FI Agreed to Upgrade

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Awesome, congratulations! Can you post a photo or two of your original setting? It’s hard to determine whether or not a jeweler should be able to just “switch out the head” to accomodate a larger center stone without seeing the setting first!  Also you might want to consider going a bit larger than a .75 since you’re worried about the size since it’s not that significant of an increase and shrinkage will set in and you might find yourself wishing for an even bigger upgrade!  Try looking into stones closer to a full carat (try just below, they’re way cheaper!) that way you’ll really notice the “upgrade” size! 

My upgrade is still being made otherwise I’d post photos! :-)!!! 

 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I was in a similar situation. The ring I picked out was perfect but then I decided I wanted bigger and to go up a color grade. When we got the original ring I was told it would accommodate a bigger stone, ends up that was not tbe case and I had to pick out a whole new setting. I went from .5 to .75 and I do see a big difference but the ring shrinkage thing is a real phenomenon!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

The first one was the old the second the new. 

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@rosie.jonesy.9:  i will be upgrading within the next 6 months, the current head of my ER will not accomodate the larger stone; however, the jeweler will be sending it back to the manufacturer to have my ring melted down and re-casted to accomodate the larger stone

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 1993

It just depends on the setting. Sometimes when you look at settings it will say “will accomadate a .50 ct to a 2 ct. The only way to know for sure is to ask your jeweler.   

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Lucky girl!! I think it’s awesome for you two!!! I hope your new stone can fit into your current setting. Please post pic! 😉

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

That’s great! Cant to see what you cook up!:)

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

WHOOPS! DOUBLE POST.:)

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Congrats!

 

you might be able to keep your setting.  It depends on the style.  If your ring has a peg head, it should be easy.  If it’s a halo probably no, and if the head’s integrated into the setting, maybe.  You’ll have to ask your jeweler.

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