(Closed) Any bees know if its possible

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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1934 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Do you mean to actually re-shape the stone you have?  I wouldn’t think that’s possible. Unless you had a HUGE rock to begin with…and then you’d be left with something small.

Can’t you trade it?

Post # 4
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5787 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

uh… no

Changing the setting may slightly change its appearance (i.e. a halo in a different shape)

Post # 6
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1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Do you mean take the stone and cut into it to make it a different shape?  Or do you mean replace the center stone with a different shaped stone?  The first won’t be possible, but the second will.

Post # 7
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913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

You CAN have a stone recut but it’s usually not worth it. You have to pay for the cutter’s labor, and you take the risk the stone will be damaged, and then to actually change it to a different shape you would lose a lot of the stone’s weight and it would be worth significantly less. And you’d need a new setting.

Your better bet would be to sell the stone and use the proceeds to buy one in the shape you want.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@alyssa.christine1:  What exactly do you want to do? Maybe we’ll have some suggestions if we know what the story is (are you within your return period and they won’t honor it, is there something wrong with the ring?) and where you are trying to get to.

Post # 11
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5215 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

I am unclear as to what you are asking.

Are you asking if you can put a different shape stone in your current setting? This will depend on the shape of the stone, the diameter and type of prongs/head, and so on. Often you do need a new setting.

If you are wondering why they won’t recut a stone from a round to a cushion this is because 1. jewelers do not cut stones, stone cutters do. 2. Not every stone is a good candidate for a recut. 3. Taking a round to a cushion will generally mean a much smaller stone to keep the right proportions – not worth the cost, loss or having to get a new setting anyway.

If you are asking why they won’t take the stone back, well, after 9 months they are under no obligation to take your stone back. Unless you bought at a store with a good trade in or buy-back policy, there is no reason why they should be expected to take your stone back. To them, it is not worth it. You will have to look at selling on the secondary market, and buying a new stone, but be prepared that you may not get as much as you hope for.

 

You seem to be posting a lot of certain things you want to change…whether to make the stone bigger, or a different cut, or change the setting around. My advice is to take a deep breath and figure out what you REALLY want rather than looking for small fixes. Then once you have, figure out how you can get there.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

@alyssa.christine1:  Well, then, there is your answer as to why they won’t take it back. If you want to do a trade in, you are going to have to trade in the entire ring & stone, and comply with whatever their policies are (eg. you need to spend $$ more than the original, etc).

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