(Closed) Pairing a loose stone and a setting from different sources

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

We picked our stone at one place and had it set with a jeweler nearby. I  simply brought the stone in and picked out the type of setting. The jeweler measured the stone and made the setting to th the exact measurement. It worked out fine and I was able to watch him set the stone. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

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blondie1030:  I bought a diamond ring on eBay and had the centre  stone reset into a new setting that I bought from a local jeweller. It turned out beautifully, and I saved thousands of dollars. I would highly recommend it!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

This process can really work, my ring is proof! 

I knew what shape center stone I wanted and found a great stone on James Allen. I didn’t find a setting on their site that fit our vision for the ring. My fiance did some research and ended up getting the stone put into a custom e-ring set at a local jewelers. It was a great choice because the jeweler was able to offer suggestions to make the setting of my ring more sturdy and (more attractive) than the settings we had both liked in the past. 

While I never saw anything but the finished ring, he was really pleased with the result and felt the quality from both vendors was amazing. And I love it!

Best of luck!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, NV

I purchased a stone and then sent it into James Allen to have it put in the setting I wanted. Will the people selling the setting set the stone for you? if not then you will have to find a jeweler who will set a stone in a setting that you didn’t buy from them. That can be difficult but they are out there. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Oh yes, worked out great for me! I’ve done it twice, one with a customized version of a setting, the other with a full from scratch custom setting. Both turned out beautifully. 🙂 You will be very pleased with the result! 

And, I’ve shipped stones and rings to New York and LA, and there was never a problem if you package the stones/rings like you should, but having someone local set your stone may be more expensive, I was getting quotes for $300-400, and shipping the ring and stone to New York plus setting fee cost me less than $150. Might be nice to just get the completed ring from the people making the setting as well. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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blondie1030:  It’s not ridiculous, anything you do for the first time is a bit scary, and it might be worth it to you to pay a little extra and wait a little longer to have the stone set locally. 

One way to think about it though, is that no matter where you go, you’ll be dropping off your stone and leaving it for days or weeks with these people. 

No one but you can decide which will feel best for you though. There is no right or wrong! I’m just impatient once I get to the point where I get a new sparkly and want to be able to wear it straight out of the package, lol! 

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