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Bent prongs can occur for a number of reasons, whether its because you’ve accidentaly dropped a heavy object on your ring, the prongs have been caught by cloth, you closed the door on your ring or it was slammed against an object. In these situations, you run the risk of one prong or several prongs being misshapen, pulled off of the diamond or broken off entirely. Once a problem is noticed, the ring should be brought to us for a professional assessment.
If any of your side gemstones are missing, it is critical to bring your jewelry to us to assess why it happened and the cost to replace it.
Picking up heavy weights (with most of the weight resting on the bottom of the ring,) hitting something too hard, or any strenuous work could ultimately result in bending the bottom half of your ring. In the event of this happening, bring it to us to assess the problem.
In the event that your ring simply will not come off, it is best to seek our help to cut off the ring for you; we typically insert a ring cutter that fits between the bottom of the ring and your finger to carefully cut a very small section off. Once this is complete, you can slowly pull the ring apart and bring it over your knuckle. After this process, it is still possible to repair the ring; ask our team about the cost associated with fixing the missing piece of metal.
If you find that any of your side stones are loose, bring them to our team to tighten the prongs or metal surrounding or holding the stone.
It is important to bring your jewelry in every six months for inspection. Not only can this free inspection and cleaning of your jewelry keep it looking new - it will also catch any gemstones that may be loose before they have fallen out.
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