Hello Pricescopers. I was given an open heart, diamond pendant set in white gold that was passed down from my Grandmother. I''m guessing 1.0 ctw. I wanted to modernize the setting. Right now the heart is set so it has rough edges and I wanted it to be reset in a smooth edge, like a bezel. I walked into a jeweler yesterday and the jeweler made a quick sketch that seemed pretty nice. My heart pendant has about 15 stones. I also gave the jeweler 2 diamond cluster rings. It boils down to 50 total stones, in 3 diferent sizes and aroung 2ctw. The jeweler wants to cutomize the chain using diamond by the yard and have the heart attached on both sides of the top part of the heart. She was going to use the biger stones on one side of the heart and have the smaller stones set on the other side of the heart with the left overs being used in the necklace. She said it would be bead set in 14K white gold. After drawing the sketch she came back with a price of $1000. I was shocked!!! What I need to know from you all is if this price is reasonable?? It seems like for $1000, I can buy a new pendant and chain!!! What should I do?? She told me it was a lot of work to reset 50 stones. I believe her, but $1000 seems kind of pricey. I was thinking about keeping the pendant as is, and just getting a newer chain. I wish I had pics, but I don''t at this time.