Post # 1
I’ve read that some jewelers just have CZ’s in the displays, but if I were to walk into a store, see a setting a like, know what size stone I’d like, and they happened to have that ” in the back ” or something, would they be able to set it and size the ring in store, or does the labor get done elsewhere? I realize this answer is pretty vast and many elements are involved, but I’ve never really known about this aspect of rings and I figured this is the place where this question wouldn’t get laughed out of town.
Post # 2
- Wedding: November 2015 - The Victorian
almostforever: We got my ring in the jewelry/diamond district and it is absolutely possible there. If you find a setting and a diamond you like, they can usually size and set it for you same day. Depending on the place, you might have to come back later that day, but it is possible.
ETA: Here in LA, they will have CZs in the display and a separate location, ususally across the street, where they keep the diamonds.
Post # 3
It really depends on the jeweler however if you’re going to pay a lot of money for a setting, you should order the setting from the manufacturer in your size.
Post # 4
Definitely not in a mall jewelry store. You would need an independent (or good chain I suppose) with a bench jeweler in house. It probably also depends how different you are from their stock size. Some extreme sizes and some styles need to be made from a new mold.
Post # 5
- Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI
My fiancé got mine in the diamond district and could have gotten it the same day but he wanted a custom band. They do sizing the same day and they carry the diamonds in the store.
Post # 6
Yes with the appropriate money or a ski mask and weapon. I think the money is more adventagous to your day to day life.
Post # 7
EDubbs: LOL this thread reminds me of an email that was sent around to my law school listserv saying “just out of curiosity, how would one hypothetically gain access to X apartment building with no key…… asking for a friend….”
Post # 8
almostforever: Yes you can – my Fiance did. He went in, chose a diamond and setting and then they had to set and re-size it. The setting and re-sizing of the ring took a couple of hours, so he just had lunch and hung around the area until it was finished.
Post # 9
Depends on the store. The store I purchased the right from had CZ’s set in the center stone’s place, but they had the diamonds on site. If you had a middle of the road size and wanted a “normal” (around .75-1.25 carat) center stone, they would have it in stock.
Post # 10
Yup. My guy called ahead with budget/wishes, went in, wrote a check, (waited as the bank cleared it), walked out with my ring.
he didn’t need to call ahead either, but they prepared him more options.
Post # 11
I think it depends. At the store where we got my ring, you pick out the setting and they custom order it from the designer so it’s made in your size and doesn’t need to be refitted. They then set the center stone in house, it takes 4-6 weeks total. I’m sure if the display model was your size you could probably get that one if you really wanted to walk out that day but it wasn’t typical in the store Fiance and I went to. I’m not sure if it makes a difference but we went to a local jeweler who is FI’s good friend, not a chain.
Post # 12
as long as its not custom and the “jewler” is in-house, it is possible.
when i purchased an e-ring, it was a simple solitare princess cut.
the jeweler had it set and sized the same day, although i had to return to get it resized bu that was expected.
Post # 13
TheGridMonster: the first thing that came to mind when I read the title was “is she seriously asking how to steal a ring”
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2020 - Las Vegas, NV
I can as the display is usually my size.
Post # 15
We purchased a solitaire and it was ordered in my size. I also wanted RG, which obviously made it so that it had to be ordered, but I got the picture that they ordered the majority of the jewelry in the person’s size rather than resizing it. Resizing rings can damage the integrity of the prongs, so I like that. That being said, the jewelry store actually had real diamonds mounted in rings…when we were choosing a diamond, they’d look different options up on the computer and then pull the rings out of the cabinet to show you. If you were close to the size of the ring in the counter, there’s probably a chance you could take it home.