Post # 1
DH and I were rushing last night to make sure the warranty on my rings stayed valid and made it JUST in the nick of time!
To elaborate, DH bought extra warranty at the jewelry store where he bought my rings from and it guarantees us lifetime warranty for the diamonds. We just have to go in every 6 months for them to check it out and make sure everything is tickety-boo and then they clean them up all nice nice for me. 🙂 I am REALLY glad he did this as it not only protects us if a diamond comes loose or falls out, but getting it checked on a regular basis just keeps my mind at ease since they’d be able to fix something before it gets worse. And I like having it all clean and sparkly, again! I’m not entirely sure how much extra it cost, though.
So, did you and your FI/DH take the extra step to make sure your rings are “protected” if anything happens (diamonds loosening/falling out, prongs loosening, etc)?
Post # 3
No. We have insurance through jewelers mutual
Post # 4
We haven’t bought my ring yet, but the jeweler we’re getting it from has lifetime repairs, cleaning, etc for no additional cost.
Post # 5
We bought the lifetime care plan. We have insurance for the things that the plan doesn’t cover, like loss or theft, but reasoned that the plan will be paid for in just a few visits (factoring in the cost to get the rings re-dipped) and this will keep us from having to make claims on the insurance if, say, the ring gets damaged or a diamond falls out.
Post # 6
Our rings came from Appelt’s, and they include a full lifetime warrantee as well as a trade up program. They’ll also clean/polish/rhodium plate any time we ask, which is nice. If not for the warrantee, I would most likely have purchased insurance seperately since I have 3 sided pave, and a halo (known to be prone to losing diamonds).
Post # 7
No, but that is because my ring is from ebay.
Had it been from an actually store, YES I would have! I think its great & very much worth it!
Post # 8
My original ring came from a store that didn’t offer a lifetime warranty, even if you paid extra! Before we were even married I had a loose prong, which thankfully was caught by another jeweler when we bought our wedding rings and fixed for free. I’ve gotten the plans from mall jewelers on everything they offer it on (anniversary bands, diamond earrings and necklace, etc.) and it is very handy! I have had to fix loose stones, replace missing stones and never had an issue. The only reason an insurance company is better is because they will cover something that is lost or stolen, where the jeweler will only cover the stone if you still have the setting.
Post # 9
Nope, my ring isnt really delicate enough that any stones would really fall out. I can see all my prongs and they look beefy enough to me. I’ve worn all sorts of rings all the time for as long as I can remember and have only had problems with 2 – One I dropped on marble floor, it was an opal and cracked… so nothing was going to save that unique beautiful stone, and the second was a cheap overstock ring where a little accent diamond fell out.
Post # 10
@MissNoodles: Appelt’s here as well! I’ve had nothing but an enjoyable experience with them so far and would recommend them to anyone! We also insured it through our house since the warranty doesn’t cover theft or loss.
Post # 11
Oh, well in that case it’s their “Rock Solid” waarrantee, and I belive it’s included free of charge.