After looking around at engagement rings my fiancé and I finally settled in on the perfect one. It consists of a largeer round center diamond on a full eternity band consisting of shared prong smaller round diamonds. I said I wanted something dainty, and it definitely is, as the band is pretty thin. I didn’t want anything to look bulky on my 4.5 size finger.
The ring fit perfectly, and looked perfectly in the beginning. The first couple of weeks my eyes were on it nonstop. Only after two weeks with my new piece of jewelry, I noticed two of the small diamonds missing. Taking off the ring, it appeared in an oval shape. Somehow the platinum bent, opening two the prong settings. Freaking out, we took it back to the jeweler who repaired it and told me to be careful with it. BUT I HAD BEEN!
They reshaped it back to a circle for me, and not even one day later, it bent back to an oval, although not so extreme. This time, I didn’t lose any diamonds. I took it to a different jeweler who said that sometimes platinum shapes to your finger. Assuming this is what it was, I did not worry about it. Two and a half months later… two diamonds are missing again.
I have read other stories on here about people losing their diamonds. I understand that over time, this can happen, but two times within the first three months of having it??? I do not want to spend the rest of my life replacing diamonds.
As far as the wear it goes through…
-I only wear it when going out of the house. Right now, I’m substituting, so work consists of reading a book and telling kids to be quiet.
-When I get home, I immediately take it off and set it on a jewelry dish.
-I do not wear it while working out, showering, sleeping, or when doing any housework or yard work.
Basically… it goes through NOTHING right now.
I know my life will get more fast paced shortly, and I am scared my ring won''t be able to handle any of it!
I just need help on how to handle this situation. The band was a pre-made band by a respectable family jeweler. I’m thinking it is just too thin or the jeweler used very poor platinum. Do I have any right to demand anything from the jeweler??? I understand there is no guarantee on wear, but I don’t understand why someone would make and sell a ring that had no chance of surviving less than six months. I know other people survive with their eternity bands, and I guarantee the only way to be safer with it than I am, is to keep it in its box.
HELP!!! WHAT DO I DO???