(Closed) Too-thin platinum ring needs to be fixed–opinions needed!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

My jeweler warned me not to go less than 2mm with pave so I’m surprised they thought 1.6mm would be fine for daily wear.

Since you plan on changing everything out within the next year or so, I probably wouldn’t want to pay for them to fix it now, only to get an entirely new ring later.  It may be cheaper in the interim to get just a plain solitaire setting and hang on to your original setting until you’re ready.

I know how you feel about changing the ring your husband proposed with.  I wound up changing my setting a few weeks ago because my original ring was a split shank halo and it was really bulky on my finger, plus I couldn’t wear my wedding band with it.  So I had my diamond reset and I’m really happy with the new setting.  Since you’re keeping the diamonds from the original setting, I think that will help keep the sentimentality.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I pulled out a platinum ring yesterday and I was surprised to see that mine had also gone off-round. I’m surprised I didn’t notice but geez it’s bent! 2.5mm shank. I’m going to see if they can just heat it up and fix it but they’re not making them like they used to. This is a several thousand dollar designer setting. 

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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leilarobs2 :  Dang!  My new setting is platinum and I hope that doesn’t happen to mine!  I can’t believe a 2.5mm designer setting would warp like that!

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

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DrunkInLove :  less than 2mm is a bad idea, especially if its pave! Aka chunks of metal cut out. Jewelers do it because of the demand, but he is right when he said what happened is pretty typical. I wouldnt get it repaired- Id get it remade completely with a more substantial band. The problem is the design, not your jeweler. Id just get a plain band engagement ring like the one you originally picked, and then get a sparkly eternity band for funsies. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

Yeah the band is too thin. My band is 1.8, which is also super thin and has some minor warping on one side. If you go that thin again, it’ll warp again. The jeweller isn’t the problem. It doesn’t bother me at all because you can’t tell unless I take off my ring and stare at it. But if you redo yours, you’d need a thicker shank. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

just looked at my platinum band that i have been wearing every day for almost 4 years.  i shower with it, go to the gym, etc. and it has no warping.  it is thicker than yours but i am not sure the thickness. it also has channel set diamonds on half of it.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

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sunnierdaysahead2 :  I’ve been thinking all day about how I did it. I haven’t really worn that one in a year and now I remember. That one is my fault. I was screwing all day (with a screwdriver – not my ass) and I think the pressure from squeezing the handle may have bent it. I changed many, many locks and hinges that day. I remember finally taking it off because of the soreness. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Tizer Gardens/Carroll College

Yeah, this is white gold, and I have worn it nearly every day for about eight years (at least). It’s thin, maybe 1.5 MM at the bottom around 2 at the top. It’s still round for the most part, and I believe the shape that it’s in now, is that of my actual finger. I wear it to the gym – lifting weights, to the barn, wheel barrows, manure rakes, 1,500 lb kites (horses). If my little ring can stay in shape through all of that, I would think one that is babied should be able to??

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

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DrunkInLove :  The top is thick height ways – away from your finger towards the stone. The bottom is far far too thin, it should be thickened up / have a partial reshank. In Holland rings are usually shaped like that for two reasons – either to save money on the metal or to make it more comfortable to wear next to another ring (when you bend your finger for example). I think this is probably why they said if would be fine, as you’d want it to be comfy wearing it next to your wedding ring, but to stop it happening again I’d just ask them to thicken it up to an even ‘depth’.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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DrunkInLove :  I wish jewellers would do a better job of letting their customers know that super thin pave bands are not meant to be worn all the time. Thin pave rings are shown everywhere so I don’t blame you or your husband for trusting the jeweler. I looked at a few designer settings that were thinner than mine and our jeweler told us he steers clients away from them, unless It’s for a ring that gets only occasional wear. Sorry you’re going through this, as the thin band really shows off your beautiful diamond.

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