Round Stone Reset Ideas – Bezel with Halo or Square Setting

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee

I really like the 2nd square setting you posted! It’s like a square/bezel combo

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

The first vintage square setting would do your stone justice! old and romantic.. so pretty.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I like the vintage square setting as well. I remember your old post… I know this has all been unpleasant for you and I’m sorry! I do think a bezel would protect it well… but the second square setting looks the safest for your chipped stone if you do go the vintage route.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

booksandbirds :  I vote for the bezel, but no halo, instead have the small diamonds set also in bezels into a wedding band that contours the bezel of the ering

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I love the first square setting, it is beautiful. 
It is also the most similar to your FI’s grandmother’s ring IMO, so I think it would be a nice nod to the original style of the ring. (Especially if you damage or decide to upgrade the chipped diamond in the future) It also strikes me as being closest to what you said you originally wanted before recieving the heirloom ring. 

I like Nykee’s idea of using the extra diamonds in a wedding ring too. 

By The Way, I followed the original thread… did you decide if you would give the original setting back to FI’s grandmother? I thought the idea of resetting with her birthstone was so sweet. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I meant to add that if you were to go for something similar in style to the 1st square setting, you could ask to have it custom made so that the setting extends along the edges of the square like a bezel to protect your stone. 

Otherwise, I’d consider a cushion or square shaped halo instead of the round style that you have pictured. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Have you thought of a bipass tension setting? That way most of the edges of the diamond are covered but not as much as a full bezel.  It allows a little more light into the stone.The stone looks a llitte larger that way but it still very protected. Here is an example.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/0-40ct-SI1-G-Round-Diamond-Engagement-Ring-Solid-14K-White-Gold-Tension-Set-Ring-/152281201218?hash=item2374aaba42:g:72MAAOSwAuZX2UU1

Post # 11
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Helper bee

 I meant to add that where that ebay is example is curved as it hugs the diamond, if you go the custom route you could always ask to have the outer edge squared off to give you the look you are after.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

booksandbirds :  That’s such a pity that you can’t reset with her birthstone, oh well. If that setting is the closest to what you first wanted, why not bring it to a jeweller who is used to doing custom work and see if they can adapt it to work with your heirloom diamond. If they absolutely can’t make it work, then look into your second choice..be it bezel, halo etc.
Please keep us updated, I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with. I hope it all works out and you end up with your dream ring 🙂  

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