Post # 1
So, my boyfriend and I have been talking engagement and are in the “looking at rings” stage. I found a couple that I really liked but fell head over heels at this one from Brilliant Earth:
The problem is, as many of you probably know, you have to also purchase the center stone from Brilliant Earth–they don’t sell the settings alone. We’re going to be using the diamond from my grandmother’s engagement ring, which unfortunately rules them out. I was wondering if anyone has come across a similar design, either from a place that sells the settings alone, or that allows you to use a stone of your choice?
Obviously there’s also the custom route, but I wanted to check and see if anyone had run across a similar look amongst ready-made settings, as I’m coming up empty.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
Post # 2
Jared [shudders] and since 1910 have something similar. But your best bet would be to go custom. You’ll save a fortune if you have it made versus buying retail.
Post # 3
I would find a local reputable free standing independent jeweler and have them custom make it. My jeweler will make anything you ask for. I mean within reason as long as it is structurally sound. But go custom. 🙂 And it is not as expensive as you may think a lot of times it can even be cheaper. Best of luck bee.
Post # 4
I was going to say… maybe check with David Klass for a quote. He’s so reasonably priced.
Post # 5
Kay Jewelers has a Neil Lane that is very similar. They can take the diamond out and put in one you want. Just have to do in store.
Post # 6
So if you’re looking for a trusting jeweler to make you a nice affordable setting and use your stone. I personally trust Russells Jewelers on Etsy. He has great customer service and just made my engagement ring. I hope that helps!
Post # 7
My boyfriend and I went with David Klass – even though he is custom, he was way cheaper than all of the jewelers in our city. We saved well over $1000 (and we also provided the stones). Custom does not mean expensive.
Post # 8
- Wedding: April 2007 - City, State
I’m another one who says to contact David Klass. Even though he does custom, he does great work and makes it affordably too!
Post # 9
Beautiful setting! I vote custom too. David Klass and Stephanie with Pristine Custom Rings on Etsy are both the most reasonable I’ve found for the quality. Raven Fine Jewelers was a close second and Michael has phenomenal customer service. All three of them do actually.
Whatever you do, please update with pics! 😁😁😁
Post # 10
Thanks to everyone for your input! Based on your recommendations, we’re going to look into some custom options.
Post # 11
Check with some local jewelers. Many will do reasonably priced custom settings. The one you like is fairly simple, so I imagine you could find someone local to make it to your liking. Good luck!
Post # 12
just get david klass to make it. And stay away from BE – they’re shady AF (my ering is BE and i would never go near them again).
Post # 13
I just wanted to offer input from a jewelry store perspective!
When someone brings in a photo we check for something that matches within our catalog, then offer custom if there isn’t something almost identical avaliable.
Generally ordering a style that is already avaliable is the most affordible, but having something completely custom isn’t going to cause the setting to be unreasonably expensive. One positive about ordering a style that is already offered is you know exactly what it will look like and may be able to see a sample mounting in person before ordering.
One thing to consider when reaching out to jewelers about the mounting is that a small online shop is unlikely to have access to a large catalog while a more established jewelry store should have access to a large catalog.
Both are good options. It just depends on what you’re comfortible with!