I got my diamond ring back from the jewelers last night! I was so excited, I missed it.
A couple of weeks ago I took my engagement band in to the jewelers for its regular cleaning and inspection. They dump it into the little cleaning machine and poke the diamonds to make sure they're not loose.
The nice clerk offered to send it away to have the rhodium plating cleaned and I said no thanks! I like my ring and didn't really prefer being without it. So she said fine, took it away to test the diamonds. She came back, said, "Ha! we have to send it away anyway, two of your stones are loose." Well, she didn't really say ha, but the rest is true. So, they sent the ring out for service and I picked it up last night.
It is so freaking beautiful. I had forgotten how nice it looked when I first got it. The rhodium plating is as bright and shiny as ever and all of the scratches are gone! I missed my ring, but it was SO worth it!
3 days ago