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Keep or Return? Please by my voice of reason.

lala646

Brilliant_Rock
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Friends, I'm coming to you for some sage advice. I recently bought this ring:

Problem is, I don't love the setting. One of the stones on the end is not set correctly (but not in an unsafe way, as far as I can tell), the height off my finger is taller than I like, and the stones are set very close together, so it doesn't offer me good coverage.

BUT, the stones are really lovely. Very white and very clean, with tons of character. TRR called them H-I SI1-2, whereas I would consider them closer to VS2-SI1.

I'm torn between returning it, and keeping it to repurpose the stones. I got it for 20% off, so after taxes & shipping it was right at $1,500. Are the stones worth that? Or would I be wasting my $$ to have to throw another $1K (or more) into a new setting? All opinions are welcome. (Sorry for the crap photos. It's late here & the lighting in our apartment is not diamond-friendly.)

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Paisley2628

Shiny_Rock
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The ring is a lovely Victorian piece. I do though think that the price is quite high for this particular ring. This style ring is not uncommon, so I think if you search a bit more, you will find another original Victorian ring that you will love for less money.
I don't think investing another 1K or more into this ring would be money well spent.
 

kgizo

Ideal_Rock
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I think you should send it back. Projects tend to cost more than expected so if you are primarily doing this because you think the stones are value priced there is significant risk that you could end up overpaying by the time you create a new piece.
 

elizat

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Agree with the others. It's high for the piece to start and if you don't love it as is, I'd return.
 

YadaYadaYada

Ideal_Rock
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I came across this and thought I would post it here. We have similar size fingers I believe and this has a really good size center diamond. It may not be what you are looking for but just in case:

 
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