Post # 1
Ladies! If you have recently gotten engaged… INSURE THAT RING AND GET THE PRONGS TIGHTENED EVERY SIX MONTHS IF POSSIBLE. Even if it is an inexpensive ring, you will not regret this!
Yesterday after coming back from Social Security to get my name changed, a mere 9 months after I got engaged, I looked down at my left hand and my center stone was gone. It could literally be anywhere in central or west Philadelphia 🙁
I’ve learned my lesson. I knew I should have gotten it insured; I knew I should have gotten the prongs checked. I just thought, surely it won’t happen to me!
I ordered a new moissanite ring already that will work with my wedding band, but I am obviously still just devastated that this happened! I will ABSOLUTELY be insuring that ring IMMEDIATELY and obviously getting the prongs checked regularly!
Do not make my same mistake!!
Post # 2
Wow i’ve never heard of this happening. Where did you get your ring from? This doesn’t sound like good craftsmanship.
I’m going to be paranoid now, glad you have your new one ordered though!
Post # 3
Good reminder & I’m sorry this happened to you. It happened to me too many years ago. I was in the grocery store, I looked down and the center diamond was gone! The prongs weren’t bent and I never caught it on anything! It took months for my then husband and I to save up for a new diamond. Lesson learned by me the hard way. Ever since then, I get all my rings check every few months
Post # 4
I’ve had myself and several friends lose pave stones, and once a centre stone, even on expensive rings. Unfortunately these days expensive does not equal quality.
I’m sorry for your loss bee, I would be devastated. I hope somehow the universe equals it out and you get some good luck soon.
Post # 5
mrscunningham : OMG. I’m so sorry that happened to you. I would be devastated. I’m going to get mine checked today – It’s been 7 months!!
Post # 6
mrscunningham : I’m so sorry to hear this bee!! I just got my e ring and I haven’t insured it yet and now I’m freaking out! That’s such a terrible thing to happen!! I would be super upset if that happened to me and the fact that the Fiance paid a bomb for it will make things worst!!
Post # 7
i’ve had my ring for over a year and we have been dragging our feet on getting it insured. no more of that business. i’m scanning my appraisals and sending it in on Monday. thank you for the kick in the pants and i’m so sorry you lost your stone. 🙁
Post # 8
My best friend had this happen to her almost 3 carat diamond! Luckily her client saw it sparkling as it bounced across the floor and they were able to grab it. One of the prongs had gotten bent somehow and the stone held on until it just randomly fell out! You are definitely not the only one. I’m so sorry your stone is lost though, how disappointing.
Post # 9
Yes!! My mom lost her center stone cleaning around 2 years ago (after having her ring for almost 30 years) when a prong broke. She was so devestated/pissed at herself. I learned from her mistake and got my ring insured about 2 weeks after we got engaged. The funny thing was people thought I was being dramatic by running out to insure my ring so quickly. I got lots of comments like “why are you so in a rush? It’s not that important!” I also made it very clear to Fiance that I wanted a 6 prong setting instead of 4 prongs, which is what my mom had. I’m sorry you had to learn the hard way, bee!
Post # 10
This almost happened to my sister with her tension setting! We were on a girls holiday and at some point she realized it was missing.. we all frantically tore the condo apart and after hours and hours she dumped out the whole garbage – for the second time – and it rolled across the floor. We’d apparently swept it up with a broken glass the night before and nearly thrown it out.
She got her setting changed immediately when we got home. It scarred me so much I chose a bezel setting when I got engaged 10 yrs later because I’m such a klutz.
Post # 11
mrscunningham : I’m sorry this happened to you. I hope your experience will help others to avoid the same thing. I’ve known several people that have either lost a ring or a stone or had one stolen. Fortunately they had insurance.
mgrd7531 : I’m surprised anyone would say that it’s not important or think H was being dramatic. Sure the chances are small that you’ll have to make an immediate claim but why take that risk? The whole idea behind insurance is that you never know when something could happen. H wouldn’t even pick up the ring from the jeweler before it was insured!
Post # 12
weddingmaven : I was surprised too! Some of the comments were from recently engaged friends who had yet to insure their rings… I think it was their way of validating that they didn’t need to run off and insure their own ring. But to each their own! I’m very rough on my hands, so it was a top priority for me.
Post # 14
That’s terrible. I’m sorry this happened.
Post # 15
I’m so sorry this happened. Excellent advice.