When you get engaged, you’re on a high. You tell your friends and family about the engagement ring, you show it off, people ask to see it…you know, the usual. Your ring is perfect and will remain perfect forever, until it isn’t.
Well, a few weeks ago, one of the worst things that could happen to my engagement ring did, a stone went missing.
Now, this wasn’t one of the smaller stones in the halo, but a half-carat, trillion-cut, light yellow side stone. It’s pretty noticeable and as you can imagine, I nearly had a heart attack when I looked down and realized that the stone was missing. You see, I treat my ring well. I take it off whenever I’m cooking, cleaning, riding my horse and exercising. Yet, for some reason, a prong failed and the stone was lost.
Yes, it is a terrifying feeling to look down and see a diamond missing from your engagement ring, but my loss is your gain and I’m here to remind you how to take care of your engagement ring to save you from experiencing my pain.
Don’t Wear Your Ring 24/7. Now, that didn’t save my ring, but you should still put your ring away if you are going to be active, cleaning, cooking or doing anything else which could put your ring at risk of becoming damaged.
Get it Insured. I can’t recommend this enough. If you don’t get your ring insured, you could be looking to pay some serious dollars to restore your ring back to its original state.
Get It Inspected Regularly. Some insurance companies and jewelers require you to have your ring inspected every six months before they reimburse you for any damage. Furthermore, some require you to only go to certain vendors for an inspection otherwise you void the warranty or insurance policy. Either way, just have your ring inspected by a reputable institution. They can highlight any potential problems before they become an actual problem and you can sleep better at night knowing your ring is protected.
Whether you just got engaged or have been married for many years, you need to heed these three steps. They won’t prevent you from experiencing the crushing realization of seeing your damaged (or worse) engagement ring, but it will prevent you from being separated from your beloved and intact engagement ring.
**None of the engagement rings shown are the engagement ring which had the structural failure.**
By PS Staff