Think about the pieces of jewelry you wear every day. For most, it’s a fairly compact list, with one piece guaranteed to make an appearance, your engagement and wedding rings. What does not occur to most people is that over time their wedding and engagement rings can begin to break down. Engagement rings are especially prone to dings and dents from being worn on the hand and getting regularly bumped, hit, and snagged. Through daily wear, the prongs, the most fragile parts of your ring, can become bent or turned out of alignment.
Prongs play the crucial role of holding your gemstone in place and keeping it secure. Damaged or worn prongs can lead to a loose stone and if left unattended could cause a failure, resulting in a lost stone. You can avoid the stress and heartbreak of a lost diamond or gemstone by having your rings inspected on a regular basis.