Diamond and gemstone rings get a lot of daily wear, which can cause stones to loosen up in their settings. A diamond may become loose if you accidentally bump or drop the ring on a hard surface causing damage to the prongs holding diamonds in their place. Prongs that are worn down flat from years of wear offer little protection and usually don’t have any tension left to securely hold in the stones. In some cases, the stones may be loose even if the prongs are in good condition.
While normal wear and tear on frequently worn jewelry is expected, it is always better to detect any problems early, before you risk losing stones. We recommend for you to get your jewelry cleaned and inspected twice a year.
One of the best ways to prevent stones from getting loose is to remove your ring while doing activities like housework, washing dishes, gardening, and sports.