(Closed) Lost diamond – So sad.

posted 12 years ago in Rings
  • poll: If you lost your center stone (diamond or otherwise), would you replace it?

    Yes! With a similar/same cut/size one.

    Yes! But it's UPGRADE time!

    Yes, but with a different cut/or different setting.

    I would now, but if it was many years down the road, maybe not.

    No, I'd just wear my wedding band.

    I don't have a center stone in my e-ring/wedding ring design

    This is why I rarely wear my e-ring!

    Other

  • Post # 17
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    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Oh man!  That’s awful!  You never know what will happen though.  A family friend went swimming in our irrigation ditch (it’s probably 15-20 ft across and 12 ft deep and flows ~4 miles an hour) and lost his wedding band.  We figured it was long gone but we actually found it months later when they drained the canal to clean it! 

    If I lost my diamond I don’t know what I would do.  My fiance’s aunt gave it to him to give to me so even though it’s not an heirloom or anything it would feel odd to replace it.  I don’t know.  I probably would but it wouldn’t be until we had the spare cash lying around which would take a long while. 

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    A similar thing happened to my grandma several years ago- while on a boat in Lake Michigan, we watched it fall right into the water.  Very sad at the time, but my grandpa got her a new one and she loves to tell that story now.  It was part of the reason why I decided on a bezel setting when we chose my ring. 

    Post # 19
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    271 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Thankfully, my ring is insured, so if I lost the stone, I’d replace it with a similar stone.

    Post # 20
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    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    This is why we have insurance!! I would replace it as is ASAP.

    Post # 21
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    1037 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

    Oh nooo that is so incredibly upsetting!  This is reminding me that I need to have the Fiance get my ring insured as soon as we get to VA!  We looked into having it insured in FL vs. VA, and for some strange reason, it is half the price in VA in comparison.  Don’t know how that is…

    Post # 22
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    2004 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    That’s so sad! Poor grandma :(. I would replace it, but I would want it to be something that came from a sentimental place. If your grandpa is still alive, I would want the replacement stone to come from him, just like the first one did.

    Post # 23
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    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I have a little of a 2 ct centerstone- and no matter if any of the diamonds of the center stone falls out its covered by the jewelers warranty- gotta love good jewelers

    Post # 24
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    5150 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I have my insurance from the jewler and from my insurance agent. I am NOT letting this happen! 🙂

    Post # 25
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    131 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Were there more than one diamond in the ring?  You said she lost the centerstone, so are there others?  Could she have something done so just the two are set on the ring?  I know it would be a different ring, though, so it may not be as meaningful.  That’s a tough conundrum to be in.

    Post # 26
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    199 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - Catholic ceremony, reception at local armory

    Oh my gosh, that would be so sad!!  I’m not sure what I would do…besides cry!

    Post # 27
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    531 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I know this may sound crazy but, maybe you and a bunch of your other family members could donate a little money each and get your Granny a new diamond? It doesn’t have to be anything fancy- just a little something.

    Post # 28
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    190 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010 - The Pearl S. Buck House

    I’ve been dealing with this because I lost my ring 4 months ago. It took me this long to decide to get a new ring altogether and not the same setting i had before. The roughest part was that it was my grandmother’s diamond. People keep telling me “it’s just a thing, it can be replaced, and the symbolism remains,” etc. but it’s a bummer because it was, obviously, my own stupid fault. On the bright side, it’s a funny story, because my grandmom lost her original ring too… so it wasn’t even her original 🙂  Chin up, GranMaryJane. I say replace it if she wanted it to be an heirloom and if it was insured.

    Post # 29
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    My mom kind of “lost” her original ring– but really we’re pretty sure it was stolen. She didn’t realize it at first because she didn’t usually wear it, she usually wore the 20th anniversary band that my dad got for her. She was still super upset when she realized it was gone. About 2 months before my parents’ 29th anniversary I suggested to my dad that he replace her ring with her “dream” ring. They had put a down payment on a marquise ring when they found out she was pregnant and they had to get married FAST (the 70s, ya know), so they just got a tiny round stone that they could afford with the money already paid. I thought it’d be really sweet to get her a marquise solitaire and bring the whole thing full circle. 

    Well- he took the idea and rannnn with it. He decided to start shopping immediately because “who knows how long it could take” (lol) and he wasn’t satisfied to get just a plain solitaire. He decided on a 3 stone oval ring– nothing like her original ring or dream ring but super big and beautiful– and had it bought before their 29th anniversary! So he just gave it to her for 29 because he couldn’t possibly sit on that secret for a whole year. My parents are too cute. 🙂

    Post # 30
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    The warranty from our jeweler is amazing and am covered if ANYTHING happens to the stone over the next 7 years, but still got it insured anyways. I would just replace it with something similar. If I was able to knock out the stone in my ring now, I can’t imagine how fast I could knock out a larger one!

    Post # 31
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    aww that’s such a pity.

    my e-ring’s center stone was the stone from his grandma’s e-ring which she wore daily until her death a few years ago.

    that’s one of the reasons why i don’t wear my e-ring unless on super special occasions — that, and also because i don’t like bling/jewelry in general.

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