(Closed) Question About Jeweler Cost

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Are they going to give you a warranty on the setting (in case the stone falls out, blah blah blah)?

Post # 4
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Setting a stone is meticulous work, it is not just a matter of bending the prongs in.  You want it to be done right so you don’t risk losing your stone.  I think the charge is justified.

Post # 5
153 posts
Blushing bee

Unfortunately, no.  When I was originally looking at diamonds and settings separately, most places charged $150-$250 to set a diamond not their own. 

You’ll also need to check if you need to get insurance on the diamond prior to getting it set.  Fine print on most jeweler’s contracts state that they are not liable if the stone gets damaged during setting.

Post # 6
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

so totally note related to this post but EEEEEEEEEEEE YOU’RE GETTING SO CLOSE!!!!!!!!!!!

Post # 8
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We had our diamond. They didn’t charge us ANYTHING when we finally picked out our semi-mount? Why? Cuz we just dropped a few grand on the damn setting.

I also happen to know we got gouged on our setting b/c we were on a time crunch and just paid the sticker price (i know, i know…but the lady totally knew and we went to this posh place that really isn’t big on negotiating. Time was of the essence)

I think if you got *that* good of a deal on the ring, just factor the $150 in to the setting.

I’m so glad you’re gonna get some pretty diamonds to go with your grandma’s stone!

Post # 9
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I’ve heard a cost of around $100 per carat to set the stone is standard, so $150 is probably reasonable depending on the size of the stone. Good luck! Can’t wait to see it. 🙂

Post # 11
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I paid about 200 to set my stone in their setting but they also switched the prong from WG to Platinum for me.

Post # 12
1037 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

Yep, that is pretty standard if you didn’t purchase the diamond from them. From what I’ve seen, if you purchase the diamond and the setting at the same store, lots of times they won’t charge you…but if you’re bringing it in from outside….yep…there’s a charge! In the end though it probably isn’t that much in comparison to how much you saved from finding a diamond elsewhere!

Post # 13
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I just had my center stone removed from my solitaire setting and put into a new 3 stone setting. We did not buy the original ring from this jeweler and they removed my stone and reset it in the new setting for free. Though, if I knew I was getting a really great deal on the setting, I would do as someone else suggested and just wrap up all the charges into the “cost of the setting” and call it a day.  How exciting!!

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