(Closed) Not sure what to do…insight/advice? (pretty long, sorry)

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

firstly what a beautiful ring, i can see why you are torn in your deision, my choice from your options would be to take it to another jeweller, i understand the expense, but you are obviously not happy with the jeweller you have, you want to keep this ring too. although saying that if the expensive of this is more than upgrading i would strongly consider that instead. my ring only cost around $100 (£90) i’m not a jeweller fan, as in i don’t like wearing it, althoughi love looking at pieces, i worry mine wil wear down because of the simple fact it rather cheap, although it is pretty, but my fi picked it out with love and if it does require fixing at any point i would do this, i’m much attached to the sentiment behind the ring and not the fact it isn’t the most flash ring. 

here’s mine… i am proud of my ring…. 🙂 apologies for the massive pic 

Post # 4
1359 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

FIrst of all, that is a GORGEOUS setting. I can see why you’re hesitant to start over. I think, as stressful as it may be, I would take the ring back into the store and calmly but firmly point out the flaws and tell them you need them to either re-make it or exchange it for another version. (Not sure if they’re custom made or stock.) If it is bothering you now, it will only get worse the longer you have it, and I agree with you: loose stones, crookedness, gouges, and asymmetry are not acceptable.

Post # 5
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

First and foremost, I would make sure that you are 100% happy with your ring, even if it means returning and starting over. Mostly because you’re going to be looking at it for a long time, and you don’t want to be thinking about that when you’re looking at your shiny.

Have you talked to the jeweler about how unhappy you are with the quality (in those words)? We had some issues with my first centerstone, and actually brought it back with the intention of returning… but when we sat down with the asst, mgr, we ended up leaving with an upgraded stone at a ‘surprise, we never have promotions but look we have one now!’ discount from the sticker price.

Finally, if you do decide to return the ring and start over, all is not lost. A lot of jewelers in our area have events throughout the year where their jeweler will come in and sit down with people who want custom pieces. So you might be able to have yours made through a different store. It just might mean waiting (which is hard).

You do have a beautiful ring. Don’t worry, you’ll figure something out!

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