(Closed) Prong Worries

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you worry about your diamond falling out?
    I worry about it everyday and anytime my ring bumps anything. : (15 votes)
    34 %
    I don't worry about it. It's in there for good. : (25 votes)
    57 %
    Other : (4 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Yes, it makes me nervous. Especially since I bang it a lot. It’s a high profile setting Undecided

    Post # 4
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    14570 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I never really thought about it.  I have 4 prong setting so if I lose one, it’s done.  I *might* have considered 6 prong so its more secure, but  I didnt pick out the ring and I do love the 4-prong setting.  But with that said, I never really worry about it either way.  I rarely really knock my hand hard enough against anything that I had to think about if I may have damaged it or not.

    Post # 5
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    After I knock it on something (which happens pretty regularly) I do check the stone with my finger nail to see if it will wiggle at all, but other than that I don’tworry about it. 

    Post # 6
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    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I just get mine checked really frequently for damage or loosening.

    Post # 7
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    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    One of my stones (center stone) was loose once, and if you shook the ring close to your ear, you could HEAR it rattling around!

    Post # 8
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    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I worry =/ a lot. I had to have 6 prongs and I’m still ALWAYS nervous.

    Post # 9
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    4803 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t really think about it.  But that’s partly because my warranty with my jeweler will replace my diamond if it ever falls out because of the prongs, as long as I get them checked every 6 months.  I think if I didn’t have that, it would make me nervous when I knocked it against something!

    Post # 10
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    646 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @MademoiselleL: Good point – That kind of warranty is great. We’re getting our ring made at a local jeweler who I highly doubt would offer that kind of thing, but it looks like we’re going with a 6-prong (more secure), and we’re going with moissanite also party because I’d feel so nervous all the time wearing a stone worth several thousand dollars that could potentially fall out… (amongst other great reasons for going with moissanite).

    Post # 11
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    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I don’t worry at all. For some reason, I think I have thicker/sturdier prongs than most rings. Plus I have a halo setting so I feel more secure that it’s held tightly in my ring. If for some reason a prong ever came loose, the setting itself would probably help to hold the diamond in.

    Post # 12
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    893 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @CourtAug12:  I worry sometimes, but most days, not so much.

    Post # 13
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    11391 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I have never thought about it. I have 6 prongs but I do think I should start getting them checked. Hmmm….

     

    Post # 14
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    2232 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I actually just got mine checked today. I was kind of worried earlier because I thought that one of the side stones was loose. I have a lifetime warranty with my jewellery store and part of their replacement policy is that I need to have the ring inspected every 6 months to check for loose stones otherwise they won’t replace lost stones. 

    Post # 15
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    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    the way my ring is designed, the prongs are super solid. I would have to hit them hard with a hammer to get them to move out of place. 

    Post # 16
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    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    If your diamond is properly set, there should be no worries. 

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