Updating a ring

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@spence1022:  I bumbed up my diamond by a 1/4 carat as well.  Yes, it did have to sit up higher because the ring was custom made for the original smaller diamond, but I prefer it this way anyway.  Here are some comparison photos, the picture is my setting with a 0.75 ct and the bottom is with a 1 ct diamond.  


Here is a side profile of the 0.75 original diamond (Very low set)

Here it is after the reset with a 1 ct diamond

Post # 3
1377 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

My center diamond was updated only because of the original diamond showing a huge inclusion after a day of wear. I have size 5 fingers for reference…


Original diamond: 0.62

Line 🙁 which slowly got longer and longer the more I wore it…..FI was not happy with the jeweler

And the new diamond – same clarity, cut etc but a deeper color and 0.82:

It actually doesn’t sit up too much higher on my finger, it just covers more of it. I went to a smaller jeweler here in Madison WI for all of it. FI bought the e-ring there, we swapped out the diamond, bought both our bands, and I will be buying my bridesmaids’ gifts there. The really great thing with them? Lifetime warranty….even if it’s a gift, so my bridesmaids will be covered as well! Plus, they have really great customer service. And they feed you cookies and wine. 😉

Post # 4
8589 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Im sure you could do that! ..is that a Neil lane?..I do know that they make the same ring but has a .5 carat round diamond center..so I dont see why they couldn’t make that possible..if a .5 won’t fit in your setting you could trade up to the larger ring that has the center diamond you want. I have a Neil Lane ring too and I love it..the original ring i have comes with a .75 carat princess cut diamond and tcw is 1.5 but hubby had them swap out the diamonds for a better quality stone thats a .83 carat princess cut Leo diamond and it didnt cost much extra to do this I know it was under $900.. the tcw of my engagement ring is now 1.58 and 2.20 with the wedding band.. so I know it can be done!

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