Torn on whether to continue with jeweler

posted 2 months ago in Rings
Post # 3
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

swimslikeacat :  yikes that is a chunky bezel. Whoa. I’d be going to a different jeweler. 

Post # 4
1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

Yeah I’d find someone else. Thing ring is going to be one you’re going to wear daily for a very long time – you want to love it. Take the time and find someone else who can do think bezels.

Post # 6
962 posts
Busy bee

swimslikeacat :  I would discontinue with this jeweler. Sometimes, depending on your geographical location, it can be hard to find someone who has many chances to refine their skills in metalwork and design. And that reflects in their skill level and work. At a glance, this isn’t a very refined piece and they will not be able to provide the bezel or vision you have in your head. There are too many resources to connect with a great bench these days to settle for something that you don’t like, when you will be wearing it potentially for a lifetime.  Your Fiance probably feels awkward/guilty about asking for a partial refund and discontinuation of the project after they have tried to meet your needs, but in this case I would certainly discontinue working with them.

Post # 8
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

My fiancé and I had a similar experience…we had chosen a diamond and put down a deposit with a particular jeweler and then had them make several CADs of custom settings, none of which we liked (or were what we asked for). They were difficult to work with and acted very put out each time we indicated we weren’t satisfied with the design.  We basically just cut our losses and went with a different jeweler and had a much better experience. 

Good luck!

Post # 9
1511 posts
Bumble bee

I would totally find someone who can make a fine bezel. You need to love this and this jeweler has had more than enough time and chances to create this for you! 

I would highly recommend David Klass in LA. He is very reasonable and does beautiful bezels. Don’t be afraid to ship your stone. Many of us have. Good luck!

Post # 10
2341 posts
Buzzing bee

If this jeweler hasn’t gotten it right after 8 months, I don’t think there is any chance they suddenly will.  

I question their skill, and would be concerned about them accidentally damaging your stone. 

Post # 11
343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

That’s a nice design but too thick on the bezel.  I would go to a different jeweler. Depending where you are, sometimes the bigger stores (ie) Skies, will do good work.

Post # 12
1207 posts
Bumble bee

Love the stone and the setting!    I agree the bezel is too thick.  Find a new jeweler!

Post # 15
2876 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

Holy bezel Batman! Nope nope nope. Take your business elsewhere. And this is the result AFTER they shaved it down? 

ETA: Definitely check out DK. His bezels and milgrain work (if you go that route) are impeccable. 

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