Has your engagement ring or wedding band needed repairs?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Has your engagement ring or wedding band needed repairs?
    Yes! : (34 votes)
    45 %
    No, not yet! : (41 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 3
    187 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’ve had my engagement ring since 12/24/12 and it’s been in for repair once.  Here’s a stock photo of my ring:



    One of the micropave diamonds fell out of the setting (one at the very top on one of the prongs).  Thankfully it was insured so the replacement didn’t cost us anything.  I’m definitely going to keep both of my rings insured because of the micropave settings (my wedding band is a full eternity micropave as well).  I’m so paranoid about my rings!  I wear my rings for the majority of the day, but I take them off at night before I go to sleep.  Honestly, I think leaving it on while I was sleeping caused the need for repair!

    Post # 4
    2230 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2007

    I had to have a prong repaired and my stone reset after it.fell out about a month after I got it,  I took it to a small local shop for repair and paid around $40 for the repair, the guy didn’t do the greatest job, though. Here is a pic of my ring when it was new.



    Post # 5
    1443 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

    @Scintillante:  I think the major difference is that with solitaires, you are dealing with only one stone and really big sturdy prongs. with halos, you have way more stones and tiny prongs, which = a greater chance of issues. 

    I have a vintage ring with a hand cut OEC. it loosens really easily because the hand cutting means it’s slightly uneven. if the diamond turns even slightly, it becomes loose, even if the prongs did not bend at all.  so sometimes I have to get the setting tightened.  however, the prongs have a lot of coverage so I think I have a low chance of the stone falling out even if it is loose. 

    also, I have the very low profile eternity band from moissaniteco, which I’ve been wearing every day for two years. I wear it most of the time, and I’ve dropped it a few times. I’ve never had any trouble with it at all.  I think that might be because it’s soldered to my e-ring, so that might help protect it a little.

    Post # 7
    917 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    My mom’s main diamond has fallen out twice in the thirty+ years she’s worn her ring. She found it both times(!) but has obviously had to have repairs. Her ring is a pear-shaped .5 or so carat with 3 itty bitty diamonds along the fat end of the pear. 

    So far, I haven’t had anything repaired. My ring is a sturdy, low set, solitaire. 

    Post # 8
    657 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    3 weeks of wearing my wedding band, one of the diamonds fell out. It is getting fixed as we speak

    Post # 9
    1355 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    I haven’t had any repairs done on mine, and I don’t think my grandma had to have any repairs done on it in the 40-something years she had it before I got it.

    Post # 10
    1787 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Mine only needed repairs because the person who resized it did a bad job.

    Post # 11
    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2000

    I had a knife edge band damaged from getting caught on the lip of the washing machine, within days of wearing it.  I thought it was beyond a “good” repair, but a person I knew was able to fix it at no charge.

    Post # 12
    6407 posts
    Bee Keeper

    No, not yet, and I haven’t been too careful with it… dropped it a bunch of times, hit it against stuff. I hear of so many stories of melee coming out on the bee, I thought maybe one of the little diamonds in the band might come loose, but they’re in there solid, apparently. My FI did meticulously loupe every little prong (he didn’t like the way they did it the first time, I never saw it but he said it was a mess) and I guess nothing got past him. The ring just has light, barely visible scratches on the bottom, which is fine with me. I’m very pleased with it!

    My mom’s engagement ring and wedding band also never needed repairs.

    Oh and my jeweler will repair my ring at no charge, including replacing any lost little diamonds. Just not the feature diamond 😉 that’s up to insurance to recover if anything ever happens to it.

    Post # 13
    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I haven’t needed repairs yet but I’m really terrified of something happening to my rings. I’m currently trying to justify paying $800 vs $2100 for an eternity band, only because the second one has a warranty program and the first is from an etsy jeweller. Sigh.

    I wish there was an aftermarket third party warranty scheme I could purchase for a local jeweller.

    Post # 14
    609 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    My center stone fell out and I just got it back yesterday. I have it rhodium dipped every 6 months and Ive had it retipped twice now. We got engaged 12/24/09.

    Post # 15
    4441 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @JerseyGirl85:  Gahhhh I love your ring!


    @Scintillante:  In almost three years my ring has needed repairs twice.  When I sent the band out to be sized before the wedding, I got it back with a stone loose in the bag it came back to me in.  Not my fault but hellloooooo jewelry store that obviously doesn’t even look at the merchandise they get back in.

    The second time I was rough-housing with my parent’s dog and fell, landed right on my left hand, my center stone scratched my middle finger and I figure I’d better have it checked out in case one of the settings got screwed up.  Well they did, on one of the smaller diamonds on the band of the E-ring.

    No problems since getting married 6 months ago *knock on wood*

    Post # 16
    2893 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i’ve had to have stones replaced twice. and at my last inspection, they said that one of the center diamonds had sunk down, so it would need to be repaired eventually. 

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