(Closed) Stolen center stone!!!! Ahhh!!!!!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2031 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

That is a nightmare!  I’m so sorry this happened to you…I don’t have any advice for you, just sympathy and virtual hugs Frown

I guess the good news is, they’re trying to catch the bad guy so he can’t do this to another person ever, and taking you seriously.

Post # 4
1414 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am so sorry about this mess….

What a nightmare.

Kudos to you for handling it so well.


Post # 5
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

This happened to my Grandma too.  She had a 1+ Ct stone back in the 50’s (which was HUGEEEEE back then, Way to go Grandpa!) and a shady travelling jeweller that she used to tighten the prongs, switched it out for CZ.  By the time she figured it out the traveling jeweller was long gone…

Post # 6
4714 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I am so sorry that happened to you ๐Ÿ™ and no it didnt happen to me

Post # 7
4663 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

that is so sad and devastating.

I’m glad at least that you can get a replacement, even it it is not the exact same stone. You can add the stolen stone story to the history of the ring and pass that down with the new stone.

take care

Post # 8
11351 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Oh my! I am SOOO sorry this happened to you!! I can’t imagine how upsetting this must be. However, I am glad to hear that not only did your family insure the ring but also that the jeweler under whose responsibility this ring was placed when the “swich” occurred is stepping up and is taking care of this huge loss himself so that your insurance will not be needed. It is good to know that the family jeweler is so reputable and is doing the right thing in this situation, even though he, obviously, cannot get your stone back. However, it IS possible that it may turn up through whatever police investigation may ensue.  

Post # 9
483 posts
Helper bee

Ugh that’s horrible I have a 2ct but it’s not flawless and I will notice in a millisecond if mine was switched, having such a large stone scares me but I do love my imperfections for that exact reason. At least it’s getting replaced and only go to Jewelers that can fix things while you wait so it never leaves your sight !!!! I know I have one jeweler with his bench right in the middle of all the jewelry counters

Im sorry this happend to you ๐Ÿ™  I know exactly how I would feel of it happend to me and mine isn’t an heirloom so I can just imagine 

Post # 10
483 posts
Helper bee

@Brielle:  + that’s why they have serial numbers ! I’m getting mine appraised, graded and laser engraved for that reason cuz mine is not yet certified -__-

Post # 11
3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011


This is just awful I hope your jewerler gets enough evidence to take it to the cops to have him charged.  Hopefully he won’t let too long so perhaps there is a chance the thief didn’t sell your stone yet or if he did it has not gone far. 

Post # 13
2144 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

That is awful, I’m so sorry!

Post # 14
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

@MrsPeachMartini:  What a horrible nightmare! I unfortunately have a friend who went through something like this.

Her late husband bought her an engagement ring from a jeweler in NY where they were from. He was stationed in the army in Alabama, so she ended up getting her wedding band from a different jeweler in Alabama. He was killed in action shortly after they had their first child, so her rings were really important to her. 

She moved back to her home town in NY and saw on the news one night that the jewelry store they had gotten her engagement ring from was busted for putting fake diamonds in their rings. She went and got her engagement and wedding band appraised, and sure enough, her engagement ring had a fake center stone in it while her wedding band was real. She was crushed. It was so important to her to pass that engagement ring down to their daughter and some jerk at a jewelry store took that away from her. 

I’m so sorry this happened to both you and my friend. I’m glad though that the jeweler is trying to make things right for you and catching the guy so that he doesn’t do it to more people.

Post # 15
1595 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

OP- a stone that is over 100 years old will have a very visibly different cut than one that would be replaced by a modern day CZ or any other type of fake stone. Could anyone in your family tell the difference?

Post # 16
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m so sorry this happened to you!

I have heard other stories like this, and I haven’t been able to turn in my ring for an appraisal or even a cleaning. I don’t trust others with it^^ 

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