(Closed) Whhhaaaaa?!? The stone doesnt FIT!!

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: What should we do??
    Exchange the stone for a smaller one (1 carat) : (16 votes)
    76 %
    Return the setting and keep the stone : (5 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4653 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I say talk to a another jewler and make sure they say the same thing before you do anything 

    AND I love your setting 🙂

    Post # 4
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    2408 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Your setting is beautiful. I agree with @MsPanda:. Why not try another jeweler? I’m sure there’s more than the one your mister visited. Try that before exchanging anything!

    Post # 5
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    92 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    http://www.engagement-ring-mountings.com/millimeter_to_carat_equivalent_chart.html

    Based on the chart on this website, it looks like a 7.5 mm round stone is between 1.50 and 1.60 carats. If the maximum size the ring can hold is 1.5, then I could see why he’d be concerned…but he shouldn’t have been a jerk about it. I’d go to the original jeweler tomorrow and see what they say. Maybe they’d be a little more confident about it? Otherwise,  I don’t know how moissanite does sizes, but would it be possible to go down to a 7.4 mm stone? 

    Post # 7
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    1088 posts
    Bumble bee

    I would definitely talk to another jeweler before returning anything as the previous poster says. 

    If you really love the setting (which is lovely!), and absolutely can’t get the same one to hold a larger stone, I don’t at all think that a 1ct stone will look small.  Coming from a person that truly has man-sized hands (9.5 on the left hand), I really understand your concern, but because you have a three-stone setting, you have great finger coverage.  Also, there would be a halo around your Moissy, thus making it look larger than 1ct.  If you think about it, the setting covers your finger well, and your ring has substance to it.  Adding the 1ct center stone isn’t going to change the area of your finger being covered by the ring (if that makes sense). 

    If you were talking about solitaires, I think I’d suggest changing the setting as the size difference would be more obvious.  With the halo and the side stones, I don’t think the size of the center stone will be as noticeable. 

    Post # 9
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    92 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @misschickpea That’s strange that he’d tell you a 1 ct would fit, while the other jeweler told you 1.5 carat would. There’s a pretty sizeable (pun intentionally intended) difference between the two. I would probably go with what the initial jeweler says, because they’re the ones who sell that particular ring and thus they would probably know more about it. 

    RE getting a new stone or a new setting…I would personally go for the new stone. Setting is very important to me, and I wouldn’t want to sacrifice a setting I loved for a different carat size. It’s all up to you, though! 

    Post # 10
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    2892 posts
    Sugar bee

    Ok. That guy was a jerk. Period. Big jerk. No reason to be mean when you’re making observations. Definitely go back to the first person for a real, civil opinion.

    My only thought is: Let’s just say the prongs can be adjusted to accommodate a 1.5. I saw you had a halo detail, would the larger stone (even though it fit) cover the halo and would it bother you? My stone is a 1.5 and there was a setting we found that I loved that had a halo. They had an independent jeweler on site for a show and we talked to him about whether or not it would fit. He said technically it would but it would cover a good part of the halo.I wanted the halo to accent the stone, not be hidden by it. Which was unfortunate, but we moved on. Just thought I’d give you a heads up because I was wondering if the jerk person said it wouldn’t fit for that reason and not because it wouldn’t fit in the prongs? 

    I really do hope it works out. It’s a gorgeous setting.

    Post # 11
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    2892 posts
    Sugar bee

    Also. Some jewelers are able to order custom tweeks to settings. Another setting we found had a halo for a round stone but I have an elongated cushion. The lady told us that when they ordered it they could ask the company to make adjustments to fit the shape of the stone.

    I know you said you don’t want the stone to be hidden by your finger. I get it. I would prefer to keep the larger stone too. So I thought I’d let you know that this is an option for some companies and that while it would set you back time-wise a little longer at least you’d be getting exactly what you pictured.

    Ok. I’m done now. Good luck! 🙂

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