Would you buy a significant ring without a lifetime warranty?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1106 posts
Bumble bee

Yes- I did. No regrets here. Nbd if a side stone falls out. If the center stone falls out I’m screwed but most places don’t cover the center stone anyway. And it only costs a few dollars to tighten prong / replace sidestones. 

Post # 4
12884 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Warrentys on jewellery have never crossed my mind.  With how infrequent even rings need to be fixed, it’s totally irrelevant to me.  I’ve worn rings for as long as I remember for years at a time and never had problems.  The only ring I had a diamond fall out was a cheap overstock.com ring, and with that I just learned you get what you pay for.

Post # 5
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I actually dont know if I have one. But I do have the best thing of all, insurance.

Post # 7
6407 posts
Bee Keeper

There is no warranty of any kind on my ring; all I have is their word (given only verbally) that they will make repairs if anything is needed at no cost (including missing melee). Because of how they have treated us, (including making our entire custom ring design without a deposit from us until it was complete and my FI approved it), this is plenty for us. I trust them and we plan to use them for future projects. If I had to go elsewhere for repairs it wouldn’t be the end of the world, but as long as our jeweler is in business, I can’t see it happening.

My ring is also insured. There is no way our jeweler could cover anything happening to the center stone, of course.

Post # 8
392 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My ring doesn’t have a warranty on it and it hasn’t stopped me from wearing it everyday. Does that make me a crazy person? We are going to eventually get jewlery insurance, but my ring didn’t exactly break the bank so buying a new one would be feasible.

To answer your question though, Yes I would wear jewlery without a lifetime warranty. Although, if my jewlery purchase was over $5,000, I definitely would not purchase with out a lifetime warranty as that is a significant amount of money to spend on something and not know if it could be replaced/fixed down the road. 

Post # 9
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I just have insurance! Not sure my jeweler offers warranties… 

Post # 10
641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I guess if you don’t have the lifetime warranty, the insurance will cover any big mishaps?

I have a great lifetime warranty and my ring is also insured so I have great piece of mind in case anything happens (Lord forbid nothing does!).

Post # 11
537 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2000

I’ve never even considered their warranty. It’s a silly thing to base a purchase on in my opinion.

Post # 12
9859 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Scintillante:  mine has a 1 year warranty, but a lifetime replacement guarentee on the centre stone if it falls out, I just have to have it inspected once a year

Post # 13
3389 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t think my ring has a lifetime warranty.  The jeweler who made it told us to send it back once a year for prong checks and cleaning. My ring is insured. I’m not worried 

Post # 14
712 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Mine has a free lifetime warranty for my center diamind from being lost from “normal wear and tear” as long as I take it in every 6months to have the head looked at. the setting is only covered for a year. I have jeweler insurance that covers random loss for any reason anywhere in the world.  


I would never pay for a aftermarket warranty because I think many warrants are a waste of money compared to what you get and the chance of it happening.  I buy good quality Items that have a manufacture warranty against defect Or I buy used because it so much less of a mark up.







Post # 15
1517 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

No, I don’t have a warranty on any of my rings, but I use a small family run jewellery store that has been in business 80 years. Their customer service is top-notch.

I know the store you walked away from and quite honestly I have never been overly impressed with them. Correct me if I’m wrong but they don’t sell diamonds with GIA certificates (I’ve only seen EGL). I do stay away from mall chains.

A good friend bought a ring from them and has had endless headaches with losing stones to improper rhodium plating…sizing issues…the list goes on.

I think you did the right thing. 

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