Post # 1
Bees, my engagement ring id a diamond with a halo of tiny sapphires and a pave band. I was cleaning it today and I guess scrubbed a bit too hard and a sapphire came out. I still have the stone because I was brushing over a little cup.
how much should I expect to pay to have this sapphire put back in? And besides investing in a sonic cleaner and not using a toothbrush anymore, how can I avoid knocking more stones out? I’m terrified now to lose a stone altogether!
Post # 2
I wouldn’t put it in a sonic cleaner – they vibrate at a very high speed and if it’s coming lose with cleaning with a soft brush…..
If you’re returning to the same jeweller you bought it from, it shouldn’t cost you anything. If not, just a nominal amount. $20?
Post # 3
Sonics cleaners aren’t recommended for rings with pave because the vibrations can cause the stones to rub on the gold and damage the ring or cause the stones to fall out. Have the stone replaced and get the ring checked to see if any others are loose. I just soak my set in regular blue windex in a shot glass over night. Gets rid of any soap or whatever is stuck on it and the sparkle like crazy
Post # 4
dizzybee130: I don’t know the size of your halo stones but my jeweler would probably charge $70 or less for that repair and would probably do it on the spot if they weren’t busy.
My jeweler also told me not to use an ultrasonic cleaner on pave jewelry. They suggested a steam cleaner. I have one now and love how it makes my rings sparkly clean.