(Closed) Ring issues. Has anyone heard of this before?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Do you have a photo of the setting?  I’m not sure but I think most places would have the same setting, usually, to fit a larger stone.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I always figured settings can be adjusted, but perhaps not. Post a pic. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

what is your mounting like?  My friends upgraded from a .50 to a very DEEP .78 to get bigger sparkle even though the mm size was not as big as a .78, but the setter had to change from bezel to double prong and he did a masterful job.  but they are not able to craft things from scratch the way we’d hope.  metal work is different than clay…can’t just slap on more and add.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@VictorianChick:  do you have a picture of the setting? We went through a lot of customization ideas before we decided to leave our like it was. Apparently it do impossible to change the rings as is, but I would think that they make a 1ct setting in the same half carat setting thy have at the store.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@VictorianChick:  okay, just saw this. I’d call to see if they have a larger setting.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

No, you can’t just tinker with them.  Sometimes you have a bit if wiggle room, like max .5mm. But a ring, if it is cast, and this one is, is made from a mold.  Their mold is for a 5mm stone.  To make this ring fot a 1ct stone it would need to be able to hold 6.5mm.  And it sounds like they are either not willing or able to make a new mold to do that.  Likely because of the design fees associated with it fo just one customer.  However, I am sure you could have this custom designed elsewhere, amde to fit your stone.  And I bet it would not have to be more expensive.  Chains stores tend to overcharge imo.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not sure what Reeds is but if it’s a chain like Jared or Zales, then yes that is common.  

I looked at a Neil Lane ring at Jared which fit a .5-.75 center stone.  I asked if it could be made to fit a 1.75-2 carat stone and the answer was no, it can only fit a .5-.75.  

Higher end jewelers/brands custom make their settings to fit to whatever stone you choose. I went with a Martin Flyer setting. The one I tried on in the store fit a 1 carat stone, when we purchased the ring, the diamond was sent out to Martin Flyer and the setting was custom designed to fit my stone specs. 

I think chain retailers tend to just have tons of settings premade sitting around and can put whatever diamond you choose in, as long as it is the appx carat size the setting is made for, rather than making the setting on demand.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@VictorianChick:  Aw… Don’t beat yourself up over it. Ask around to other jewelers. 

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

The halo ring that Fiance and I loved most was made to fit a 1 carat stone, but the diamond we had is a 1.44. He had to special order a larger version of the same setting through our jeweler. We ran into this a lot when we were ring shopping actually. Most of the halos were meant for 1 carats or less.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@VictorianChick:  what kind of setting is it? a lot of places my Fiance and I went to could take whatever setting I want and change the prong size to fit whatever stone I want..

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

At one of the places we went they did not alter the size of the stone to fit it. Its just stock rings. 

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