You've Got To Be [email protected]&!ng Kidding Me

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
Member
1287 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Do you have a local jeweler somewhere, like a free standing family owned jeweler you could take it to? I am NOT saying chain stores are not reputable or not a great option, I just have had not so good experiences with both Kay and Zales and finally found my jeweler who now I use exclusively for my main stone, and pretty much all of my family has switched to him too. Again I am not knocking anyone or any establishment, I just feel so bad for you and you don’t deserve to be dealing with this crap. Hope this gets resolved quickly and easily. Helzburg sells moissanites perhaps they can help? I have bought a few things from them and had no issues. 

Post # 17
Member
1424 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

nicoleivy2004 :  No I mean some jewellers don’t plate it because some people don’t mind the slight yellow colour. My rings are white gold and I’ve been considering getting the rhodium plating taken off because I like the pale yellow of “natural” white gold. I meant that no gold should be looking like it’s rusting because it isn’t plated. Slightly yellow yes but not rusting.

Post # 18
Member
2005 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

teamroro :  yikes glad you found it. Can  you have Shane set it since you bough the setting from them or don’t they set sims?

Post # 20
Member
1134 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Fremont, CA

I wouldn’t get it repaired, honestly. I would raise hell until I got a refund and leave the sh!ttty setting there. I’m so sorry you are going through this! :/

Post # 21
Member
656 posts
Busy bee

nicoleivy2004 :  White gold is not always plated, and it certainly doesn’t need to be plated. Rhodium (which I have been on a soapbox about enough on this forum, so I’ll save it) exists only to make white gold look like platinum. White gold is very pretty in its own right, and there is zero reason to rhodium plate beyond mimicking platinum. 

OP, what a terrible thing to have happen! I’ve read your other threads about your problems with this ring – what a headache! I have nothing to offer except I hope you and your fiance give them hell. 

Post # 22
Member
528 posts
Busy bee

Omg how awful! It’s a miracle you lost it at the dinner table! Also, I used to work at Fred Meyer and I would not recommend the jewelers, they aren’t exactly the most specialized people to work on something so expensive… they don’t require any jewelry experience to work in the department…. good thing you’re taking it somewhere else!

Post # 23
Member
1287 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

teamroro :  yes, my jeweler does a significant amount of custom jewelry as well. He does a lot of high end stuff but has something for everyone (hence why I go there LOL) and I think the jeweler you described will be able able to do the job right. Best of luck. Hope to see the final product. 

 

Post # 24
Member
349 posts
Helper bee

Been there. Only my stone was either washed down a drain or thrown away in a glove at work. But when I saw this I kinda lost my breath….It’s since been replaced with a better quality stone. 

 

Post # 25
Hostess
8723 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

teamroro :  I am so glad you found the stone. I would be so pissed. That “jeweler” would not know what hit him!!!

Post # 26
Member
3580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

teamroro :  Ah! This is one of  my biggest ring nightmares 🙁 I hope that you’re able to have it reset more securely and done the right way with someone else! 

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