(Closed) Should I alter the frame around the main diamond?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
4477 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

First off, I think it’s lovely.


 One thing to consider about bezels is that they protect your stone more, both holding your stone more securely and making it harder to chip.  you can’t just add prongs or scrape away metal here.  You’ll have to remove the diamond and reset it into a whole new setting.

Post # 4
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think it’s lovely and I like the bezel, but I would consider having the bezel milgrained so it matches the rest of the ring a little better. 

Post # 5
1262 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I like the bezel, personally. Like others have mentioned, your stone is protected and there are no prongs to catch on anything…love that!!!  It is your ring..so, if it really bothers you see about getting it changed, but I think it’s great.

Post # 6
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

It’s beautiful and congrats on the engagement! I see what you’re saying. I think PP has a good point about getting the bezel milgrained – maybe that would be easiest? I have a soft spot in my heart for claw prongs though so if it were mind I think I’d want the same type of setting but instead of bezel, claw prongs. Maybe it could be set just as far down, just held in with claw prongs?

Post # 7
2277 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@beanowl:  +1

OP, consider miligrain.  It will add a delicateness to the frame and make it more uniform with the rest of the ring.  It is also not a huge ordeal to have done.

Post # 9
461 posts
Helper bee

Love your ring and the bezel!  Congratulations!  I agree with PP milgrain would be stunning : )

Post # 10
3076 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

I think its very pretty & secure! Hehe but I love radiants with double claw prongs!

Post # 11
532 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

OH that is such a pretty ring!  But I totally understand – I have a cushion in prongs and I love how I can see the entire stone and the depth (nothing covers the sides of it, so I can see all the way through.)  I always thought I wanted a halo until I tried them on, and although I LOVE all the halos I see on the Bee, I’m glad my own doesn’t have one. 

You may want to have your fiance check with the jeweler where he had it designed – mine was a custom too, and they had a deal for one free re-make, which we used ’cause it didn’t turn out right the first time.  They would have to completely re-make the setting to put it in prongs, but at least you’d know if it was an option or not – or what it may cost to make a different setting. 

With the specs of your stone, it would look stunning by itself in prongs, BUT that ring is also gorgeous – and super special that your fiance designed it himself… just adding milgrain around the center stone would be a nice touch! 

That’s so unhelpful – I am a cheerleader for both sides!  I’d say talk to your fiance, if he’s cool with it, have him talk to the jeweler (even if its overseas, it would likely be worth the wait – you could get a big sparkly cheap stand-in in the meantime!) and see if they have anything to offer. 

Keep us posted!

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