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Marquise solitaire reset help?

naivemelody

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How would you recommend going about resetting an heirloom stone?

My new fiance proposed with his mom's marquise ring which we want to reset, and I've been researching the options: buy an empty setting online and take that and the current ring to a local jeweler, send the current ring away to somebody who makes a particular setting and have them set it, do a full custom process with a remote or local jeweler...?

I'd love to make this a bit foolproof, and modestly priced, so I was hoping I could find a premade setting I liked. The marquise shape seems to make that difficult though!

I'm looking for a simple solitaire setting composed of pointed arch shapes, just like the marquise shape itself. PS has already been really helpful in giving me some ideas. I think a Tiffany-esque setting like Vatche U-113 or CvB Jovyn would suit, but I haven't found anything like that for a marquise.

Given that I'm looking at 14k gold, I thought a budget up to 1K would give me plenty of room - but if the shape requires custom work, I fear the labor alone could eat that up. I do have some wilder ideas I could try out if I went the custom route (Mark Morrell's Torchiere could be one starting point, or this crazy Belcher setting that I intended to look like an upside-down vaulted ceiling...) but given the extra cost and risks of custom, I'm still hoping I can find something easier that I'd be happy with.

Any advice on buying and choosing settings, and finding the right jeweler to actually set it? Thank you!
 

farrahlyn

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is that the stone in your profile pic? would love to see more pics of it!

What about a Maevona solitaire? A local jeweler could order this for you and set the stone...

http://www.maevona.com/ring-detail.html?rid=621

or this stuller?

http://www.stuller.com/products/build/122118/9143616/?groupId=119127#/mounting-options

James Allen doesn't have marquise as an option for these settings but you could ask? i believe JA will set outside stones.

https://www.jamesallen.com/engageme...fe-edged-solitaire-engagement-ring-item-22590

https://www.jamesallen.com/engageme...-basket-knife-edge-engagement-ring-item-41048
 

Niel

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If you ask him to change the basket to something similar to this, depending on if you want a 4 prong or 6 prong. Still within budget.

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gia_1_42ct_antique_vintage_deco_old_marquise_diamond_engagement_wedding_ring_plt_05_ryn.jpg
 

naivemelody

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farrahlyn your picks are spot on, thank you! You're probably right about just getting the Jovyn, I guess it's sticker shock about paying that much for a simple 14k gold setting, but now is really not the time to cheap out! I like those James Allen settings though too, so I'll ask them about marquise. I really appreciate your help - and yes I'd be happy to post more stone pics! I have no idea of its specs but as far as I'm concerned it's perfect, can't wait to wear it for the rest of my life :love:

Niel your marquise is gorgeous! Glad to hear my budget isn't impossible - I'd love to get a custom David Klass, and I'll be in LA in December so maybe I could pick it up in person or something. Looks likely that I'll go custom, so once I decide what I'm going for :confused: I will definitely contact him - thank you!
 

msop04

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Niel|1479222566|4098795 said:
If you ask him to change the basket to something similar to this, depending on if you want a 4 prong or 6 prong. Still within budget.
lm_mqsoli.jpg
This is EXACTLY how I picture a MQ version of the Jovyn would look -- sooooo pretty!! :love: :love:
 

tyty333

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msop04|1479229902|4098852 said:
Niel|1479222566|4098795 said:
If you ask him to change the basket to something similar to this, depending on if you want a 4 prong or 6 prong. Still within budget.
lm_mqsoli.jpg
This is EXACTLY how I picture a MQ version of the Jovyn would look -- sooooo pretty!! :love: :love:

I think this would be really pretty for a marquise too!
 

msop04

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tyty333|1479232019|4098869 said:
msop04|1479229902|4098852 said:
Niel|1479222566|4098795 said:
If you ask him to change the basket to something similar to this, depending on if you want a 4 prong or 6 prong. Still within budget.
lm_mqsoli.jpg
This is EXACTLY how I picture a MQ version of the Jovyn would look -- sooooo pretty!! :love: :love:

I think this would be really pretty for a marquise too!
RIGHT??!! That swoopy basket -- UGH!!! :love: :love: :love:
 

Niel

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tyty333|1479232019|4098869 said:
msop04|1479229902|4098852 said:
Niel|1479222566|4098795 said:
If you ask him to change the basket to something similar to this, depending on if you want a 4 prong or 6 prong. Still within budget.
lm_mqsoli.jpg
This is EXACTLY how I picture a MQ version of the Jovyn would look -- sooooo pretty!! :love: :love:

I think this would be really pretty for a marquise too!
and im sure dk could do it for your budget.... well, pretty sure

are you doing yellow gold, op?
 

naivemelody

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Niel|1479238430|4098907 said:
tyty333|1479232019|4098869 said:
msop04|1479229902|4098852 said:
Niel|1479222566|4098795 said:
If you ask him to change the basket to something similar to this, depending on if you want a 4 prong or 6 prong. Still within budget.
lm_mqsoli.jpg
This is EXACTLY how I picture a MQ version of the Jovyn would look -- sooooo pretty!! :love: :love:

I think this would be really pretty for a marquise too!
and im sure dk could do it for your budget.... well, pretty sure

are you doing yellow gold, op?
OK I'm excited now :D I think this could be a great setting!

Gold color is the one thing I'm really stumped on! I could see this in white (to my untrained eye the stone looks pretty white, so perhaps it "ought" to be in white), rose (again very untrained but any slight color in the stone seems almost pinker than it is yellow, plus I just like rose gold), or yellow (symbolic since the original setting is yellow and my fiance will probably want a yellow band, plus it looks great on Jovyn).

Gratuitous photos:
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Niel

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Hoenstly any would be lovely, and you can, like I showed you on my mq, do the prongs white and the shank another color. That's what I would do. Rose or yellow gold just seems lux to me. I'd probably do rose gold as if I did yellow I'd want 18k and I know you want to do 14k. Based on your pics your stone looks lovely and white and large. I'd for sure do a white basket

Which color looks best on your skin
 
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