How much does it cost to replace a teeny tiny diamond???

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@FutureMrsT1221:  I had one of mine fall out before, and I didn’t have insurance either. I took it to a mom and pop jewelry place, and they replaced the diamond, tightened all prongs on my ring, dipped it, for $70! Hopefully you have a similar experience. Here’s my ring for reference on size, I would say it’s comparable for the small stone size

Post # 5
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357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Is there any warranty from the place you purchased it? I am guessing you are relatively newly engaged if it is not insured yet?

Even if there is not from the store/site, if it was purchased with a credit card, many credit cards offer extended warranties on purchases. So you could also check that.

Otherwise I can’t say how much it would cost, but at that size, I wouldn’t think much. I’d probably try an independent jeweler vs a Kays/Helzberg/Jared (unless it is from one of those places and they will do it for free!). I’d think an independent jeweler b=might give you a better price.

And then insure it ASAP! My policy is through State Farm and only $30 a year. No appraisal needed or anything.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had to buy one tiny diamond for my wife’s ring (had 7; needed 8) and it was about $20 for the stone itself.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

Oh, bummer! I hope not too much

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@FutureMrsT1221:  I couldn’t comment on setting fees; the ring was a fully custom design, so setting it was part of that labour cost.

Post # 11
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236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

One of the tiny diamonds on my ring fell out and I got it reset for free because of insurance. At the same time I got it resized and dipped, and it would have cost £140 without insurance. I believe that about £70 of that was for replacing the diamond (ridiculous amount I know). Two weeks after I got it back, another little diamond fell out! I would definitely recommend getting insurance once you have got the diamond replaced (thankfully mine has managed to stay in place for a year since lol)

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@FutureMrsT1221:  if you took it back to the store you got it from I doubt they’ll charge you. A pave fell out of my ring and the jeweler replaced it for free and they cleaned it:) 

Post # 13
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547 posts
Busy bee

@mrscross1020:  Good deal. He jeweler told me he’d replace the diamond in my ring for $150! I siad no need since I was having the diamond taken out of the setting anyway. I didn’t realize what a rip off that price is

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@FutureMrsT1221:  That’s really going to depend on the area you live in.  I had to have a 2-pointer replaced after I managed to crack it (weird huh?).  Anyway, they charged $215 for it but I think about $55 of that was because they had to remove my center stone (asha) to replace the diamond.    Luckily it was insured and completely covered by http://www.perfectcircleinsurance.com.  

 

Post # 15
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318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve had a stone on my pave band fall out twice (grrr). I just took it to the jeweler we got it from and they replaced it free of charge.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014 - Costa Rica destination

@FutureMrsT1221:  3 of my pave stones fell out similar size to yours.  I brought it to a local jewler- which wasn’t where the e-ring came from.  They charged me $25 per stone and they did a free rhodium plating and free clean- It was amazing when I picked it up- totally worth $75.00

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