somebody like that could probably make it shiny and new again!
Post # 9
Thanks everyone! We took it to the jewelers, and they said they should be able to fix it, but that it might not be exactly the same. They won’t know until they start work on it. The man who does repairs at this shop is very experienced, and I trust him. He’ll do his best. I’m thinking it’s like a car after an accident. You can bend the frame back, but it’s never going to exactly how it was before. Biiiig sigh of relief. As long as it is intact, and as long as I can continue wearing it, I’ll be happy. On the way out of the store, it was like the clouds opened up and the sun started shining!!! I wish I had taken a picture of the damage so you bees could see, but in the before I knew it could be fixed I didn’t have the guts. I’ll update when it comes back, though!