Post # 1
I got my e-ring custom made in platinum, but my jeweler didn’t stamp what the metal used was into the ring. I’ve almost always seen a stamp in jewelry, and I’m wondering if not including a stamp is normal for platinum?
Does not having a stamp make getting insurance more difficult?
Should I tell my jeweler to put a stamp in the ring?
Post # 3
@lumos: It’s a little unusual, yes. Most jewelers stamp it for authentication. Have the ring tested, then stamped.
Post # 4
I had mine custom made and it’s not stamped inside (it’s 19k white gold). However, it did come with the certification/GIA thingy (I don’t know what it’s called, I’m sorry) and it states the diamond specs, the metal used, the value, and includes a picture of the ring.
Post # 5
Mine is white gold and not stamped either. It’s from Zales, so I’m sure it’s real gold…was your ring a custom ring? I know Fiance “upgraded” my tcw from the one in the case so they had to make it “special” – maybe it has something to do with that?
Post # 6
Mine originally had a 14k stamp in it, but when it came back from being sized it was no longer there. I wondered too if that was gonna make it difficult for getting it insured.
Post # 7
I am pretty sure when you have a ring appraised, they do check the stamp, but they also have chemical ways to double check the metal. Otherwise, I’m guessing people could stamp things incorrectly, etc.
Post # 8
@love108: Chemical identification sounds scary! I don’t want them dipping my ring in chemicals… Is that what they do?
Thanks everyone for your responses.
I didn’t realize I double-posted this thread! (I thought I had just edited this one, not created a new one. Oh well..)
It’s good to know that others have this same issue… I’ll take one poster’s suggestion (in the other thread) to get a letter varifying the metal purity.