(Closed) Cut my engagement ring?!

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’ve never heard that, but maybe others have.  Are you going to solder it?  If not, I’d worry about the diamond.  For mine the “grinded” the edges of my bands before soldering so that they fit flush.

Post # 4
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Worker bee

  I looked at doing something like that but I just couldn’t do it. I ended up getting guard that goes around the ring. It has a gap but after 8 months of looking I said whatevs and went with it.

  Good luck deciding!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I have numerous friends and also 2 cousins that are a gemologist and jewelery designer- and all of them told me what people this is FALSE – there is no need for an outrageous # of prongs – The more prongs doesn’t really make the stone any more secure. I can’t really tell from the pic, but it looks like you have a 1/2 carat stone, so you could probably have them customize it down to a 4 prong.  The less number of prongs actually gives your stone more life and more exquisite. 

Some gals like having numerous prongs, not sure if you are one of those, but i think you should definately think about resetting the prong positioning down to 4.  And don’t be nervous about your stone falling out- not sure how big your stone is but my center stone is over 2cts and it is super secure

Post # 6
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1580 posts
Bumble bee

I would definitely cut a notch in the wedding band before I’d cut a notch in my engagement ring!

You could also have a band custom made. They can make a wax mold using your e-ring to make it fit perfectly.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I have the same band style – 6 prong w/ a knife edge.  My diamond is a little over a carat, so it sits a little taller, but the basket makes a small bump in the side of the band.  I tried tons of different bands and ended up just doing a band that was fairly low – some of them ended up being taller, so it made the ring stand out more.  We got it from Shane Co.

Here’s the link to a similar style: http://www.shaneco.com/Catalog/ProductDetail.aspx?X=41045136&C0=1&C1=12&A1=Metal|Platinum

They also have some that are slightly contoured to fit your ring: http://www.shaneco.com/Catalog/ProductDetail.aspx?X=41002223&O=Nav&C0=1&C1=12

Good Luck!

Post # 8
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1189 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Personally I don’t like the sound of cutting into your prongs.  I would either have a gap between the two or have the wedding band formed to fit around it.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My engagement ring was my grandma’s and can’t really be altered to make the wedding band fit flush.  Now I wear the e-ring on my right hand, and my wedding band on my left.  I kind of like having my wedding band be all on its own!

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