(Closed) Ring Rant

posted 4 years ago in Proposals
Post # 2
Member
4238 posts
Honey bee

pipsqueak:  

Bummer!

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.

Cyber hug.

 

Post # 3
Member
2579 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Oh no, I’m really sorry about your ring troubles πŸ™

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 # 5
Member
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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 πŸ™‚

Post # 6
Member
62 posts
Worker bee

I’m sorry to hear about your ring troubles, and particularly your lost stone πŸ™ 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
Member
2699 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Sizing a ring can stretch the ring loosening the prongs, likely what happened to you.

Post # 8
Member
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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! πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ 

Post # 9
Member
245 posts
Helper bee

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
Hostess
8672 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

 

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
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3541 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

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. 

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