12 responses

  1. Jackie Ruka
    May 7, 2012

    Fantastic information ! Can’t tell you how many times I have lost precious gems due to loose prongs. Something we often overlook . Thank God, we have Calla Gold Jewelry!

    • Calla Gold
      May 7, 2012

      Next time we meet I’ll check your prongs, I don’t want any of your beautiful gems going missing on my watch!

  2. Dr. Lynn K. Jones
    May 13, 2012

    Wow, Calla. This is helpful and a wake up call–it’s easy to forget these types of ring prong check up issues until it’s too late. Thanks for the informative article! Appreciatively, Lynn

    • Calla Gold
      May 13, 2012

      Lynn, Thanks for visiting and digging the message!
      Calla Gold

  3. Nancy
    July 22, 2013

    Great post on rings with stones. I just had a near miss with my diamond when the prongs had worn down and two prongs broke off. Fortunately I found my diamond in my house after searching all day. My jeweler took great care of us. Great advise.

    • Calla Gold
      July 27, 2013

      What a happy outcome to your ring disaster. I’m so pleased to hear that your jeweler helped you have a happy ending. We jewelers love happy endings, romantic engagement stories and being a part of the celebrations of the happiest times in your life.
      Thank you for your wonderful story Nancy.
      Santa Barbara Jeweler,

  4. Lisa
    September 23, 2013

    I am happy to have come across this article. I have a prong that is sticking up and while inspecting that one I noticed another one was broken. I am taking my ring tomorrow to the jeweler. My wedding ring belonged to my grandmother and very dear to my heart.

    • Calla Gold
      September 24, 2013

      Dear Lisa,
      You’ve made my day that this post encouraged you to inspect your beloved ring! Thank you so much for sharing that.
      Calla Gold

  5. peggy
    February 4, 2014

    I have a question

    I received my cluster diamond ring back after a home town jeweler replaced two diamonds. Now the ring looks dark (black) in certain lights. The diamonds look good, but the ring has a different hue when looking at it. What could have happened?
    I walked out pleased but within 4 hours of wearing it and looking at it over and over again, I know something was wrong.

    • Calla Gold
      February 4, 2014

      Dear Peggy,
      When soldering on gold is done, it makes it look funky. Following repairs I do polishing and steaming and other cleaning methods to get the gold back to a proper look. Not all jewelers do these steps. It is possible that the heat of soldering may have altered to gold and it needs a good, polish, steam or other treatment to get its proper look back.
      I wish you the best of luck resolving your problem. I imagine the jeweler if he’s a good one would appreciate knowing that you’re not loving the color after wearing it a bit and ask for his help in at no charge going back over your ring.
      If he acts defensive or doesn’t take responsibility, I’d find a better jeweler. If this is the case check out my blog post:
      May this be resolved easily,
      Calla Gold

  6. Teri
    February 11, 2014

    I have sheared the prongs off of my wedding rings three times now in 8 years I have had it, the latest time Sunday. I am devastated!! I have never taken my rings off in the past but after the 2nd time my jeweler advised me to remove it daily. He says it can get snagged. Also having long hair he says can snag the prongs & gold is very soft & can loosen the prongs over time. It sounded logical so once I got my ring repaired & back (jeweler built the prongs up this time)I got in the habit of removing it immediatley when I get home & I do not put it on the next day until I am ready to walk out the door. I get it cleaned & checked several times a year because of having this issue twice. SUnday I was bowling & happened to notice I was missing a diamond. I am so upset because this is the 3rd time & I am very careful. I do nto understand nor do I like to keep replacing a diamond & repairing the ring. I remove it daily & am very careful if I have to take a jacket off. The ring has a marquis inthe center with 6 smaller diamonds on the side of the marquis & baquettes in the band. Do you have other suggestions? Thank you very much!


    • Calla Gold
      February 11, 2014

      Dear Teri,
      Could you send me a picture of your ring so I can see how your diamonds are set? Specifically I want to see how many prongs are holding your diamonds.
      Ring that we wear daily, like cars we drive daily need tune-ups. It’s not outlandish to need prongs re-tipped and settings re-built. It’s distressing, just like when your car starts missing and needs a tune-up and you need it to just run.
      Chances are that your baguettes are only set with two prongs as this is how they are traditionally set. That makes them more vulnerable to loss than diamonds with more prongs.
      My email address, the easy one is calla@cox.net, try sending me pictures there. If I can think of suggestions I will email you back. I’ll actually email you either way so you know I got your message.
      Thanks for asking.

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