Posted 05 September 2007 - 12:53 PM
It's a white gold ring with a white gold setting. The jewelry store asked if I wanted to replace the head and even suggested going with platinum (for an additional cost of course!)...
Shouldn't a white gold setting be fine? I know platinum is a stronger metal, but I don't want the prongs and the rest of the ring to look different as it ages.
Given it's track record, I have a feeling it's going to loosen up again. Not sure what I should do? The center diamond does sit high and I'm a bit of a klutz so it does hit stuff every now and again.
Could it be a faulty head that just doesn't stay tight?
Posted 05 September 2007 - 12:56 PM
Posted 05 September 2007 - 01:09 PM
Do you have insurance? I would def look into that since you have had 2 issues so close together.
Posted 05 September 2007 - 01:14 PM
Posted 05 September 2007 - 01:23 PM
I guess I'll wait until it's loose again, then have them replace the head. (I tap on the sucker all the time to make sure it isn't loose!) Maybe there's something wrong with the little screw under the ring? I'm assuming that's what keeps the prongs tight.
Just was wondering if it was because it's white gold. I know tons of people had gold before platinum became so popular!
Jared's just isn't all that close so it's been a pain getting out there to have it checked (and I didn't buy their service plan), but they've been great so far!
Posted 05 September 2007 - 01:34 PM
Posted 05 September 2007 - 08:51 PM
My first setting was really *high* off the band. The first time my diamond was loose, one of the prongs was loose. They tried saying I must have hit it on something, but I didn't. About 2 months after that, one of the prongs bent completely away from the stone when I brushed the ring against a egg carton. When I went in to Kay's, I told them I wanted the head replaced because it was the second time in the first 3 months of having the ring, that the stone was loose.
When a stone is removed from the head, the metal from the head is melted and re-cycled. Each time it's recycled, the strength is weakened on the next head it's used for. I'd go ahead and have them replace the head, because it's not going to cost you anything if you purchased the warranty with the ring.
Despite what is said about platinum, it's actually weaker than gold. The difference is that the weakness allows flexibility so that instead of a prong completely breaking, the prong may bend instead. So instead of breaking and the stone falling out, a platinum head will bend slightly and the stone will be loose, but still present.
If replacing the current head with another one of the same metal doesn't work, then I'd replace the head with a platinum one...
Posted 07 September 2007 - 08:44 AM
Posted 07 September 2007 - 09:04 AM
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I can understand platinum would be more secure, but white gold should still be secure. It's not like it's a flimsy weak metal. And like you said, people have been wearing gold a long time.
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