(Closed) Reset my e-ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ve never done it cuz mine does have 6 prongs, so I’m no help… I just want to say that ring is gorgeous and that I would definitely do the 6 this way it’s more secure.. You don’t want something that size coming out! 

Post # 4
Bee
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

@IronMango:  I have not done this, but I can’t imagine it’s not terribly expensive since it’s just buying the head prong part and having it switched out. I also worth with children with Autism, which is why I only wear my wedding bands to work. It kind of sucks, but a) I don’t want to scratch my kiddos or b) mess up my ring.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I also work with kids with autism and understand your concern.  I think all that needs to be done is to change the head of the ring.  Depending on the price of gold, it could be $100-200?? But I’m not sure at all…  I have a fantastic jeweler but he’s in Woodbridge, VA (near Potomac Mills).  He makes all of his own jewelry and is honest.  Dahl Jewelers (703) 878-0888.  Good luck whatever you decide. I also like 6 prong too. Much more secure…

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Im not sure about just getting prongs changed but what I would say is shop around as well and make sure to get recommendations on jewellers. My engagement ring is inherited from my great great aunt, it has never been used as her fiance died in the war. It’s beautiful but I prefer white gold to yellow gold and so went to ask about getting the diamonds reset onto an 18ct white gold band. In one day I had 6 quotes from £120-£850.. All for the same thickness and quality of band requested so needless to say Im questioning the quality of the lower prices but at the same time whether the highest ones are just ripping me off! Ive yet to make a decision because I feel I need to find somewhere someone can recommend to put my nerves at ease before I hand my ring over to them!

Post # 7
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732 posts
Busy bee

I am actually looking into having the same thing done to my 4 prong round solitaire. I was told by a jeweler that basically they would heat the metal and then knock the head off the shank. They then would attach a new 6 prong head and set my diamond into it. I was also wanting to get platinum prongs instead of white gold and if I remember correctly all of this would end up costing somewhere around $300.

Post # 8
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786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My mom recently got her prongs redone and changed from a higher to lower setting.  I believe it cost her about $200-250.

Post # 9
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35 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I love your ring and I love your prongs!  My ring is similar to yours & I got it changed from 4 to 6 prongs to protect the diamond and because I disliked the basket 4 prong setting that my diamond was in. It didn’t let light in & didn’t complement the diamond at all. If you get 6 prongs would they keep it just as low as your 4 prongs are now?

Before & after

 

4 prongs:

 

6 prongs:

 

I should also add that my jeweler did it for us free of cost- but the ring was custom made by them so I guess they felt like they just wanted to make the customer happy & it took a week and half.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My concern with your ring is not the four prong setting, its the shared prong sidestones.  Those sidestones can come out so easily, where as the girdle of the diamond may get hit around its not going to fall out, but 6 prongs will prevent chipping.  I’d say look at a 6 prong setting with the same size sidestones and reset the whole thing.  I know that sounds crazy, but with children with needs and working with your hands, I wouldn’t want to lose anything in my ring.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ring twin! First one I’ve ever found! Please post pics after you get the prongs changed! 

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