(Closed) my stone fell out :(

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh man, that’s terrible!  Maybe the prongs were loose?  I always worry about that happening to me too, I’m always smacking my ring off of stuff.  Glad you found the stone and hopefully you can get it reset soon!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Haha, it happens!

My old roomie had it happen in her sleep… she woke up in a total panic! Thank goodness she found it somewhere in her bed and she taped it to an index card to bring to the jeweler.

Just make sure you get it inspected and tightened when needed I guess!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

I’m with the bees above. My old roommate’s stone wiggled in the setting after one point. She took it off until she could get it fixed, but it does happen. Just make sure you get it taken care of, and please, please, please make sure it’s insured just in case it happens again and you can’t find the stone!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Is it four or six prongs?  Four prongs always have more tendency to fall out.  Mine is four and the woman that my fiance worked with when he purchased it told him to make sure I have it checked by a jeweler at least twice a year to ensure it’s solid in there.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2010

SAME thing happened to me! We bought my e-ring from a very reputable jeweler in Seattle, but still, the center stone was set too high, (probably to make it look bigger in the store).  It happened about two months after we got engaged…I went to a college bar with my Fiance while he was visiting for alumni weekend, looked down at my ring, and realized the stone wasn’t there.  Luckily, I found the stone and had it re-set.

If you bought it from a reputable jeweler, they should guarantee the ring. Most will simply ask that you have it inspected, by them, once every six months.  Despite all that, I still have the bugger insured!!!!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m so glad you found it. I worry about mine sometimes. Insurance is good, but there is always the sentimental factor regarding your original stone.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

Happen to me.  I’d left my engagement ring at home while we were honeymooning and it was my first day getting to wear it with the band!  I was putting my hair behind my ear and somehow my earring caught on the ring.  Thank goodness I looked down and noticed the side stone had come out and found it!

Strange thing is that my stone have a full wrap on one side and then a prong opposite it.  The jeweler was absolutely baffled when I took it in!

3 years later and nothing like that has happened again!

(PS I also have a diamond ring that belonged to my mother with 5 stones it in.  I was on a road trip and stopped at a Wendy’s when I noticed something on my hand.  Thank goodness I did because one of the stone’s was sitting on my knuckle.  No clue how that happened)

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

That happened to one of my little stones.  I was moving boxes at work and my hand got slammed on a metal cart under one of the boxes and I didn’t notice until later.  I was so sad!!!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

This happened to my mom about ten years ago.  She was loading groceries in the back of her car and when she got in the front seat her diamond was gone.  She never found it and it could have gotten lost anywhere: the store, the parking lot, her car somewhere.  It was a vintage ring too with gorgeous yellow stones in an antique yellow gold setting.  She has replaced the stone but it just doesn’t look the same.  It still makes her sad when she thinks about it.  🙁  But it sure makes me want to get my ring checked often!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

One of my prongs was loose a few months ago, and I could literally hear my center stone rattling around.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

What metal is your ring?  White Gold is easily bendable so the prongs are more likely to loosen.  Platinum is stronger and Palladium even stronger than that.  My friend had her stone fall out of her white gold ring and when she had it re-set they made just the prongs platinum so it would stay put. No problems since!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My ring band has lil diamonds foing all around it and 2 days after Fiance proposed we were in San FRan and a lil peice of lint got stuck in my ring and without thinking I pulle dit and there goes one of the tin rings on to the floow. So tiny it was lost for good. We got it replaced right away though! The second time happened at a work event, another tiny diamond popped out! So now I’m so paranoid and always checking to see if they are all still there!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I had my center stone pop out a few weeks after i got it.  I am always paranoid about it.  I will be getting it reset in platinum as soon as I can and it’s insured for that very reason!

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