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Possible reset for cushion cut stone

MeganShannon11

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I haven't been able to wear my set at all since the birth of my daughter (and my weight is the same as pre-pregnancy.) Resizing both rings is extremely expensive because they are full eternities. Considering a reset. What would you do with my stone? Open to hearing any and all ideas!

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tyty333

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I think your set is very pretty...How much is "very expensive" to have them turned into mostly eternity with a spacer
bar because I cant image that a new set would be cheaper. Are you tired of your set? Are you looking for something
different?

This is why we always advice spacer bars.
 

tweeter8177

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I really like your current set! Do you have a budget for a reset? What kind of look are you going for...classic? Antique? Halo? I suggest you head out to some jewelry stores and try a bunch of rings on to help narrow it down a bit. As I was looking for a reset, I found out that certain styles I liked on-line, I didn't like on my finger. So, it was helpful to do a bunch of shopping before picking a setting.
 

MeganShannon11

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It is around $800 to resize both which just seems like a ton of money to spend to get the exact same rings back. I really dislike the look of a sizing band which is why I avoided it the first time around. I am kind of looking for a change without changing my stone. I'm kind of tired of the pave look and feel like it doesn't sparkle as much as it could. Might consider a halo with a plain shank or a shared prong setting. Maybe even a three stone. I think I do need to try things on. Just wondering what others thought might look nice with my cushion.
 

Gypsy

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MeganShannon11|1460934442|4020584 said:
It is around $800 to resize both which just seems like a ton of money to spend to get the exact same rings back. I really dislike the look of a sizing band which is why I avoided it the first time around. I am kind of looking for a change without changing my stone. I'm kind of tired of the pave look and feel like it doesn't sparkle as much as it could. Might consider a halo with a plain shank or a shared prong setting. Maybe even a three stone. I think I do need to try things on. Just wondering what others thought might look nice with my cushion.
Who on earth is quoting these prices to you? Seriously?
 

MeganShannon11

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If we end up resetting it, probably around $2,000. The original jeweler (here in Boston) gave the quote. He said it's because they basically have to take the rings apart to resize them.
 

tyty333

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How big is your cushion?
 

MeganShannon11

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It is 1.07 carats and very square, from Mark at ERD. My finger size is now around a 5 1/2.
 

tyty333

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Pear sides stones might be pretty...
http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/engagement-rings/three-stone/pear-sidestones-with-shoulders-18k-white-gold-5367w18
http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/engagement-rings/three-stone/the-summer-18k-white-gold-5371w18

I kind of like this one. I would want it to sit lower (have a different gallery). Would also need small claw prongs. You would
have to go custom to get those changes. It's really different.
https://eshop.gabrielny.com/engagement-ring/ER8865W44JJ

I also like the look of a simple solitaire with a nice basket/gallery. Pair it with a shared prong wedding band from ID Jewelry.
This would leave you with about $1300 for a nice shared band. I would get the biggest 9 or 11 stone you could get for the money.
http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/minnie-sholdt-14k-white-gold-5771w14

Other nice solitares
http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/rachel-14k-white-gold-5915w14
http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/jeff-cooper-chloe-14k-white-gold-6278w14

For a halo...I would talk to David Klass and see how much it would be. Hard to get a nice one for $2k but maybe one with
a plain shank.

I would have any new setting done with claw prongs.
 

JDDN

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If you are tired of your set, then why not reset it. If you are considering having more children, then I would definitely go with something with a plain shank since you dislike the sizing bar. My fingers grew a quarter of a size with each child. It's taken almost two years to come down just a quarter of a size. Anyway, I love the 3 stone with pears and I love a halo with a plain shank.
 

MeganShannon11

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Thanks for the replies. I really appreciate all the ideas for a new setting. We are undecided about more kids but are leaving the door open for the future. So, I think I will stick with something with a plain shank (or back) so I don't have to worry about resizing in the future if it's needed.
 
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