(Closed) Have you or anyone you know ever had the diamond fall out of their ring?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Have you or anyone you know ever had the diamond fall out of their ring?
    Yes, and I/she lost the diamond (or other gem). CATASTROPHE! : (41 votes)
    23 %
    Yes, but I/she found it and had it fixed. Crisis averted! : (31 votes)
    18 %
    No, but I noticed it was loose and fixed it before it fell out. : (19 votes)
    11 %
    No, but I have nightmares about it. : (54 votes)
    31 %
    Nah, I don't worry about that kind of stuff. : (28 votes)
    16 %
    Other. : (4 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    214 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I haven’t had that happen yet but I could see myself constantly worrying, especially after I get my wedding band!!

    Post # 4
    83 posts
    Worker bee

    My ring was loose about a month after I got it.  I was checking it every week (by tapping the top of the diamond and hearing if it clinks) to make sure it wasn’t loose because my best friend’s diamond became loose shortly after she got hers.  Our fiances had gotten our rings from the same place.  Sure enough, my setting was a bit loose.  The first time I took it in, they said there was nothing wrong.  The second time I took it in, they fixed it.  Yea for being diligent!  I still check it every week though due to sheer paranoia

    Post # 5
    311 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2008

    One of my grad school classmates had a diamond fall out of her 3-stone engagement ring  – TWICE!  She didn’t find the stone, but insurance covered it. 

    Post # 6
    456 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Oh that would be terrible. And the day after the wedding! Ack! 

    My mom’s lost 2 diamonds out of her wedding ring. Unfortunately it’s apparently not insured (wtf? SO would have thought my stepdad would have it insured!), fortunately it’s not a single big stone, but several small ones, so replacing them won’t be prohibitively expensive. Of course, they’ve been missing a pretty long time now, and they haven’t done it. Too many other things that are more important I guess.

    What’s yer e-ring look like? I think as long as you keep an eye on it, you should be able to tell when a stone’s about to fall out. Evidently the prongs get worn down thinner and thinner as time goes on. I’d just take it to the jeweler periodically, have it cleaned and while they’re at it they can make sure all your settings are secure. Don’t stress!

    Post # 7
    484 posts
    Helper bee

    Yes! 2 days before my engagement party!  My fiance and his brothers spent 45 minutes crawling around a parking lot looking for this tiny diamond from my pave setting, while a couple of my friends tried to sooth my hysteric crying. My amazing fiance maanged to find the tiny thing despite all the sparking pavement and we got it re-set in time for the party. PHEW!

    Post # 8
    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee

    The week after we got engaged I noticed that my diamond was spinning inside of the semi bezel setting!  I brought it to the jeweler where he purchased the ring the next day and she drove to the store’s jeweler’s house to have him reset it!  Apparently when they sized my ring from a 6 to a 4 the bezels may have pulled away a little bit. 

    I don’t worry that much about losing it (though, I still stare at it at least 10% of my day so there’s really no chance of losing it!)  It is insured so if anything happens we would be ok.

    Post # 9
    103 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    The morning after I got engaged I was showing my boss the ring and my center stone fell in the floor! I had my ring less than 12 hours and had done nothing but stare at my hand. I was devestated, but luckily my fiance had invested in the insurance plan and the store sent FedEx to pick up my ring from work that day and it was returned a few days later.

    It was a horrifying experience and I still wake up in the middle of the night checking my ring.

    Post # 10
    3331 posts
    Sugar bee

    This happened to my Grandmother after she and my Grandpa had been married for close to 40 years.  She lost the stone in her ring and was totally heartbroken.  A week later, she noticed it on the carpet while vacuuming. 

    Post # 11
    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    oh gosh!!

    I had my ring polished at Tiffany’s and they returned it to me with a diamond missing!! It’s an eternity band and they didn’t have the good sense to check their work before returning it to their customer!!

     I was furious…that’s the one place that I would expect to have good service and good workmanship.

    2 weeks later, the diamond was replaced but I felt naked without my wedding ring for 2 weeks.

    I’m totally like you though, I check my ring 500 times a day now.

    Post # 12
    81 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I am glad you asked this!  I am choosing a wedding band right now, and my boss just told me that diamonds are more likely to come loose from a pave-set diamond band and that a channel-set band is more secure.  Does anyone have any opinions on this?

    Post # 13
    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    My mom lost her diamond the week before she served divorce papers to my biological father. FATE?! Her ring was through Kay’s Jewelers and at first they refused to honor their waranty because they didn’t still offer that plan. My mom explained that she would have her lawyer discuss it with them… and they caved. Her diamond was an 1 ct round stone… the coctail ring she got instead was a 2 ct total weight. They wouldn’t let her get something more modest.

    Post # 14
    398 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    Twice I have had diamonds in my engagement ring come loose, this is in 13 months!  Part of the problem is the resizing the ring had to go under a 7.5 to 5 with a trellis setting!  The other part of the problem according to the jewler is the diamonds are too big…LOL.  Oh well, I just keep my eyes on it and take it in as soon as it feels loose.

    Post # 15
    71 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2008

    yes. twice. i am not loving my tension set ring. first time was 3 days after the wedding, though the stone was partially wedged in the setting. the second time the diamond catapulted out of the ring and almost went down the sink. according to both the jeweler and the manufacturer, they have no idea how that could happen. i must be the hulk when it comes to taking my ring off. i’ve had it resized twice and i’m terrified it will happen again. thank goodness it’s insured.

    Post # 16
    7081 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I get mine inspected periodically.  I know our jewelers think I’m a freak for bringing it in all the time!  There was a point where I started noticing one of the prongs grabbing on to thread, so I brought it in.  They said there was nothing wrong, but a few days later I started noticing a wobbly stone.

    They just finished custom making my wedding ring, and I refused delivery for shoddy, sharp milgrain.  You could have sliced skin open with it!

    The funny thing is that this is an extremely reputable jeweler (along the line of Tiffany as someone mentioned above).  You think they’d only put out a perfect product!

    It’s kind of reassuring to know that other people have similar problems.  I just figured that because we weren’t high roller clients that we were getting blown off.

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