- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
Hi, I’m a long-time lurker who’s never posted, but knew that THIS would be the place to first voice my dilemna:
Today I got my wedding set (a solitaire engagement ring and a plain 2mm, 14k white gold band) back from a chain jeweler from being resized (the engagement ring a 7 to a 5, and the wedding band a 6 to a 5). Upon receiving them at the counter, I examined them and didn’t find anything displeasing at all. They both fit well, the prongs on my engagement ring looked fine, and I didn’t see any marks – I signed their copy of a receipt that stated that it was the same jewelry I presented them with, and that they were in good condition.
It wasn’t until I was home five hours later that I took my rings off and checked them out further. I have no problems with my engagement ring, but my wedding band has a very thin, diagonal line on the inside of the band. It is so slight, and on the unseen interior, that I could brush it off. However, right next to it is what looks like an uneven, sloppily cut half-square -quite dark in color, and almost smudgy looking in normal light. The ring also has a slight bend in that exact spot, although it can’t be seen from the outside of the ring.
I was under the impression that the resizing process left no marks, and I feel as though my ring has been cheapened. I want to keep it in great condition because of its value and sentimental worth to me. Does the receipt I signed stating that I was satisfied with the ring’s condition keep them from fixing what I’m assuming is a mistake? I really don’t think the mark is supposed to be there. I also have a protection plan that would be void if I got my ring fixed anywhere else.
I can’t go back to the jewelry store until tomorrow, and I can’t shake this from my mind. Has anyone else dealt with this? Do any of you have marks on your resized ring? Any advice or experiences would be appreciated!