Post # 1
9 days ago I took my ring to be resized, because it was way too tight. After I got home, I noticed that one of the prongs seemed “rough” to the touch. I asked Fiance to feel it, but he didn’t feel anything and thought I was being over-sensitive. (The ring resizing experience wasn’t a great one at first and at one point, I was crying in the store after the reszied ring needed to go back again after still not fitting!)
I tried to ignore it, but at work today, I noticed that the ring was really deeply gouged on that prong. It was not like this pre-resizing.
I’m afraid to take it in to get polished because its abrasive, and I’m worried it will damage the ring or diamond.
My jewler recommended getting the ring dipped in October, right before my wedding. Should I wait and handle the scratch then, or go this weekend to get it fixed?
(Also – where we bought the ring is about an hour drive away, and it isn’t possible for us to go after work!)
Sorry for the size of the photo – I’m at work and not sure how to change it! And for the photo itself, I don’t have my good camera at work, but I’m freaking out about what to do!
Post # 3
Get this fixed ASAP, especially since it’s damage to a prong! Take it to a jeweler you trust and ask what the best course of action would be; they would know best.
Post # 4
@Ellyson: Thank you! I was thinking the same thing. I just panicked – and of course, I teach, so I couldn’t do anything about it in class when I noticed! Except obssess about it until I got a free period!
Post # 5
Definitely take it to get fixed ASAP and let them know this is unacceptable. If they can’t fix it, find a competent jeweler! Ugh!
Post # 6
If it’s abrasive, it’s probably pretty annoying so I’d get it polished or fixed or whatever they have to do, espcially if you need bring it in sooner or later since it was their fault so that they don’t charge you for it. If it doesn’t bother you too much, and they’ll buff it out for not charge later, Id just wait, it just looks like a surface scratch that isnt going to compromise the integrity of the prongs.
What kind of band are you going to wear with the ring? If you try to wear a straight band, it’d likely you’ll wear down the bottom there a lot worse than that scratch. My prongs are almost completely flat on the side now from rubbing against my wedding band.
Post # 7
I would take it to a different jeweler and have it buffed out and the prongs rechecked
Post # 8
Thank you everyone! I sent Fiance the picture, and we are going to figure out a time to go this weekend to fix it. I am still very upset, but at least I know I’m not being over protective of my ring and we have a plan!
@pinkshoes: Thank you for letting me know about the wedding band 🙂 I have a contoured band because I was concerned about the rings rubbing together. When I tried on the straight rings, I could feel it rubbing and I knew that would bother me!
Post # 9
GET.IT.FIXED that is poor workmanship….never mess with a prong 🙁
Post # 10
so true about the prongs. don’t mess around with prongs!