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Whoops! Expensive lesson.

January 4th, 2009 at 06:23 am

So I knew diamonds were just about the hardest thing on earth, and the only thing that could really cut or scratch them were other diamonds. What I didn't realize how big a factor this would play in my wedding ring.

My mom and I were at the mall and she suggested having my ring cleaned. Most stores have your ring cleaned for free, but I never actually get around to it. So since I was at the mall that I actually bought the ring, I decided to do it. Immediately after I give the woman my ring she announces that several of the diamonds have chipped!

My wedding ring has 3 stones on the first band and a row of five or six much smaller diamonds on the second band. I never got around to getting the bands stuck together ("fused"), and honestly, I liked that they moved around. I didn't realize that every time they moved they had the potential of scratching and chipping! Thankfully only one of the 3-stone diamonds was chipped...and not the main one...and 3 (maybe 4) of the smaller diamonds. So 600 dollars later...I should have almost a completely new ring.

This now motivates me to 1. Keep up with regular cleanings to maintain my warranty...every 6 months at least! and 2. Get the jewelry rider on our renters insurance updated. The last time I called I found out that while I was insured for the total cost of my wedding ring, and other jewelry, the "per-piece" maximum is significantly lower than it would cost to replace my ring. So expensive lesson learned!

3 Responses to “Whoops! Expensive lesson.”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    What did they do for $600?

  2. homebody Says:

    Ooops! At my age, I don't care if they are chipped or not. I have a small diamond that I received from DH after we had been married about six years, a 25th anniversary band diamonds all around it and another platinum ring with 3 good sized diamonds in it that was just because (I told DH no more diamonds!).

    Okay so I take them off when I clean. I took them off and stuck them in my jeans pocket to clean up the kitchen at my mother's. I also put my keys in the same pocket. Well normally at that time I did not wear my rings every day, so I did not notice they were missing until a week or so later. I hunted and looked and asked my mom. I finally gave up and spent $50.00 on another wedding band.

    A few weeks after that my mother called and told me to come over, she had a surprise. As soon as she said that I knew she had found my rings. Yes my great nephew found 3 of them while out playing on my mother's front lawn, they were gleaming in the sunlight. One was still missing and my older brother took his metal detector over to mom's and found it.

    I have no idea how much DH paid for these rings, but my daughters do and they were all saying it was a good thing they were found!

    I still cannot believe they were lost for a few weeks in my mother's lawn! I had forgotten they were in my pocket and when I went to leave, I'm sure I pulled my keys from my pocket, pulling out and scattering my rings on the lawn at the same time. Good reminder though, I should get mine cleaned too.

  3. gamecock43 Says:

    oh didnt know about the ring scratch deal! good to know! my wedding ring would chip my e-ring too!

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