Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Gold Ring Enlargement

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2020
    Posts
    2

    Red face Gold Ring Enlargement

    Hi,

    I'm after a bit of advice. I've done a bit of silver soldering before but not gold. So due to the sentimental value, I took my great grandmothers 18 carat gold wedding ring into a independent jewellers to be resized, instead of having a go myself. When I received it back the section of gold which has been added is lighter than the rest. Is this normal? Should I take it back and complain and ask them to do it again? I've attached photos so you can see what I'm talking about.

    I will be very grateful for any advice received.

    Cheers

    Nic
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 20200304_093823[7756].jpg   20200304_093639[7758].jpg  

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Central London
    Posts
    7,938

    Default

    Yes, it looks as if they have used yellow gold ( hopefully in the correct carat ) whereas the ring is made of red/rose gold, which has more copper in the alloy.
    Since it is to be worn by a family member, I should put up with it, rather than have it resized and risk more porosity, already visible at the join.
    Just put it down to experience and do it yourself next time. Dennis.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    1,407

    Default

    I am not sure how much you paid for this, but if it was my great grandmothers ring, I'd take it to another jewellers for a 2nd opinion and decide on the course of action afterwards. I'd do this for two reasons. Firstly, the modification is not neat, since there is a colour difference and secondly, you need to find out if the carat is the same as the rest of the ring. If you choose to do this, I'd look for another jewellers not in the same town as the first one, who make what they sell and also do a 'remodelling' service. If, however, you can't be faffed, then just keep it, but be aware that its value may be compromised if you don't know what carat the modified part is.

    Good luck.
    Jules

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    South Australia
    Posts
    1,322

    Default

    To put it bluntly that is a very ordinary job it is not of a professional standard, and yes if it were me I would take it back and request they do it correctly. Matching rose gold is difficult ( they should have explained this ) who ever did this has not even attempted too as mentioned the job itself is not good.
    Last edited by china; 05-03-2020 at 02:26 PM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Romsey
    Posts
    4,940

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by china View Post
    To put it bluntly that is a very ordinary job it is not of a professional standard, and yes if it were me I would take it back and request they do it correctly.
    Agreed. That's atrocious.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Posts
    147

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by china View Post
    To put it bluntly that is a very ordinary job it is not of a professional standard, and yes if it were me I would take it back and request they do it correctly. Matching rose gold is difficult ( they should have explained this ) who ever did this has not even attempted too as mentioned the job itself is not good.
    It's a family heirloom not High St ****. You took it to an "expert" and I would definitely consider it unacceptable.I worked in Consumer Protection many years ago and you did not get what you paid for.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2020
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Thanks everyone for your comments.

    I'll definitely take it to another Jewellers to be fixed now that I have confirmation the initial job was done poorly.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    950

    Default

    I'd simply sue for the price of the ring to be restored to a proper condition. It's very easy to do online. Find a new jeweller who will back up your case with a written confirmation of eg the wrong carat of gold used.
    Your photo is clear but make sure you have hi-resolution ones for the judge, who will be able to see that the job was botched.
    There is no reason why you should be out of pocket. And in this case no reason I can think of why any judge would hold it against you that you didn't go back to the original jeweller to give them the opportunity to put it right
    www.Pearlescence.co.uk
    @pearlescenceltd
    instagram: pearlescenceltd1

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •