Recently, I had a diamond fall out of my shared prong wedding band...and unfortunately I wasn't able to recover the diamond. Uck! What did I do wrong?
For those of you that have wedding bands or engagement rings with diamond surrounds, maintenance is the key to avoiding my mini disaster. Since we spend so much time on computers and doing work with our hands, our rings slowly distort "off-round". This loosens the settings and allows for stones to fall out. A simple and inexpensive yearly cleaning and tune-up from your jeweler to check the setting is all that you should do...and don't put it off!
And if you have a plain band, I still would highly recommend a professional cleaning once a year. I have been diligent about cleaning my ring own my own. But when they gave it back to me after a professional clean, it was like I was receiving a brand new ring. So lovely...