If I change my engagement ring setting, what happens to the original one?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Generally they give it back to you. You wouldn’t get too much for it if you sold it back, but you could always offer or see if a smaller jeweler might want it since it’s more likely they’ll be able to use it near immediately. Larger jewelers will likely not want it since they generally “have people” that buy metals to craft rings.<br /><br />You can always take it to a cash for gold place, or a pawn shop, or use it for a right hand ring.

Post # 3
1317 posts
Bumble bee

Can you pick a different setting in the same store? They probably have an exchange policy and that way your fi won’t lose money on it.

Congrats by the way! Pic?

Post # 4
95 posts
Worker bee

Normally you’d keep it.  If your FI bought it from that particular jewelry store then they may just allow an exhange/credit.  If not, then the jeweler would give you the setting back and you can do with it what you’d like.


Maybe hang on to it and use it for a RHR later on? or an anniversary ring on the 1st, 5th, 10th etc.

Post # 6
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: An amazing castle. August 2015

If changing the setting isn’t an option and the only thing you don’t like about the ring is the prongs, could you maybe get them shaved down to make them smaller and less square like? 

Also I’d love to see the ring

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