It doesn’t occur to many people to have their wedding ring inspected on a regular basis. In fact, most people do not even realize that wedding rings can actually begin to breakdown over time. Prongs can become bent or unaligned leading to the stone becoming loose. Then one day, the diamond simply pops out, sometimes unbeknownst to the owner.

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This is the worst thing that could possibly happen to a wedding ring. Losing a diamond is not only a loss of value, but memories and emotions as well. You may be able to replace the diamond, but the ring will always be just a little bit different.

You can avoid the stress and heartbreak of a loss diamond by having your wedding ring inspected on a regular basis. This may seem to be a hassle, but when you consider the amount of money and emotional attachment that is associated with the ring, it’s worth it.

Do Your Own Inspection

There are some advantages to doing a simple self-check on your own. You may not have the eye of a professional, but chances are you will be able to notice if the stone appears loose or if there is an obvious bent prong. Pay close attention to the prongs as they are most susceptible to getting snagged on clothing or bumped against hard surfaces. Prongs play a crucial role in holding the gemstone in place and keeping it fixed in place. If you notice a bent or broken prong, you should have it addressed right away. Fixing a prong is much less expensive than replacing a stone.

A Professional Inspection

Even if you don’t see any problems yourself with your ring, it’s still a good idea to take your ring to a professional jeweler for a closer inspection every once in a while. A professional is not only trained to find and detect any problems with the ring, but they also have the right equipment to do the job correctly. This includes magnifying tools to help them see even the smallest issue.

Most professional inspections include a safety check, cleaning and polishing of your ring. The safety check and inspection will alert the jeweler to any specific problems that can be fixed. Loose stones will be tightened and worn out parts will be replaced or fixed.

Next comes the cleaning and polishing. It’s difficult to see just how much dirt and dust can accumulate in rings. Jewelers are able to clean dirt from very hard to reach places. By cleaning and polishing the ring, the jeweler is also helping to prevent future problems, including friction and defects.

If you haven’t had your wedding ring inspected for a while, now is the time! Call Hamra Jewelers to set up a time to have your ring inspected and cleaned. We can be reached at 480-946-5110.