by Big Fat Facets » Jul 18, 2019 (Grab a snack and a drink its a bit lengthy...) Hi All! I have a 5 stone round brilliant anniversary band. Each stone is about .22 or so points totaling a 1.10 carats. Its was an anniversary present from my husband. Its be Gemlok. They are known for their patented bar settings. I understand the company also goes by the name Gemveto and Jean Vitau. I was told that back in the 80’s, 90’s possibly early 2000’s, Gemlok used to be a vendor for Tiffany & Co, producing all of their bar set diamond/gemstone wedding, anniversary, partial eternity, full eternity bands for them. They are known for their use of very highest quality cut stones as well as their patented bar setting to the point that Tiffany and co partnered with them to produce those type of pieces as Tiffany & co recognized that they could not do better, in house. I came upon this information by way of a WONDERFUL LOVELY sales professional at tiffany & co. She whispered it to me and wished me luck as i loved the setting but wanted colorless cvs stones instead of the F/G vs stones that were standard. And by wanting something more she knew tiffany would be prohibitively expensive on top of the usual mark up. So i think from a fellow jewelry lover to another, she really helped a girl out!! I am interested in expanding my 5 stone gemok diamond band into a 9-10 stone which would render it a 3 quarter eternity eternity band (eterntiy with sizing bar) for a 5 full to 5.25 size ring. Ive spoken to a Gemlok rep and was told they’d be happy to help me with that. The issue is that I’m not sure i want to stay with gemlok as I’m guessing that a very low set bezel setting/mounting might provide more comfort. Yes, i am sentimental about the ring but as long as i can utilize the diamonds i think i will be fine even if the setting changed to a bezel. If i am going to select several more modern round brilliants then I’m interested in getting super ideal cut. Ive spoken to a rep for cbi/hpd and was told that , “I don’t think we can use hp lux melee. It wouldn’t be a good match for your diamonds as they are true hearts and arrows BUT our premium melee should be a good match for tiffany quality” The assumption was made without having looked at my band of diamonds that the lesser quality cut stones would be good enough. And that surely, my diamonds wouldn’t be good enough for hp lux melee. Im happy to put my 5 inferior crappy tiffany quality diamonds on the inside of the ring so that nobody sees them. God forbid. To that my response is EEWWWWW, yuck! Reminds me of that one thread where a Brian Gavin representative directly puts down and trashes a potential trade up client with a Whitefish ACA diamond. in my case it was indirect. BUT its the same type energy! Now onto whiteflash, the representative i spoke with just flat out stated that they do not work with outside diamonds even if i wish to purchase several of their aca diamonds and incorporate the diamonds i have to make this eternity happen. No Exceptions. I say Fair enough! no need to put down other (people’s) diamonds. of course whomever i purchase the diamonds from i’d also have set/mount if they are set up for that. Otherwise, I’m happy to buy my diamond and provide them for a great fabricator... Im open to the idea of other cuts so that the ring is a mixed cut eternity. Like incorporating pear cut or emerald cut, as an example, to make this eternity happen. That would be another thread, though… Does anyone have any ideas or names of vendors that might be interested in doing this type of work??? Are eternity bands hand fabricated/hand forged?? OR are they mostly cast?? THANKS SO MUCH!