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Thoughts about this setting?? I really need help with this.

crazymom4

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I recently had my center diamond upgraded from a VS2 L color good cut .56 to a VVS2 Very good cut and J color 1 carat. I have had this set for 20 years. I have the opportunity to change the setting but I do not know what I should do. Any suggestions and pictures would help. I want to use the gold and all the diamonds in my set. Or should I not change it?
 

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Re: Thoughts about this setting?? I really need help with t

crazymom4|1454611432|3986879 said:
I want to use the gold and all the diamonds in my set. Or should I not change it?
If it's what you want and it's not a problem financially, then you should absolutely do it.

As for using your gold, you should realize that any solder used during the manufacture and maintenance of your ring will cause problems in the casting or fabrication of a new ring. Most jewelers will tell you that they're using the old piece, with the requirement that they have to cut out those parts that had a lot of solder used and add 2 or 3 times as much fresh casting grain in order to make the casting suitable for setting and finishing. This is a good thing, since it ensures the new piece is not brittle or porous and is as well made as any new ring.
 

Niel

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Re: Thoughts about this setting?? I really need help with t

It's hard to suggest things without an idea of what you like. Halos? Solitaire? White gold? Rose? We need an idea of what you're going for.
 

crazymom4

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Re: Thoughts about this setting?? I really need help with t

White gold, no halos not a fan wouldn't mind a solitaire
 

crazymom4

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Re: Thoughts about this setting?? I really need help with t

White Gold, I am not a fan of halos seems everyone has them, wouldn't mind a solitaire should I stay with channel or maybe go pave using all my diamonds
 

Niel

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Re: Thoughts about this setting?? I really need help with t

Do you have a wedding ring you wear?
 

crazymom4

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Re: Thoughts about this setting?? I really need help with t

The bottom band is my wedding band it was a interlocking set
 

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Re: Thoughts about this setting?? I really need help with t

crazymom4|1454732281|3987566 said:
The bottom band is my wedding band it was a interlocking set
So you'll be wearing that with the new setting? Getting a new band? What are you thinking ?
 

crazymom4

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Re: Thoughts about this setting?? I really need help with t

The top band I was going to reset and the other band will be my wedding band with some of those little diamonds. Someone mentioned maybe a solitaire with a few side diamonds then use the rest for a eternity band. Looking for beautiful and classic
 
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