Post # 1
so I had my moms family friend and long time jeweler set my stone, I wanted a 6 claw pronged dainty band like this:
However when we were originally discussing the ring I was also enquiring into this wedding band:
Well somewhere along long the line communication was hindered and he ended up making the ring like the engagement ring in the second pic, except thicker and without the claw prongs!
Dont get me wrong it’s a beautiful ring, but I really wanted that delicate dainty look. For reference the stone is 1.8ct so the band is quite thick.
i don’t want to be difficult but I didn’t even recognize it as my ring when they showed it to me today, should I ask him to redo it or just take it as it is and maybe get it reset later?
Post # 2
You wanted a knife edge setting and claw prongs…I would return it and ask the jeweler to correct it.
Post # 3
Be difficult, otherwise you’ll be settling.
Post # 4
I would try it on and then say if you would prefer it a bit thinner/daintier. It won’t be a huge amount of work to correct that I wouldn’t imagine and you want it to be perfect!
I can’t really see the prongs on your ring- are they not claws. I would also ask for them to be corrected to what you asked for as that would drive me mad.
Post # 5
HOLY MOLY! Absolutely YES!! That is nothing like you asked! You wanted knife edge 6 prong, I would have flipped. You are wearing this forever! Do NOT settle!! I would explain there was a serious miscommunication on the engagement ring. Im very emphatic about this because the prongs are the most important feature for me on the ring I asked for, it would ruin it for me if they were wrong.
Post # 6
You didn’t get what you asked and are paying for as originally agreed to.
Ask it to be correct. Be very specific. Don’t settle.
Post # 7
You sought out someone to provide you a service. you gave instructions for what you wanted. You’re paying this person to provide the service that you requested and gave instruction for. You should have what you want. You should definitely have the jeweler fix it.
I also wanted claw prongs b ut my fiance didn’t pay attention to the 2903573497530 times I said that I wanted claw prongs and I wound up with round prongs. Since it wasn’t the jeweler’s mistake, I couldn’t do anything about it. The ring is gorgeous and regardless of the prongs, I’m constantly swooning over it but, had I been the one to give the instructions and the ring still came out with round prongs, I would ahve definitely asked for it to be fixed. You’ll be releived in the long run.
Post # 8
Ask him to redo the prongs!
Post # 9
Oh no! Thas not what you wanted at all. How did this happen did he send you any cads? Did you approve anytJing? It doesn’t even look like the second ring. I feel like he just took any setting he had laying around and mounted your stone
Post # 10
I’d ask him to remake the ring. It is entirely wrong.
Post # 11
It’s totally not what you wanted, definitely ask to get it redone
Post # 12
I had something similar happen to me. I ordered one setting for my diamond and when we picked up the ring it was another broader setting. What had happened was that they hadn’t been able to get hold of the setting I wanted so they just put my diamond in another setting and hoped that I would be okay with it. They even looked blank when I explained that it was the wrong setting.
After this the trust was gone. I got my diamond back and went to another jeweller and had a setting made just as I wanted it. I suggest that unless your jeweller apologizes profusely and bends over backwards to please you that you do the same.
Post # 13
Thanks for all the replies! I guess my major apprehension is he is a family friend and does all his work at cost for my family, he’s been very kind to us over the years. I didn’t actually meet with him as I’m living overseas so I was communicating with my mom who was communicating with him and my mom is very easy going and easy to please whereas I’m… not! Lol
The gold is the gold from my moms engagement ring, she’s having the stones from her original ring remade into a memorial necklace for my father and kindly gave me the gold to use. He’s also making her necklace.
I’ve asked my mother to ask him if he could make the band thinner or knife edged and do the claw prongs. Hopefully he is able and it get communicated properly this time!
again thanks ladies for your help and giving me courage to ask for the changes!
Post # 14
gingerhope : I sure would! It’s not what you previously discussed.
Post # 15
I think its gorgeous but its not what you wanted, i would tell him. I think 6 claws would better protect your ring from chips and such.