Post # 1
So I contacted verragio and they said that the recasting fee is $1550 for my e ring to be made in the right size and to accommodate a bigger center stone. I am so furious that it costs a bit more than half of the price of my setting itself! Bees who have upgraded your rings, how much did it cost?
Post # 3
Ouch! That is really steep. Though compared to the cost of upgrading to a 2ct or larger stone, 1500 isn’t too awful, I would assume?
Post # 4
@BrandNewBride: thing is I plan to upgrade from. 8 to 1.5 ish so it’s already steep as it is. Verragio is overpricing that fee imo. It’s enough to get me a new setting! But the thing is I can’t let it go because it’s what fi proposed to me with 🙁
Post # 5
@KatyYoung: 🙁 argh! that sucks that it’s going to cost so much to have it recast. What are you thinking of doing now?
Post # 6
@blushbliss: I’m asking the jeweler if it is possible to just replace the head. I guess I can deal with a ring half a size bigger since that’s the max they can size down. I just can’t justify spending that much on recasting! Fi has been generous enough!
Post # 7
It sucks, but personally, I’d just suck it up and pay it to make sure it was the right size and done right. It’s not a cheap stone you’re putting in and not a cheap setting, why cheap out and cut corners now. I don’t have any experience with switching out heads but I’d worry about the structural integrity of swapping the head like that. That could just be my lack of knowledge on the topic though.
Post # 8
Well, they have to make a new ring… That is a lot of labour. I think the fact that they give you a deal on upgrading the mount at all is amazing!!!
Post # 9
If they are recasting it to accomodate a larger stone, they are making a whole new ring. Why would the cost be any less expensive than when you bought it brand new? It IS an entirely new setting and thus should carry the cost of one. Or maybe I’m misunderstanding something?