Engagement ring bought online-- need local jeweler for maintenance
September 25, 2013 11:33 AM Subscribe
My engagement ring is from Blue Nile (online Canadian retailer). My partner saved a lot of money and I absolutely love it. Apparently, I'm supposed to get it "serviced" every 6 months; however, I do not want to send it back to Blue Nile for this. Who do I go to locally to get this done-- cleaning + checking that nothing is loose/has been damaged? Do local jewelers provide this service for rings that haven't been purchased from them?
posted by spicytunaroll to shopping (11 answers total)
Blue Nile does cleaning + maintenance for free, I think, but we'd have to pay return shipping and insurance. Also, I just don't want to go through the hassle. The first time getting the ring was an absolute nightmare. Then we had to resize it and that took 3 months because it's a custom ring and blah blah blah.
I like to wear the ring everyday and do not want it off my finger for another 3 months just for a cleaning (also, if I really do get it cleaned every 6 months like you are apparently supposed to, and it's 3 months each time, then that's half the year that the ring is not in my possession and that kind of defeats the purpose if it).
I'd much, much rather just walk into a local jeweler's to do it, but I am not sure if jewelers provide this service for a ring that wasn't purchased from them. Who do I go to? Just walk into any jewelry store in the mall? Looking for reputable jewelers in Toronto!
Also, what if I need it resized in future if I gain/lose weight? Again, don't want to send it back to Blue Nile. Can I just take it into any jewelry store? Looking for recommendations for reputable jewelers.