(Closed) Lost diamond on eternity band

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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3968 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@doublehelix:  This is really common with eternity bands since the diamonds are under your finger and so can get hit against things more often then when they’re only on the top. It’s not your fault, not the jeweler’s fault, it’s just wear and tear, which I why I recomend insurance. 

Post # 6
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376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I don’t blame the jeweler, it happens a lot. One question: Did you have your ring sized? Because if you did, that weakened the hold on all of the stones. Any time you adjust the size on an eternity band, you’ll lose stones.

 

I highly highly recommend ring insurance. It cdan be a rider on your renters/homeowners insurance or stand-alone. Start by calling your insurance company and see if they offer it.

Post # 8
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1853 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@doublehelix:  I’m sorry πŸ™ This happened with my Promise ring. It’s very upsetting 

 

I hope you get it fixed soon!

Post # 9
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8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@doublehelix:  Check out Jewelers Mutual for insurance.

Post # 10
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699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@doublehelix:  oh no! does the jeweler offer a warranty? although if you don’t go get it checked he probably won’t honor it. πŸ™

I’ll answer your insurance question since I just saw it.. you can add it to any homeowners, renters, etc policy you may already have. I have renters insurance through progressive and we just pay a few extra bucks a month (less than 10) and they insure it – no deductible – under ANY circumstance. I could literally lose it anywhere in the world and they would give me a check for the appraisal amount and I could go get a new ring.

Post # 12
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764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@doublehelix:  Just so that you know when you have your ring fixed make sure to bring it back ever six months or so. Because eternity bands are easily banged on things the prongs will move. It is simple physics. Most of the time jewelry stores do not charge to check diamonds and tighten stones. Obviously if a diamond is already gone they will charge to set a new stone. It does not take but ten to fifteen minutes to check if everything is tight. 

You can also do a bi-monthly check yourself. If you get a paperclip and straighten it out you can touch your stones. If one or more move then you know to take it in quicky so that you will not lose anymore. 

My dad is a master jeweler and so he has taught me everything about jewelry and how to take care of it. 

So the best thing is for you to check it yourself often so it does not happen again. πŸ™‚ 

I hope this helps you in the future. πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m sorry. πŸ™ I hope it’s an easy (and not too costly) fix. That was one of the fears I had with eternity bands. I love them – they’re beautiful! And I do enjoy the look of the U-prong like you linked the picture to…they just worry me! I would definitely do what these ladies suggest and insure your ring for the future. Perhaps have the jeweler check all your stones/prongs for stability when you take your ring in for the stone replacement.

Post # 16
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1044 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@doublehelix:  Just insured my ring today. FH took the appraisal down to Allstate and it was added to the renters insurance plan we currently have.

As PP said- you just get the full amount of the appraisal if you lose it.

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