(Closed) Diamonds keep coming loose

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@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
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Bumble bee

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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 # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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 # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I definitely think it’s the setting. Quad settings just don’t seem to be very secure.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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)

Quartz ring:

My ring:

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