A plain wedding ring, magically transformed with a show of dazzling channel set diamonds
Adding diamonds to a plain wedding ring
Adding diamonds to a plain wedding ring will transform the ring into an entirely unique design.
Some of our clients have this in mind when they first purchase their wedding ring. Perhaps their wedding costs have soared and the plain wedding ring makes more sense at the time. Or perhaps the transformation at a later date fills-in for a diamond eternity ring. Certainly a lovely touch.
Adding diamonds can be an anniversary gift idea to celebrate a certain time of marriage. There are many reasons why this makes a great deal of sense and the many emails we receive asking for this service mean that people really do want to bling their wedding rings!
Alternatively an unwanted wedding ring after divorce can become an entirely new ring for a brand new life.
Consider how many diamonds?
Diamonds can be added to the band at intervals, flush set into the metal and spaced out. Alternatively they can be neatly channel set edge to edge, or grain set giving a more textured effect to the row of diamonds. The number of diamonds will affect cost but can be minimal or extensive around the full circumference of the band.
The cost of adding diamonds to a wedding ring?
Since you already own the wedding ring, the cost of precious metal is not a consideration. Your cost is for the diamonds, and labour to carry out the work. diamond cost will depend on the size of the stones and how many are required. Diamond size will be limited by the depth of your ring. Another consideration is the colour and clarity of the diamonds which are best matched to the engagement ring if this is also diamond set.
Can diamonds be added year after year
We can add diamonds progressively around a wedding ring depending on the setting style chosen. This works best for flush set diamonds spaced around the ring or grain set diamonds. Some clients choose a yearly anniversary to progressively add diamonds into their ring.
Choosing diamond shape
The most popular diamond shapes are round brilliant cuts and square princess cuts. These are both cut in very small sizes suitable for setting into slim wedding rings. Clients often choose the diamond shape that best matches an engagement ring diamond. For other styles of diamond such as the emerald cut, we often use baguette cut diamonds that flow beautifully along a machine cut channel.
Matching diamond shoulders
If the engagement ring features diamond shoulders, adding diamonds to a plain wedding ring to mach the wedding ring will create a well considered pair of rings. We recommend aligning the ends of the channel and matching the size of diamonds for a balanced look.
Consider this when buying a plain wedding ring
If you’re buying a plain wedding ring but want the option of having the same ring set with diamonds in the future, we strongly recommend purchasing a medium or heavy weight wedding ring to allow enough depth for diamonds in the future.
At Serendipity Diamonds we will only diamond set plain bands that have been purchased from Serendipity, so please remember this. We support the original ring which cannot be done with third-party wedding rings, but if you’re a returning client this will never be an issue.