(Closed) I lost a diamond..

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

What type of set do you have right now (the one that loses diamonds?)  Were your rings sized from something that the jeweler already had?  That could account for the diamonds falling out.  Some settings cannot be stretched without compromising the integrity of the stone mounts.

I, personally, have a diamond marquise solitaire in a cathedral setting (no side stones or halos or other bling) and love it!  I’m not going with a plain band, though.  I have heirloom diamonds that I’m going to have set in a band to match my e-ring.  However, I think you might like a solitaire and a band without diamonds; it all depends on how much bling you have to have!!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

i wouldnt feel too bad getting a different ring. I wouldnt sell the original set, but i dont know any women personally who are wearing their original wedding set. My sister is wearing a set she found at trades days, my mom’s original set was a $25 set from a garage sale. As long as you and your husband dont have a problem with it, i wouldnt beat yourself up about getting a new set. As long as you keep the originals, because selling them now may be a big regret for you later!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I love sets with small stones too, but didn’t want them for my ering through fear of losing them when I bang my ring (which happens a lot) and getting the stones dirty. I personally like the plain metal look with my solitaire but I must say I’d like a pave wedding band eventually. Maybe it’s your particular set that’s the problem? I don’t think you should be losing diamonds so frequently, so a different band may solve it?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I changed from a halo to a solitaire because I was so worried about loosing stones (one fell out the night we got engaged). I opted to go with a plain gold solitaire, but added my love of bling with my wedding band (I have a 5 stone prong set band). Since there’s only 5 stones in my band, I’m not as nervous about them falling out. My original ring had over 50 diamonds.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have a set like the one you have a picture of in the OP and I love it.  To me its simple yet so elegant.  

For the set you have now though I remember reading on another board that someone had to resize an diamond band and they had the jeweler retip the prongs so that they would be stronger.  Is that an option?  I would actually bring it to a jewler and see what they can do, if anything so you can hold on to the orginal.  If not I would reset it in something the diamond wont fall out of.  Or even you could reset the e-ring in a simple metal band and take those diamonds combine them with the bottom diamonds and make a completely (secure) blinged out wedding band.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

You could have a jeweler recycle the metal.  Rather than prong setting, you could ask if they could use your gold and make channel set rings instead, or let you keep the little diamonds and make cluster earrings or a pendant out of them.  I am all for switching things up.

 

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