(Closed) Surgical/stainless steel + moissanite?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You probably won’t find any.  I looked for a long time and because stainless steel has to be poured, you will not find any.  We even looked into have on saudered onto stainless, but because stainless melts at such a high temp and settings only come in low melt metals, they can’t do it.  They can’t even laser one on.  I have a stainless ring that Darling Husband made me, he works in metal, and I just love it.  I had an engagement ring made for me in platinum.  We tried to find someone to make it in stainless, but no one would.

By The Way – I love seeing someone who also has and wants a stainless ring, you are the first one that I have seen besides myself.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m not sure that its possible like tks said. I have a moissy in palladium?

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Vlcatko:  No, I meant laser a setting on.  We talked to one jeweler who was hoping that his “guy” (whoever that is) would be able to laser a setting on.  We did try the drilling method and the head snapped right off.  Sucks too, because Darling Husband was so set on being able to make both my rings.  We talked to some of the top jewelers all over the country, I must have made 150 phone calls and nothing.  If you find something please PM me.

 

Darling Husband just woke up and I looked up that first ring on google images, he said You should look for something over 400, mine is 410 grade (which is stuff I don’t know, I always have to ask him).  He has worked in stainless for over 20 years so he really knows his stainless.  He did say how they can do it, but he doesn’t know if it can be done with a diamond.  If you take the setting and heat the prongs they can pinch them closed, but he doesn’t know how stones take that kind of heat so he isn’t aware which ones will not crack as stainless has to get so hot to manipulate.  I will have to call our jeweler and ask about how what stones take what heat.  I am hoping that you find something so I can change mine and that maybe, just maybe, sapphire will take the heat because that is what I really really want.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Vlcatko:  Palladium is less expensive than platinum and a little more expensive than gold. (right now) It used to be used for jewelry all the time in the early 1900’s before platinum was made i believe. It is 12% harder than platinum and up to 40% lighter in weight (which I love btw) It also doesn’t need to be re-plated.

this might help more:

 

http://www.larsonjewelers.com/t-buying-a-palladium-ring-facts-characteristics.aspx

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Another thought is to look for a platinum setting from an antique/estate shop.  You can often get better deals because those stores are able to acquire the pieces at a low cost and don’t have to do any of the labor themselves.  Marlene Harris & Col. is where Fiance got my ring from and they have several platinum settings, both estate (1950+) and antique (before 1950).  

Also, JTV and several other retailers like QVC and HSN offer platinum plated rings that are VERY reasonably priced.  They are sterling silver inside, but layered with 100 layers of platinum.  Not sure about the ability to get them replated down the line if it wears off, but it might be something to look into.  

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Palladium is in the same family as platinum, and is very durable. If it helps, if you are getting moissanite, on MoissaniteCo they can do most styles in palladium and it’s only about $95 more than the gold price.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Here’s the link to a 6 prong solitaire moissanite from Jtv.com (Jewelry Television); it’s a 1ct equivalent set in platinum over sterling silver; the setting might be a little high, but it’s a start at least for under $300 (USD).  

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