(Closed) Ordering setting first and buying stone second?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
162 posts
Blushing bee

@DrD711:  It’s generally not recommended, since there’s no guarantee that the prongs will fit the stone you pick. If it doesn’t fit, the entire ring head may have to be rebuilt by a jeweler, if even possible, which will most likely be an extra cost. Many jewelers won’t sell their settings separately for this reason.

Post # 4
11271 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@DrD711:  it may be more difficult to find a suitable stone to accommodate the setting but not impossible.  it depends on the setting and your stone expectations.

Post # 8
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Where did he buy the setting from?

Why would he buy it without a center stone? 

It’s not advisable to buy the setting first… You will have to buy a stone that fits… And like others have said… the setting may have to be rebuilt…

Maybe he intends on buying a center stone from the same place he bought the setting?

Like, Blue Nile allows you to purchase settings… then you can purchase a diamond… But, even doing that… You will have to find a local jeweler to set it…


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