has anyone bought a plain band and got a stone added?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

do you mean a setting that has a head and a spot for the center diamond? people do this all the time! a skilled jeweler should be able to set the stone securely so it won’t fall out. however not all settings can hold all size stones. make sure the setting can accomodate the seperate stone you are going to buy. 

 

 

Post # 4
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920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

also, where did you find a 1 carat diamond for $400?! 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi @cdpslh913059487:  your numbers seem EXTREME to say the least… are you sure you are comparing apples to apples ???

Do tell us more.

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@This Time Round:  agreed. a 1 carat diamond averages around $6,000. not $400! if it was different clear stone the $400 is maybe plausible. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@cdpslh913059487:  hmmm. I don’t know if a jeweler could just add a stone to that. I don’t think it’s designed to accommodate a stone since it doesn’t have any existing prongs or anything. I am sure you could find something similar that is meant to hold a stone though. the twig rings have become pretty popular. 

out of curiousity, have you seen the stone in person? or are your ordering online? 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2002

I did..with my previous ering that I ended up losing.  I bought a flat white gold band and a platinum head, and the jeweler mounted it.  I had no problems with it at all.  

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

@cdpslh913059487:  I’ve had stones set in semi mounts with no problems, I have not had a plain band turned into a solitaire, but I’ve heard of it being done. I think the best way to go about it would be to talk your plans over with your jeweler, make sure they agree to do it before purchasing the band. 

 

@highschoolhoneys:  Some places do sell diamonds at vert low costs, they’re likely low color/clarity.

http://www.jewelryexchange.com/diamonddetails.aspx?diamondID=277494

Post # 13
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998 posts
Busy bee

I’ve had a plain band turned into a solitaire. In fact, my jeweler suggested it because of my limited budget – they ran into absolutely no problems.

My only concern is the band that you chose, OP. It’s not exactly a plain band, like mine was. If I were you, I’d discuss it with your jeweler in advance because of the band’s shape.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

The only 1 carat diamonds in the Pricescope search under $500 are I3 clarity (ungraded I3!!) — trust me when I say that you do not want a diamond that is I3 clarity.

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