Dropped my brand new Tiffany engagement ring on the hard surface floor…

posted 1 year ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

My mom chipped her diamond by dropping her ring onto the bathroom floor. It can happen, but the jeweler said that he had never seen anything like it. It must have hit an inclusion at just the right angle to do so. They replaced her diamond for free, but it would have been covered by insurance anyways. If you’re worried, take it in to have them look at it. 

ETA: she could see the chip in her diamond, it was not an invisible or tiny thing she didn’t notice. She could see it with her naked eye 

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

How loose is it?? Your ring is probably fine (and you’re taking it in anyways), but maybe don’t wear it until the sizing if it literally flies off your finger

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

juney :  If it’s from Tiffany, why don’t you take it in and have them look at it? They would be able to see under the microscope if there’s a visible chip wouldn’t they? 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

juney :  you should insure your ring. Some people take out a rider under their homeowners insurance or renters insurance or you can get a policy from a separate insurance company. Because something like that is all risk, it’s usually not covered under a basic home insurance policy. My mom has hers as a rider under her home insurance but I have a policy through Jewelers Mutual. Since rings cost a lot of money (esp a Tiffany ring), you should insure it against theft, loss or damage (my policy would cover a chipped diamond, for example, as well as loss or theft and would allow me to use any jeweler I want to do repair or replacement work). It’s fairly inexpensive, I think I paid about $80-90 for a year. To be honest, I am sure your ring will be fine. But the first thing I did once the ring was in our home before he proposed was insure it. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - City, State

juney :  Chill. It’s a diamond. You should be fine. I drop my rings and they hit the floor a few times and I’ve never worried about my diamond chipping or even thought twice about. It’s insured. Although I wouldn’t even be wearing it if it was that lose to begin with.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I can basically guarantee your 10moh Diamond is harder than your max 8.5moh wood/ceramic/porcelain/tile floor. If anything the floor would chip before your stone unless it’s heavily included and has a fracture in it already. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

juney :  my jeweler included an appraisal with the ring so I’m not sure if a separate appraisal would be required or not

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I chipped my ruby by hitting it on a wall last year. The chip was very visible, and thankfully my warranty/insurance covered the cost to replace it. 

If it’s not visible to the naked eye, I wouldn’t worry. There’s a good chance it’s perfectly fine. And even if there is a microscopic chip, who cares? I know it really sucks that it happened only 3 days in, but that’s a part of life and it’s a part of your ring’s story. 

Maybe don’t wear it again until it fits. 🙂

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