Post # 1
So, when we choose my e-ring together I honestly had no idea that gold can be scratched so easily. I didn’t care what metal it was, because i didn’t think i would do anything that would scratch the band. i thought maybe every few years i may need to have the scratches sorted out. but 8 months later, it already has scratches on it! and it really bothers me! so, I think I am going to have mine reset in platinum when I can afford it but I have some questions:
If you have had your e-ring reset, has it annoyed you that it wasn’t the ‘original’ ring you got engaged with? or with the same diamond in the same setting, does it not matter?
I probably won’t be able to afford to do this before the wedding, so should I get the wedding band in platinum anyway? Knowing that eventually it will match my e-ring perfectly? has anyone else done that?
the other option is that I take the ring back to the place where I bought it, and upgrade it. because if I’m going to pay to have it reset, for not a lot more, i can just upgrade it but then it will be a whole different ring, with a slightly bigger diamond and i guess better value for money, but then again, not my ‘original’ one which when we bought it i honestly thought i would wear for the rest of my life. and now it’s like i’m already changing my mind less than a year later – has anyone else done that?
And I really, really hate the idea of having to send the e-ring away to get it reset, which could take 2 – 4 weeks – what if something bad happens? how do you trust them not to switch the diamond with one of lower quality?! or am i just being paranoid??
thank you for your advice in advance! x
Post # 3
I had my engagement ring reset. I wasnt really crazy about the original setting so I asked my Fiance if it was ok if bought my own setting for the engagement and he was ok with it. I love my new setting. I dont reall guilty that it wasnt the original ring he proposed with but it is the same diamond. If I bought a whole new ring I would have asked him to re propose lol Here are the original setting and the new one
Post # 4
I don’t think platinum is what you want. Platinum is softer and scratches easily. This is what the “patina” is, that so many people reference in regards to their platinum rings. You can always get a polishing cloth (I have one made by Sunshine that is awesome); and anytime you have your white gold redipped, it will look shiny and new again.
Post # 5
I’ve had it reset…twice! I don’t even have the diamond that Darling Husband proposed with.
We were young and had no money, so this was my original engagement ring:
I ended up selling it on Ebay *cringe* It doesn’t bother me that I don’t have the original stone, but only because I’m so much more in love with what I have now.
Once we got a little more money behind us, we invested in this beauty from Good Old Gold: (He did re-propose!)
THEN, I decided that I didn’t like the plain band and wanted something more glitzy. It took me a year but I finally found EXACTLY what I wanted, and here it is with my matching wedding band.
PHEW! I think I’m done forever!
Post # 6
@MrsMaine:I love that. That is how I wanted my setting to look like but I could only afford the smaller diamonds. We are considering selling my old setting and my diamond to get a moissanite double the size. I wish I knew about moissanite before he proposed!!
Post # 7
thanks ladies! @morganjenkstamwood: i didn’t realise that about platinum, everyone makes it sound like it won’t scratch at all, i guess i need to do more research about redipping/platinum and other settings maybe? but yep, if I’m wearing something I love it doesn’t matter that it wasn’t the original ring, and actually it’s not even the ring he proposed with!
@Ms. Safari: really interesting to see the exact same diamond in totally different setting! what a difference it makes!!
all your rings are very beautiful anyway, thank you for sharing!