The greatest fear of the newly engaged is losing that very precious, very expensive diamond ring. Aside from misplacing the entire ring, the center stone is typically the most vulnerable.
Center stones seem to disappear with no notice. But, to the slightly trained eye, there are a few warning signs when your jewelry's about to break:
Too-Short Prong - If you notice one of your prongs appears slightly shorter than the others, or its rounded top seems to have narrowed, the security of your center stone may be at risk.
Missing or Bent Prong - Come see us ASAP if you have a prong so damaged that you can see with a naked eye that it's no longer supporting the stone. Don't try to bend it back yourself!
Shifted Stone - Is your center stone no longer sitting level? Does it seem to have rotated slightly? Either abnormality indicates your prongs are no longer holding the stone tightly enough.
Since the center stone is the most valuable, and often most vulnerable, portion of your ring, visit us for a repair as soon as possible if any of these symptoms arise.