(Closed) ring mini vent

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

They may have had to change the head of the ring b/c you got a bigger diamond.  The other head may have only been able to accommodate a smaller diamond.

Post # 5
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617 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

They may have adjusted the head to accomodate a larger stone. When we purchased my setting, the head was for a 0.5-1.0 stone (which indicates to me that maybe stones smaller than 0.5 like your original need a different head) and we had to have them change it to accomodate the bigger stone Fiance was purchasing. I would approach it that way. Did your setting have any stampings or engravings on the inside to indicate that it is in fact yours?

Post # 6
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96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

 

This is your ring, I dont think you are being overly anything. Id be pissed too!

Post # 7
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13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m sure they had to change the head due to the size and shape of the new diamond.  First – it’s bigger.  A .5 carat diamond is not likely to fit in the same head as a .2 carat diamond.

Second – even though it has the same cut, the new diamond probably doen’t have the same dimensions.  You can have two .5 carat diamonds of the same cut that have completely different shapes (ie. one is taller and skinnier and the other is shorter and wider).  This could be a big factor in the diamond no longer being in a high setting if your original diamond was taller/skinny for its size and the new diamond is shorter/wider for its size.

I’m sure if you continue looking you’ll still be able to find a wedding band you like that will fit with your engagement ring and the new diamond.  Have you looked at other channel set bands or maybe eternity bands?

Post # 9
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860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

In that case, I would be alarmed.  I’m pretty sure that all real gold has the karat of gold stamped inside.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

First of all – you said that the second stone was certifed correct? – Before you bring the ring back to the jewler whom you think *may* have changed your ring, why don’t you stop by an appraiser and see if they can verify if you stone matches your cert.  It doesn’t take too long and will ease your mind completly.  That way, *if* the stone doesnt match, you can bring the appraisal, your certification, your ring all to the jewler and ask them about it then.

ps – they test the metal on your ring when they do the appraisal also.  i wouldn’t worry about their changing the metal on you – gold is pretty expensive these days, but its not thaaaat expensive.

Post # 12
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2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Not all gold has the karat weight stamped inside. I have several real gold rings that don’t.

Post # 14
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13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m just forewarning you …. they may not be able to change the head without changing the diamond.  The heads are chosen/designed/shaped (to a point) to fit the diamond they are holding, ensuring that its a tight fit and won’t get loose, fall out, etc.

As I said in my first post, your new diamond is obviously a different size and likely a different shape (while still being the same cut) from the first diamond you had.  I’m sure they chose a head that fits the new diamond where as a high setting like you had before may no longer fit your stone.

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