(Closed) What do you think about changing my ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
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  • Post # 2
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    Bee Keeper

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    runnergirl4204:  I get the need of a low maintenance ring. Since you’re still in the return window, I suppose you could trade it in for something different. If you had an eternity wedding band, though, wouldn’t you still have the risk of losing the little stones? Maybe you could buy a cheaper placeholder ring and save the e-ring for special occassions. As for the tradeoff for a larger center stone, I wonder if it would end up more expensive since carat size in a single stone tends to be more than that of several stones combined.

    Do you have a picture of your e-ring?

     

     

    Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    You just have to be honest with your lifestyle to yourself and your Fiance. I’m sure when he hears your reasons he will understand where your coming from more. Plus the time frame to return is on your side right now. I Had the same issue with praticality but that was 2 years into my engagement. I wish I had spoken up sooner but he noticed that I wasn’t wearing my ring that much because we do lead an active lifestyle and those tiny pavé prongs get in the way. I “upgraded” to a low set bezel solitaire and couldn’t be happier! Do what’s right for both of you. Good luck bee!😊

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    If that’s what makes you feel the most comfortable then go ahead. But losing little stones are very easy to replace.

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Maybe get a nice plain wedding band for work?  do you think that you’ll be wanting to wear your engagement ring to work forever?  I find that any ring feels uncomfortable under any kind of gloves.  I’m not a nurse but sometimes wear nitrile gloves and sometimes leather work gloves.  I never wear any of my rings under my gloves and I have a bezel ring for my right hand too.

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee

    Go for what you would feel the most comfortable in, I understand the feeling of wanting to wear the ring all the time through every moment in life, so I chose a low profile small ring, and I love it. Do what your gut tells you 🙂

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - Backyard

    As a nurse wearing any kind of ring with stones in it, you’ll have to get it checked by a jeweler every 6 months. Even the big stone could come loose from prongs wearing down due to frequent glove changing. Do you have to mail it to keep the warranty, or could you take it to a local jeweler? I am a nurse, have had my ring for about a year, and take it in every six months – only takes 5-10 minutes for them to clean, inspect and check the prongs on it. I have three pave diamonds on each side of the band, and a three stone ring, so 9 possible stones that could fall out (I know less than yours) but still, I never worry about diamonds falling out because I get my prongs checked every six months. And make sure you wear gloves bigger size than usual because that won’t pull on the ring as much.

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - Backyard

    Also wanted to add, how often does James Allen require you send it in to keep the warranty? Because you could always take it to a local jeweler for a free check (most jeweler a will inspect and clean a ring for free) and if they find something, James Allen could fix it instead of the jeweler. I don’t know why James Allen would ever need to know you had it inspected by someone local.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - Backyard

    Also I think we need a ring picture to make the best assessment! 😉

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

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    runnergirl4204:  If it’s such a bother to send it in for repair then I’d just raise it with your fiance and exchange it. I know it seems hard but he just wants you to be happy. If it keeps losing diamonds then he won’t be happy about that either.

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - Backyard

    It’s gorgeous!!! But you do what you gotta do. I’m sure your fiance will understand, it’s not like you’re changing it for aesthetic reasons. 

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I’m a nurse too and I got my setting changed to a halo with a plain band and wear a half eternity for a wedding band. I’ve yet to have any problems with either in terms of losing stones or damage. I do worry about the infection risk and have recently thought of wearing them on a necklace at work, maybe that could be an option for you? The wishbone ones are really cute.

    However, what I came to say is- I get SO SENTIMENTAL missing my original engagement ring even though I love my new setting. Since you are sentimental don’t ditch your original center stone, you will regret it.

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