(Closed) I’ve pretty much decided to get a second e-ring and I need some advice.

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll:
    Get a new amethyst ring that can be worn every day and later put the diamond in a simple setting. : (9 votes)
    27 %
    Go all out on a setting for the family diamond. : (24 votes)
    73 %
  • Post # 3
    5199 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    You can get a lovely setting for $3,000. I would check out David Klass on ebay (theelitejeweler). He has WONDERFUL prices for custom settings (I would say unbelievable, but I have seen the work so they are believable!). You can see lots of examples of his work on BTD.

    What about setting the pear with amethyst sidestones? But, if you do not like pears, I would just go with an amethyst as your heart seems to pull. I personally love pears, but it seems to me you have made it pretty clear your heart is pulled towards amethysts. Would you really be happy with the pear if you feel that strongly about the amethysts?

    You do not NEED to send it to GIA for grading first if you are not that worried about having it graded, but I would definitely consider getting it appraised by an independent appraiser at least. Grading is good if you really want to know, want it plotted, want to resell, etc. It would need to be graded while loose.

    Post # 4
    2607 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Check out this Esty seller for inspirations:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/LaurieSarahDesigns?ref=seller_info


    Even if you want to go local… she does a lot of work in diamonds w/gems and halos. and pear shapes too… so you should be able to at least see something that matches your vision.

    If it were my choice, I’d mount the diamond, and have amethyst accent stones to tie in your previous sentimental attachment to them.  I think you should have no trouble at the 3K price point.  You may not be able to get pave all over the ring, but certainly a halo with some accent stones in 14K should be do-able!


    eta:  the above seller has several pear-shaped, halo semi-mounts, all for under $2k.  They do not include amethyst accents as-is… but she customizes for her clients.

    Post # 5
    768 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I agree with PP, I’d have the pear be the center stone and have 2 amethysts as the sidestones. That’d be gorgeous!!! $3000 should be able to do it, especially since you’d be saving money by not having the sidestones be diamonds. 


    But, it’s your ring! So you should do what you think you’d love the best. 🙂



    Post # 6
    768 posts
    Busy bee
    Post # 7
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I just wanted to pop in and say that stone is gorgeous!

    @october22:  Love that setting! and it would be beautiful with the amethyst side stones!

    Post # 9
    452 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Sorry you’re having such a hard time with your ring! While I truly love amethysts and had originally wanted one (DH’s birthstone), I decided against them purely based on the fact that they aren’t a very hard stone.  You mention your job involves loads of hand washing (as does mine) – when considering amethyst I often worried that that would take its toll on an amethyst. Also, while I think that diamond is gorg., I worry if you’re not a a pear lover, you’d regret using it as your e-ring stone in the future.  Best wishes!

    Post # 11
    768 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @starla:  That’s gorgeous!!! I love it, I love side detail in rings 🙂

    Post # 14
    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    what about getting it set with two small amethysts as side stones?

    something like this:

    or maybe just get it set as a solitaire and add this?

    (solitaire enhancer on amazon)

    eta: no side detailing nevermind..

    Post # 15
    1140 posts
    Bumble bee

    You can find a great setting for your beautiful family diamond for $3000 easy! I think mine was $2,500. That stone is amazing. 

    Post # 16
    437 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I love love love that pear stone! I think it would be amazing in any setting, but sentimental to you if it was paired with amethysts. Trillion or pear shaped amethysts on the sides woyuld be beautiful!

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