Post # 1
So last night I was washing my hands, and I went to put my ring back on and I dropped it on the ceramic floor! I watched in HORROR as it bounced 3 times before stopping…looking down fully expecting to see the diamond laying seperate and out of it’s setting….But it was fine! I have no idea how…..
Then last night as I was getting ready for bed and I slammed it off the dresser….I was like HOLY F**K!!! but….it’s still ok!
And this morning I smashed it off the front door as I was leaving…This one actually really hurt my finger. At this point I was ready to take it off an leave it at home where it’s safe! I’m actually allergic to my ring…It’s white gold and it’s making me break out in blisters, so I’m getting the stone set in a new band tomorrow mixed with palladium instead of nickel…so I was just going to leave it at home in case I loosened anything.
Why am I being so clutsy? I haven’t banged it up at all since I got it Dec. 22nd! I guess they are pretty hearty?
Post # 3
Oh bless your heart! It’s easy to do, especially if you’re not totally used to wearing it yet. Luckily, the diamond is the most expensive part, and you’re definitely not going to hurt it! That’s what my husband always tells me when I get a scared look on my face after banging my left hand against something. 😉
Post # 4
Diamonds are so hard, it would be tough to chip it and almost impossible to shatter it. You are more likely to bend a prong first. I find that you never realize how much you whack your hand on things until you have a rock sitting on top of it. That makes it easier to catch it on stuff and gets in the way a bit when you whack your hand. I wouldn’t worry too much.
Post # 5
I LOLed because you remind me of, well, me. Total clutz here. My poor ring takes a beating. Thankfully it’s diamonds and not a softer stone.
Post # 6
@Songbird29: rings are made to be worn. and with the fact that people hit there hands on things.
Post # 7
Don’t worry too much, rings are pretty resilient.
Haha, I remember the first few months I had my e-ring I kept banging it on things. I think the worst was when I was doing a fist pump in excitement and I punched the ceiling! I had a pretty high setting and the diamond actually went through thedrywall and there was a little hole there, hehe. My ring was fine though! 🙂
Post # 8
I remember when I first got my e-ring I felt like I was ALWAYS hitting on things. You get used to it though and soon it won’t phase you at all. It’s been 2.5 years and I haven’t done a bit of damage to my ring!
Post # 9
I guess I’m just worried the rock will come out of the setting….I have a friend who banged her hand off a clothing donation bin….there was all sorts of broken glass on the ground. Luckily she noticed when she got back into her car that the stone was missing, but it was dark and there was lots of glass! By some miracle she found the diamond….but that story has stuck with me and it amazes me that those 4 tiny pronges can keep the stone in place so securely! Thanks everyone for your reassurances 🙂 Glad I’m not the only one who stresses!
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
@Songbird29: My jewelers will check your prongs and fit for free so you may want to stop by somewhere to make sure the setting is nice and tight.
Post # 11
Yes, I’m actually going to my jeweler after work today to have the stone placed in a hypo-allergenic ring. He’s awesome…I had asked him before if I need to come in to have it inspected or whatever, and he laughed at me! He was quite confident it was going to be fine, and that he didn’t want to see me until we go in to order our wedding bands! But I’ll chat with him about my clutsiness tonight and just see if he still feels the same way 🙂
Post # 12
Sounds like me lol. I still bang it around from time to time, and I’ve had it for almost 2 years! But I’ve done more damage to myself (scratching my face in my sleep, etc) than to the ring. It’s a study little thing 🙂