Post # 1
I’ve been on the hunt for a peridot ring for ages… It’s my birthstone and green is my absolute favorite color. I recently stumbled on a heck of a deal for a loose 2.3ct 9x7mm stone that I couldn’t possibly pass up. The stone arrived today right as I was leaving for work, so I was only able to look it over briefly before I had to go but I love it. It’s a radiant cut emerald and I know I want to set it in rose or white gold. I’m thinking something simple… maybe in a 4 double prong or bezel solitaire. I know peridot is considered a soft stone and I definitely want to be protected as much as possible.
The problem is I have no idea where to go from here. I did a brief internet search for gold settings, but I don’t know how to tell if my stone will fit in a perticular setting. Is it cheaper to buy a setting online and have a jeweler set it? Or should I be bringing it to a jeweler and buy a setting from them? What about an etsy jeweler? I would be so grateful for any help or pushes in the right direction.
Here’s the picture from the website, hopefully I’ll be able to update with some others tomorrow:
Post # 2
I think an east/west setting would look fabulous–either prongs or bezel. Here are a couple of inspiration photos.
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
That peridot looks fab, I adore peridot in rose gold.
I think the double-claw setting would be gorgeous!
Post # 8
secondtimecharm : I hadn’t even considered an east west setting, but I think I’m sold after your inspo pictures. That 2nd one is to die for! Exactly what I am looking to do. Thank you!!
20sparklingyears : Can you recommend any websites where you’ve had good luck buying settings from? All I could find was wholesalers or settings that didn’t list what size stones would fit. The measurements from the seller are 9x7x4mm.
doglovingwife : I’ve been trying to find info on who in my area does work in house. Was hoping to pop into some places so I can get an idea on price of having it done locally versus buying something online.
cinderdora : I love me some rose gold too… Hubs isn’t a fan, so my wedding set is white. I think I’m going to have to go rose on this setting, then the ring will be all me!
PrincessPeach13 : Beautiful setting… the peach and the rose gold look amazing!! Who did you end up buying the setting from?
Post # 9
Once you have precise measurments, IvyRoseVintage has a lot of affordable settings. You could mail the stone to them for setting.
All my ideas involve custom settings…but, how about a really cool and unique halo?
Post # 10
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
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.