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luish

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Hi everyone! I do not like settings with prongs, actually i like a lot "tension settings", but I have read about and most people say tension setting are not that safe and resizing is not usually possible. So I am looking for a semi tension setting. Do you know a web site for semi tension settings? So I could get some images.

Thanks!
 

kcoursolle

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I''ve never heard the term "semi tension" before, but you are correct in that besides adding in sizing beads there isn''t much you can do to re-size a tension ring.

Do you mean rings like this that look like they are tension set, but are actually bezel set?
http://www.knoxjewelers.biz/index.htm?crn=261&rn=1823&action=show_detail

I friend has that setting above and it''s beautiful in person.
 

DentD

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Mmmm, I love those bezel fakey tension settings. The best of both worlds, IMO!
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Good luck finding more like that, OP. I had the dickens of a time finding settings like that online; finally I ended up going to a local jeweler to have a custom setting done.
 

ajourklaus

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Hi Luis,

I understand what you mean. Although absolutely beautiful I agree with the problems of tension rings. I have repaired and modified a many of them in my carrier.

A nice solution is to create a small elegant bridge under the stone to stabilize the ring. From the top the look is almost identical to a tension set ring. With this method we do not have to put the enormous pressure on the stone as with 100% tension.
Also you are more flexible in the design. You do not have to make the ring as thick at 3 and 9 o''clock which many customers perceive as uncomfortable.

A good jeweler should be able to help you with this idea.

Good luck!
 

oneforship

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Someone had a thread recently with a photoshop of exactly what you''re saying, although I can''t seem to find it right now...
 

luish

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Thank you Klaus,

One question, with that bar (bridge) you said under the stone, is resizing possible?
 

oldmancoyote

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Yes - within reason - since the ring is no longer relying on metal tension (the arch of the shank acting as a spring) to hold the stone. It becomes a "normal" ring where the stone appears to float.
 

luish

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Thank you!

Just to know when speaking with a local jeweler, Should the diamond touch the "bridge"?
 
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