Post # 1
Some of you may have seen my recent thread about resetting my e-ring into 18k rose gold (it is currently platinum).
I’ve contacted the jewellers about this to see what the cost would be; and the quote that they have provided me with is £405.50.
The cost of the mount, stone removal and re-set would have been £495 however they have deducted scrappage costs of £89.50 for the platinum (apparently they don’t reuse it) hence the final cost of £405.50.
This was more expensive than I was expecting but I’ve absolutely no experience in this. What do you bees think, is this a reasonable price?
Thanks all and stay safe x
Post # 2
I’m not sure the conversion rate but I have had several rings reset in the US and the jeweler I use costs $100. It looks high to me but again I’m not sure how much that is in usd. I would get other quotes and compare. Goodluck
I wanted to add I have never purchased from this jeweler either only use them for my resetting and they do great work.
Post # 3
wow that really is a lot cheaper…. I thought it would be in the region of £150 – £200 but I was really just guessing. I suppose part of it depends whether they can reuse the old metal; and I don’t think you can melt down/reuse platinum so that might be part of it.
I’m a bit worried about going to another jeweler as I know I definitely want the design that this jeweler has – I don’t want the design to be changed, just the metal. I don’t know if other places will be able to copy it?
Post # 4
Oh they are making the setting too? I had the settings already with gemstones in them and had those reset with moissanite. I think I misunderstood what you were having done. If they are designing the setting then it seems like a decent deal. Maybe other bees will chime in with more knowledge.
Post # 5
If they are providing a new setting, that price is reasonable.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2019 - New England
Yes, that is reasonable for a new setting IMO.
Post # 7
I paid around $450 for my white gold setting. So yes, that’s about right.
Gold costs money.
Post # 8
Yes they are making the setting – sorry if that wasn’t clear. Basically I have a platinum solitaire at the minute and I’m considering changing the platinum for rose gold. Same design but they would have to make the new rose gold setting from scratch, then re-set the moissanite.
Thanks all x
Post # 9
That is very reasonable for an 18kt setting. I hope you enjoy your new ring!
Post # 10
I once had the band changed on a solitaire ring. I changed the band to 18k white gold, but kept the original platinum prongs. The platinum prongs are considered more secure. Moreover, there was less risk in damaging the diamond. The labor associated with this cost $100 USD a few years ago in a major US city.
Post # 11
That’s a very reasonable price for a new 18k setting!