How to check for loose stones in your Jewelry

Updated: Jun 9, 2021

Do you wear your rings all the time--sleep in them, go to the gym, do yard work, dishes etc?


Like anything else that gets knocked around and used often, the metal will wear and/or the stones may get loose and may fall out.


That is why it is very important to check your stones to see if they are loose or bring to someone who can check for you.

One easy way to check for loose stones is to hold the piece of jewelry to your ear and just tap it with a finger from the other hand. If you hear a little rattle, then it is loose and should be tightened. Another way is, if it is set in prongs, to take your finger nail to the edge of the stone & see if it moves up & down.

It is normal and should be part of your jewelry maintenance to get your pieces cleaned and checked for tightness. Like a car that needs a car wash, oil change, new spark plugs etc. to maintain how well it works, you need to do the same for your jewelry to keep it strong & sparkling!

If you need jewelry help or have questions, Our Jewelry Experts are here for you! Post your comments or questions and I will be sure to answer them as quickly as I can! Stay sparkling!


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