by sharonberg » Sep 11, 2001 On Monday morning, I noticed that the diamond in my engagement ring (14 yrs) was gone. I called the insurance company, but the insurance does not cover "mysterious loss".I will say right now that I am not a jewelry person or know that much about gems. Other than an emerald ring that my husband gave me for our 5th anniversary, my wedding band and diamond ring are the only jewelery type items that are valuable. I did not take as good of care of the ring as I should have, I was afraid that the stone would be switched or something. At this point I am thinking that lost is worse that switched. Anyway, I have gone through the tutorial on this site, but my confidence level is still a bit low. I would like to replace it with a diamond that is as close the the orginigal as possible. I found the original "information" that my husband received when he bought the ring from Zales Jewelers. There is not much to go on, but I will enter what the sales person wrote and maybe someone here could help me out. So, here goes...1/2 ctr diamond sol., 14K w/g WH/HI. My husband bought the ring in 1986. the ring was originally priced at $1350.00, but he bought in on sale for 1012.50.Unfortunately, our finances are such that we can't spend any more than about $1350.00. I will have to get the ring fixed as one of the prongs is bent. So, I will have to figure that into the cost also. Thanks in Advance, Sharon B.