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Pretty ring, but stones are set with glue!
on October 24, 2010
I received this ring and was very pleased with it. The amber colors do vary, but well... it's amber folks... a natural hardened sap from varying sources. What I received was fairly close to the picture, and I loved it. The ring is adjustable, though not flimsy, and very comfortable to wear.
Big problem though - The amber is NOT set into the ring settings... It's held in place by glue, and not very well. I found this out when I looked down at my hand less than a month after wearing the ring and finding that the larger honey/gold amber stone was missing. Looking into the setting I saw the hardened glue left behind.
I do not shower with my rings, or wear them while cleaning. I do leave them on when I wash my hands, and that's all it took. While it looks nice, I wish it were properly set to last longer than a couple weeks.
EDIT: The vendor kindly sent me a replacement ring as a gift along with my refund. Unfortunately after only TWO days of wear, the replacement ring had lost one of the smaller side amber stones. I don't have a problem with the vendor - I didn't have to jump through hoops of fire to contact them or get a refund - but the ring, for all that it is pretty, needs to be properly set to be worth the purchase.