Post # 1
My fiance got my ring from Shane co. And we will be buying all of our rings from there. But when we were looking for engagement rings I was very open to everything (pawn shop, costco, sams, local and chain jewelry store). Im glad we went with Shane Co because it is right down the street and i can get it cleaned whenever i want and get it inspected every 6 months. Made me wonder what i would have done if we went a different route.
So all of you who got your ring from an untraditional place or heirloom or any other way you can get a ring, how did you feel about not havin the warranty or are there ways you get your ring cleaned and inspected every so often?
Just curious since we were looking at all options!
Post # 2
We got a ring from a jeweler but it didn’t come with a warrenty and didn’t bother to try to get one. I dont think it’s a big deal, I’ve worn rings since I was like 13 and have never managed to damage one. I’ve had my e-ring now 4 years and have never even had it inspected.
Post # 3
My jeweler just tells me to pop in whenever I feel like getting it cleaned. They automatically inspect it during that time.
I don’t have a warranty, but I have a separate insurance policy for it. It completely covers theft, loss and damage.
Post # 4
The gemologist who appraised my ring will clean it and inspect it every 6 months for free. I also got insurance, so if my stone falls out or something they will cover it.
A lot of places offer free cleanings and inspections because they want you to come to them for other things…you don’t really need to have a warranty or got a “new” ring for that
Post # 5
jewelry insurance and i have a jeweljet…my ring is always sparkly and looking brand new. if i want the platinum band polished, i would have it sent back to new york to the designer.
Post # 6
I have mine insured and it also has a warranty where it needs to be inspected every 6 months. It’s a little annoying but it is nice that it’s covered in case a stone falls out. I have had two tiny ones come loose and they tightened them for me.
Post # 7
I have jewelry insurance covering the full cost of the ring and theft, loss, damage, etc. I’m not one to lose things but I had lost my engagement ring after not wearing it for a couple of months. I’m so glad I had it insured.
Post # 8
Eh… I have a personal articles insurance policy that covers all of my jewelry, so a warranty is unnecessary.
Post # 9
Mine is insured with Perfect Circle through Jewelers Mutual.
Post # 10
What a_day_at_the_fair said. Mine are vintage pieces, but my jeweler will inspect them and clean them for free (hoping I’ll browse and buy something). Plus, I think they do free inspections because if they do find something wrong (loose stone, etc), they know I will use them to fix whatever needs fixing.
Post # 11
I bought my ring online; however, I insured it with perfect circle insurance. My jeweler will clean my ring anytime I stop in and ask. He’ll also inspect it too, but I think that is not really need it. I stare at my rings so often I’d notice any damage.
Post # 12
Hmm, I never thought about regular cleanings or warranties when we got my ring. How often do people send in their rings to be cleaned and inspected? I’m terrible with things like this.
Post # 13
Im another who has insurance and no warrantee. Any real jeweler will clean and inspect your ring free of charge, because if they fine something they can talk you into fixing it with them. I travel a lot a have stopped in local Jewelers stores all over for a quick clean and look over Of my rings and I look at their in house stock while I wait.
Jewelry stores sell warrantees to get more money from you and make you feel like it’s worth something, when they’ll do it for free (I’ve even gone in to Jarads and they asked if the ring was from there, I said no but they still cleaned and inspected it at no cost).
I say say don’t worry about it. You got a ring you love! Don’t second guess yourself on “should could would”
Post # 14
Insurance is more important than a warranty. If it comes with a warranty at no cost, fine… But I wouldn’t buy one. The jeweler you buy your ring from should clean it for you for free every so often and you really shouldn’t need to get it inspected basically ever if its well-made.
Post # 15
I got a warranty! I got my set from Michael Hill, and the lifetime warranty covers any pave set diamonds falling out, breakage due to normal wear, platings, and so on! It was really worth it for me, and if the company offers one which includes replaying, especially if you have white gold, I would go for it!
Make sure you get it insured as well! Best of luck, <3