- Dec 7, 2012
Is this possible? I have a sterling silver ring that I like to wear a lot. I bought it on eBay for a couple of hundred dollars because I like the designer (Krypell) and Aqua is my birthstone. But now that all of you have educated me, I can't stand the stone anymore. It's a checkerboard cut aqua with a huge window. Is it possible to replace the stone without destroying the setting? I know the aqua will be destroyed (good riddance), but will the back of the setting need to be opened? Can everything be done from the front? I think the bezel part is 18K YG. Finding a stone with exact dimensions will be tough too, but I have time to look for one and am not particular about color. I just want something that sparkles. It also needs sizing beads to take it down a teeny bit and prevent rolling, but my jeweler wouldn't do that because he was afraid the heat transfer would damage the aqua. He clamped a cheap external sizer on it which scratched the band (you can see the scratches). If I replace the stone, he can add the sizing beads too. Here are pics.