Ruined engagement memory forever
Partner purchased this ring to propose to me with. He thought it was white gold, purchased the care package with it etc. While the ring was still in store, on lay-by, he had to have it resized smaller- (this bit is important) then he found out my size is larger so, as part of the care package, got it sized slightly larger.
He gave it to me in January, after a few days, it was badly tarnished, except for a small spot lower middle. Took it back to Michael Hill, they cleaned it and I wore it home, by this stage, it's tarnished again. I take it back the next day, lady is puzzled, she sends it away to be tested.
Weeks later, it returns.. verdict- NOT white gold BUT where it was resized IS white gold, so now it's a botched silver ring, the stamp had been removed while resizing so it had no hall marks to check.
The lady says to me that my partner should've known it was silver because it was CHEAP, suggested the person whom sold it must've had rings mixed up and also said that I should keep it with the white gold botched fill in because now it's "worth more money".
So on top of feeling worthless and "cheap", I'm forever left with the memory of my engagement being degraded and judged by the people who should be helping create a very special memory. When I look at my ring, I don't think of my partner, I think of the women who belittled me and the company that couldn't care less. There is no refunds on worn jewelry