(Closed) A Ruined Ring…

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Have you ever had a diamond fall out?
    Unfortunately, Yes... : (13 votes)
    15 %
    Thankfully, No! : (71 votes)
    85 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My friend’s Tiffany’s diamond fell out too! And she didn’t have insurance so they refused to replace it! TIFFANYS=bad! My mother had my great grandmother’s diamond ring and after all of those years of my great grandma and grandma having it, my mother being a person who gardens, cleans, does ANYTHING with her rings on, managed to lose the diamond. This whole topic is just a bit…scary! GULP!

    Post # 4
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    88 posts
    Worker bee

    Wow, crazy timing… I JUST had a very very small diamond fall out — no idea what happened to it, but I noticed for a few days it was not as bright and write as the others, it was sort of grayish. I tried to clean it a little with the toothbrush. A couple days later, that spot was empty. However, when they are SO small they are really not expensive to replace. It was more of a chip than an actual diamond. The first place quoted us about $120 to replace it (without really looking at it) and the second place quoted us $20. I will get it back in a week and they promised to check all the other stones and make sure they are stuck in there.

    Post # 5
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    You should be ok–I know the store I bought mine at has a warranty on my ring as long as I get it checked every 6 months…which means you’re probably safe at the 3 month check! This was always told to me at every store I visited. That reminds me I probably need to have my checked soon.

    Surely they’ll fix it! 

    Post # 6
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    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    My ring has a bit of an oval shape, the jewler told me that happens from wearing it and how your fingers are shaped.  If the way it formed to your hand changed the shape in a certain way it could cause smaller diamonds to come out. 

    Post # 8
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    193 posts
    Blushing bee

    This *is* a scary topic… my fiance’s already paranoid that my ring’s going to mysteriously disappear off of my finger one of these days. He doesn’t need to know that the diamond can just fall out!

    That’s awful about your ring, but the oval shape is a pretty quick fix. Hopefully the diamond won’t be too much to replace.  ๐Ÿ™

    Post # 9
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    116 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I haven’t lost any diamonds on my ring, but my fiance TOTALLY flipped out when he noticed I had a tiny knick in the gold band (on the bottom/ palm side).

    I don’t think I could even face him if a diamond fell out, I’d replace it myself and never let him know….To save myself the agony

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee

    I lost a little diamond too, twice. And my ring will continue to look like a jack-o-lantern until I can fly home to get it fixed. It’s so annoying and the worst feeling when you notice it’s missing. Hope your store is helpful and you can get yours fixed soon!

    PS mine’s not insured either, my fiance just tells me "don’t lose it"

    Post # 11
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Make sure it’s made out of the quality gold it’s supposed to be. You might consider having it made out of 14K instead of 18K, or depending on what it’s made with. It might just be too soft for how heavy you’re wearing it. Sounds like you banged it up in your sleep

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    My diamond became loose, but it would never ever just fall out. The way it is set, that would never happen on my ring. How scary though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think that I must have accidentally banged it on something – platinum is sooo fragile. Tightening it was so easy though.

    Post # 13
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    103 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    The day after I got engaged my center stone diamond fell out then a few weeks later a diamond in my band fell out. It can happen to anyone! I luckily had insurance and after reparing it once they replaced my ring with an exact replica. Luckily we were able to work with a company who had great customer service.

    Post # 14
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Many homeowners policies will cover an engagement ring.  If you have homeowner’s insurance, it is worth checking out.  We insured mine this way.

    Post # 15
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    214 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    So sorry to hear that happened to you…I really hope your jeweler can help!

    I’m counting the days until my insurance appraisal comes in so I can add my ring to my renter’s policy. Until then I’ll continue checking it constantly to make sure there’s isn’t an empty hole where a diamond is supposed to be…!!!

    MsHymanRoth: Is platinum really so soft that rings can be damaged easily? Eek!

    Post # 16
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    145 posts
    Blushing bee

    I hope it all works out for you and the ring is under warranty with the store!  I just wanted to add a word of caution for other ladies…I noticed when I was at my jeweler’s a couple days ago that they have a tiny sign saying they don’t warranty any four-prong setting.  So for those of you who don’t plan to get the ring insured immediately, do check the jeweler’s warranty specifications!

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