- Sep 25, 2008
Hello, quick question on behalf of my girlfriend. Her fiancé proposed with a beautiful 1ct marquise split shank ring in 18k white gold about two months ago. I gather he sourced the diamond and had the setting made in Hong Kong. Now after only a few months the diamond was loose and she was told by their local jeweler in Australia (who was appraising it for insurance) that the gold was too soft, design too thin and it was "stretching". Now they have just had to pay lots extra to get it remade in Platinum and the design is no longer flowy and delicate. My girlfriend is devastated! I have seen the original and certainly didn't think it was too thin at all. Is this the fault of the original jeweler in HK? Surely 18K is strong enough?