(Closed) Anyone ever upgrade/reset to something much simpler? Advice?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee

 

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alessia :  pic didn’t show. Try resizing? 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

I haven’t done it yet but my plan is to upgrade to a solitaire sometime within the next 5 years or so once things have settled down with our baby. But that’s mostly because my e ring was a compromise in the first place and the result leans more heavily to my husbands taste than mine. I prefer simple solitaires with a surprise diamond or two and that’s it. So he gets 0 input on my upgrade eventually lmao. He got what he wanted already in my halo. So for me if something more plain is what you prefer I would go for it! 

I think your ring is perfect though. It’s the perfect mix. If it was my ring I wouldnt want to change it at all!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

As much as I love looking at intricate settings on others, it’s not “me”…I’m very plain jane. I’ve always loved the classic Tiffany solitaire and have the generic version myself. I also prefer 6 prongs on rounds vs. 4 prongs. Not a reset, but here’s a pic (8mm OEC moissanite):

 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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alessia :  yeah, reset that baby!!! It’s a really beautiful set, but it is quite chunky and I can imagine you would feel so much better with all the attention on the main stone and a lovely tiffany setting. And think of all the project you could do with the leftover side stones…😛

Btw dracarys  your set is gorgeous!!!! 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

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Shesaidyes :  thank you! 

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Helper bee

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alessia :  I’m struggling with the same thing! I’m lusting after a .5 ct champagne solitaire but am worried it’ll lose its impact on my finger. Yours is big enough that it will still make a statement so I say reset! As long as there’s no hurt feelings, why not? And I do think it will be more practical in the long run.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

My ring is very similar to yours.  Is your current band now able to be changed into or back into a wedding band? If so, if you do change the setting, you could always make the band it is on into another wedding band that way you still get use out of it and the change is not that expensive. My ring sits on an eternity band and can be easily changed back.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Thats mine. It would not upload before. 

Post # 11
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Worker bee

I don’t know that it’s really and upgrade but I sometimes  wanted something a little smaller with no pave, so my husband (as of last week..eek!) Got me this pretty little solitaire to wear when I didn’t feel like rocking my larger one. 🙂 bottom pic is my origional ring. 

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Helper bee

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blushcrush2111 :  I love your stack. Where did you find the bottom eternity ring?

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

I think a solitaire would look great! The original is beautiful as well, but I’m with you in wanting to have something a little bit more subtle and safe (in terms of damage) for every day. Maybe you could switch it to a solitaire and get a plain wedding band, but then have the blingier version for special occasions? 

I got a vintage style solitaire with a plain hand engraved wedding band for every day and then on our 1st wedding anniversary I plan on getting a blingier wedding band. I do like sparkle, but I don’t want the ring I wear every day to be a distracting statement piece. Maybe for the first year it would be nice, but not every day forever. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

Stuller settings are pretty reasonable and most local jewelers can order one in for you. There most likely will be an additional setting fee. Or you can wait til after the wedding and see if David Klass could make you something. I got a quote from him once for a Tiffany repro solitaire that was very reasonable and he does not charge an additional setting fee. 

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