Bought a loose stone… Now what? Setting help needed!

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I think an east/west setting would look fabulous–either prongs or bezel.  Here are a couple of inspiration photos.

Post # 3
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399 posts
Helper bee

Ooh lovely! I love peridots. I have a couple of rings!! I agree with pp and think a bezel setting would be lovely. I’m following as I’m in a similar situation and want a stone set myself!! 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

What I do when I have a loose stone to set is, I measure the stone accurately in mm’s.  Then, I round up or down if it’s less than about half a mm and that figure is what I look for in a setting, or in a ring that already has a stone.

Example.  Let’s say I have a 7.15 x 4.96 stone.  I would round to 7x5mm

or…4.75 x 5.75, I would round to 5×6 mm

Your choices are of course, have a jeweler show you settings.  Or, buy a ring setting, or semi mount (semi mount just means that the center stone or stones are not there, but side stones are), and have your jeweler set and size the ring.  Just be sure the opening of the setting will be that rounded up number, or, ask the seller to measure the center stone in mm’s (some sellers do put the size of stones in mm in their listings, but not all).

I buy ring settings from Ebay mostly myself, and do a LOT of searching to find rings that the stone will fit.  Some I buy with a stone in them, and the jeweler removes that and puts my stone in.  Some I buy as semi mounts.

Etsy of course also has rings, I am just an “old bird” at the Ebay thing, I love Ebay and once you get practiced at searching, using their search function well, I always find what I need.  Cheaper than Etsy too usually.  I use a small mom and pop type jeweler that does their work in house. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

If it helps at all, we purchased my 2.01 ct peach sapphire loose as well. It’s a regular step cut emerald but very similar to shape and size to yours. I also want mine set in rose gold. I’ve attached pictures of the stone and my intention for the setting. I’m not sure if it’s what you imagined for yourself but maybe it will help.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

marriedtodarts :  I got mine. Sent it to a local jeweller telling them I wanted a simple 4 claw setting. The found some, sent be pictures and I pick one. They set it and sent it back. Job done 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

That peridot looks fab, I adore peridot in rose gold. 

I think the double-claw setting would be gorgeous! 

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

marriedtodarts :  Well I don’t go to websites other than Ebay (or Etsy).  I just get from individual sellers.  If their listing for a particular ring doesn’t say what the measurements are, I just ask!

Now custom work, online I have never had done.  There are many sellers if you go that route, many recommended here, David Klass, Joseph Schubach, some are quite pricey (Klass is supposed to be very reasonable) but some are high.  Other names I’m sure the Bees could chime in with!  Going that route you just tell them what you like, it’s what they do.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

marriedtodarts :  we haven’t had it set yet. That’s just a picture of a morganite ring I found on Google but it perfectly fits what I want. I think he’s going to take it to a private jeweler to have a custom piece done with a band. 

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