Post # 1
Ever since Darling Husband and I got married, we had discussed getting me either two bands or an enhancer for my solitaire. At the time, we were on a budget and I wanted to use up the budget on a nice quality stone and not my band, so I got a 1ct. princess cut and a less expensive band.
I have since had my solitaire kite set and have found an enhancer that I LOVE that fits with it well. It’s nothing outrageous, just provides the symmetry I like and has a nice modern look while also having milgrain details just like my current WR.
My question – does anyone know if it’s possible to put diamonds into a band that is already existing? My current WR has 12 tiny diamonds in it that slightly taper in size. This matches the enhancer I like which has 3 diamonds on each side that taper slightly as well. I wondered if it would be possible to have the diamonds in my original WR put into the band on my ER? Does this even make sense? I know what I’m thinking but I can’t get it out…lol
Here are the rings for reference:
My current set – notice the tiny diamonds in the WR.
The enhancer I want (just 5/8 carat… nothing big!):
Post # 3
First of all I don’t think it is possible. Stones like that are usually prong set. If they are prong set, there is no way to add prongs to a smooth engagement ring band like you currently have. If you have them added as pave, they will not be secure enough.
Second of all, I think it would be cost prohibitive. Even if you could find a jeweler to do it, it would cost more than the diamonds are probably worth.
I would look for a diamond mounting for my engagement stone and sell the plain band and wedding band to recoup the cost.
Post # 4
@Miss Leopard: I was doing it more for sentimental value than anything. Just to have that part of my original wedding ring still on my “wedding finger” so to speak.
I don’t want to sell the original band, as that is what I got when I said “I do!” so I’ll probably just keep it and wear it as a thumb ring if all else fails.
I think this style is called channel set – they’re just floating along in this band. Probably not possible to take this ring apart at the middle and put my diamond head from my engagement ring on it either I guess… without costing a mint.
Oh well… it was just a thought.
Post # 5
@MrsMc77: Then I would just keep it! You can’t convert to a channel set unfortunately. It would compromise the integrity of the ring.
Post # 6
I think your set is great the way it is.
I like that wedding sets are asymmetrical. Only wedding sets are like that, pretty much every other ring is symmetrical. Wedding sets have a special look because they have a special meaning.
Post # 7
To put stones you already have in a band, I think your only option’s custom making a new ring. If you get the enhancer, it’ll be nice to keep your other band, too – you could wear each one on different days, depending on your mood.
Post # 8
@joya_aspera: My OCD won’t let me enjoy the asymmetrical look of my wedding set…hahahaha… I am a big stickler for symmetry. It drives me NUTS that there is a band on only one side of my ring!!! If I wear a watch, I have to have a bracelet on the other arm. When I got tattooed, I got two so they’d balance. I’m weird but that’s okay… Darling Husband loves me anyway 🙂
Post # 9
I once put 3 small diamonds into a plain band – bezel set – and also put one 1/2 ct. diamond into a plain band with prongs. I no longer have those rings. I’ll be honest, it was done by 2 different jewellers and I wasn’t crazy about either ring. One jeweller was someone who was quite talented and the other a recommendation through friends.
I would be afraid that you would be unhappy with the work, unless there is a jeweller you know who has experience doing things like altering an existing ring.
I currently have a ring that I am making into earrings. The middle stone (it is a 3 stone ring) is an emerald, the other two diamonds. The earrings will be diamonds and I was thinking of making an emerald necklace out of the other stone.
If you are hesitant to modify your ering, perhaps a necklace made from the stones in your wedding band. Or a whole new custom designed ring with the diamonds from your wb. (you have lots of choices available!)
Personally I love your current wedding band and would wear it as a RHR. (I love the look of a curved band worn alone)