Post # 1
So my FI bought me an e-ring that just doesn’t quite suit me, and I can’t find a wedding band for. So I’m thinking of having it “reset” using the diamond in it…but if I give the whole ring to my jeweler can he melt the current metal and use that in the new ring??
Post # 3
you will likely have to pay for more gold because when you cast a ring you need more gold than what ends up being in a ring. most jewelers don’t like using 2 different kinds of gold (hesitant about using your ring’s gold and a bit of new gold) because different goldsmiths use different metals to mix with the gold (making 10k 14k etc) so they might just give you a credit for the weight of the gold in your ring and figure out how much the cost of the new e-band is. if that makes sense. i had to do a special order for a client (family jewellery store) and the bride had to pay another 200 to get it done…
if you havent worn it yet, perhaps you could just ask the jeweler to exchange the bands? unless the e-band is very different from the e-band you currently have. what kind of e band did you get and what kind do you want?
hope i helped!
Post # 4
First pic, my ring. (It’s been worn for about 3 months). There is nothing wrong with it, it really is a nice ring, just not “me”. Then…when FI bought my ring, a close friend of ours bought his GF the EXACT SAME RING, only with a bigger diamond. He hasn’t proposed yet, but…the closer that gets the more I dread it…I don’t want us to have the same ring, and I don’t want hers to be “better”! You know? But…that’s not the main reason for me wanting to change it.
Second pic, along the lines of what I would like.
Post # 5
Well you can likely just trade in the setting for some value and they’ll replace the setting with the one you want. I highly your jeweler will go through the trouble of melting down the first ring, re-alloying it, recast it, and set all those teeny diamonds when frankly, he can order it, stock, from a magazine. He’ll just clean up the old setting and resell it.
Post # 6
First off, I have to say your ring is GORGEOUS! It’s almos exactly like mine… I LOVE Cathedral settings.
Post # 7
It will probably end up costing more to use the metal from your current ring than to use new metal.
If you feel that sentimental about it though, it may be worth it for you.
Post # 8
You can’t find a wedding band for a plain cathedral setting with flat sides? Any wedding band would fit next to that. I would think a baguette set or channel set princess band would look great?
Post # 9
@figment: It is very hard to tell in the pic, but the band is curved and does not fit with a straight band, trust me, I’ve tried
Post # 10
Wow those are really different styles, I can see how the one isn’t you 🙂
On that note I agree with ejs4y8 – probably better to trade it in.