After 6 weeks and several mishaps at the jewelers, I finally got my engagement ring back. I played soccer 3 hours after getting it back and jammed my ring finger and was unable to get my ring back on after the game.
Luckily, with a little ice and ibuprofen, I was able to get it on the next morning!
In case you’re wondering, we took my ring to the jewelers so that they could make my wedding band. I wanted a ring that looked as much like a plain, circular wedding band as possible. BUT! My engagement ring gives me a little callus due to my poor day-to-day concept of space. (My concept of space on a sports field is phenomenal though. Just saying.)
So the day we took it in, our custom ring guy’s dad passed away. We totally understood this hold up. After a couple of weeks, we called to check on the ring and they told us that the drawing was incomplete and that the process hadn’t even been started yet.
After just a week, we were supposed to have some drawings, but after a couple of weeks we still hadn’t heard from them. So fiancé called again. The mold was in – they had skipped right over the drawings. It’s a good thing we liked the mold because that was a $150 charge we weren’t paying if we didn’t like even one thing about the band.
Finally, the day before fiancé packed up all his stuff (and mine) to move to Colorado, we got a call saying the ring was ready!
But we went into the store and they couldn’t find it.
So the searched a little harder and found it. Life was good again. I had my ring back!!
Then they couldn’t find fiancé’s band which he had tried on when we got the mold. He needed it resized, so they held on to it. Well, they couldn’t find his ring even a little bit. There was no record of his even buying it. It took them about 45 minutes to find it and it still hadn’t been resized yet when they did.
We spent a lot of time in the jewelry store that day. After fiancé had such a positive experience with making my engagement ring, this was a very disappointing end.
I did learn a valuable lesson in patience and not being a bride-zilla!