(Closed) Semi mount question.

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

A good jeweler should be able to change out the head to one that will work. 🙂

Post # 4
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4628 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@AcheneMalefic:  Note, the heads can be very very expensive. I was looking at a ring on ebay in platinum that had a head meant for a .5 carat stone. I have a 2 carat stone and the price I got from more than 5 jewellers to change the head out was $300-400 dollars!

Make sure you check with a jeweller before buying because it could be really expensive.

Post # 5
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2288 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

Usually the jeweler can change out the head. Buying one without the head may be best. You should try lord of gems on eBay, they do custom work and its direct with the company so it’s cheaper than going through a third party. 

Post # 6
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4327 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

If it is a peg head, like your first example, yes.  But it is an integrated head like you second example, no.

Custom is not that much more.  There are a lot of options with custom, including customizing your price.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

@AcheneMalefic:  I’d like to 2nd everything they told you. Also, keep in mind that some online vendors will do custom head adjustments for you. That way you don’t have to order the setting then take it to a local jeweler for extra work. You can just give them the specs for your stone and they’ll make the changes to the product. I don’t believe it’s much more but you’ll need to contact them directly to inquire about price and availability.

Post # 10
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4327 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

@AcheneMalefic:  I would!  And once you factir in the cost of modifying an existing setting with parts and labour, it may just be better to order it all through you jeweler.  

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