(Closed) Sad, disappointed, and can't believe this is still dragging on (kinda long)

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper

It’s already July 1, mid-July is only in a couple weeks. Even if it was end of July, that time’ll fly by. I mean, I can’t even believe it’s already July cuz it feels like 2015 just began.

Anyway, in the grand scheme of things, waiting a few more weeks for a ring is not a big deal.

Post # 3
Hostess
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2007 - City, State

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cherryiice:  I’m not meaning to be rude, but you sound very impatient.. The first jeweler may have been a jerk so it’s okay you left, but than you worked with David and had no patience to wait for any emails from him. And honestly, if you needed the ring by a set time you just tell him and he can usually make that deadline. Plus you could call him if he didn’t answer fast enough. Me, I just emailed again and had an answer usually same day. Having a ring custom made takes time. And now, you found a jeweler who can order the ring you want and now you refuse to wait just 2 more weeks for it? I can’t see why he would make up the place is closed. that’s odd, you’d think he would just say it’s delayed. Artcarved took a few weeks to make my engagement ring I have. yours may be considered a special order. I honestly think you need to be a bit more patient. Or you’ll just be switching jewelers for months and never have a ring. The date he gave you is only two weeks away now. Call him on the 10th to make sure the ring will be there on the 15th like he said, and relax! Enjoy the summer and your man!! 

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 2 months ago by TrueLove407.
  • This reply was modified 6 years, 2 months ago by TrueLove407.
Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Oh my what a mess!! Other than finding platinum in your price range and finding a jeweler that works with palladium, I think your biggest problem is patience. I understand you want to be engaged but your SO has made it clear that he wants to propose with the actual engagement ring, which is understandable. I will say that David’s communication could be better, but he gets hundreds of emails a day and sometimes you have to send more than one email to get a response. As for art carved being on vacation, this is not uncommon for jewelry companies to shut down a few weeks out of the years. Everyone needs a break sometimes. I’d just stick with this jeweler, if you go elsewhere you will probably be waiting until mid-late august. Seriously July 15th- 25th isn’t far away, it’s only 2-3 weeks away. I do understand your frustration, but try to be patient! You don’t want to look back on this special time and only remember being upset. Your time will come soon enough, sit back and relax! Before you know it, you will be an engaged woman! Goodluck hun, hugsxx

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

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cherryiice:  did you look into 19k white gold? I had mine custom made by Adiamor with the design that I like, so it’s not in their inventory. Although my ring is 18RG, I recommended someone to them, and they suggested 19k white gold to him. It’s basically a super metal. There’s no need to rhodium plate it because it’ll stay white. 

Although they usually don’t send 3D images, then might just consider if you ask. They made mine nicely even though there were no photos (Kay’s tried making my ring, but it was horrible and we returned it). It only took 3 weeks for Adiamor to make my ring, 2 for an extra fee. I recently sent them my ring back to do a slight design adjustment, and I received it back in the mail within 2 days!

Anyway, I’m not much of a help, but I suggest you just wait for mid July and keep on checking.

Also, why is there a set date for the proposal? Is there a wedding date already? Where’s the fun in that?

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Post # 6
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1364 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

If the proposal hasn’t happened yet I wouldn’t fuss too much over the ring getting there. Who knows, your Fiance may have something planned that is still weeks or months off. Don’t stress too much, as someone else mentioned it’s already July 1st! 

Post # 7
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648 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Starting over probably won’t get it finished sooner.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you want to be engaged, then be engaged.  Engaged: having formally agreed to marry.  A ring is a symbol of an engagement, it does not make the engagement.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

Maybe I’m old fashioned, but since you ordered the ring and know you are going to get married, I think you are engaged. 2 weeks is really not that long.

I contacted David Klass about doing an anniversary ring for me, but I never heard back. I pretty much dropped the whole thing because I couldn’t find anything I liked anyway, and my husband ended up surprising me with something perfect, so it’s not a big deal. I imagine he is very busy since his name is thrown all over this site and Pricescope constantly. If you want to work with a very popular designer, then it takes time. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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cherryiice:  I can’t imagine being livid over waiting a couple weeks for a ring. David Klass has very excellent reviews and it takes time. I assume he’s not just sitting there waiting for YOU to order. He has many orders he’s working on. I would have waited for him. I waited for mine til AFTER the engagement actually occured. Wasn’t livid.

Post # 12
Hostess
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2007 - City, State

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cherryiice:  why don’t you just start planning the wedding now?? You dont need the ring on your finger to plan at all. And, when I got married we planned the wedding in 2 months!! I didnt have a big wedding tho. But, I say you know you’ll be engaged soon, go ahead and start looking at venues and book one you like if you find it! 

Post # 13
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120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I am highly allergic to nickel,  so quizzed my jeweler thoroughly about this. The white gold they use is guaranteed nickel free and is mostly gold and palladium. Maybe check with the jewelers to make sure you’re not incorrectly assuming about the nickel? There is a lot of awareness in the industry about nickel allergy now,  even cheap places like Accessorize have nickel free jewellery. 

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You don’t need a ring to start planning a wedding.  If you agree to get married and start planning, you’re engaged.  You can be engaged and waiting on the ring.  Holding up your life for a ring is silly.  If you need to start booking for next year… book away.

Post # 15
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120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I see you responded while i was typing. I’m genuinely surprised that high end jewelers would not be able to guarantee nickel free gold! Its such a big problem and even cheap mall shops are aware of it.  Unfortunately my jeweler does not ship outside South Africa. 

ETA:sorry,  didn’t read the end part properly. It looks like you’re almost there,  another couple of weeks is annoying but at least you have a solution. You should definitely start planning,  even if its not public yet. As far as you and your partner are concerned,  you’re engaged. You’ve discussed it,  agreed,  and bought a diamond.  

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 2 months ago by datura. Reason: Didn't read OP properly

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