Bent a prong on heirloom RHR… freaking out about choosing an e-ring!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

i say go for it , i had a 4 prong RHR ring for a long time and it was fine . 

that ring is sooo pretty ^.^

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think it will be fine. Just shake it next to your ear sometimes to check if anything is loose and then take it to a professional jewelry store to have it inspected once or twice a year.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

is the vintage ring a higher karat gold?  The higher the karat, the softer the metal, and more prone to snagging.  I would not worry too much.  You take good care of your sparklies, and…stuff happens.  Just be vigilant (which, let’s face it, we all stare at our rings far too much anyway) and you won’t have a problem.  AND insure insure insure.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I do have a four prong ring and so far I have not had a problem with it. I do take it off at home most of the time, but I have dropped it a couple of times (oops!). I don’t wear it in the shower or when I’m doing dishes or something that may harm it, but I don’t think I baby it too much.

I love that setting that you are considering and think that you will be fine in the long-run 🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m klutzy and have a rose gold ering, which according to my jeweller is softer than other golds. I was instructed to shake it next to my ear and if I hear any rattling to bring it to them to be fixed. I’ve been doing that before bed and so far it has been fine! I think you will be fine. Just shake it when you bang it, and maybe set up a once a day routine if you’re like me and paranoid. My mom’s ring has the most delicate prongs, she is very hard on your hands, never takes off her ring, and never had a problem. I’m sure you will be fine!

Post # 12
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Helper bee

Some places offer to add extra prongs, my mother has a round solitaire and she had 6 prongs put on it instead of 4 because she was concerned about durability. I’m also concerned about durability for my ring, so I have a princess cut with a bezel, and trust me that sucker isn’t going anywhere unless a jeweler pries it out. It might not be too difficult to have an extra 2 prongs added if you’re concerned, as long as you don’t mind the look of it on your ring.

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