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Keep Your Diamond, Don’t Lose it!
Our company offers a free ring inspection and cleaning and while doing it for a friend of a customer I noticed that four out of six prongs were missing the tips. Normally on a six prong head breaking 3 prong tips on the same side would result in a loss of the diamond and here she had broken four! Luckily the last remailing ones were opposite of each other and her diamond was still in the ring! Super lucky! One more broken prong and she would have been crying.
People lose their diamonds because the prongs are pulled off the diamond, it breaks or simply wears out. It is entirely preventable with periodic inspection at home. We would recommend that anytime you happen to hit your ring hard against something that you look and check to see the condition of the prongs. You would look to see that the prongs completely covers the diamond, and that it is not too thin and it is evenly spaced. If you have a 4 prong head, breaking one prong will cause the diamond to fall out. You may not know when it happened as you may have had a lot on your mind and when you hit it, it did not hurt so you did not think about it. We generally recommend a 6 prong head as you will have to break 3 prongs on the same side before the diamond is lost. Essentially you have a couple of second chances.
It is good to clean your ring with ammonia once a week as it will only take about 15 seconds to, squirt on the ammonia, scrub it with a toothbrush, rinse and wipe the ring with a soft cloth. At the same time you could make it a habit to look at the condition of the prongs. Look to see that each prong is covering the diamond, they are evenly spaced apart, and that they are not too thin. Also check to see if it spins. Sometimes the prongs are covering the diamond but the diamond is a little loose. It more than likely it is still safe but you may want it tightened. If you are not sure you can bring it in to have it checked professionally. It is good to have it check professionally at least one a year or anytime you might have hit it hard and think something might have come loose.
Take a little time to inspect your ring and save yourself emotionally and financially!
This is Jai’s request complete with his rabbit sketches. What follows is the computer rendering that he accepted and then video of the finished ring. The ring holds a 1 ¾ ct diamond in its ears and it was cast in platinum. Subtle but entirely personal. Jai thought it was perfect when he saw it!
“Visions of Beauty” is a video blog featuring customer directed custom designs ranging from the sublime to definitely ornate. It could be modern, vintage, classical, free form or anything else one desires. Customers bring to the table, pictures, sketches or ideas of what they want. With a good understanding of what they desire computer renderings are done for them to see if we understand their wishes. If the renderings are not right in their perceptions adjustments are made until they are satisfied. A wax model is then produced from the renderings which then show the exact size, height and width the ring will end up to be. If the wax is accepted then it is used to make the casting from which it is then finished and the diamonds are set. These are videos of the finished product. Each ring is exquisitely crafted to express the personality of the owner in creating their dream ring. Consider making yours today!
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