I lost one of the small sapphires from my engagement ring a few days ago. On closer examination it appears that the ring is quite worn, which is probably why the stone fell out. I wear it all the time alongside my wedding ring so the gold must gradually have abraded.
It must be repaired, of course, but we don't want the incident to leave no trace. Time should leave scars. The posh assistant at Catherine Jones was rather shocked at our request but the customer is always right -- so they are busy on the phone at the moment looking for non-matching replacement stones. The best candidate so far is a pink sapphire.