Worried about my ring

posted 6 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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5917 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

I can see a lot of jewelers not wanting to set a stone which didn’t come from them into a setting which also didn’t come from them.  

Without seeing the ring we can’t tell you if it is actually flimsy and likely to break, it is probably just that the jeweler doesn’t want the liability involved in a setting that they didn’t make.

I’m sure other places will do it but you might have to call around. 

Post # 4
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601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

I would think if anything, they might break the basket. If so, they can easily fix it. I agree with pp, they just don’t want to be liable for things they didn’t make or source. 

Post # 5
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321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I mean I think its pretty typical for the store to not accept liability for a piece that they didn’t make. The ring is really pretty!

Post # 6
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5917 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

Wait so they told you they might break it and you left it with them anyway? 

Post # 7
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9431 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I don’t find that strange, it’s all about liability. That said, I wouldn’t have given more business to a jeweler you haven’t been 100% happy with in the past.

Post # 8
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326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2020

How thin is the band?

Post # 13
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260 posts
Helper bee

My jeweler is excellent! I’ve been going there for over 20 years and their goldsmiths are the best around. But even they will absolutely tell you things like this when you drop off a piece to be worked on. If you didn’t buy the piece there then you automatically have to sign a liability waiver no matter what. It’s a perfectly normal thing. 

Post # 14
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6308 posts
Bee Keeper

It’s a lovely setting! I realy like the shape of the halo, and it’s going to be super pretty when your stone is set.

As PPs mentioned, it is pretty normal for a jeweler to warn you of possible breakage when setting a stone or when dealing with a setting and/or stone they did not create or source. I am sure it is more of a liability thing for them: as in, they want you to be aware of the normal risks and possible worst outcomes. If the worst happens and the setting breaks, they should be able to fix it. But they will probably charge you for it. In contrast, if they had made the setting and it broke while setting the stone, they would probably fix it witnout charging you.

I am sure they didn’t mean it as a comment on your setting or to indicate that your setting looks cheap or flimsy. (Because it definitely does not look either of those things!)

I’m sending good luck vibes your way through the interwebs. I am sure everything will go well, and that you will have a beautiful ring by Friday!!

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Whereas they could have worded things differently, if the stone and setting are not from that store, you should have had the stone and setting insured before leaving it with ANYONE. Accidents happen, sometimes things break or are damaged, and the store simply chose a really awful way of saying that they won’t pay for the damages if something unexpected happens. No store would. It needs to be insured by an outside agency because the store will not take responsibility for the unexpected. 

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