Post # 1
My Fiance went to Kays to get my ring. When he proposed i loved it and I still doo EXCEPT….My stone are loose for the second time in 3 months and this time its visible. The first time i took it in to get it cleaned and polished real quick and they told me a stone was loose. I had engagement pics in 3 days so i waited then sent it in. I got it back on christmas eve. Now i can tell theyre loose again. One time i was looking at it and one of my center stones looked raised up abovethe others so i pushed down lightly and it felt like it snapped into place. It just looks bad. Heres pics:
Now(not so perfect)
I dont know what i should do. Should we trade in for a new ring. Im just sad because this ring has sentimental value. Any suggestions?
Post # 3
@bsbee: Oh noooo! That sucks! I really understand the sentimental value you have attached to your ring, but if it were me, I’d trade the ring for a new one with a more secure setting. I know it’s a pain to have to keep taking your ring in to get fixed, but it’s gonna be even worse when one of our stones falls out and it’s gone forever :/ I hope someone has a better suggestion for you, but that’s just what I’d do.
Post # 4
I would say go into the store, explain whats been happening and they might fix it for free, give you another one (same style) or offer to pay for another. That’s not cool at all!
Post # 5
i don’t think getting another ring in same style will solve the problem. i just read about the quad set princess and a woman that works in jewelry store said that quad and tension settings were prone to loose and lost stones.
i know there is sentimental value but i’m practical so i would get too annoyed with always taking my in to be fixed. i would trade for something else and since it’s still using the same money, i would consider it almost my original ring.
Post # 6
i have another ring i like that similar without the quad setting
Do you think this setting would be more secure.
Post # 7
bsbee– The link you posted is my ring And I love it except I have the 3/4 center ,and my stones have never come loose
Post # 8
@juliesprague: That was my first choice when looking at rings. Thanks for the input
Post # 9
I definitely think it’s the setting. Quad settings just don’t seem to be very secure.
Post # 10
I would address the issue!! You’ll always be paranoid, otherwise!
I had an issue with my original engagement ring and was torn about what to do. Stones were falling out and chipped after only a few months. I knew it would never last a lifetime. The place we bought it from turned out to be big time liars, but now I have a ring that I love even more and will last forever. (from a new jeweler!)
Not saying Kay is the problem, but you’ll feel better knowing you have a ring that you don’t have to worry about if you look past the sentimental value and find a quality setting from them or wherever.
Post # 12
I’ve got a suggestion for you that doesn’t involve you getting a new ring… instead of only having the four prongs hold in your center quad diamonds, you can have a jeweler modify it so that the center diamonds are held in all the way around. I have a quad cut that’s very similar to yours and my fiance and I had the ring custom made with the center stones being held in all the way around so that it would be more secure. Here’s a picture so that you can see what I’m talking about…
Post # 13
My intial engagement ring was a smokey quartz halo ring. The quartz was substantial and was only held by four little prongs. It kept getting loose and when the store fixed it, it would come back crooked, like yours. I had it for over a year and decided to change. It just didn’t pass the test of being an everyday ring. I could have invested some money in doubling the prongs or getting a support around the stone, but I opted to go for a ring that has 10 prongs around the center stone. The center stone is within the setting and doesn’t stick out. I haven’t had problems with my new diamond ring in the year I’ve worn it! (also, the quartz was getting scratched so that’s why I went with diamonds in the end)