Post # 1
I wear my e-ring everywhere, everyday, all day. Only take it off to sleep because it bothers me. I am a teacher, and I don’t think my job is too rough on it. I also work out wearing it. I love my ring, my Fiance picked it out and I don’t wana NOT wear it. However, in December a stone fell out of the side. It was within the 100 days so they fixed it, no hassle. Well, it’s may, and another stone fell out of another spot on the side. I called sales frantic. Thank god we have something called a diamond bond (maybe?) and as long as I get it inspected every 6months, anything gets fixed for free. It’s right at the 6month mark now. I’m angry that in 6months I’ve had 2 stones fall out. Granted, they are both tiny side tones, but still. Am I doing something wrong? I love my ring and wearing it makes me so happy! Should I not wear it?
Post # 4
Both my e-ring and wedding ring have stones in the band and I’ve never had one fall out. The only time I take them off is to shower/swim/wash dishes.
I think you should maybe have your ring looked at by another jeweler to see if there is an issue with the prongs/setting.
Post # 5
I wear my ring everywhere and don’t ever take it off. I would do as PP suggested and take your ring to another jeweler and have it inspected.
Post # 6
I know you feel. 3 days after we got engaged, one of my side stones fell out, then about 5 months later center stone was loose, have to get it fixed. I went to go pick it up, and another side stone fell out in the store. I was pissed!! I yelled at him and told him he better check every single diamond to make sure another wont fall out. Its been a year and so far nothing. I was a waitress, then I went to school for cosmetology. So i think you are safe. Wear it anyways. you cant be afriad to wear it. Or you can get insurance on it. thats what i have, It was saved my ass plenty of times.
Post # 7
I have a ring with several stones in it and one fell out, I had it replaced $40 and 4 months later it fell out again… so I don’t wear it anymore. I can’t afford to pay another $40 just to have to do it again every few months!
But for an engagement ring, I would get it done “right”, explain that this is the second time in 6 months and want to be able to wear it every day and not worry about stones falling out….
Post # 8
I currently don’t have it on because I am leaving work directly to head out of town to go camping for the weekend. I used to wear it but last time we all camped together, one of the guys lost his wedding band when he caught a fish with his bare hands. He went to show it back in the river and because the water was so cold, it just slipped right off. Ohhhh, that day sucked.
I have had my ring for a year and had to have a stone replaced. Thank goodness that I have to same policy on my ring as you but ya, it did worry me…especically because I lost my stone after just two months. I think you can ask them to extend the prongs so they’re a little bit more protected. That’s what I did and I haven’t had a problem since.
Post # 9
You SHOULD wear your ring everywhere, they should be meant for that. I have lost a stone, and mine is in the shop currently for some loose side stones. I DO know that pave bands tend to lose stones easily so your best bet is to just get it checked often, maybe even get a little magnifying glass and poke them yourself once in awhile to make sure they aren’t loose. Unfortunately with a band that has little stones on it I think they are going to fall out on ocassion.
Post # 10
I take mine off when showering and swimming, or camping- for fear of losing it. Otherwise it stays firmly planted on that finger. 🙂
Post # 11
I would definitely caution you about wearing it while working out, working with tools, and so on. The kind of stress put on the ring when doing that can cause damage, including increasing risk of loss of sidestones by bending the ring, etc. Never mind risk of catching and losing a finger! Chemicals (like in housecleaning products) and so on can also put your ring at risk.
Pave (if you have it) IS more delicate than other types of settings and does need some more care and attention.
Has your ring been sized? A dramatic change in sizing, or shoddy sizing, can also put sidestones at risk.
Post # 12
What brand is your ring? As in, is it from Zales or Jared or something similar? Not to knock chain stores, but the quality is questionable (although the customer service seems alright).
Post # 13
I actually don’t wear it working out. I lift and don’t want to ring to get scrached up with the metal or the prongs to loosen. Do you lift when you work out?
Post # 14
If you want your ring to stay as nice as possible, then you really shouldn’t wear it 24/7. Ray Kay is correct – there are many, many thing you should not do while wearing your ring. Things you may think is no big deal (i.e. lifting weights) may not damage your ring immediately, but over time all the additional stress adds up.
I’ve been married nearly 13 years so most of my friends have been married as long as I have, if not longer. You can tell who wears their rings all the time. Hate to say it, they look crappy. (I notice these things because I like looking at other people’s rings) That’s not to say you can only wear them for going out and you need to take them off as soon as you walk in the door, but you need to use common sense.
Post # 15
I wear mine out pretty much everywhere (although I don’t do manual work with my hands and I don’t lift weights – office job). My ring has micropave diamonds in the halo, basket, and shank, French set in platinum, and my jeweler has a lifetime guarantee that these diamonds will not fall out. I get mine cleaned by my jeweler about every 3 months or so and they inspect it carefully under a scope but so far, they haven’t seen any problems. So with this in mind, I agree with PP that your situatin is not normal and I would definitely take it to another jeweler for inspection, at the very least, and go from there.
Post # 16
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
It sounds like the stones might not be set well, you might want to take it to a second jeweler or even a jewelry repair shop and ask them if they can stregnthen the settings. I wear mine 24/7 and I have a very active lifestyle, and I’ve never had a problem– my guess is it’s a flaw in the design, not the wearer. 🙂