(Closed) Losing a diamond?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

juneberries:  My coworkers 2 carat diamond fell out of her setting. She told me she never took it to be cleaned or have the prongs checked. A good learning experience, I will definitely be doing that on a regular basis!

Post # 17
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4238 posts
Honey bee

juneberries:

I’d want to put my mom’s diamond in a bezel or eight prong setting, so, I understand. What setting do you have?

  

Post # 18
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1610 posts
Bumble bee

alamana:  Haha, I am totally the same with mine! I just get so paranoid about stuff happening to it while doing more handsy things. My Amora gem ring will prob be worn more at work as will be more sturdy and I haven’t also got to worry about the band detailing. 

My worst fears is the bottom prong snapping and just falling right out of there. But I hated the 5 prong settings for hearts sadly.

Aww thank you, love hearts! So hard to find a nice shape and specs one though. I love yours too! I love the fire and light in yours, plus your band really compliments it and gives it a unique look. 

Post # 19
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2587 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

It happens, but nowhere near often enough for it to be a worry.

Post # 20
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5530 posts
Bee Keeper

If you have it cleaned and checked every 6 months you can rest easy.

Post # 21
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1065 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: South Lodge. 2nd of Dec 2017

juneberries:  here’s a little tip hold it to your ear and tap it with your finger, secure stones make a little thud loose stones make almost a tinny noise, then I would advise box it and have your prongs checked by a jeweller.   Tap different rings so you get used to the sound.  I am certainly not a professional but this works for me. 

Post # 23
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4238 posts
Honey bee

juneberries: Thanks for sharing your ring; it’s lovely! I mentioned earlier that I prefer bezels or more prongs, but that looks well made so you should be fine! 

 

Post # 25
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950 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

juneberries:  It happened to me, my 4prong setting had a loose prong.  my diamond fell out, I found it in my car. I immediately went to the jewelers & uograded  a 6prong. My wedding eat is insured, thank goodness

Post # 26
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5365 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

I think your ring will be fine and it’s very pretty!! I’ve lost both of my parents and Fiance has lost his mom. We designed my ring to include diamonds from both of our mom’s wedding sets. Sure enough, out of allllll the diamonds on my setting, the one that meant the most to me (my mom’s) was the one I lost. I seriously had a breakdown, called Fiance at work freaking out and cried for a good 2 hours. It wasn’t held on by prongs, but it could’ve happened either way. I understand this is what insurance is for, but there is no replacing something that sentimental. 

Post # 28
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1254 posts
Bumble bee

You woukd not even believe the dream I had last night because of reading this post!

I dreamt that was out shopping and thinking about reading this post so I start to test my prongs and see if they would move about. Then one of them snaps off, my diamond falls out, and instead of a real diamond, it’s sort of gooey and soft on the underside. I wrap it in a tissue to take it home and while on the way home the rest of ring just snaps and falls apart. And then when I look at my diamond again it has a stamp on the underside that says ‘made in China’ and then the whole diamond just breaks apart. 

Sorry this has nothing to do with your post, but I thought it was incredibly funny! I’ve never even been worried of losing my diamond before!

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