Post # 1
Hi ladies, I was just curious, people seem to talk about the price of their rings and stones a lot, but I’ve never seen a thread just dedicated to settings, and asking about their cost 🙂 I fell in love with a picture of my setting ages before I saw it in person, and I think it cost about $900. The diamond, while excellent quality, was kind of an afterthought to me lol, though it cost a lot more 😛
Post # 3
I didn’t complete my vote! Whoops. My setting was about 1500 and the diamond was more than that.
Post # 4
For the ring we’ve decided on, the setting will be $2700. The center stone will be more than that.
Post # 5
I fell in love with a very unique designer setting and couldn’t find anything remotely like it that was cheaper, believe me I tried. We ended up getting the $1400 setting and put my $400 stone in it 😛 I love my ring and it’s everything I wanted.
Post # 6
My ring is a designer setting (so I’m sure we paid extra for that), it is 18K and cost about $2700 before taxes. Centre stone was more than the setting.
Post # 7
my setting was custom and the jeweler picked the diamond so im not even sure..
Post # 8
$1200, center stone was 6x’s more expensive
Post # 9
Setting was 2995 before tax. We got 400 off of that for a special they had, so we ended up paying 2595 before tax. Which worked out well because less than a month later, the setting jumped up to 3295! The center stone belonged to my mom, but it’s worth more than my setting.
Post # 10
@ladyamalthea: we had the stone (heirloom) and the setting was right under 2k for platinum and custom work 🙂
Post # 11
Tacori setting. I initially bought it on ebay as a sample for $1500, then returned that and ordered it new from Tacori. It came to be just over $3000 with taxes, which sucked. It’s a very simple setting, but getting it custom made with all of the extra details I loved, like the pave prongs and micro milgrain on each prong, would have cost close to the same price.
I still don’t think it was worth the money since you can get some blingy settings for less than what we paid, but it is very well made, feels super heavy, and I absolutely fell in love with it. Nothing else compared.
Post # 12
Mr TTR & I shopped together for my ERing. I knew I wanted a very unique setting… it had to be different, and it couldn’t be a Solitaire (had one of those for my First Marriage).
As so many of my GFs were now married 20, 25, 30+ years and getting very sparkly Anniversary Rings & Bands… I knew that I wanted something “similar” to what looks they were sporting (and knowing full well that more than likely at our age there would be no HUGE Milestone Anniversary Rings in the future)
I wanted a Setting that was more like say a Cocktail Ring… so the search began.
Mr TTR wanted me to have a ring tho that had a Feature Diamond, because for him it wouldn’t be an ERing without that.
We found the Setting at a Family Run Jewellery Store… it is quite wide (10 mm face up, and 4 mm underneath). So there is a good amount of gold in it (18 Kt)… and it also has 46 Diamonds for 1.05 CTW.
This same store also had some loose diamonds we could choose from for the Feature Diamond.
In the end the Setting & the Feature Diamond was very close in cost… with the Feature Diamond costing just a tad more than the Setting.
BOTH Mr TTR & I were very happy that day… I found a Ring I LOVE, and he found a Diamond he LOVES… so much so that we often call it OUR ERING.
Hope this helps,
Post # 13
My setting was about 10-11k I think and my centerstone was about 19k. I fell in love with a designer setting and I’m sooo glad he loved it as much as I did!!