- 3 years ago
I know this seems like a “duh” but it happened to me.
I have a halo on a pretty thin band. My husband picked out my ring but I told him my style was a cushion halo on a thin band. Be careful what you ask for.
He got my ring from Costco and it didn’t come with any specs on the setting itself, just the diamond carat weight and a cert for the center diamond. I could tell by looking at the setting it was quite thin, I’m guessing 2mm at the most. But it was platinum so I figured I was safe.
I took my ring in yesterday to have my wedding band soldered to it. I don’t wear my ring 24/7 as I cannot wear it to work. I do put it on when I get home but always took it off for going to the gym, cleaning and working with food like ground beef. I baby my ring and I was very surprised when the jeweler told me that my ring is out of round. She slid it on the sizing wand and showed me how off kilter it is. That explained why when it spun it always spins to the left side of my finger. She said things like holding a steering wheel tight or carrying grocery bags could be enough for it to warp.
I took a picture of it but it didn’t show up very well. It’s not really noticable to the naked eye but I knew something felt off when I wore it. I’m going to get it fixed after the holidays as it will take more time than what I was anticipating.
I’m not sure if the fact that it’s platinum made a difference. When I asked, the jeweler said all thin rings can bend and even though that’s the style, she never recommends them. Gee, thanks.
I didn’t tell my husband as I don’t want him to think he did something wrong with picking out my ring. I’m hoping that solding it to my band will make it stronger, but now I’m considering a reset. When I was engaged before, I also had a thin bank with a halo, but not as thin as my current ring. I had that ring over a year with no problems at all. I’ve only had this one since the beginning of May.
So would you reset it or just solder it and hope it’s sturdier?
Here’s the saved picture on my laptop so you can see how thin it is.