(Closed) We bought E-Ring from FI’s Family Business, HELP!!!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would definitely tell him, Fiance is paying for that ring and you both deserve to get what you want/what he’s paying for. It should be easier since it is family. Hopefully his brother never looked at it, show it to him and see what he says. He definitely does not want that out as a representation of his company.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Well since your Future Brother-In-Law runs a business, I’d think that the quality of jewelry he sells/creates would be very important to him.  This is definitely something your Fiance needs to handle, and maybe a good way to approach would be to say, “We love the style of the ring you replicated, it’s perfect!  But we noticed a couple of issues such as the inclusion in the diamond, some nicks… etc, etc.  This ring represents our family business so it’s important that it’s perfect.  What can we do to change this?”  Also, your Fiance should say that it’s important to him that HE pick out the perfect diamond for you.  Let your Fiance find another stone that has no inclusions. 

Also, are your FI’s parents still around?  Since they originally opened the store, they must know about jewelry, right?  Could your Fiance ask their opinion and help on this issue?

I’m sorry you’re going through this, it’s not easy to deal with family when it comes to money!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

@Luv2BeachIt:  Yes, agreed.

Even if he is family, you (or rather, your FI) is STILL a customer. There is no reason to settle for poor workmanship just because you are dealing with family.

Did you get a certed diamond? It is a little harder to argue you did not get what you paid for if he got an uncerted diamond, sight unseen, and so on (unless it was represented as something like a VVS1 or something!), but they should still allow you to exchange it at this point anyway given the issues overall. And you DEFINITELY should not have to deal with shoddy/poor workmanship!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I agree with the other bees

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I would flip five shits and demand a refund, then go buy a new ring on bluenile.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

OMG “flip five shits” I spit water out of my mouth reading that, still gigglin

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

can you take a pic of the ring? then when you get it fixed up you can post another one? I would like to see the issues you discussed

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Mrs. Trout:  I would have your fiance tell him, and bring a printout of the price from Blue Nile–he shouldnt have a problem replacing the setting and getting a better quality stone–even if you have to end up getting the setting you want from Blue nile and the stone from him it should work out in your favor–diamonds are much cheaper wholesale

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Yeah, certainly if the ring you actually want is on BN, and in your budget, that may be the best way to go (return current ring). I find that if what you are looking for is what someone already offers…it is best to get the original. If you want variations then get someone else to make it.

But certainly you should not have to settle for a lower quality (read: eye visible inclusion that you are not happy with) diamond in any event.

 

I am sure there are some people out there who have good experiences dealing with “family” and “family friends” when it comes to their rings, but I have to say I have seen an awful lot of stories where it seems family is more willing to take advantage of you and there seems to never be true “good deals”.

I do hope your Future Father-In-Law can help you out, and that whatever you decide, you get a happy resolution.

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