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Add a larger diamond to an antique setting

Discussion in 'Antique and Vintage Jewelry' started by yrussell, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. yrussell
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    by yrussell » Aug 16, 2018
    4020E609-549A-4814-A115-DCC3A1B7B1C5.jpeg 7BBD0C3C-0238-49F3-B276-F5B7948FCED7.jpeg 35B66852-5700-4753-9F37-D395C285A5B3.jpeg Is there a way to modify this ring to replace this tiny diamond with a larger diamond?...Maybe a 1/4ct diamond? It was my great grandmother's and I would like to replace the existing diamond with one I have from a pendant.
     
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  2. peacechick
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    by peacechick » Aug 18, 2018
    I would honestly just leave the ring be as a keepsake of your grandma. Since the setting is old, it could get damaged during modification to its structure. What about designing a replica of the ring but with a bigger diamond?
     
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  3. PreRaphaelite
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    by PreRaphaelite » Aug 20, 2018
    I’m not a jeweller, but I wonder if a princess cut diamond could be gently fitted in the space.
     
  4. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Aug 20, 2018
    I say don't change it. It's a lovely old setting that was meant to have a petite diamond. The repair work will cost more than the ring is worth.
     
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  5. A J Martin
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    by A J Martin » Aug 29, 2018
    The setting is for one size only...you can't fit 10 lbs of potatoes in a 3pound bag.
     
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  6. StephanieLynn
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    by StephanieLynn » Aug 29, 2018
    Some people should keep the above advice in mind when getting dressed in the morning :lol:
     
  7. athenaworth
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    by athenaworth » Aug 31, 2018
    I wouldn't modify that setting. In the end you'd wind up compromising the integrity of the setting and the stones may fall out.
     

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