Post # 1
So I’m starting from scratch on my ring search, basically. The stones I’m interested in are kind of uncommon so I think I’m gonna buy one loose, and put it in a setting. But all the ones I’m finding are either really basic high, high settings, or too expensive and diamondy. I want (maybe) something like a low set solitaire with unique detailing of some kind. I’ve found a couple rings on ebay though that are CZ in white gold that I like the settings of… and they seem to cost less than a setting sold by itself. I’m thinking it’d be no biggie to have a jeweler swap out the stone, right??
Post # 3
You have to make sure the stone you are swapping out of the setting is the same shape and size as the one you are putting in. The prongs can usually accomodate a stone that may be a few mm off, but not much! You can always buy the setting first and then go to a jeweler who will choose a stone that fits the setting but I would rather pick the stone first I think! By The Way, there are jewelers on ebay who make settings from China to accomodate your center stone. I ordered one back in November and it only came to $300, diamonds and all!
Post # 4
@Dell79: Oh, that’s really interesting, who was the seller you used? I think that’s how I’m getting my dress, I could have a whole Ebay/China wedding 😉