(Closed) I think my diamond is loose, any help is appreciated!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Take it to the jeweler and have them check it and tighten the prongs. It happens from time to time even if you take good care of it. As long as you notice, stop wearing it, and get the prongs tightened, it’s no biggie.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My diamond is set high up so it has been loose before. A good jeweler can fix it by changing the prongs. Thankfully it’s only happened once to me, but I did not wear it while the diamond is loose. It’s a 6k diamond to replace and it’s vintageTiffany. And it is a family heirloom of my fiances so I take no chances! It spun around in it’s setting and I know that was bad. Get it looked at and good luck!!!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Take the ring to the store and have then tighten the prongs. It’s common for diamonds to become loose in the setting. It’ll only be an issue if you don’t get it fixed and end up possibly losing the stone. And getting a stand-in ring is a good idea if you have a job that would risk the setting/diamond of your e-ring.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MsLobizon:  Unfortunatelt it does:( My best friend lost one of the diamonds from her e-ring about 4 months after she got it. She was devastated. That’s when I started hearing more stories from people and realized that it happens a lot:(

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

All prongs are part of the settings 🙂 

 

I’m a retail manager so my ring gets caught on the clothes sometimes. My diamond sits up high vs sitting low or flush with my setting. The prongs can get moved if they get knocked out of position which is why mine gets loose. A jeweler can tell why it could be loose and reposition the prongs the bestway for your diamond size to prevent issues.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@MsLobizon:  I think you should take it to the jeweler and have them tighten the setting. From what I hear it happens to a lot of people. It’s happened to me, twice. I have a super active lifestyle and I decided to change my setting. My husband thinks that jewelry is meant to be worn,  so I explained how frustrated and scared I was of loosing my diamond and he completely understood. Who knows, you might want to consider a sturdier setting to fit your lifestyle unless you don’t mind just wearing your ring outside of work. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MsLobizon:  hold the ring to your ear and flick the ring/stone gently with your finger, if you hear a rattling it means the prongs are loose. Take it to the jeweler to get the prongs tightened. vwalla, problem solved.

ETA: This is not a big deal at all. It happened to me multiple times with my other setting which sits much higher up than my new setting. The prongs would easily catch on to things (ie my sweater, clothing, etc.) and woud loosen up a bit because of this. It is a VERY simple fix, nothing to worry about 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Soy is right, just listen to see if the ring makes a rattling noise when you shake it near to your ear. That is how I found out one of my diamond rings had a loose stone! It was no problem at all for the jeweller to tighten a prong. At the same time he checked the entire ring to ensure all was well and it was back on my hand in no time at all.

It is fairly common to have prongs loosen. It just takes one small snag or a prong that wasn’t adjusted properly when originally set. It happens enough that jewellers ask that you bring the ring in for regular inspections. No worries – all will be fine once you have the prongs looked at by your jeweller.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

First, congrats on getting back together and working out your issues. That’s awesome! 

As for you ring, my intial engagement ring was a large smoky quartz only held up by 4 tiny prongs. It was suspended and not supported by a metal basket or anything. The stone kept getting loose constantly because I wore it all the time. I inquired about adding a metal frame around it or doing double prongs and they gave me a cost of a few hundred dollars. I ended up changing my ring entirely for this and other reasons (quartz scratches, etc.) Maybe you can inquire about changing the support on your stone. 

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