Post # 1
Hello everyone! I’m new to the bee and SO and I have been tossing around ideas for oengagement for a while but I’m trying not to pressure him so I’m turning to you all. My question is actually about setting a ring. We’re using my family stones and SO let it be known he would prefer I, being the picky woman that I am, select my own ring and just let him know. I was wondering if any of you had experience buying just a setting online and if so where you got it and what you would recommend. We’re both students so we aren’t looking to spend a ton, but I’m not sure if I should go online or a local jewler! I’d love to hear from those of you in similar situations. Thanks for the help! 🙂
Post # 3
My ring is from James Allen, and we sent them a stone. They charge a setting fee. I liked this company because you can view rotating 3d CAD models of the ring. They have great customer service and great warranties. I recently got my ring repaired for free.
Some online companies are willing to set a stone, some aren’t. You can either send a company your stone, or order the setting online and have it set locally. Part of this depends on the type of setting. A simple prong setting, like a solitaire or only pave band usually can be sent to you and easily set locally. My ring is a halo, so they needed to custom make it according to my stone’s measurements. FI had to send them the stone in this case.
Post # 4
Thank you for the responce! I’ll have to check out their website that three d model sounds really cool. I’m most likely going to do the setting online and see if a local jewler can set it unless we can find a really good deal locally
Post # 5
Check out the boards at ‘Better Than Diamond’, as they have a LOT of vendors there. They work with sims and diamonds, and there are a TON of ladies over there who just love their work. The vendors are usually good about chiming in on posts too!
Post # 6
DeBebians is a great online jewelry company. They can manufacture the setting for your particular stone(s) (you just need to send them the measurements) and then you can have the stone(s) set locally. Here is their assortment of engagement rings. Keep in mind that they can modify any setting for your size and shape of center stone. Hope that helps!