(Closed) Can you reset a larger diamond into a ring with a smaller diamond?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Hostess
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I am glad you asked this because I was just having a chat with my Maid/Matron of Honor last night about this very issue. Her current ring is 0.5 carats as well (Kay jewelers setting I believe) and she would like to upgrade to a carat later on. However, in looking at the setting and the overall ring design a carat diamond simply wouldn’t fit…the ring isn’t wide enough in anyway to accomodate this.

While companies like Shane Co. etc tout the ability to upgrade, to us it seems impossible to do with the current setting, without compromising the ring itself.

Any bees have success?

Post # 4
Member
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

You’d likely have to have a setting remade to accomadate a larger stone. It would help if you could post a side view of your ring. Something like a halo or bezel would need to be completely redone but if it’s prong set you can get away with more or just replace the head. It really depends. You can also have the metal from your original setting melted down and recast into a new mount.

Post # 6
Member
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had my diamond switched out just fine. It goes a little more outside of the prongs, but it really depends on the type of setting you have. Settings are usually made to fit a certain range. Do you have a picture of your ring??

Post # 8
Member
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Im not sure, but that looks like it may have a removable head. In which case, a larger one can just  be put it. HAve you gone to a jeweler?

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