Post # 62
Also- ppl often blame prongs coming loose & stones falling out on ultra-specific activities when, usually, that prong had probably been loosening for quite some time and no one thing caused it.
My jeweler recommended that, in between cleanings when he checks it, I hold the ring by my ear & tap the ring lightly before I clean it every few days because I’ll be able to hear it when a stone is loose (they rattle around enough to tell the difference from the sound of your tapping) & then be able to go to him & get it fixed before anything else happens.
Post # 63
@codysgirl16: Fellow rider here….
I feel your pain…the barn is SO DIRTY!!! When we were first engaged I wouldn’t wear my ring at the barn or when riding. My hands get so grimy even just brushing my horse that I figure if it looks that bad under my fingernails, my ring is going to be nasty. Part it also had to do with being newly engaged and not wanting to ruin it. I also wouldn’t wear it when working out, going to the beach/swimming, or anything else other than just “wearing it”.
I eventually got over it, and now I do pretty much wear it all the time even at the barn and every where else. I figure that’s what insurance is for, and if it’s damaged or lost I’ll just get another one. 🙂
Post # 64
Yes, it is insured. I lost one of the sapphires in it but I’m not making a claim on that, we will just deal with it ourselves.
A story for you though: I retired from the military last and had a super young man working for me. He deployed prior to getting engaged and saved 10 grand for a ring to have custom made. A year after they were married the ring slipped off her finger while she was doing yard work out in the country. They even hired a club of metal detector enthusiasts to search their yard. They never found it.
The man who had made the ring did still have the mold and was able to replicate it, but the insurance carries a decent deductible. Their co-pay to have that ring replaced was over 3000.00.
Keep in mind that when you deal with that fall-out with the insurance company if you ever lose your ring and/or diamond, that there will be a nice deductible and your premiums will go up after a claim. They won’t just fork over a new ring for you with no cost to you.
Post # 65
get a Moissanite stand in. They r beautiful and inexpensive. It will last much longer than a cz. Jtv.com has mossinite rings for less than $100!
Post # 66
My decision to wear a ring is based on percentage of time. I live on a farm, and spend most of my waking hours in “risky” situations. It may be unsafe, but otherwise, never would wear it! You already know that and have insurance. Besides, in a way, we already take risks when we love horses, and usually know the consequences well enough.
Post # 67
I wouldn’t get a replica, but I would try to get something close (getting a replica made could be more money than it is worth).
For me… I just bought an $8 ring from WalMart while I was waiting for my ering and wedding bands to be returned. Now I wear it whenever I’m going to be doing something I don’t want to expose my ring to (gardening, swimming, etc.). It doesn’t really look anything like my ring, but I couldn’t care less.
Post # 68
I guess it depends on how involved he likes to be but since this is not a special ring and I would only wear it occasionally, I just bought it on my own.
Post # 69
I got a CZ ring from berricle as a stand in. I work with my hands ALOT – everything from crafting, to painting, to cleaning at my job, I certainly didn’t want to mess up my ring, but I don’t want to have a naked finger either.