- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
So I thought I’d give an update on my ring situation, in which I realized my engagement ring was actually sterling silver plated with platinum, not solid platinum as FH had been led to believe. unfortunately, he purchased it with his (shady! IMHO) aunt through a “family-trusted” jewelry dealer (right – sense the sarcasm).
So – The jeweler denies that he misrepresented the ring, claims he mentions all along it was platinum plated. Then when confronted with the price – which makes no sense for a sterling silver ring (ripped off) but would be right as appraised if it was platinum (according to my jeweler) .. he has no explanation.
REfuses to give money back. FH is really upset, his aunt tells him to let it go.
Let’s say its made for tense family relations.
FH and I won wedding bands at a local bridal show (yes, entirely legitimate) and although pretty basic – apparently its what FH wanted anyway, and would make a good everyday ring for me.
Basically we’ve agreed to take the local jeweler up on the offer of free rings – which more than satisfies FH and I would be happy with as an everyday.
We’re going to splurge a bit and get my grandmother’s heirloom diamond set in a ring/setting of my choice – and let that be my wedding/engagement ring. It will be something we pick out together. and we’ll make sure it looks okay alongside the freebie/prize band.
Otherwise… plans are still on to make a Titanic like video with the original engagement ring.
Yes, that’s really how we both feel about it at this point. FH is angry at his aunt and the jeweler, and upset he got duped. I’m upset for FH, angry at his aunt for putting him in this position and failing to back/support him.
If we make a video, I’ll be sure to share it after the wedding.