(Closed) Questionable craftsmanship – ladies with cathedral solitaires!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Can you post a picture? I wonder how unsymmetrical the side diamonds actually are. Is it because of placement? Or do they not match? Or are the specs very different?

Post # 6
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Do you know what method was used to make your ring? If it was made from a wax mold and then cast, its normal to have tiny areas that cannot be polished. Plus, put a tiny polishing wheel going 25,000rpm against a small ring and 2 things can happen 1) it heats up and burns the hand of the jeweler or melts whatever is holding it 2) the torc from the polishing wheel makes the ring fly up and smack the jeweler in the face. I have taken jewelry making classes and seen both things happen… although I hope a professional jeweler would be better, many are not. Tongue Out

If you want perfectly clean sharp edges, then you would need to have the ring 100% hand forged in platinum. Our jewler has a page on his website that explains why in great detail. I think it has all the answers you are looking for: http://www.victorcanera.com/hand-forged

Last but not least, perfection only exists in the mind!! I LOVE my e-ring, and it is a perfect symbol of our relatonship, no other ring could come close to it in my mind. BUT I can see every “imperfection” in it like slight color zoning in the sapphire, one set of prongs evvvvrt so slightly smaller than the the other 3, a touch too much solder on some parts of the ring gallery, etc. etc. But you know what, it would be IMPOSSIBLE to make something so complex 100% perfect, even if I sent it back to be remade a million times or if I searched for years to find a perfect sapphire. And who is seeing any of that anyway besides me? And would it be worth the years, money and emotional tourmoil to get “the perfect ring”?? For me the answer is no, life is too short!! The most important thing is that I am marrying the perfect man for me. The ring is a fringe benefit!! Laughing I hope this helps!!

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