Help! Resetting ring!

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I set my elongated cushion sapphire in an oval setting?
    Yes! I think the overlap of size and shape will still look great! : (0 votes)
    I think the stone would look great in the setting, but am worried how high the stone will sit : (2 votes)
    7 %
    No! Keep looking for a matched setting! : (16 votes)
    55 %
    Rest the sapphire in a more durable version of its current setting : (11 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 2
    4534 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    MadBalloon25 :  I like the idea but I don’t think it will look very nice with a the overlap.

    Have you thought of going a custom route or maybe just wearing your engagement rings sometimes and getting a more sturdy stand in with a style you like?? 

    The color of your sapphire is glorious! Hope you find something that enhances its beauty.

    Post # 3
    3309 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    Your ring is gorgeous! I’m not sure about the overlap. I would talk with some jewelers about having a custom setting made.

    Post # 4
    915 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    MadBalloon25 :  The new setting is beautiful but I don’t think they should even try setting an elongated cushion into a setting that’s made for an oval that’s smaller. I think after having it for a little bit, it would bug you. Have you thought of just having the setting made for your stone? I recommend David Klass!

    Post # 5
    973 posts
    Busy bee

    I would have someone custom make that setting for your ring, or shop around for it in a cushion size. I’ve seen some like it on Etsy. I love your stone, but putting it in a setting that doesn’t fit will make it just as delicate as your other setting.

    I’m also not totally sure I but the delicate setting thing. It may warp one day but why not wait until that day?

    Post # 6
    1635 posts
    Bumble bee

    Nononono. It will not look good at all and you’ll end up resetting it again or hating it forever. The current setting is perfect for your stone – enhances without detracting, and it is the proper size. I assume that the band is the problem and needs to be a little wider?

    I voted for Reset the sapphire in a more durable version of its current setting – the ‘new’ one is not going to look as good as the original halo, even in the correct size. Too much rose gold showing that will detract, and mostly because the shape is made for an oval, not an elongated cushion.


    Post # 7
    236 posts
    Helper bee

    I voted also to reset the stone in a more durable version of your current setting. It’s gorgeous. Personally I don’t like the other pics at all. I think they detract from the loveliness of the stone whereas yours just looks “right”.

    Can they just use the current head and put it on a more sturdy shank? (of course unless that would compromise it..worth asking)

    Post # 8
    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    First off, I’ve seen so many beautiful rings on these boards but my jaw literally dropped! OMG! How GORG is your ring?! Stunning! I don’t have much advice but I’d say keep looking or perhaps try to get a custom setting made. 

    Post # 9
    161 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    Check out Kristin Coffin jewelry – she makes similar looking settings that might fit your stone better for size.

    Post # 10
    1951 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I’m having trouble picturing it perfectly, but I imagine it would be much preferable to set your beautiful stone in a setting that will 100% fit.

    Out of curiosity, who said your current setting was too delicate? It looks a lot like mine (I have a white sapphire set in a thin halo/micropave band) and haven’t had any issues for the past almost 2 years.

    Post # 13
    915 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    MadBalloon25 : You don’t pay for the customization process at all. He doesn’t even charge for CADs. He’s so awesome! I’ve been in pretty regular contact with him since the very beginning of February – first for my ring, then for my sister’s and now for my FSIL’s. You can email him at [email protected], tell him what you want and attach pics, and he’ll give you a quote! You don’t pay anything until after the ring is done. He is a wholesale jeweler so he gives you the best price he can but his quality and craftsmanship are incredible! You should check him out on IG, just search davidklassjewelry

    Post # 14
    973 posts
    Busy bee

    MadBalloon25 :  we went through David Klass. The quality is absolutely incredible and it cost less than any other retailer we found for non-custom. He bills himself as a wholesaler, I have no idea why. 

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