(Closed) How often should a diamond come loose?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Technically, it should never come loose. If it is happening twice in a few months, I would be concerned about the craftsmanship used to make the ring.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

My princess came loose about 5 times in all the years I had it. I think princesses are known to do that because of the claws

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve had my ring for 2.5 years now and pretty much never take it off.  It has never come loose.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t have a princess but a cushion but mine is never loose and I’ve had mine for a year. Our jeweler has a guarantee that my diamonds (I have a micropave diamonds on the shank/band and a halo) will not come loose and go bye-bye and if one of the micropaves come loose, they will replace it for free. This is not contigent on me bringing it in regularly for cleaning/checking. I don’t know if it helps, but I have a custom setting (not prefab) and my diamond is handset.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

@FarleyNish:  i am really (and when I say really i mean REALLY) hard on my hands/rings

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i have a halo and it came loose twice and the prongs were crooked, im guessing i banged it against my car or something, but after that its been great

Post # 11
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Helper bee

It happens … I always recommend platinum prongs because there a stronger metal than gold … Metal is strong but can bend an people tend to forget but since you have platinum prongs it is a little more unusual for it to happen that frequently … The prongs must not be laying correctly on the stone if the tips of the prongs are round slightly lifted from the stone that allows it to grab on clothing and can bend and loosen especially on larger stones anything 1ct or more that is a princess should have a prong setting that is shaped like a v because it can sit lower to the stone with out the rounded top to catch and on a princess cut in general a v prong is always safer no matter the size … Think about it something with a corner being held by round prongs vs a prong that covers the corner because it is the same shape .. It’s gonna hold it much better but that still can come loose no matter how carefull you are when you use something every day it’s going to need maintenance just like you need to buy new shows eventually 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

And it also seems like that jeweler has to much on his plate Because to not solder the setting straight as well as not making sure it was polished correctly there’s no excuses for a lazy jeweler and those are very simple things to get right 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

@Diamond88:  my first one was rounded prongs and that was most likely the main reason but me and my 6 left feet (hands) prob helped…my new ring has V prongs

Post # 14
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Helper bee

@GelaMac:  how are they working ? A little better I hope .. Although my princess cut has v prongs and its already loose -__- but platinum prongs will be my next step if it continues to be a problem

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Mymomhashad a 1 carat solitaire for almost 30 years. She’s never had it cleaned or repaired and it has never, ever been loose.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

As someone else said, technically your diamond should never come loose. However, reality is that will need to be tightened or the prongs may need to be retipped. 

Do things get caught in your prongs, such as your hair?  If it does, that’s a problem. It means your prongs aren’t holding your diamond properly, and there’s more of a chance of catching on something that could make the diamond come loose. 

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