Post # 1
Today at work I looked down and noticed that the very first piece of jewelry Fiance ever got for me, a silver ring with 4 aquamarines across the band, was missing one of the stones!
I was distraught about it all day. On my walk home I retraced my steps hoping to find the stone, and was getting discouraged when I realized the torrential downpours and fall leaves all over the ground were pretty much ensuring that I’d never find it. I stepped into a book store I passed through on my way in that morning, and felt like I should stop and look in the foyer area between the two sets of doors- and there it was, glimmering on the floor! I couldn’t believe I actually found it… though I’m sure I looked like a weirdo stairing intently at the floor in the foyer!
Sadly, the stone is missing a little chunk from the top, because I think somebody stepped on it before I managed to find it. Just so bummed that the ring is ruined, because it was very sentimental to me. I’ve worn it everyday for 7 years since Fiance gave it to me! Maybe one day I should try to have the remaining stones and metal made into something else? What do you bees think?
Post # 3
I would just have the missing stone replaced. This way you still have the ring, theres just that one stone that is new.
Post # 4
@shyviolette: Aw, bummer! It’s good that you found the stone though, but I’m not sure what you can do with it if it’s chipped. You mentioned using the other stones/metal for something else later, but can’t you guys go get a new aquamarine to fill the lost one? It should be a relatively simple fix.
Or, you can save the ring for later and sub out all the stones for others (mother’s ring or things of that nature).
Post # 5
Aw I’m sorry! Having it made into something else is a great idea though!
Post # 6
i lost a diamond from my ering while swimming (ever tried to find a diamond in an olympic sized swimming pool??) so i understand how upsetting it is but why not have the stone replaced?
Post # 7
Aw! I’m sorry the stone was chipped. 🙁
You could maybe have a three stone ring made using the same stones, or you could use the three stones and alternate them with two diamonds and have a five stone ring?
Or you could use the metal and the three stones to make a three stone necklace?
If you want to continue to wear it, take it to a jeweler and simply have the chipped stone replaced. Replacing the one stone might be the best option since you’re so used to wearing it.
Post # 8
Oh no! I would be so upset if the pearl fell out of the ring I wear everyday; I can just imagine how upset you are! If it were me though, I would just get the one stone replaced so you can keep on wearing it.
Post # 9
replace stone. it is CRAZY you found the stone though!!!
Post # 10
I would replace the stone but still keep the damaged one. Maybe you could do something else with that one?
So sorry to hear this happened, I hope it works out.
Post # 11
Awww that sucks 🙁 I would definitely look into seeing how much it would be to just replace the stone! It might be worth it.
Post # 12
It sucks that you lost a stone but amazing that you found it! Crazy stuff like that happens to me all the time too though.
Post # 13
Definitely just replace the stone, and have the prongs on the other stones checked while you’re at it 🙂 I wouldn’t have believed I found that stone either!
Post # 14
you could probaly have them replce the damaged stone into the ring and adjust the settings for it. it wont be perfect but it will be your ring.
Post # 15
I managed to “break” my proposal ring a week after getting my e-ring (SO wanted a ring to propose with and we then we chose a ring together – was gonna use proposal ring as a wedding band but metals clashed *sigh* sorry off topic) anyway back to the point… I managed to catch the ring in a drawer and bent the ring slightly as I went to straighten it on my desk I heard a “crack” and 2 little stones popped out. This happened about 5 weeks ago I finally got over my sadness and took it into a jeweller and it is an easy fix… Granted I still had the stones so they are only charging a small amount to reset them, but as long as it wasn’t a huge stone it should be an inexpensive way to get your sentimental ring back to looking good as new. As an aside I took the opportunity to also resize my ring while I was at it so when I get it back it will be 10 times more comfortable hahaha (it was too big for my pinky but too small for my ring finger, I just dealt with it cos I was so excited he got it for me :))
ooops sorry long reply to basically just say: take it to the jeweller and get a price to replace the stone hahaha