Post # 1
I’m so sorry I just need somewhere to rant for a second!
This past christmas eve my longtime boyfriend became my fiance and gifted me the most beautiful ring I have ever seen. I love my ring so much. It was way too big because he wanted to surprise me, but I kept it for a few days before getting it resized so I could show our families in person about the good news.
New years eve day, I bring it in to be resized. No problem! I just miss having it on my finger and feeling a little naked.
I get it back the next Friday, and soon realize it’s still a bit too big, but I figured I could cope with it over the weekend, I’ll bring it back on Monday when I’m in town.
Well, Sunday night don’t I feel something a tad weird. As I fiddle with the ring a little I could swear I feel something move. Oh. Look at that. The diamonds can turn in their settings. What a “lovely” feature. I bring it to the jewelers first thing in yhe morning and they seem mad at ME. Please tell me how I could have possibly loosened all three main stones over the course of 48 hours. Anyways, they reluctantly take it and I ask to have it sized one more down.
This past Friday I am thrilled to hear my ring is back again! I put it on and it fit absolutely PERFECTLY. Beautiful. My ring is back again.
Guess where this is going.
This evening as I’m sitting down to dinner, I look at my ring and one of my side stones is GONE. I cannot find it. It’s gone.
I am so incredibly mad and frustrated. Has anyone else had any problems like this before? My ring has been getting fixed longer than I’ve gotten to wear it so far. I’m taking it back tomorrow but I don’t know what to do. It wasn’t a cheap ring and it’s from a jewelry chain (People’s), so I would have thought they’d be reputable…. so sorry I just need to rant.
Do you think it’s an inherent problem with the ring, or once they get it right it will be fine? 🙁
Post # 2
Hang in there, Bee. Rings are a part of life and life happens. Granted, the more stuff you have going on on the ring itself, the more chance something could go wrong with the stuff on the ring. (Personally, after years of wear and tear and soap scum, I’ve gravitated away from pave and melee.) But they can last for generations, so, just get it repaired again and chin up.
Post # 3
Oh no, I’m really sorry about your ring troubles 🙁
Resizing can deteriorate the integrity of the stones but the jeweller should be well aware of any risks and warn you accordingly. I assume it wasn’t resized more than a couple of sizes?
They need to replace the diamond. They should have checked the prongs before returning it to you. This shouldn’t be an inherent problem with the ring, it just needs a competent jeweller to fasten it. The diamond likely went down the drain…that’s what I believe happened to one of my paves. It sucks.
Post # 4
Thanks everyone I appreciate it. I truly hope it’s the work of a crappy jeweler and not the ring itself. It went from a size 7 to 5 in the end. You’d think that would be a common resizing!! Thankfully my fiance thought ahead and bought one of those “unlimited resizing and repair” packages!!!!
Post # 5
That is soooo unacceptable what you’ve experienced! That’s comforting that your Fiance got a nice package to cover your ring. Hopefully you get your ring in perfect condition asap ! I’m rooting for you Bee 🙂
Post # 6
I’m sorry to hear about your ring troubles, and particularly your lost stone 🙁 I hope you can get it fixed soon.
My ring is from a decent (I think) local jeweller, and after wearing it for about a month I noticed that the centre stone had completely moved! It didn’t fall out, thankfully, but I had no idea how it happened after such a short time. I had dropped the ring once (but not onto a hard surface) and I’d probably tapped it on a couple of things, but nothing serious.
I got it fixed and the jeweller seemed confused as to how I had damaged it – he said it must have been quite a major event, but I really don’t know what could have caused it! So I’m not sure whether it was my fault or if the ring wasn’t made as well as I thought. I now feel like I have to be super careful with it to protect it from any future damage!
Post # 7
Sizing a ring can stretch the ring loosening the prongs, likely what happened to you.
Post # 8
To get that treatment from a chain like Peoples would infuriate me. They should take it back entirely if your setting is somehow defective. I just find it hard to believe that they would ever make such a setting where just because sometimes you know, DIAMONDS CAN JUST FALL OUT. Like what kind of business is that! That’s like me buying a super expensive shirt and after only a month it goes see-through and everyone can see my tatas! 🙈🙈
Post # 9
I also got my (first) engagement ring from a chain. Straight out the box it lost stones. Got it replaced twice (so 3 different rings) and they all molted stones. It was not cheap but clearly the design was not well-thought out. I had it checked by an independent local jeweller and they said the design would never hold up to regular wear. I got a new, more simple ring from another independent jeweller but still miss my original. The shop still sells the design which I think is ridiculous as many people have complained about the impracticality and stupidness of it.
Definitely complain to them and possibly also get it checked over by another jeweller.
Post # 10
pipsqueak: Oh I am sorry to hear this. I would be inclined to not return to the same jewller and try somewhere else and hope you have better luck!
Post # 11
Oh that sucks! I honestly would return it. I know there is sentimental value since he proposed with it, but I have a feeling you will have a lifetime of this if you keep the ring.