why i had my engagement ring re-set
By jackiejade on July 21, 2014
Happy Monday everyone - how was the weekend? Mine went too fast and I feel like I didn't even get anything done really. Isn't that how it always is? So last week I finally got my engagement ring back after it was at the jeweler's for over 3 weeks. Not having my ring for that long was the worst but it was worth it because I got a new setting. So today I'm sharing exactly why I had my engagement ring re-set.
I love the ring that Jarrod gave to me (photo of it below) - the diamond is beautiful and the setting was really pretty and unique. Buuuuut it wasn't my 100% perfect dream ring. After discussing it with Jarrod, we decided if I was going to re-set it, I should do it before the wedding so my wedding band would match.
I felt some real #firstworldproblems guilt by getting a perfectly beautiful ring re-set, but I also knew I'll be wearing this ring forever, so I wanted what I wanted. I talked with an upscale jeweler near our house, who told me it wouldn't be worth it to re-set all the small diamonds and quoted me over twice what we ended up paying. Um no. So I ended up using the jeweler who did my friend's ring and they did a great job (even though they took a little longer than what they originally told me).
I decided on my new setting with the jeweler's help and they made me a new custom engagement ring and wedding band, using my existing center diamond and the small side stones. It worked out perfectly and now I have exactly what I want. I have long skinny (/alien) fingers so I wanted a skinnier band that would be easy to wear and comfortable. I also didn't want my bands fused together later, but was worried about my wedding band turning. So they made my rings about 1/4 to 1/2 size too big and put small beads inside - this means your rings won't spin as much on your finger and be turned every which way. Plus if my rings are ever too small later, they can just file down the beads without having to resize the entire ring.
So that's why I got my ring re-set and how I decided on how to do it. I know some ladies would never re-set a ring from their man, but for us, it worked out and now I'm happy and Jarrod is happy I'm happy. Happy wife, happy life, amiright? Ha. Oh here is the before of my ring too - it's still lovely but the new one above is just more "me."
Thoughts on re-setting an engagement ring? For you, is it a do or a don't?