This summer I got my (now) fiancee a ring which was set with a (loose) ruby to make a solitaire. And it was very pretty and classy and wonderful and good.
With maybe one small exception. She's always been afraid that the stone is set too high/too exposed and that she would do something clumsy and the ring would somehow be ruined as a result. Over the last few months this didn't seem like it would actually turn out to be a real danger, but then last night she bumped her finger against the spigot very incidentally (I was standing right next to her and wouldn't have noticed that she'd even touched anything if I hadn't heard the "clink" a second later) and the ruby popped right out.
The result was that our dinner plans were delayed as I put my highly amateur (but apparently sufficient) plumbing skills to the test, and the stone was saved. Then there were tacos. (Which were wonderful and good, albeit not particularly classy.)
So now my questions for people who hopefully have more experience with jewelry than we do: was this a freak coincidence and not something to get super stressed about? Would it be a bad idea to try to have the stone re-set into the same ring or should we try to find a more secure setting instead? Or is it possible to keep the band but replace the current 4-prong setup with something more secure? The band is otherwise plain but cathedral-setting-esque so it has those little arms that kind of come up on the sides and the stone is round cut but slightly asymmetrical on the underside; I'm not sure if either of those things limits possibilities.
Any advice is much appreciated!