(Closed) Diamonds almost fell out. Got the prongs tightened but…

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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734 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My ring is also delicate and pretty fragile. At first I was worried, but I’m not really anymore. Its still not quite as delicate as you may be thinking when you were told that your setting isn’t that strong. I’m sure that its still pretty strong.

Just make sure that you get your prongs checked every now and again. That’s what I’m planning on doing. Whenever you have smaller diamonds in a ring you are bound to have some fall out. I actually lost one of my tiny diamonds (smaller than your accent diamonds) and initially I was devastated. But then I realized it wasn’t as big of a deal as I thought it was and it was a really easy fix. Thankfully I found my diamond even though its teeny tiny, but even if I hadn’t it would not have been expensive to replace it.

Get your ring insured, though. One of my little diamonds would cost about $30-$40 to replace, but your’s are bigger.

It really wasn’t as bad for me as I thought it would be. I’m not too worried about it anymore.

Post # 4
Hostess
7560 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

That’s great that your jeweler is so nice! I would try it out and wear it. Why be worried when a stone hasn’t fallen out yet? 

Post # 5
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1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Ok, platinum is softer, but it seems like the metal better for your type of ring. The thing that makes it more durible than white gold is that white gold has the tendancy to break or snap.

Platinum is more pliable and it’ll simply just bend. A diamond is less likely to fall off with platinum because the platinum ring will just bend instead of break off and it keeps the stone in place.

Tell your Fiance to read up more on it about that. And ask other jewelers.

Post # 9
Hostess
7560 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@LadyMoriarty:  Hmm…maybe get his agreement in writing? 

Post # 10
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1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@LadyMoriarty:  the thing is that platinum moves with the diamond, so it is less likely to fall out. 

Post # 11
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69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Get insurance for peace of mind!  It’s easy to add it on to renters/homeowners/any kind of existing policy

Post # 12
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62 posts
Worker bee

Platinum is softer than WG, but it ‘grabs’ a diamond better with its flexibility.

Post # 14
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1531 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Oh, I know you must feel terrible, but the ring is a beauty and there is insurance.

Tip:

Check your ring and the stones by shaking the ring beside your ear. You will hear it before you see it loose – and do get regular check-ups with your jeweller.

Don’t fret ok? Over the years I have had many misshaps with rings and it’s always turned out fine. Right now my ering is in because after 1.5 years of wearing it, I do not like the way they set the stone. My jeweller stands behind his work and has taken it back and will either replace the entire setting, or fix it (doubtful/but hopeful lol)

ETA: my jeweller took it back at no charge because he wants my business again 😉 A smart jeweller recognizes ring/jewellery lovers. 

Post # 15
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1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@LadyMoriarty:  

Akkk! So sorry to hear about your diamonds coming loose from your Tiffany replica ring. Sounds like you have a handle on it though. It is a gorgeous design! I agree with what someone else posted, get the guarentee in writing from the jewelry store who made it for you, just in case. Insurance too! You mentioned the jeweler said platinum is softer, I thought just the opposite? Maybe google that. Hope you get it resolved and feel better.

Have a good day!

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