(Closed) custom setting or buying the setting online? need some input girls!

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I bought a setting online to set my heirloom diamond in, and I plan to have it set by a local jeweler once it arrives.  The jeweler I contacted said that this is easy to do and he only will charge $80-120 for it.

Post # 4
525 posts
Busy bee

I would buy the setting online and just make sure you are in contact with a local jeweler before hand who has agreed to set the diamond and will also provide the exact measurements of your stone to Mark Broumand. There is no point in going custom since you have already found the ring you love and it’s unlikely any jeweler will be able to recreate it exactly 100% since everyone has slightly different ways of working.

The only thing I would say is make sure your diamond is insured against the jeweler accidentely chipping it during setting.. Don’t panic. It is EXTREMELY EXTREMELY rare. However… just in case!

Post # 5
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I think you actually have a greater chance for mistakes to happen (stones don’t fit, not exactly how you pictured it, price, etc) with a custom ring than one that it already made.  If it doesn’t fit the stone, you send it back because it was wrong on their part.

Lots of jewelers, maybe not all, but at least the majority of them set stones and jewelry they do not sell.  It cost me $45 to set three stones in a setting at a local mall watch/jewelry repair store.

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