I had an ohmygod moment with my ring this week... but before I tell you about it, I should probably introduce my ring!
That's my beautiful, perfect, updated-antique style ring! And my pug, Sophie, staring at me in jealousy.
Mr Pug also got the bands too! Yes, bands, plural. I am crazy for symmetry and like things to be just so, which translates to bookend bands. Sometimes when Mr Pug isn't home I like to try them on, evidenced by this photo...
Well, Miss Pug hasn't been taking as good care of the ring as she should! I got it cleaned for the first time this week. Yikes. It was definitely needed. However, here is where the near-disaster happened. I give them the ring, they clean it, they give it back... tiny diamond is MISSING! I think my heart fell into my feet, my mouth went dry, and I choked out "diamond... missing..." Luckily they were great about it and said that if a diamond is loose, they can sometimes fall out in their cleaning system, which uses vibrations to help the cleaning process. About 10 minutes later I had a new teensy diamond added in it's place.
After talking to a bunch of friends and coworkers about this, I found that many people have had similar experiences. Have any of you lost diamonds in your ring? Side stones or even the main diamond? How did you fix the problem?