(Closed) Re-designing my original E-ring

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think you should get the original e-ring plated with white gold. I know a girl who did that. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

i understand, I way prefer white gold, palladium, and platinum.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yup, I think it sounds like you need a new setting in white gold and you should see if the jeweler can make it lower profile so it doesn’t stick up as much and bother you.

Also, maybe designing the new setting is also something you can do together? That way he’ll feel involved in the process.

And you can always wear the CZ ring you love on your right hand!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@PacificMrs:  I just found this bezel setting at Brilliant Earth that’s $850:

But what you can do is take your ring to a jeweler that’ll let you trade in the gold in it for a new setting. So reuse the diamonds, get some money for the weight of the yellow gold, and put that toward the new setting.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would probably re-set the diamond into a plain solitaire setting and then jazz it up with some inexpensive stacking rings.  

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think that is not a good idea to have it plated, in some spots it will wear off really quickly, and it will be pretty noticeable against the yellow gold. my cousin did this, and there were some spots that would show through after only a few months. she totally regrets it.

I really like the idea @lulu_honey: presented. 

if I were in your shoes, I’d get a new setting to turn it into a 3 stone ring, but turn your original center stone into one side stones, and get a bigger one for the middle. 

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@PacificMrs:  oh, sorry– I was just brainstorming ideas. I’m sure you ring would look very lovely if you keep your center stone as your center stone 🙂

I do have to say $1,200 seems extremely expensive to have your ring modified. I once had a lot of work done on my ring that was labor intensive and required quite a bit of 18k gold added to my ring, and that only cost $400. I honestly think your jeweler over quoted you there. 

it would cost way less to have your center stone set into a brand new white gold setting.  the $850 that szuko08 quoted is higher than the norm. Brilliant Earth does really good work, but they are an expensive brand and their settings cost more because they use earth-friendly techniques (which is awesome, but comes with a price hike).  if you get your setting from a different jeweler, you’ll probably be paying a lot less. 

you might want to ask around for estimates.

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