(Closed) How often to get your prongs checked? Need advice on ring maintenance in general

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
6425 posts
Bee Keeper

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FantasticFawn:  I’ve heard from some of the bees on here that if they bring in their ring for a cleaning, they’ll also have the prongs checked.  I would guess every 6 months?  Or a year?  I forget which it is, but I wouldn’t go more than a year.  With 6 prongs you’ll be a lot safer than with a 4 prong since you’d have 5 other prongs holding in the ring as opposed to just 3.

Post # 3
210 posts
Helper bee

I think the best advice is to make sureyyou insure your ring and then if you lose a stone or it gets stolen you’ll be covered. I’ve had my ring a year and it’s just going in to be resized so I’ll ask them to giveiit a check while it’s in

Post # 4
279 posts
Helper bee

When I worked for a jeweller we asked customers to come in every 6 months to have their prongs checked. Also whenever customers brought items in for cleaning we would check the prongs before putting the jewellery into the ultrasonic machine. 

Post # 7
592 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My jeweller said to come every 3- 6 months for a cleaning and prong check. He also said if I ever need it re-dipped then they will do that at the same time.

Post # 8
1615 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

My jeweler said he would check it anytime I needed but suggested I give it a once over fairly often my own self. I think 6 months sounds reasonable unless you bang it hard. 

Post # 9
1704 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Jewelers and jewelry addicts usually recommend every 3-6 months, 6 months being the most common you’ll hear, but I’d have them check the  prongs every time you get it cleaned.

I have a 6 prong solitaire, 14k white gold, have had it for 2.5-3 years or so, and never had the prongs checked like I should. I’ve whacked the stone and had it sitting wonky in there, and then whacked it again on something and it went back in to place, I tightened the prongs myself, and a few months ago broke a prong off. 😀 VERY happy I went with 6 prongs over 4. I’ll be sending it in to get fixed in the next month or so.

Platinum is so much nicer though because if it gets whacked it bends, it doesn’t break, making it much more stable. I’ll eventually be re-setting this stone in to a 3 stone setting, and that one will be platinum!

Post # 10
660 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I get mine inspected every six months as part of the lifetime warranty; they will replace the diamond if it falls out so long as I get it checked every six months.

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