(Closed) UPDATE – Do I tell my jeweler TOMORROW that my custom ring sucks?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

I’m so sorry. *hugs* I have no advice, I just wanted to say that he is BLIND.

Post # 4
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Honey bee

I’m so sorry… Maybe us bees that know the tacori ring well can write down exactly how it is different from your ring so that you can give him a list of how it’s different. Do you think that would be useful to you?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m so sorry your disappointed with your ring.

I think all you can do as a starting point is take the original photo you showed the jeweller as the inspiration and compare points against your ring face to face. Show him the parts that your not entirely satisfied with, and see if they will compromise, being as though it doesn’t match what you wanted in the first place.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Wow!!!  That’s unbeleiveable.  90% similar??  I dont even know what to say to that. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I agree with zippylef. That is one blind ass jeweler!! If I had to assign it a percent of similarity, I’d say…10% and that’s only because they’re both diamond and metal. Period. I’m so sorry you’re having to deal with this.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

Could you perhaps take your ring and pictures of the original Tacori to another (Maybe more than one) jewellers and instruct them to prepare a written statement giving their opinion on the similarities and differences? (I doubt this would be free, but would give you your answer to take to your jeweller).

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

He sounds like he just doesn’t want to admit to his mistake. It’s really apparent that the rings are not even close to being the same.

Perhaps you can go to another jeweler, explain your situation and see if they will use the existing metal/diamonds and make the ring you want?

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper

I’ve been waiting for your update and I’m so sorry to hear that!  🙁

Post # 11
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Honey bee

I would give him a one star yelp review andlink to your previous post. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

OMG, how could he think that it looks 90% similar????? The look nothing alike.  I am sorry today didn’t go well.  I say stick to your guns and let him know that you feel it isn’t even close.  Keep at him until you get what you want!

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

 @hopefloats: That’s right.  You could try another jeweler and see if they can remake the ring for you using your materials, at least that way you may only have to pay a little for labor.  I just remember another bee that did that.  Here’s the post, maybe she can give you an idea of cost and see if its feasible?

I finally got my ring back!!!!! PIC HEAVY!!!!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Oh, I’m sorry!  I’m not a jeweler and I know next to nothing about rings and terminology, but anyone can see the difference!  You’d think jewelers would be more precise and not have a “all rings look similar” attitude.  Is it possible to talk with the actual goldsmith and not just the salesman?  Perhaps the three of you could discuss it.  Take your fiance along.

I’m sorry it’s not the ring you wanted, but perhaps in the future you could have your stone reset in another setting or maybe even buy the original Tacori.  Might be a nice 1st or 2nd anniversary present.  🙂  You can keep this ring for sentimental reasons or try to sell it yourself to recoup some of the loss or donate it to charity for some good to come out of the whole ordeal.

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