(Closed) This…is a dumb question…

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

you will likely have to pay for more gold because when you cast a ring you need more gold than what ends up being in a ring. most jewelers don’t like using 2 different kinds of gold (hesitant about using your ring’s gold and a bit of new gold) because different goldsmiths use different metals to mix with the gold (making 10k 14k etc) so they might just give you a credit for the weight of the gold in your ring and figure out how much the cost of the new e-band is.  if that makes sense. i had to do a special order for a client (family jewellery store) and the bride had to pay another 200 to get it done…

if you havent worn it yet, perhaps you could just ask the jeweler to exchange the bands? unless the e-band is very different from the e-band you currently have. what kind of e band did you get and what kind do you want?

hope i helped!

Post # 5
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Well you can likely just trade in the setting for some value and they’ll replace the setting with the one you want. I highly your jeweler will go through the trouble of melting down the first ring, re-alloying it, recast it, and set all those teeny diamonds when frankly, he can order it, stock, from a magazine. He’ll just clean up the old setting and resell it.

Post # 6
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

First off, I have to say your ring is GORGEOUS! It’s almos exactly like mine… I LOVE Cathedral settings.

Post # 7
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

It will probably end up costing more to use the metal from your current ring than to use new metal. 

If you feel that sentimental about it though, it may be worth it for you.

Post # 8
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You can’t find a wedding band for a plain cathedral setting with flat sides? Any wedding band would fit next to that. I would think a baguette set or channel set princess band would look great?

Post # 10
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Wow those are really different styles, I can see how the one isn’t you 🙂

On that note I agree with ejs4y8  – probably better to trade it in.

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