Jeweler Bees!!! I need your help!

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2002

It depends on the depth of the stone and how long the prongs are.   The only way to know for sure is to have it measured. 

Post # 3
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642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I was alway told you needed to have the stone before you order the semi-mount because the head (where the stone sits) is custom fit. But they can also change out the head if the semi-mount allows.

For my e-ring, we had the stone first and then they ordered the semi-mount to fit the specifications of the stone. Best way to know for sure though is to ask.

Post # 4
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453 posts
Helper bee

From what I understand, some semi-mounts are made specifically for a stone up to 1 carat or specifically for a round stone. I agree with tigergrrl2008, pick your stone first then the mounting. That’s also what DH and I did.  

Post # 5
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592 posts
Busy bee

Typically you’ll get a little wiggle room, 1-3 mm. But really it just depends on the type of setting and the cut of the stone. 5 mm is a pretty big jump. Most of the time a difference that large either wouldn’t work at all or the entire head of the setting would have to be reworked and drive the cost up a ton. 

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