(Closed) to ditch the ring or not

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: should i ditch the ring?
    no, see how things go : (9 votes)
    11 %
    yes, its just a money pit : (45 votes)
    57 %
    calm down! its getting fixed, everything will be fine! : (13 votes)
    16 %
    leave it before things get worse : (12 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1460 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    What kind of ring is it? One with lots of little pave stones? I would talk to the jeweler you bought it from and try to get something more durable (channel set stones, or fewer accent stones)

    Post # 4
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    1011 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @SimpleeAmbur:  Yikes! Sorry you have to deal with that. My ring cracked, and it took 2 trips to the store to get them to ‘repair’ it. They filled in the crack, and you can tell. Undecided

    I have since placed my ring in a secure location, since I’m afraid to wear it now, and just keep my eye out for something more durable.

    Have you thought about what GoldfishPie mentioned and getting something else? Maybe there’s a way they could cross some fine wire over the top of the stones to keep them in place. Something like one of these ideas:

     

    Post # 7
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    11284 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @SimpleeAmbur:  where did you get it from?  i’m surprised that they aren’t fixing it for free.  you just got it.  i wouldn’t be putting out that much in repairs.  that’s crazy.  get it insured. 

    i’ve worn my ring for years and not once have i paid for any repair.  in fact, there was a stone that began to loosen and the jeweller fixed it for free.

    Post # 8
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    870 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I have something similar (pave diamond halo).  The diamonds on the 4 corners of my halo were loose (and one fell out but I found the diamond). Cost $100 to repair.  But the repairs were made so that it wouldn’t be a problem anymore. (He added gold to the prongs to strengthen them and prevent anymore loose stones).  I’ve had it for a while now and no problems whatsoever.  So if the repairs on your ring were the type of repairs that will protect it for the future, I’d say, don’t worry and keep your ring.

    Post # 9
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    9956 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    TO @Sweet_Tea: not to totally burst your bubble… 

    Cause as someone who LOVES jewellery & unique pieces… I sooo adore the ones you’ve posted

    BUT wire wrap rings (which all these settings are) are some the most notorious for getting bent out of shape and the stones getting lost

    Know this cause I had a gorgeous Tiger’s Eye Ring as a teen that I sooo LOVED with a similar setting as to the first one you posted… looked down one day, and the stone was gone.

    The “wire” had gotten bent somehow, just enough to cause a gap (change in shape) so the stone / gem could escape… I was devastated

    Still remember that ring fondly… lol, and miss it.

     

    Post # 10
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    9956 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    TO @SimpleeAmbur:  Not a fan of pave… altho they look nice… they don’t hold up over time.

    Have to admit I am a Prong or Channel Set kind of gal.

     

    Post # 11
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    1385 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @SimpleeAmbur:  Maybe you should take your Moissy + stones and have a jeweler make you a brand new ring in a new setting in white/yellow gold or another strong, sturdy metal. My mom has two rings; one is white gold with a smaller diamond for everyday and she wears is paired with a Cartier band and the other is set in platinum (both e ring and wedding band) with a much nicer diamond. Problem is that she knocked a prong to the point where it bent and her wedding bands diamonds also become loose. She loves them, but she can’t keep taking them to be fixed so they are only worn for special occasions. Maybe that can be an option for you if you really love your ring.

    Post # 12
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    87 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I would find a better place and get a new setting for your centre stone

    Post # 13
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    7618 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    @SimpleeAmbur I didn’t vote for any of those things because I think you should buy jewelry insurance!  If you go through “Perfect Circle” by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company it’s only $25 a year and will cover lost, stolen, chips, breaks, loose stones, missing stones, etc.  Don’t ditch your ring if you love it, just get it insured.  I have a MoCo ring with .77 ct of side stones (lots of pave) so I got the insurance on mine!  Hope this helps!

    Post # 14
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    301 posts
    Helper bee

    Take the stones and have them reset in something from a local jeweler. That way if anything goes wrong, it’s much easier to fix.

    Post # 16
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    2742 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    That sucks! My initial ring was too delicate, and the center stone came loose all the time, and I lost side diamonds. It wasn’t very expensive, as it was a smoky quartz center stone, so I opted for an entire different ring. My new ring has passed the test of everyday wear for 1.5 years, so I’m happy with it. The center stone is held by 10 prongs, and the shank is plain metal. I have lost a medium sized stone in it, which was replaced for free as part of my warranty with the store. A warranty is another great thing to have, from a local store. 

    Could you reset the moissy in another sturdier setting and get a warranty? That’s what I would recommend. 

    My initial ring, which was fragile for everyday wear:

    My ring 🙂

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