Post # 1
My Darling Husband took my e-ring back to base with him to be sized (there are no jewlers within several hundred miles of me curently)
It did get resized, it went from ‘so big it would randomly fly off'(5 3/4) to ‘slightly large but at least I won’t loose it’ (5)… that much is fine
What is not fine is that when he dropped the ring off it looked like this
and now it looks like this…
I don’t know if you can tell in the pictures, but the ‘before’ ring had a great tree bark pattern on the outside and a satin polish to it that was not too ‘blingy’ and I loved it! And now all of the tree bark pattern has some how dissapeared and it is SUPER SHINE polish. I know some of you girls love the blindingly sparkely rings, but that isn’t really my thing… and now I have one. Just frusterated I guess and I don’t know if there is really a way to get it back to what it once was but taking it back is not an option becuase it was done a month ago and Darling Husband DIDN”T NOTICE the difference! Seriously, I love him, but he is painfully unobservant sometimes.
Post # 3
I’d take the ring and pics back to the jeweler who resized it. Is it the same place u bought the ring? If it is, they should see what’s different. If not, the pics show. Can’t hurt to ask! Love your center stone btw!
Post # 4
They polished off the original texture when they cleaned it up after resizing. Can you send it to the person who you got it from and they can put the texture back on?
Post # 5
I would be frustrated too if my own brushed rings came back like that!
Are you sure it is not just rhodium plated now? It looks really bright white and shiny. That would be covering up the subtle tree bark and giving it that high shine. They might have gone and done that because many places seem to automatically do it after doing work on white gold (much to my frustration for some rings!). When they resized it there may have been a “cut/soldering line” that they covered up with plating. Wearing it a lot and exposing it to lots of things or taking it to get polished OFF will remove it (but taking it to get polished off may cause issues too). You might just want to wear it a lot and rub at it a lot and let time remove it.
If not actually plated and high polished, you can take a brillo/scratch pad (like those green ones you use for cleaning) and “scratch” it, but this may give it more of a brushed finish than your rings originally had, which seem to be more of a medium to low satin polish. You can do this with the rhodium too, but it may just end up looking like you have lots of scratches in the rhodium rather than taking it off. Better to have someone else take off rhodium.
But the tree bark design…it is hard to tell if it is not visible due to plating, the reflection of the polish or just polished off entirely. To get that back (assuming it is gone and just plated) I would send it back to Kate Szabone to see what she could do, maybe?
To me it really looks like they went and rhodium plated it though. I am 99% sure this is what they did!
Post # 6
@teabiscuit: Thanks I love it too, when we were searching for rings I became absolutely smitten with rose cut anything and I love it!
@AJester2: Good thought, I sent the origional jelwer a message, but she hasn’t written back yet. I am just so amazed that someone woudln’t notice they were polishing of the texture when they were shining a ring that wasn’t supposed to be shiney in the first place. strange.
Post # 7
I am so mad right now. I love your ring….. you don’t just take off the bark!
Post # 8
I absolutely love your ring! But it does look way shinier.. : such a shame, hopefully you can get it taken care of though 🙂
Post # 9
@RayKay: You are fairly brilliant! I called, they did rhodium plate it, It says “High Shine and Rhodium Plate” on their paperwork apparently. Any clue how long that will take to wear off?
@love108: I know right! Dh put it on my finger and I honestly thought they put it on a new band or something. It doesn’t even look similar, It also makes the wedding band look really dirty or something.
Post # 10
@globalmargaret: Sort of depends on your body chemistry, the thickness of the plating and what it gets exposed too over time. It won’t wear evenly though which could be an issue!
You can try soaking it in jewelery cleaner for a day or two (or overnight a few nights). It tends to accelerate the wear of it. But it still won’t remove it.
You can try really fine sandpaper or the green scratch pad since the rings are satiny underneath anyway, but I cannot comfirm how well it will work and it would be a lot of work…rhodium is quite hard.
Otherwise, it is best to get a jeweler to polish it off, telling them you want it to remain satin finished after!
The good news is they did not polish out the design, though!
Post # 11
I don’t think it will wear the way you want it to since it wont wear in the little dents that create the texture. I would take it back for them to restore it since its their mistake. a fine grain sandpaper or steel wool would also work.