(Closed) Cost for a fairly simple 14k solitaire setting?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I’d check Etsy. They’re usually very reasonable and will give you a decent idea of how much it would cost if you had it made from a local jeweler. 

Post # 3
1656 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Buying a stock setting is always less expensive than a custom setting. Think of it this way, they only need to design a setting once, perfect it, and then make a million of them. Way more cost effective than designing, perfecting and making a single ring. Maybe a better approach is to find a setting you like online and then send your moissy for setting. A lot of companies will set customer-provided stones. How high a stone sits is a function of its height and the head on the shank. You’ll have to emphasize to whomever sets the stone that you want the stones culet a few microns above the shank. 

Stuller is a widely available stock setting source. You can find the setting you like and then have a local jeweler bring it it for mounting your stone. https://www.stuller.com/

Ballerina solitaire. http://shopping.schubachstore.com/Style-102777-Round-Ballerina-Solitaire-Engagement-Ring-With-Double-Claw-Prongs {popular style and this one is properly made with the head connecting to the band at a wider point and into a do nut to provide more contact}

Cathedral soliatire. http://shopping.schubachstore.com/Style-103158-Round-Four-Prong-Cathedral-Engagement-Ring {these are inherently stronger than non-cathedral as they protect the setting from more angles of impact}

This is a great low-profile setting. http://www.exceldiamonds.com/-Engagement-Rings-5/Solitaire-Diamond-Engagement-Rings-11/Tiffany-Style-Solitaire-Engagement-Ring-951.html {don’t know if they will set moissy}

https://www.moissaniteco.com/low-set-tiffany-style-round-moissanite-solitaire-ring-w-band-p-8246.html {won’t set outside moissy, but you can buy from them}



Post # 4
1217 posts
Bumble bee

At my jeweler a simple 14kt solitaire setting runs around $400.

Post # 5
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I was quoted $600-$800 for a gold setting in Boston. I had a much easier time getting prices from larger “establishment” jewelers than boutique jewelers.

Post # 6
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I am having a similar setting made by David Klass  for a large moissanite. His pricing can’t be beat and his pieces are so finely crafted! I would contact him for a quote! 

Post # 7
877 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Second David Klass for both price and really great quality, material and workmanship. You can probably get more than just a simple solitaire..like a tulip basket or more intricate basket for the same price or less than you would pay elsewhere for the more typical solitaire. I would reach out to him for a quote but do know they get hundreds of emails a day and it does take time for them to get back to you. 

Personal example: I had a 1.4 carat pear opal set into a 14kt white gold bezel for $400 less than 6 months ago. I’m not saying that would be the price because a lot of different factors come into play with each setting. 

Post # 8
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Check out James Allen! They have settings in a wide range of prices, all very reasonable. I know they will also set your ring with the stone you have purchased elsewhere (at least they will do it with diamons, not sure about moissy). 

Post # 9
414 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

In 2011 we paid about $350 for a white gold solitaire setting (4 prongs, maybe 3mm, very simple). Not sure how much higher prices are now, but I think you can definitely shop it around both online and at local jewelers.


Post # 10
409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - State Park

What you’re talking about is super simple, you wouldn’t need it custom made but could likely find something you like that a local jeweler can get through wholesale. 

I used a stock mounting but had my own diamonds. My jeweler ordered 3 that I picked and 2 or 3 others he thought I might like based on our conversation. 

Going stock will likely cost you far less than asking the goldsmith to start from scratch, and it is likely to be a stronger setting.

The stock mountings we looked at (all 14k white gold) ranged from about $400-$1000 which I believe included the labor cost of setting the stones.

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