Post # 1
Bees, how often do you get your prongs checked out to ensure they don’t need tightening, and does the jeweler generally give the ring a once-over to ensure nothing else needs to be done? My ring will be a six prong platinum setting with a thin channel set band and diamonds on the basket. I’m concerned about my center stone falling out, as this has happened to multiple people I know (some never found theirs), and I want to make sure my prongs are always in great shape. Is there a general rule of thumb, or just whenever you get a chance or have an issue?
Post # 2
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
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
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 # 5
The diamond hasn’t even been set yet and everything is insured! Haha, I’m crazy about that kind of stuff.
Six months seems good. Platinum is pretty durable, so I wouldn’t think the prongs would break or loosen on their own between six-month checkups unless I banged it into something very hard.
Post # 6
Thanks! This is perfect. It’s good to know what an actual jeweler recommends, since that’s probably the safest bet.
Post # 7
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
- 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
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
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.