Post # 1
For my wedding ring I got a half-eternity ring. It is 11 prong-set diamonds, about 2-3 mm wide. When the ring is centered you can’t see any of the metal on the back of the ring. But now I’ve been wearing it for abou 5 months and it keeps turning on me!
I find myself really wishing I had gotten an eternity ring because I don’t like the "unfinished" look I get when it’s turned. I had gotten this one because I was worried the full eternity band would cost too much and that I wouldn’t be able to get it resized if I needed to someday. It’s theoretically possible that I would be able to trade in my current ring toward an upgraded ring, but the ones I like are another $1,000…. I also don’t want to upset my husband who might be offended I don’t like what I got, and we have some other big bills due….
Should I just get over myself or investigate getting an upgraded ring?
Post # 3
Is it maybe an issue of the ring being too big? Maybe a simple resizing by a half size would keep the diamond side up? If you replace your wedding ring are you going to have regrets later that you didn’t keep the ring that went on your finger when you said your vows?
Post # 4
Is it too big for you? Is it weighted incorrectly so that it spins? Is there a way to fit it so that it doesn’t do that?
I don’t think it’s the hugest deal in the world to upgrade, but with your other bills coming due, it would be nice to make sure that there is not an easy fix before buying a new one.
You’ve made me nervous now too, because mine is 1/2 pave and half platinum. They are re-casting it now because it was messed up, but they are designing the shape so that it doesn’t spin.
Post # 5
I have a half-eternity ring too, and it always stays straight. So I would recommend that you go to the jewler and see if your ring is sized properly and balanced properly. Good luck!
Post # 6
If resizing doesn’t work, you can always solder your wedding band to your engagement ring so they both stay right side up. I also have a half eternity band and it does sping, but I am more afraid that with a full eternity band I might lose a diamond from the bottom and not realize it.
Post # 7
Hmm, I had not thought about it being too big being the problem. My engagement ring is definitely a hair too big for me and so we bought my wedding band a 1/2 size smaller. The metal part of the band is quite thick, which I think weights it to make it heavier so it doesn’t spin (at least in theory…)
I am worried that in summertime my fingers will swell a lot in hot weather. I have only worn my wedding band in wintertime so far. Do any of you experience a big variation in how your rings fit from season to season? If so how have you dealt with it?
Also, we bought my ring from a jeweler in NYC (we live in DC) on the internet, so I can’t really take it in for them to fix it for me. Thoughts?