Buying setting first. Was this stupid?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
7979 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I think buying a round setting first is fine, as rounds are usually…round. So measurements are much easier to pinpoint for them. 

This setting is going to be difficult to find a perfect fit, because you dont just have carat weight, you have length, width, weight distribution, etc. 

Do you have a return policy? If you really like it maybe keep it and try to find a pear that will fit, but if you can’t find something you can return it and start over. 

Post # 3
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Agree with PP. I would ignore carat weight completely and just focus on measurements to ensure a good fit – especially with the halo. It will look weird if there’s a gap.

I would get a second opinion from another jeweler before doing anything though. Good luck bee!

Post # 6
4403 posts
Honey bee

I don’t think it’s necessarily stupid, but you might struggle to find a stone that fits just right.  I have always built my rings around the stone.  

Post # 7
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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Soon2BMrsFredericks :  is that setting for a pear diamond? why not get a diamond that’s similiar to the CZ in your ring? do you like the way it looks with that carat weight or did you want something smaller or bigger? I think the setting is beautiful and you got a good buy on it for a thousand dollars. 

Post # 8
1246 posts
Bumble bee

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Soon2BMrsFredericks :  I think it’s harder to find a stone to fit a setting than the other way around, especially if the stone is a fancy shape.  I have an oval and my husband picked the stone first, then the setting because I wanted a fatter rather than a skinny oval.  So some settings were more suited for the oval shape I had.

So while I don’t think it’s “stupid”, I think you’ve jumped the gun.  You’ve written multiple posts changing your mind about everything.  I would just slow your roll a bit and make sure you’re making a smart decision.  As it looks, that setting is made for a more squatty pear.

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