(Closed) really wanting to upgrade

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

@alyssa.christine1:  

*Okay, so you just re-edited your entire post so this is now answering a bunch of stuff that is no longer in your OP*

Not surprising they need to make a new setting. I know myself and a few other bees said you would need a new setting for a larger stone. I thought last time you said the setting was the “important” part to you that you did not want to change. Even if it is a duplicate, it is changing the setting. Are you okay with that?

They have the right to set their prices. If they say $3,000 to duplicate your exact setting, I wish you good luck in trying to get them to go down to $2,000, unless you are willing to change metals and other aspects of the ring.

With a new setting, will your wedding bands even fit against it anymore? I know they are curved.

There IS a difference between around a 3/4 ct and a 1ct, assuming they are both excellent cut, but given your setting probably not as big a difference as you think. Have you looked at the cost increase to jump to the 1ct plus mark yet?

If you want to do it though, then do it.  You asked this question before and you are likely going to get the same answers.

 
ETA: I just saw you are going with an I1 – what do you have now? I would be very, very, VERY wary of buying an I1 stone. That is going to have eye-visible inclusions.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2015

will you be changing the setting too?

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

@alyssa.christine1:  So your current ring is an offering by a different manufacturer and your jeweler is going to replicate it?

I would just be aware that they may not be able to replicate it exactly and you can probably expect the new setting not to be exactly like the current one. In my experience when you want the original, it is best to get it from the original designer/manufacturer if you do not want anything to change at all!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

@alyssa.christine1:  Who graded it as an I1? Who graded the new potential stone as an I1? Just because the jeweler says he “would have graded” it as an S12 does not mean it is an S12. He is not the one doing the grading. There is a reason they have labs to do that.

What kind of inclusions will the new I1 have? I would definitely recommend you see it up close and personal to decide if you are happy with the inclusion(s).

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

OP you have posted multiple very similar threads…I am not saying anything to be mean at all because I couldn’t care less what you do with your ring (not my business) but I think you are going to get a lot of crap about this again…. I’ve read your past threads and I wouldn’t want the rude comments. Good luck and I’m sure whatever you have will be beautiful!

Post # 11
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19 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2015

picture of your ring?

Post # 12
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Newbee

Good luck, there are many good looking I1 diamonds, just make sure it’s as eye clean as possible, ideal or excellent cut is key! : )

Post # 15
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1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Hmmm, I think your ring is so beautiful and perfect the way it is! The halo makes it look even larger than it is–just sayin 😉

Good luck in whatever you choose to do!

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Are you asking a question or just letting us know?

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