Post # 1
My mother has worn her engagement ring everyday since she was 20 or so, and it has never needed repairs. I find this impressive! It’s a small solitaire that is low-set, which might make it less vulnerable than a high-set, pavé all over type of ring. She never has it professionally cleaned, so when I see her, I offer to clean it with a toothbrush, hehe. I love a sparkling ring 🙂
My mom’s ring style :
I wear my engagement ring everyday pretty much, and I have had to replace a stone that fell out (one of the medium sized stone). It was included in my Lifetime Protection Plan with the Jewellers.
Can you bees comment on whether your e-ring or wedding band has needed repairs, with a picture, please! If you don’t mind, I’d be interested in the cost of various repairs.
Post # 3
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
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
- 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 # 6
@nerdybird: Indeed, more stones = more chances of loosing one! Interesting to know the moissyco low profile band is sturdy like that! My initial wedding band was a diamond eternity band and I also had it soldered to my e-ring. After 6 months, the prongs on the stones inside the palm of my hand were noticeably thinner than the ones on the top. They probably would have required maintenance like re-tipping after a year. I ended up changing it out for a 1/2 covered band. I do still wear a single, thin eternity band and the prongs are holding up way better because the ring can turn, making all prongs used the same way.
Post # 7
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
3 weeks of wearing my wedding band, one of the diamonds fell out. It is getting fixed as we speak
Post # 9
- 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
Mine only needed repairs because the person who resized it did a bad job.
Post # 11
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
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 Fiance 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
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
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
- 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 Engagement Ring.
No problems since getting married 6 months ago *knock on wood*
Post # 16
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.