Post # 1
My Fiance proposed back in June with a gorgeous ring, unfortunately it was a 1/4 size too big . I finally sent it over to James Allen two weeks ago to have it resized and according to FedEx it should be here by 8:00PM tomorrow. I’m wondering have any of you mailed your ring back for resizing or a refinish to James Allen or any internet vendor? Did you have the ring immediately appraised after its return? I think we’re leaning towards having it reappraised, but wanted to hear from you ladies.
Post # 2
Huh? You want to have it reappraised for resizing and refinish (I’m guessing it’s white gold and it was redipped?)… that really woudln’t change it’s value at all.
Post # 3
are you worried they might change stones out our something? If not, why do you want it reappraised? I don’t the change in size and refinishing would change the value.
Post # 4
Yep, I’m worried they might switch the stones. I’m sure as a reputable company they wouldn’t, but more for my piece of mind and pinkshoes:
it was just a resize, I have no idea if the setting is white gold or platnium. The ony thing I know about the ring is carats. My Fiance refuses to tell me anything else.
Post # 5
Did you have it appraised by a third party already? Or are you relying on the cost being an accurate appraisal?
Post # 6
The type of metal is stamped on the inside shank. I think if you’re willing to shell out $ for an appraisal, you’re better off getting a loupe and verifying that it is your diamond according to the GIA report. James Allen is not going to switch your stone. It’s just not going to happen.
Post # 7
I know my Fiance had an initial appraisal for the insurance.
Good idea! Thanks I’ll have him do that.
Post # 8
in that case I would take it right back to the same place and have it done again. Peace of mind.
Post # 9
Is your stone laser engraved
with a serial number? If so you could grab a magnifying glass and skip the appraisal for your peace of mind.
Post # 10
Personally I bet you could take the old appraisal and the ring to any jewler and just ask “are these the same stones?” no need for a new full appraisal. I’m sure James Allen wouldn’t change the stone but it could give you peace of mind And take 2 min tops.
Post # 11
I worry about the ‘stone switch’ whenever I get them cleaned!
I really do not think a company is going to risk their reputation … but I am sure it would have happened to someone hey
Post # 12
Thanks ladies ! I got her back today and she looks better than ever! I think I’m going to take a chill pill and not worry about it. You guys are awesome.