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How often do you get your prongs checked?

boxbits

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I was told to send in my 6 prong diamond solitaire engagement ring once a year and my diamond shared setting wedding band (half band, not eternity) every 6 months.
 

Queenie60

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If you simply take it to a local jeweler for cleaning, they will check the prongs for you.
 

kenny

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Once a year, during my physical, my doctor checks mine.
 

PintoBean

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You can always get a little loupe and inspect it yourself.
 

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kenny|1458676373|4009511 said:
Once a year, during my physical, my doctor checks mine.
"You can always get a little loupe and inspect it yourself."

Yeah, Kenny, a loupe will make your "prongs" look much bigger! :dance:
 

diamondseeker2006

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Who told you to send your rings in? And do you mean take them into a jeweler or send them somewhere?

Never. I clean my jewelry and on occasion look at my rings with a loupe.
 

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stracci2000 said:
kenny|1458676373|4009511 said:
Once a year, during my physical, my doctor checks mine.
"You can always get a little loupe and inspect it yourself."

Yeah, Kenny, a loupe will make your "prongs" look much bigger! :dance:
:shock: :shock: :shock: :???: :???: :???: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

kenny

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PintoBean|1458703439|4009676 said:
stracci2000 said:
kenny|1458676373|4009511 said:
Once a year, during my physical, my doctor checks mine.
"You can always get a little loupe and inspect it yourself."

Yeah, Kenny, a loupe will make your "prongs" look much bigger! :dance:
:shock: :shock: :shock: :???: :???: :???: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
My Dr. has to use a wide angle lens. :lol:
 

boxbits

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diamondseeker2006|1458701092|4009663 said:
Who told you to send your rings in? And do you mean take them into a jeweler or send them somewhere?

Never. I clean my jewelry and on occasion look at my rings with a loupe.
Mark Morrell made my engagement ring and my wedding band is from Tiffanys. I thought MM had recommended sending the engagement ring to him for yearly inspection (on his website), but after reading it again, I see that I either misread it or confused it with another site as he simply offers inspection if you send him the ring.

In any event, both MM and Tiffanys recommend inspection every 6 months. It's no bother for me to stop by a jeweler or Tiffanys to do this. I was just wondering what everyone on PS did.
 

Bonfire

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Every 6 months I get them checked by a local jeweler. Just like getting my teeth cleaned every 6 mos. :lol:
 

CareBear

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diamondseeker2006|1458701092|4009663 said:
Who told you to send your rings in? And do you mean take them into a jeweler or send them somewhere?

Never. I clean my jewelry and on occasion look at my rings with a loupe.
Same here! Had a six prong solitaire for 10 years. Shared prong eternity for 8. Never had them checked by a 'professional'. However, paves are easier to damage, so those might need to be checked regularly.
 

acaw2015

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To the op: I think the advice here generally seems to be to get the setting checked every year or every six months with a jeweler. I check my rings myself with a loupe often and always carefully check if the stones feels loose when I clean them, but my settings arent all that complicated to check. Never (or very rarely) give them to a jeweler unless I want some work done.
So, I think the advice you got is good, but what you decide to do depends on you and how you handle your jewelry. :wavey:
Hope this helps.
 
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