- 4 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
take/make appointments for jewelry repair?
In most cases, a ring sizing takes so little time- I know this for a fact because I’ve had it done, while I waited….and the craftmanship was excellent. In general, repairs could be done in short time- and you could have the option to wait or to drop it off.
I know there are always exceptions to the rules– like a repair that will take longer, or a new setting/diamond being set, etc…..
What I don’t get is this: depending on where you go, you have to leave your jewelry anywhere from overnight (which isn’t bad at all)- up to 10 days, depending!! A wedding band or engagement ring holds a lot of sentimental value to most people– and they don’t want to be without it. Not only does it hold sentimental value, but it can also hold quite a bit of monetary value. Even if you trust your jeweler, I imagine many of you don’t *love * to leave your ring for long periods of time.
When I had to get my wedding band resized- I had it done where I got it, of course because it’s free! But I had to leave it for TEN days. That was a LONG time. I would have rather had them tell me that wouldn’t be ablt to work on it for 10 days, but I could drop it off the day the work would be done/the night before. Therefore– an APPOINTMENT could be made. It doesn’t mean that if I have a complicated repair I might not have to leave it for 2 days– but realistically, unless you’re waiting for a diamond to be shipped in, there’s no reason ANY jewelry repair done locally should take longer than 2 days. And I’m obvioulsy not referring to custom builds or anything like that– just repairs (diamond reset/prong work/resize/polish/dip/shank replacement/etc…..)
I’d have no problem calling the jewler and setting up a time to drop my ring off- knowing that I could get it back 48 hours at the latest. I’d be happier knowing the piece was in my possession for all the time leading up to that- not sitting at the jeweler. The strange part about this is: we’ve all just accepted that we might have to leave our jewelry for longer periods.
Am I totally out of line here– or am I missing something?