(Closed) New shank on wedding ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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2607 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’d just live with it if I were you… it seems like something very small to take the risk of all the things that could go wrong with replacing the shank, not to mention you’ve already had to give it up once for re-sizing, so I’m sure you don’t want to be without it for another chunk of time.  

If the line is on the bottom, no one but you will ever see it.  Also, my ring is 18k gold, and since it’s so soft, with wear the band is gently scuffed up, which would help to disguise any lines.

Are you having your wedding band soldered to the ering? They could probably fix it then if it’s really really bothering you still.

Post # 4
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2031 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I had a line in my original wedding band, due to them sizing down a band with engraving.  At first I thought I was going to cry because the beautiful etches were ‘ruined’ in one spot, but to be honest after about 2 days I didn’t even notice anymore.  Obviously, the choice is up to you, but it seems like a hassle to go through if you can wear it with the line on the inside of your hand. Here’s the band, you can’t see in this picture where it was sized (it was visible on the edges) so it wasn’t a huge deal afterall.  

Post # 7
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669 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I actually had the shank of my channel set wedding band replaced!  I had it custom made, and they had made the bottom of the ring thinner than the thickness of my ering, which drove me bonkers! As a result, I had them fix it until I was completely happy with it. Now you can’t even tell that my wedding band underwent surgery 🙂  It’s amazing how metal can be melted together and polished. 

Post # 8
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808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Did you mention to the jeweler that you were concerned?  Maybe wait and see if you can live with the line and then decide later to add a shank? 

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