(Closed) Can I add a stone to this

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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515 posts
Busy bee

I don’t know much about jewelry, but I think it’s doable and would look nice.

If not, perhaps a CZ ring or a gemstone? You could maybe do the stone for the month of your anniversary. Just other suggestions that you could look into.

Post # 4
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1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

oooh, i like the idea of a gemstone there.  i think a small stone down in there (especially a colored one) would look nice, but anything big enough to cover the bands crossing would be too much.

Post # 5
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304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Another suggestion if you don’t mind parting with the ring is to trade it in and use the money earned toward a new ring. It might get expensive if they have to create a mounting for a center stone mixed with all those twisting bands.

Or, since you seem to really like the ring, maybe a whole solitaire ring setting could be bent to fit inside that band, and you wouldn’t need to alter this ring at all.

Post # 6
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996 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Although I think it will look very nice, I wonder if it may be more cost effective to just purchase another ring. Doing custom work isn’t cheap. I think you should take it to a few places and ask. Otherwise, there are lots of beautiful moissanite, cz, alternative stones and settings on these boards that may be more affordable for you. GL!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

Like PP said, I think it is doable and would look nice ! But before making a decision, I think it would be smart to go to a jeweler and ask about the price and other options. You may even want to go see a few different jewelers to compare ๐Ÿ™‚ COngrats dear and have fun planning ! 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think it could work, but you’d definitely need a jeweler to weigh in on this one. What is your budget? Maybe some bees could help you search for some rings in your price range.

 

Post # 9
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11273 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

it looks like a good idea.  best thing to do would be to go to a few different jewellery stores for quotes and other ideas.  they will range, i’m sure.  as pp mentioned, if is not cheap to do a custom job (even small jobs). 

it may be more cost effective to get a plain, white gold solitaire setting as your ering and use your beautiful twisted ring as your wedding band to go with it.  i think they would be lovely together.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Have you considered a gemstone or moissanite?

Also, Walmart has some diamond rings in that price range. Sams too. If you’re not opposed to ordering online, overstock.com has lots of stuff too (whether you’re looking for diamond or gemstone).

Post # 13
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2607 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Guuuurl! your whole photobucket is accessible in that link! i stopped after your fi’s butt! ( very nice btw… but not sure if you want all of WB to see your photos  ๐Ÿ™‚

 

good idea on the ring, i think it looks really nice.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve never seen one in person, but I would suggest getting a moissanite!! All the bees on here who have the, love them!! I would LOVe to see one in person. For some reason I can’t get onto moissaniteco.com …. it won’t load! When I am able to get on I will post some rings in your budget ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
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2031 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I agree with everyone else, you may run into a pricing issue with the work that would need to be done (if it’s possible) to the ring you already have.  The cost of gold (or platinum, whichever you’d want for your prongs) and labor would most likely eat away at half of your budget.  A bee on here recently posted that she wanted to have the head changed on her current ring, and the lowest price she was quoted was $175.  Looking on BlueNile, the least expensive round stone I saw was $297 for .23 ct.  Just some food for thought.

If you’re set on a diamond for your engagement ring, you’d probably get more bang for your buck by checking online at places like Overstock, WalMart and even Zales.  They all have diamond engagement rings for less than $400.  If you want a specific size stone, you may consider shopping around and finding the setting you love and getting a CZ / Asha / Moissanite for now, and upgrading to a diamond in the future.  I’ve seen beautiful CZ rings set in gold on Amazon for under $200. 

Or, if you don’t care about the ring (I didn’t, I specifically asked NOT to have one) you can always convince your Fiance that you’d happily receive your diamond for an anniversary.  I did this, and never regretted it.  He had some remorse, so we ended up with my CZ engagement ring for WAY less.  I love it, I get compliments and my Fiance feels better knowing he put something on my finger. 

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