(Closed) resetting a ring?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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Worker bee

I had my first ering set into a sort of halo like setting, which I wear as a RHR (my first husband passed away and I wanted to be able to wear my diamond still).  I went to a mall jeweler (Kay’s) when they had one of their restyling events.  I paid the cost of the new setting, and that was it, and they had it back to me in an hour.  I don’t know how your guy would feel about it, and be careful when you try to find bands but it was a simple process for me and I truly LOVE mine and wear it everyday.  I’ll try to post pics

 

Post # 5
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Worker bee

OK, I’m going to attempt this and hope it works LOL…my original e ring looked kind of like the solitaire, and there’s my new ring.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

OP, I’m saying this from a caring place… if your Boyfriend or Best Friend gets you an e-ring and you turn around and have it re-set, don’t you think it would hurt his feelings more than making sure he knows what you want now?  I don’t mean to be mean, I just know that once it happens, you don’t want to start things off on the wrong foot.

That said, I had an heirloom ring from my mom, with instructions to have it re-set (it was a solitaire) and to pass it along as tradition in our family.  The new setting cost about $2200, and the labor was about $800 because it had to be sized and a new head put in (6 to 4 prongs).  Hope that helps.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Have you considered a wrap or enhancer? This way your not completly changing the ring that he gives you but it can look more your style.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

if it were me, i’d just make it abundantly clear to him that this is the style i like.  i mean, he’s entitled to not be crazy about that style, but really you’re the one that has to like it.  if it’s just a matter of you preferring halos to other styles, but still liking other styles…honestly i’d let it go.  i mean, you have to like it, but it’d be nice if you both liked it.  and if he got you a solitaire and you immediately turned around and got it reset…it would probably hurt his feelings a lot.  whatever happens, give your ring some time to grow on you…you never know, you might grow to love it.  and if you don’t, a blingy wedding set might remedy that, or you could always discuss upgrading the setting for an anniversary or something.

@KateRBels:  i’m so sorry to hear about what happened.  i wear my wedding band on my right hand still…i’d had the whole set resized for my right hand, but the ering kept snagging on everything and it’s very unique and special…Darling Husband1 had it custom-made, so resetting the diamond isn’t an option, so i just put it away for safekeeping, in case DS should find the right girl and if she wants it.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I love halo rings and my FH also hates them. So I will admit, I was a little disappointed at first when I saw my ring and it wasn’t a halo. What he ended up picking out for me is AMAZING and I love it. I still like halo rings, but I would never want to change my ring because he spent a lot of time and effort in finding THIS ring for me.

We had been together for 4.5 years before he proposed so of course I’d shown him countless e-rings that I liked, and he never liked any of them! When I’d pout and say “this is the ring I have to wear for the rest of my life so why won’t you get me what I like?” he would say, “are you saying yes to me or the ring?”

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

no, i don’t think you can just add a halo, i think you’d have to get the stone put in a new setting that has a halo.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m in the process of doing this!!

My Darling Husband proposed and we got married with a beautiful round solitaire e-ring. We both agreed that it made the most sense at the time he bought the ring for him to put his entire budget towards the stone and set it in a simple setting, then when I figured out what I REALLY wanted for a setting to have it reset.

I’ve always loved halos’, but I was deciding between a halo setting or having pear side stones added. I tried on a bunch of rings in the process and eventually decided that I just LOVE halo’s the most. I finally found one that isn’t set super high and am working with a jeweler to have it custom made to fit my stone. I won’t lie, it hasn’t been an easy process. We are now on the 3rd ring since the first two were too different than the sample I ordered from. I am also very particular about how it looks and fits, but I’m really hoping this third time it comes out perfect and will be my forever ring.

Oh and since I had my wedding band made to match the original e-ring, I now wear them separately. When I’m dressing down I just wear the wedding band and if I’m going somewhere fancy I wear my ering.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh no, I don’t think that’s possible. Sorry, I didn’t realize that’s what you were asking!

That would be a lot of detailed delicate work I’m not sure if any jeweler would even have the resources to do something like that.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

sorry i was posting in the wrong thread, please delete. 

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