(Closed) Nicked already!

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Member
165 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Oh dear, I cant tell you how many times I have scratched or dinged my ring and I have had it since March. I am rough too but mostly because of my job, every other time I take it off for heavy duty stuff. You can take it to the jewler and they can buff it out for you. I got my setting at Jareds and it only takes them about an hour and it always looks brand new. I was also told I may at a later time decide to uprgrade to platinum so that it holds up better. Things happen, dont worry to much about it. Is your size right, is the only thing I ask? Alot of brides are not too familiar how your ring should fit. I went through the resizing process twice because I would not listen to the jewler but now am glad I finally did. Everyones hand swell and are different sizes at different times, but your ring should never spin freely and even on your smallest hand day your ring should feel snug up to the knuckle. I know its uncomfortable for some but it does help protect your ring too. Since I finally went down to a 5 1/2, which at first was so uncomfortable, my ring has had a lot less scratches and fits perfect now. Just something to look at.

Post # 5
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119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Bear9206- I hear you, I’m really hard on my stuff too. However, when picking out our rings, our jeweler actually suggested we stay away from platinum, because it’s softer than gold. Eventually after too many times of it being buffed it actually has to be replated because all the platinum has worn away. My SIL ring is platinum and it just looks like a cheap sterling silver ring that is 10 years old, when it’s really not. A lot of jewelers tell you to "upgrade" to platinum because it has a higher dollar amount, and is harder to find than gold, and needs twice the maintenance.

 As far as worrying about your ring, it’s inevitabe that it gets scratched up. If you take it for regular cleanings, and  maintain it home it’ll still be beautiful for a long time to come.

Post # 7
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119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

ouch! Definately check with your jeweler to see if they can suggest something that would keep it safer. I cant think of anything else. But i do agree with the sizing issue, make sure it doesnt spin, that is honestly the worst for it!

Post # 8
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165 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Miss Orchids-Thank you! Good to know, I am pretty gulible at times and jewelry is something I dont know!

Karma, what happened to cause the nick? That would be awful! When I first replied, I honestly was thinking you were talking about scratches, but now that is worriesome to have a nick like that. The square setting may have something to do with it but I also cant see why it would be that much worse.

Post # 9
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1 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1969

oh man, that sucks! I’m sure it’ll happen to me eventually. I even went white gold instead of platinum with mine to prevent nicks like that – since I had read and been told that platinum gouges and nicks, whereas gold just scratches and wears. I hope your jeweler can fix yours for ya! SO far I have only nicked myself with it though. (My ring CUT ME during our move!).

Post # 10
Bee
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

Heh, whoops, that was me: marquisemiss. I didn’t know I could still post with my old name. I guess my computer remembered the password! 🙂

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