Post # 1
So I went to a local jeweler and got my silver white sapphire ring reset in a simple gold setting. The total price was $300. The setting is 14k gold and about 1.5 mm. The price includes the gold, labor and taxes. It seemed a little pricy, but I do know gold is going up in price.
I don’t mind spending a small chunk because it’s going to be my alternative engagement ring for a few years while I travel, and I want it to be high quality and something I can wear for years to come.
So, did I pay a fair price or was it too much?
Post # 3
I think that’s fair. Without knowing what the setting actually looks like (eternity, solitaire, etc), it’s hard to gauge. Go to bluenile.com and check out their gold settings and you will know for sure. The more diamonds that are set in the setting, the more expensive it becomes on top of just the price of the gold. I think $300 sounds very inexpensive for any 14K setting, so I wouldn’t worry.
Post # 4
It sounds reasonable to me. You can always look online. I looked on blue nile and 2 mm 14k gold plain band is 180. Plus the jeweler set a stone for you and yada yada. But I’m no expert so..idk? haha sorry
Post # 5
Yeah, I was pretty sure I could trust him- It’s a simple solitaire setting, so I think 300 is pretty good. The center stone is a 2 carat white sapphire, so they had to special make the box part of the setting. It was kind of sticker shock because I was thinking it would be cheaper, like in the 200 range. Gold is really really going up. I’m glad I was able to support a local business instead of another corporation.