Post # 1
SO and I have an amazing 0.5 carat diamond, and no setting. Trying to do some research online to help save some money but I have no idea what size setting I would need… Can any of you lovely bees help?? It would mean so much to me! Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!!!!
Post # 3
@peace747: My SO and I are in a similar position, we’ve got a 0.5 heirloom stone and he’s having a setting custom made (it’s a surprise so I don’t know what setting yet) by our jeweller. Price will really depend on what sort of band (thin, thick, tapered etc) or setting (4 claw, 6 claw, sidestones etc) you want. My advice is go to a good jewellers and have a chat, lots of places have a book of settings you can pick from, and they’ll be able to give you the best idea of price. Also, try the Blue Nile website, although you’ve already got a stone you can see the prices of different settings on there 🙂
Post # 4
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@peace747: check blue nile or james allen. When you look at the setting specifications, it should tell you what sizes they can fit to the setting. Only bad thing is if you order online, you have to mail your stone out… OR you can check local jewelry stores. When I was looking for a setting for my loose stone, it was hard looking locally because most of the stores didn’t have many settings to look at…
Post # 5
Measure the stone. Most semi-mount have the mm that it can accomodate listed.
Post # 6
Thank you all so much for all of your help! I really want something simple, but SO refuses to let the stone out of his sight, as it is a family heirloom…
Post # 7
@peace747: your best bet, in that case, is to take it to a local jeweler. You can take a look online and see what grabs your attention, and do some research to find a reputable store that has great reviews. Definitely shop around – that’s what stores are there for! Try on settings and see what looks good on your finger. I started off wanting a certain type of setting, and ended up with something totally different after trying rings on.
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