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Is a NSEW or Compass setting safe for my Asscher diamond?

mollyrosel

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I received a beautiful JA asscher diamond ring 9 months ago. I've had the prongs checked by a local jeweler, and still woke up to the stone missing from my ring. Miraculously I found it, and now I'd like to get the setting changed slightly to make it safer. Do you think I would be able to have this ring altered to a NSEW prong setting? Would it be smart to set the diamond in platinum? I'm trying to figure out a way to safely showcase the clipped corners of the stone, and make sure the whole thing is safer as well. img_2191_3.jpg img_2220_3.jpg
 

diamondseeker2006

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Re: Is a NSEW or Compass setting safe for my Asscher diamond

Upload your pictures from the upload attachment tab below the posting box.

I am so glad you found your stone! I am going to say that I think nsew prongs is less safe than prongs at the corners. You can do tab prongs on the corners that accentuate the shape, or you can do fine double claw prongs on the corners. Either of these will be safer than small single claw prongs.
 

mollyrosel

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Re: Is a NSEW or Compass setting safe for my Asscher diamond

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It's 1 ct and I love the double claw prongs I just fear they might be too much for the size of the stone. Thanks so much for your advice!
 

mollyrosel

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Re: Is a NSEW or Compass setting safe for my Asscher diamond

This is what I have in mind. image_755.jpg
 

Gypsy

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Re: Is a NSEW or Compass setting safe for my Asscher diamond

I don't know if you can covert that head on that ring. You'd have to ask JA.

Whether or not you can set you asscher like that depends largely on the girdle. What is the girdle on your stone?
 

mollyrosel

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Re: Is a NSEW or Compass setting safe for my Asscher diamond

Slightly thick to thick
 

diamondseeker2006

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Re: Is a NSEW or Compass setting safe for my Asscher diamond

I see that your corners are very narrow and double claw wouldn't work. I just personally think setting NSEW is not flattering to the stone at all. The prongs are so much more intrusive. But if you like it, you certainly can do it. I don't consider that safer, though. 4 prongs is 4 prongs. Always insure your diamond ring regardless of how it is set.
 

mollyrosel

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Re: Is a NSEW or Compass setting safe for my Asscher diamond

Thank you so much for the advice!! I really appreciate it!
 

diamondseeker2006

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Re: Is a NSEW or Compass setting safe for my Asscher diamond

You are very welcome! Good luck on your setting decision! :))
 

Gypsy

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Re: Is a NSEW or Compass setting safe for my Asscher diamond

Your stone will be fine with that style of setting.
 

mollyrosel

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Re: Is a NSEW or Compass setting safe for my Asscher diamond

Thanks again for your assistance on this! Had it reset, and I'm very happy with the results. img_2498.jpg img_2499.jpg side_8.jpg
 

Gypsy

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Re: Is a NSEW or Compass setting safe for my Asscher diamond

It looks very nice!

Is it brighter? The setting looks like it lets in a lot of light.
 

mollyrosel

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Re: Is a NSEW or Compass setting safe for my Asscher diamond

It really does doesn't it? it turned out lovely. A good cleaning and replating helped so much too.
 

Gypsy

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Re: Is a NSEW or Compass setting safe for my Asscher diamond

Great choice. I think it looks great.
 

secretagentlaura

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Re: Is a NSEW or Compass setting safe for my Asscher diamond

I love the new setting so much! You made an excellent choice for your asscher!
 
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