(Closed) Replace center diamond with moissanite

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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3611 posts
Sugar bee

The pic shows up funny on my screen (kind of stretched out), so it’s a little hard to tell what your ring looks like, but I don’t think a 1-carat center would look bad on that setting at all. I have a thin pave band with a decent size center stone and I love the way it looks.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

The first is logistics. The way your setting is made, redoing the whole basket (area that cradles the stone) will not be easy or possible with A 2ct, or even a 1 carat.  The restructuring alone will probably cost a lot and it would be much easier and maybe even cost effective to just change the setting.

Post # 7
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661 posts
Busy bee

I think the setting would look good with a one carat but I’d check with a jewelr and make sure it can be done before buying a Moissanite stone. I’m not sure how your diamond is set but it looks to me like there aren’t any prongs holding it in place so they might have to change the structure of the ring.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

JosieR:  You could take it to a local jeweler and ask them to give you an estimate, or to ask them if it’s even possible. That way you’ll know for sure!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You should get the size your heart desires. Don’t worry about others as your the one who will wear it everyday. To answer your question yes you should get an enhanced moissanite if you can. You. May have to get a new setting though.

Post # 10
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3682 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You’ll need to talk to a jeweler, but I think it will be very difficult with your setting to increase the size of the center stone that much. 

Post # 11
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1909 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

The center setting doesn’t have enough room to hold a 1 carat stone, so a jeweler would have to make changes to your ring to accommodate a stone that size. It may change the design a bit. I think you should enjoy the beauty of your ring and not compare it to your friends. You loved it before looking at everyone else’s new rings. “Comparison is the thief of joy”.

Also, I just don’t understand justifying replacing something with an item of lesser value just because it’s bigger. To me that’s like trading in a smaller Louis Vuitton bag for a bigger knock off LV bag. I’d rather have the smaller, authentic one with more value.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Sorry but with the semi bezel/tension setting, there’s no way it could accommodate a 1 carat stone. Can you post a pic from the side? It may be possible to just have the head replaced with a larger one if it’s a peg head and not intragraded into the shank.

Post # 14
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2001 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

JosieR:  Not going to lie,  your ring is beautiful., Comparison is the thief  of joy.  I  wouldn’t replace your diamond.  Moissanite doesn’t look or sparkle exactly like a diamond, noone will ask you but they may figure out  is a simulant.  It’s unlikely anyone will be rude to say it or ask!  A 2 carat eqiv moissy will cost you $600 maybe, or you can get a more colored one on EBay for $50′ lots of us have done that. I would put that amt in savings toward a real diamond upgrade on an anniversary.

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