Ring setting help

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

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allthingsshiny01 :  id go with a setting for a 6.5mm stone. It’s better to have the prongs slightly too long than too short. That way the jeweler that’s setting the stone can easily clip the prongs if necessary. 

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Newbee

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allthingsshiny01 :  What styles do you like? Any pics of what you’re leaning toward? 

 

Side note: I just discovered this forum, and it’s OMG so much fun. I could talk about jewelry all day. Oh wait…I already do.

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Newbee

What material? White gold? What shape is your stone? I am assuming square? Princess cut? 

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Newbee

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allthingsshiny01 :  You will definitely need a setting for a round stone, not square. Go with a setting for a 6.5mm, which is equivalent to 1 carat diamond. If I were you, I’d buy a pack of cheap CZs and a pack of cheap silver settings and practice with those. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Be sure to not buy the ring until you get the stone.  Many bees have had the stones they received (the India ones), be off by several mm’s to what it was advertised.  Stone first, then ring.

I use Ebay for purchasing silver ring settings.  I buy from gemsbydeni, gemodyssey.  There are other sellers of ring settings of course on Ebay so do a search.

I also often buy used rings that have a stone in them, and remove it and set a moissy or cz.  Just be sure you have an accurate measurment of your stone, then have the seller give you an accurate measurement of the stone that is in the ring they are selling.  Most of the time it works out okay. 

If you end up where your stone is too deep, you can always put a cz in the ring so it’s not a loss!  Hope this helps.

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

……..oh, and since you’re having fun with this, I’ll put in pics of some as an example (set myself).

This one is my .84 ct moissy (India stone).  I bought a new ring setting for this (Ebay as mentioned).  I was playing around with stacking bands, I don’t wear all those at once!

This is a .50 ct moissy (India stone).  The ring had an amethyst in it originally.

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Bumble bee

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allthingsshiny01 :  No I haven’t tried bezels, mostly because I don’t really like them for rings.  I wouldn’t mind doing pendants though, such nice gifts.  But, I don’t need any more tools as I’m actually decluttering the house…….so I’m good!

It is so satisfying.  It’s nice to make something for so little that looks sooooo good when you’re done.  I have bought moissys and then in gold, semi-mounts (meaning new), and also used gold rings with a stone in them.  I always have my jeweler set those though.  Won’t take a chance on gold!  But it’s still wayyyyy less money if you get a good deal on an India stone, or even a used C&C, or what have you, to get a ring separate.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I’d also look into contacting a custom jeweler.  They will charge to set the stones.  I found that ordering a custom setting direct from the jeweler cost the same as ordering it from an online source without and it includes the cost of setting the stones. I have. 2ct 3.8mm moissies and am getting a 5 stone wedding band and it’s $275 for the 14k yellow gold setting,  including setting the stones in it.

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