(Closed) Setting or Diamond?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@_gemma:  The ASHA should last you if that’s a concern. I would just look around and look at different settings. You might find something less expensive that you like just as much!

Post # 4
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2501 posts
Sugar bee

@_gemma:  I would just wait until you can afford the diamond AND the setting. I’d feel weird walking around with a 2.5-3 carat CZ, and it doesn’t make sense to get a diamond if you don’t have a setting for it.

Post # 6
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3101 posts
Sugar bee

@_gemma:  I would definitely get an asha or moissy now! You’ve got all the time in the world to spend $$$$ on a diamond down the road. Pics of the setting? 

Post # 7
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1937 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@_gemma:  Go to a reputable local jeweler and have them create something custom for you. It’s always less expensive than paying for a “name brand” ring and the quality is just as good. You can have your cake and eat it too 🙂 

Post # 8
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345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Setting with an asha, definitely. My best friend and MOH just went through this with the Tiffany Legacy setting. She wanted the setting now, to wear and love. 

Post # 11
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5408 posts
Bee Keeper

@_gemma:  I disagree with PP about going local. SK does amazing work and I don’t think you “pay for the name” with his work so much like Michael B, tacori, etc. You pay for his quality and designs. 

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with getting a sim for the short term but if I were you I would get the diamond now in a 6 prong setting and the setting later. Reasons being, I would be concerned about resetting center stones into a hand forged setting more than necessary and also because if diamonds are your thing, I think you would be happier with the diamond than the setting. Also, it’s kind of like you get 2 upgrades since you would get the diamond and have it to wear for 6 months and then the setting. I think you would be happier wearing the new diamond in a solitaire setting temporarily and then getting the setting, but I don’t know you so just a guess! You can’t really go wrong either way. Also, diamonds aren’t getting any cheaper lol!

Post # 12
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348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I personally would get the diamond first and then the setting. I look at jewelry as an investment piece, and I say the largest and most important part is the center stone.

Post # 13
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211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

What on earth?

I have worked with SK a couple of times and even on the most intricate (almost 200 pave stones) design I could come up with, I think the price was $6,000. I cannot imagine what you have to do to get to 11,000 and personally, I guess if that was what I really wanted I’d get that, set it with a sim, and forget getting a replacement diamond entirely and buy that car instead.

Post # 14
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563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 1993

I would get the diamond first, and wait on the setting.  Good Luck!

Post # 16
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5408 posts
Bee Keeper

@_gemma:  yay! You must post both the diamond in the temp setting and the finished setting here! What does the setting you want look like if you don’t mind sharing?

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