(Closed) Loose Diamond + Designer Setting

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Most of these high end vendors will no accept an outside vendors diamond. There is a price you pay for the designer name. You have to decide if you’d like your money to go toward te name, a bigger or higher quality diamond, or into your bank account.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My DH did that. He bought a loose setting and had it set in a designer setting. However, when he was shopping around for settings he learned Tiffanys and Harry Winston do not allow you to just buy the settings without a center stone. It is to ensure all of their rings are sold with the same standard of quality.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@JaymeC:  I agree. I don’t think it’s possible. I am pretty sure you’d have to have a setting designed to put your loose stone in.

Post # 7
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129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Designers like tacori will allow it as they are sold at various vendors. Just not typically the stand alone big name stores. 

Post # 8
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4704 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have a tacori and set a canadian diamond in it. There was no problem. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I don’t think it’s tacky at all.

If you can buy the setting on its own (if you don’t mind preowned too, you can probably find tiffany settings preowned) then go for it!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

If a designer will allow it, it is certainly not tacky or fake! It’s just being smart with your money

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yeah, the standalone stores like Tiffany, Harry Winston, Cartier, etc, will not allow you to do that.

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