(Closed) Is it a big deal/costly to get a stone lowered?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee

For the taller setting as long as the stone will fit you can probably shorting the prongs making the stone sit lower into the setting … I know light needs to get in but those types of settings bug me … But if the stone will not fit lower into the settiing then the jeweler will need to solder a new ” head” and that can cost from $80-$150 ( as a very rough estimate with gold prices as well as local jewelers vs larger companies) probablyas little more plus rhodium plating and resetting

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

It could be difficult to lower it, if not impossible depending on the setting. I don’t want to go through all your posts to figure the rings out, so if you want a semi-seasoned persons advice, I guess just post it here so I can come back and see it and give you my opinion.

My e-ring was just custom made and it sits about 7.7mm off the finger, and I live in Michigan, so gloves will be required as well. I do know that the height of my ring isn’t too tall to put gloves on. It might be a bit of a pain. But I also won’t wear gloves with my ring on. It can ruin the setting. I bought a ring holder necklace to put my ring on when I wash my hand/put gloves on etc..

PM me with details if you want to know more about my opinion because I think I could help you make a decision and give you my advice on how to have your BF get it right when ordering from MoCo, isn’t I had to do the same thing for my BF when custom creating my e-ring.  

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Paiger8:  Oh wow, I see your dilema. Yeah, 8-8.5mm off the finger is too high in my opinion. What size stone are you looking at? I think 8-8.5mm would be good for a ring with a center stone of about 9-11mm, but anything smaller is just not going to look right, and be hit on stuff all the time. Gloves? Forget about it. My e-ring is considered medium height off the finger, at 7.7mm and my stone is a 9mm.

I am also a SUCKER for thin bands though (e-ring width for me is 1.8mm micropave shank).

If I were you, I would probably consider something another ring altogether. I can TOTALLY help you with that πŸ™‚

How about this setting? http://diamondbistro.com/category/220/CZ-Center-Stone/listings/31042/Incredible-Solitaire-w8mm-CW-Wink-OMC.html (not the ring that is for sale, but just the setting?)

It sits low enough so that you can put gloves on over and and it also has a thin band that tapers to around 1.5mm by the head of the shank.

If you like it, or think I’m on the right track, and I can keep searching until we find you something you LOVE!

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Oh BTW, I don’t wear gloves over my ring because it is micropave, so it would snag. Also, I don’t think it is safe for me as I’d end up knocking it. I wear it on a necklace like this: http://emilyc.com/ just when I am outside or washing my hand or doing something dirty.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

Ask moissyco to send you a mock up of the ring lowered..I am sure they will do this

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I just measured the head of my ring – it’s 8mm tall. I have no problem with it! The stone will look a TINY bit bigger since it is set nice and high! Gloves are a little bit odd feeling, but you’ll be fine πŸ˜‰

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

i know of another bee who did have moissyco lower the head. i’m sure they would do it for you as well!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@GelaMac:  I agree, moissaniteco might do this for you. however, if you get them to do it, you might have to pay a hefty restocking fee if you decide you don’t like it and want to return it.

I’d recommend you buy a loose stone and have a different jeweler set it for you. the major bonus to this is that maybe you could see and try on the setting in person before you commit. 

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

oh, one other thing: have you ever looked at ashadiamonds.com? the reason why I ask is because they are related to moissaniteco, and they have some settings that are different. you might be able to ask for a moissanite to be set in a setting you see on the asha site (which would still be white gold, platinum or palladium, depending on what you choose). 

I totally don’t understand why those two related companies don’t just have the same settings!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

half of a millimeter is not much of a difference, so i would go for the lower set one

my e-ring is low set and super comfortable, i have another ring that has that exact high setting, annoys the heck out of me, i never wear it and im getting a new setting for it

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I hate to be a party pooper but dont settle for the low set ring! I had this exact setting from MoissaniteCo and it was very very bulky and unflattering for the stone. I ended up buying a stone separately, finding a setting i liked and having them set the stone low (even most settings in retail jewellery stores are set super high). We got it through a mainstream jewellery store and the low setting was covered in the ‘setting fee’ which is on a scale, depending on the size of the stone. We had to get it fixed as the diamond was a little crooked but that was free because its covered under the protection plan they provide for cleanings/security of the stone/rhodium plating etc

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