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BEST Inexpensive setting source?

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by partgypsy, Jun 14, 2019 at 2:31 PM.

  1. partgypsy
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    by partgypsy » Jun 14, 2019 at 2:31 PM
    I would like to get an inexpensive oval stone set, preferably in bezel but open to other settings. I did get a quote for $450 for 14K ring. Is that the best I can do? It is a standard size (8 x 6 oval).
     
    


    


  2. MollyMalone
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    by MollyMalone » Jun 14, 2019 at 3:04 PM
    Stuller is strictly wholesale & jewelers don't all charge the same mark-up to retail customers, which is why it can pay to shop around. But to give you an idea of what to expect, here's the Stuller page for oval solitaire (gemstone) settings via Love Affair Diamonds' website that shows LAD's retail pricing; prices vary depending on ring size, the size of the setting's center stone & the metal alloy, so it's important to make your choices from the drop-down menus on the listing page for each setting:
    https://www.stuller.com/browse/mountings/rings/for-gemstone/oval/solitaires/?page=1&facetValues[3].Second=14k&facetValues[3].First=metalkarat&facetValues[2].Second=8x6mm&facetValues[2].First=pim_primary_stone_size&facetValues[1].Second=oval&facetValues[1].First=pim_primary_stone_shape&facetValues[0].Second=3_11211_11235_11252_11256&facetValues[0].First=cat5&facetValues[4].First=pim_gender&facetValues[4].Second=ladies

    P.S. Depending on the depth of your stone, you may need to select a 3C option, which offers greater customization. My apologies for the huge honkin' URL above!
     
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  3. T L
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    by T L » Jun 14, 2019 at 3:23 PM
    What’s the maximum you want to spend? Do you want side stones? Does it have to be 14k? Are you open to 10k or silver?
     
  4. MollyMalone
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    by MollyMalone » Jun 14, 2019 at 4:33 PM
    P.S. Let me add that nicely-done bezels are harder to accomplish than prong settings, so if you'd like the oval stone to be bezel-set, don't make your decision on price alone. Ask to see examples of bezel settings that the jeweler's "bench" has done. :))
     
    


    


  5. partgypsy
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    by partgypsy » Jun 14, 2019 at 6:26 PM
    I would prefer 14k yellow gold, but am open to a stock prong setting, maybe a 6 prong. It's 4 mm deep, so not so deep. I'll take a look at link. I don't have a local jeweler, it will be a hunt to find someone to set it...
     
  6. T L
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    by T L » Jun 14, 2019 at 6:27 PM
    Did you check any of the eBay setting vendors in the vendor sticky thread?
     
  7. marymm
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    by marymm » Jun 14, 2019 at 10:39 PM
    Have you already checked out etsy vendor Janish Jewels? Jill Anish does lovely bezels and you can do silver and/or gold ... her prices are very reasonable, her work is high quality, and her turnaround is usually quite fast. I highly recommend her. https://www.etsy.com/shop/JanishJewels
     
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  8. elizat
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    by elizat » Jun 15, 2019 at 9:12 AM
    Ivy and Rose is an option as well.
     
  9. elizat
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    by elizat » Jun 15, 2019 at 9:14 AM
    She's in my general area. I have thought about getting stones for earrings that are not super pricey, but was put off by possible setting cost. If I find a pair, I may try her.
     

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