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#1 camarofreak82_427

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:27 PM

hey guys i  have a problem i need a solution to. i bought my fiance an engagment ring in june and so far weve had to get two dimonds fixed the first time it was loose and the company helped us when we had it fixed and a few months later a dimond fell out and we went and had that fixed ourselves now we have a loose dimond again. i can super glue it but am afraid of getting that white film. i am sure theres a glue out there that will be strong enough and dry clear to put on it i was just wondering if anyone had any sugestions. we really dont want to send the ring back or replaced. thank you guys for your help and merry christmas



#2 Kaleb

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:31 PM

My opinion would be clear epoxy

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:32 PM

Ah.......no super glue. Diamonds are held in with a small wedge of the mount, This is done by "swaging"

 

See a jeweler / jewelry maker. You will get what you pay for.


Edited by G Holding, 25 December 2012 - 04:34 PM.


#4 camarofreak82_427

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:37 PM

we sent it to the jewler twice and they said that since there "floating dimonds" they have a tendancey to fall out alot. i just dont want to keep sendign it back every few months. i got a great deal on it n it is true u get what u pay for lol. no wonder it was on sale hahaha



#5 signguy2108

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 05:09 PM

One rule you have got to learn, Don't make her mad, she won't throw the ring in the floor, then the diamonds will not fall out!! Married 37 yrs, learned alot in that time!


Edited by signguy2108, 25 December 2012 - 05:17 PM.


#6 cobraman

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 05:34 PM

Maybe you could take it to a local jewler and get it fixed properly ?



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Posted 25 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

There's no reason why a competent jeweler can't fix that. 



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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:20 PM

Doing anything to it your self may void any warranty you have.



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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:31 PM

Floating diamonds??? Take the ring to a competent jeweler and have the setting fixed so the diamonds can't "float".

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:37 PM

If they all fall out and you think you have lost them, don't worry, they're just floating around somewhere!!!!

 

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:57 PM

I agree with the others. Find a competent, independent jeweler and get an estimate to have it repaired properly.

 

Independent shops tend to do their own work on-premises, are usually very competitive price-wise and you're supporting a truly local business, which is a nice thing to do.

 

If you have any friends in a local fraternal order (Masons, Odd Fellows, K of C, etc.), ask them where they have their officer's jewels engraved and repaired. They usually know the good people in the area.

 

A Merry Chirstmas to you, too.

 

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:53 PM

If you are taking it to a chain store (Jared's, Kay's, Shaws) you won't ever be satisfied. Find an independent jeweler who's business requires that he does the job correctly, not some second year art student doing summer work. Research it, ask, like Charlie8575, people who have stuff made a lot. 



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Posted 25 December 2012 - 09:46 PM

They gave you the old "floating diamond" story, eh?
Sounds fishy to me, do what had been suggested, find a real jeweler.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 09:53 PM

There is no glue on earth that will hold a diamond in a setting for any length of time.  No way, no how !

 

A diamond must be held in place by the setting itself.  It is sort of clamped in place by the setting. 

 

If you are losing diamonds out of your setting that is a serious problem.  You will eventurally lose the diamond. I know because this happened to me. 

 

You need to find a setting that will firmly hold the diamond in place.  And find a good jewler.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 10:07 PM

Find a local jeweler. Get it fixed right and get thier opinnion...



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:40 AM

get out while there's still time, man!



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:58 AM

Has anybody mentioned that you should see a professional jeweler?



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:24 AM

The best type of jeweler would be what is called a "manufacturing jeweler", meaning one that actually can create their own rings etc.  When I got married nearly 40 yrs ago, my wife's engagement ring was one of those with the diamond "floating" above the ring, the setting being a set of prongs holding the stone above the ring itself.  On our honeymoon, we discovered that the stone was getting loose, so we searched, and found a manufacturing jeweler to take care of it.  A few minutes with his tiny torch and those prongs were reinforced so that they didn't bend at all easily, without seriously changing the look of the ring.  The charge wasn't all that much easier--a very small fraction of what the ring cost.

 

The setting lasted another 19 years, until our divorce in the spring of 1992.

 

But, gluing the stone won't likely do the job, as almost now glues out there will hold a diamond.

 

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:59 AM

Kudos for trying to apply a modellers fix.

 

Go to a good jeweler. I think someone else mentioned this as well.



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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:06 AM

Ok... I think the answer "see a competent jeweler" has been mentioned about 15-20 times by now. And seeing as this has absolutely nothing to do with model cars in the first place, time to close it up.