Help with re-setting e-ring
Posted 28 September 2009 - 11:38 AM
Thanks in advance for your help, this forum is so incredibly helpful!
Posted 28 September 2009 - 11:51 AM
Posted 28 September 2009 - 11:52 AM
I'm sure any jeweler could do this for you, but I would go with a higher end or independent company as opposed to a mall jewler. Your best bet will probably be to call and get estimates.
Be sure to check out warranties/guarantees/insurance and find out who (if anyone) will be responsible for the work.
For example, when my ring was re-set we went with a different company than the one where my FI bought my ring. So, the second company (Shane, and they are fantastic) is responsible for my current setting. They do the cleanings, inspections, re-sizing, and will replace any stones/shanks/etc. Basically they will do anything to the ring EXECPT the center stone because we didn't purchase it from them. However, if my center stone were to be lost or damaged because of the settting, they will replace it with one of a similar quality.
If anything were to happen to my center diamond, we're SOL. The store where it was purchased, voided our warranty because they didn't remove or replace the stone.
Posted 28 September 2009 - 01:52 PM
Posted 28 September 2009 - 05:57 PM
A) Go to a jeweler that has a 3-D CAD program. That way they can draw out the ring in three dimension before they make it. You make any changes to the ring right on the screen.
Have them set your diamond in a simlar style ring (high setting, inlaid, etc.) Different settings show off different aspects of your diamond and you may not like your diamond in your new setting. It's better to know this before they make your setting.
C) Pick out all of the diamonds they are setting into your new mounting, just as you would pick out your engagement diamond. Jewelers can get kind of lazy and throw in a lesser quality diamond if they think you won't notice just because it's smaller.
4) Get a quote based on the amount of diamonds they think they will use. If they don't use that same amount (estimated 1K small diamonds but only used .75 carats) make sure they adjust your price. Make sure you discuss this before you order your ring.
Have fun with this! You will love your new ring.
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