Post # 1
I’ve been looking at resetting my engagement ring for a while now. Resetting in platinum is very expensive and I’ve found some used, vintage settings that I really like and they are cheaper. My only concerns are: Will a jeweler even set my stone in a used setting I purchased elsewhere, Will a used setting require repairs that will make it more costly in the end, ect…
So, if you were resetting would you feel comfortable using a used setting? Any ideas on how to do a simple reset that doesn’t cost thousands of dollars?
Post # 2
An experienced jeweler will reset for you, and should be able to look at the setting and give you an estimate of any necessary repairs. I would look closely at the shank, some used rings have thinner shanks and may need redone. Otherwise, even with any prong/head work needing done, I bet you’ll save a bundle on a used vintage setting. 🙂 that’s my humble opinion anyway.
Post # 3
I would absolutly be comfortable using a used setting. As PP stated make sure that the setting is in good shape. Also, make sure your stone will fit in the setting.
Post # 4
show us a pic when it is done!
Post # 5
minimalistbride : My experience has found that many jewelers will not set a diamond in a setting that you did not purchase from them. I would call around.