Post # 1
Hello Bees! I had been given an heirloom diamond from my mom (approximately 1 carat I think) and want to have it set into a new setting. Currently I have a 0.54carat Tiffany solitaire engagement ring, so would like to have it set as different as possible. However, I’m not sure how much exactly to pay for a new setting (as in, how much is too much?). I saw one that I liked (pictured below) and it cost $2000. Is this too expensive? I think the tcw for the setting is 0.55c. What do you think about this ring seting? Can I do better? Does it suit my hands? (My finger size is 4). Thanks for the feedback!
Post # 2
The estimate on the setting my husband and I are designing is $7500. It all depends on what you want and can afford.
I don’t care for the setting you’ve chosen, but my opinion doesn’t matter. Get it set in a setting that you love.
Post # 3
I think my setting was around $900, it’s my dream setting and very good quality, but it only has 4 teensy .01ct diamonds. I think the setting there is lovely, though not my style, and will look lovely on your finger, and it seems to me like a fair price, but I never really paid attention to the prices of blingy settings because that’s not what I was looking for.
Post # 4
Lol… No one (that I shown in real life) says they like the setting on me. Says it doesn’t suit my usual style (I suppose, jeans and sneakers gal), but I don’t know why I’m drawn to this ring. My husband says to just buy whatever I like so money is not the issue. I’m just wondering, is $2000 worth it for only 0.55 tcw?
Post # 5
azzie17: What metal is it and how much workmanship has gone into it?
My ring is a custom replica of my original one and cost $2900. The bulk of that cost is in the setting, as it’s a cluster, so the value of the centre stones (7 at 0.07ct each) is relatively small; about 1/3 of the total cost (TCW is 0.66ct so the TCW of the diamond in the setting is 0.17ct).
The reason it was expensive was because it’s in platinum, and has a large basket (so, a lot of metal) and the design is pretty intricate with lots of micro-pave; which takes time, and so money, to set properly (as well as source the stones to ensure they match, etc).
So I don’t think $2000 is a huge amount for that setting but it depends on the type of metal, quality of stones, and the amount of work that has gone into it. I wouldn’t pay that for a 9ct white gold setting with H-I SI2 stones and a stock design, for eg.
Post # 6
The most I’d be willing to spend on a setting would be about $2000. I think the setting you are considering looks beautiful on you, and seems like a pretty fair price (though you might be able to find something similar at an even better price).
Post # 7
azzie17: $2000 does’t seem bad for a setting like that. Only thing is do you plan to switch up your rings if so you might have issues with the wedding band lining up right.
Post # 8
ladyamalthea: ddhb2007: Would love to see your ring settings if you don’t mind sharing :)… I believe the setting I’m considering is 18k white gold, in F-G stones. It’s not custom made for me, but I don’t think its a stock design? As in, they only made that one…
Post # 9
It depends on what type of shank I want. My dream setting is a platinum braided shank with pave, so I’d probably wait and shell out a lot to get a hand forged setting.
However there are a few other style setting I love, that I’d go with the cheaper options since the difference in quality isn’t noticeable really.
The setting you chose is nice, and so long as it’s worth the metal and stone quality. 2,000 certainly could be a fair price, a rip off or great buy, it just depends on the materials. Also keep in mind size though. I have tried on a few fashion and select fine jewelry rings before that I loved in the store, but now that I own them and I have access to them, I realize I don’t wear them as much because of their size, coloring or they just don’t fit with my overall style.
Post # 10
It just depends, but I wouldn’t spend more on the setting than the stone.
Post # 11
$2000 is a competitive price for a halo setting. My ring setting has very little pave (only on the prongs) and it was quite a bit more than that. Whether the semi mount is worth it to you or not depends on your budget and where your priorities are. I wouldn’t have cared whether I had a diamond or a moissy, but I did care greatly about my setting.
Post # 12
$2000 is a reasonable price for a halo ring. 🙂 I actually paid more for the setting than the centre stone. The setting was around $3300 for a custom Verragio. The craftsmanship and lifetime warranty are definitely worth paying the premium I find.
Post # 13
My setting was about 3,000 but totally worth it. I say do what you’re comfortable with and what you love most!
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
if it’s a setting you will want for a long time, any price is worth it. And if you were also buying a stone I would suggest not dumping all the money into the setting. But your not so feel free to spend away! Also, shop around to compare price vs quality at several different places. Can’t wait to see the finished result!
Post # 15
- Wedding: April 2016 - Ed Oliver Golf Club, Wilmington, DE
My setting was around $2700, it is 18K gold with pretty similar tcw of your setting..I think it depends on how much you love. I saw this setting and couldn’t believe how much I loved it. I think it depends on financials/want…which you seem comfortable with both, so I say go for it!