Post # 1
What the heck. I realized last night that the diamond is loose! We just got engaged Feb.15th, so why is it loose already? It’s set in platinum and is a big diamond … I don’t want to lose it, I really don’t think we could find another one like this. My fiance designed it with his jeweler who’s in LA, so really I don’t know what to do! Why is it loose?
Yes, I take it to the dept. stores like Neimans or Nordstrom, they both do professional cleaning, is that it? Did someone try to steal my diamond from my ring?
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
Good thing is it’s loose and not lost! I’d take it off and keep it in a safe place. Have your FI contact his jeweler and see how to go about having the stone secured in place. It does seem strange that with just over 2 months of normal wear, the stone has already become loose. Strange things happen, though. If you haven’t yet gotten the ring appraised and insured, this would serve as a great reminder to get that taken care of quick.
Post # 4
My ring is a Scott Kay ring from a local jeweler here in Indy. One month after I got it, I dropped it (while I was taking it off) and it hit the linoleum floor, causing the solitaire round 1 carat to spin in its setting. I took it to the jeweler the next day and they reset it and pretty much told me to be more careful with it. Well, the NEXT month, I was putting laundry away and I hit my hand on a shelf, causing the exact same problem. I took my ring to the jeweler and this time they actually sent the ring to Scott Kay and they replaced the prongs. Since then (December), I haven’t had this problem, and I know I’ve hit my ring – but how can you help it? Anyway, only take your ring to reputable jewelers to have it cleaned or DIY, and I would have the prongs replaced if this persists.
Post # 5
I have a platinum setting too and my diamond was lose after a few months of normal wear. I don’t think anyone was tying to steal the diamond; it just happens. Just take it to a jewler and have it tightenened.
Also, platinum is a soft metal and "forms" to your finger. My band is an eternity band and has shifted a little. I was told to bring it in and get it reshaped so none of the other diamonds fall out. Just be on the lookout for that as well!
Post # 6
Diamonds just come lose when they’re cleaned. I seriously doubt somebody tried to steal your diamond. Just take it to a popular jewelry store and have it checked out and they’ll tell you what to do.
Post # 7
Also, how many times have you had it cleaned? You’ve only been engaged since the middle of February? I would think you would have only had it cleaned once, maybe twice since then? If you’re getting it cleaned all the time, that’s why it’s lose. They probably use an ultrasonic cleaner and it just shakes it loose.
Post # 8
Just wanted to echo everyone else. Find a reputable local jeweler and have it tighted. Definitely do not wear it until then! If it isn’t insured, it should be. And for cleaning – there’s really no reason to get it professionally cleaned that often. I use an old toothbrush and mild handsoap. Shines it right up! (this advice came from my 90 yr old nyc diamond district jeweler whose been in the biz a looonnnng time)
Post # 9
I would definitely take the ring off and keep it in a safe place until you can take it to local, reputable jeweler. They should be able to help you tighten the prongs on the setting!
BTW, I’ve been engaged for more than a year and I haven’t had my ring professionally cleaned yet…I feel so behind, haha!
Post # 10
@Charmed…I clean mine with an old toothbrush every week, but it’s been forever since I’ve had it really cleaned!
Post # 11
PS my baguettes were loose within a month of me having it. I took it in b/c i felt the center stone was rocking…
i think it just happens
Post # 12
So far there hasn’t been too much shifting in my ring but my heart lodges in my throat every time I bang it against something. 😉 But I’m sure it’s a matter of time until the stone loosens up a bit.
Rings are worn pretty much every day so it’s normal for things to shift or bend a little over time. I agree with the other ladies — keep it in a safe place until a reputable jeweler can tighten it up again.