Post # 1
My Fiance and I have been discussing upgrading my diamond one day at a milestone (like 5th or 10 anniversary or when we have our first child etc.)
BUT I refuse to let go of my ring completely.
So my question is, can you keep your ring and set a large diamond into it, or would you have to get a whole new ring??
(I am in love with the setting of my ring and do not want to change it in any way, but it would be nice to upgrade the stone one day. FYI My ring is a solitare .5 round brilliant stone and I would be looking to upgrade between a .8-1 carat….ideally we both want a .88 because we were both born in ’88!!)
Thanks ladies in advance!!
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
If your ring has a peg head, you can switch it out with no problem. That means the prongs that hold the diamond are on a peg that fits in a hole on your ring. Like a diamond stud earring. They just drill out the old head and put in a new one.
Post # 6
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 # 7
I don’t have a side view but this is it 🙂
Post # 8
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?