Post # 1
Hi Everyone– I just got married a few months ago… and I have a question about modifying my engagement ring setting. When my now husband proposed, I liked the ring in a lot of ways, but there is one feature that I DISLIKED a lot.
When I described the ring I’d like, I said I really wanted a dainty yellow gold ring, with diamonds on the side. I also wanted a cathedral setting. Fortunately, he sort-of got this description. Unfortunately, the one feature I can’t stand is how high the cathedral setting is. Instead of coming below the stone (which I like) it frames it, making me feel like it looks unfinished. Does anyone know about how much money it would be to slightly modify this setting or if a jewelery store could even do this? Any input would be AWESOME! 🙂 Thanks!
Post # 2
I like the style of your ering but since you don’t, you could stop into a jeweller and inquire about a modification.
Post # 3
Rae77: There are two ways you can go about this.
You can have the diamond “basket,” the prong thingy that holds the diamond, replaced with one that will sit taller. This would be the cheaper option, probably less than $200, and the work could be done in a day or two.
If you go this route, however, a higher sitting basket is going to have less of the triangle shape that we’re seeing in your picture, unless you have a big center stone (like the one in the pic I’ve posted here). It will be more straight up and down. I don’t know whether this matters to you or not. Ask the jeweler to show you side profiles of the basket before you have it put in, so you’ll know what the final product looks like.
The other option would be to trim down those two pieces that swoop up on either side of it, to make them sit lower. I would think that would be more expensive and involved. A jeweler would probably advise against it because it would probably compromise the structure and integrity of the setting.