(Closed) Reconfiguring My Engagement Ring

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2007

It’s likely less costly to get a second ring.  Treasure the one you have. Are the side diamonds uncomfortable?

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

What’s the issue with the side diamonds?  I think your ring is beautiful as is.  I too have a halo with diamonds on the band and wish that I didn’t have them.  Not because it’s uncomfortable or I don’t like it, I’m constantly worried about them falling out.  I’m to the point where when I’m wearing my ring I’m so worried about them falling out that I don’t enjoy wearing it.  (In my previous marriage, the center diamond in my engagement ring fell out and was lost so my worry is founded)

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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Redsmartiefirst :  you need a new setting. they might be able to take the head off your current setting and put it on a new shank, though. but they’re not going to be able to remove the diamonds and “fill it in” to make a plain shank (though they can remove the diamonds, melt down the current shank, and use that metal along with new metal to make a new shank – that way you still have the old ring if you’re sentimental about it)

ETA: as far a milgrain, i dont think it’s possible on your current halo. you don’t have any metal around the halo to work with. you’d need something like a channel setting around your halo in order to add milgrain.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

 

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Redsmartiefirst :  the head of the ring will probably have to be removed and put onto a different shank. To add milgrain to the outside of the halo woukd require more metal to be added and the jeweler will likely suggest resetting the stones into a setting that fits your specifications. That could get really expensive as they typically charge per prong tip. 

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lovesthesparkles :  is right, it would likely cost less to just buy another ring.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I totally don’t know if this is possible but could you move the head to a plain shank and incorporate the blingy band in your wedding band? Just a thought. I think it would have a cute backstory. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

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Redsmartiefirst :  You could always save the diamond for future children or a close relative. Who wouldn’t want some bling as a gift?! lol. 

My great aunt had a ring that had two diamond hearts (it was a metal heart with pave diamonds around it) that she decided to gift to me and my sister by making into necklaces. They mean the world to us. Maybe down the road, you can do something similar? 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

You could save your diamond and just set it in a new setting, and maybe trade in the band to help pay for it. 

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