Common Ring Issues And How They're Fixed


Rings are beautiful pieces of jewelry that can symbolize love, but they're also one of the most delicate and frequently worn out pieces of all. With so many intricate details on a ring, it's no wonder that the small parts and pieces can become broken, damaged, or worn over time. The three main parts of a ring are the stone, the setting, and the band, and each can come with its own set of issues. Here are the most common issues you might face with your ring and what your jeweler can do to fix it.

Stone Problems

Even though diamonds are the hardest stones, they're not immune to getting scratched or damaged. Other gemstones like emeralds and rubies are even more prone to undergoing some kind of issue as time passes. If your ring's stone is showing scratches, the jeweler can usually polish them out. Even small chips can be polished away when a special tool is used. Certain stones that have deeper cracks or signs of inclusions can be more prone to cracking or breaking, so you should always consult a professional before you attempt to do any polishing on your own. 

Setting Issues

Most gemstones are held onto the ring with a tiny set of prongs. These prongs can bend over time, causing the stone to become loose and you can also run the risk of it falling out completely. Keep a close eye on your ring and make sure that the prongs are tight and secure. If you notice that the stone is coming loose, it's most likely a result of one or several of the prongs becoming bent or loose. Make sure you take the ring to your jeweler as soon as possible and they can re-tighten or even replace the prongs if they need to. Thicker prongs can be added to give more support to the stone. 

Problems With The Ring Band

Since rings are worn on your fingers, it's not surprising that the bands can get scratched up over time, or even nicked. This is usually just a result of every day wear and doesn't detract from the beauty of your ring in most instances. If you like, the jeweler can polish out any scratches or nicks seen on the band or they can recoat the ring to add another layer of metal over any existing damages. Regularly polishing your ring can help to prevent these scratches from being so visible. With a little TLC and some monitoring, you can protect your beautiful ring from damage and make sure that any issues get taken care of as soon as possible. 

For more information, talk to a jewelry repair professional.


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Making My Look More Interesting

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