Why buy a new ring setting for your diamond?
Why buy a new setting for your diamond? Why do so many clients ask us to re-set existing diamonds into new rings? These are just two questions answered below.
We create replacement ring mounts and settings for many reasons. Firstly, we help other jewellers and members of the public. Our store (online and High Street showroom) boasts thousands of ring styles. In addition, we provide a complete setting and finishing service. Clients need only send us their original ring. We unset the old ring, make the new ring, set and finish the item. Furthermore, we quote fully up-front before any work begins.
We put this post together to highlight just six reasons why people purchase new ring mounts for existing diamonds.
On the left, the original damaged setting. On the ring, a new replacement ring mount.
1. Buying a new ring mount for an inherited diamond
Many of the new ring mounts we create hold pre-owned diamonds. A grandparent might pass along an engagement ring or diamond through their family. The recipient might decide to propose with the same ring. The original ring design might appear old-fashioned or just unsuitable. As a result, a brand new ring mount often gives the diamond a new lease of life. The cherished diamond holds sentimental value, yet the ring mount is box-fresh. As a result, the overall cost is far less than a complete ring.
Classic Tiffany style 6 claw ring design
2. A Brand New Ring Design
Refreshing your engagement ring design appeals to many clients. Some of our clients decide to completely overhaul their old engagement ring. Perhaps you have a ring purchased decades ago. Maybe your tastes have changed. Why wear a ring design you are no longer happy with. In addition to a new ring mount, we can also upgrade or supersize the diamond, depending on your budget. Furthermore, we often turn single stone (see solitaire explanation) rings into three stone ring designs. We do this by matching two additional diamonds to your original stone. We set all three diamonds into a Trilogy or three stone ring design. We apply the same idea to diamond clusters, halo setting and engagement ring featuring diamond shoulders. Just reference the ring style and enquire about buying the only the setting.
Re-modelled opal and diamond cluster ring, created with our client’s own diamonds.
3. Making your engagement ring wedding ring friendly
We regularly re-make rings into wedding ring friendly designs. As a result, both rings fit perfectly alongside each other. Furthermore, you no longer need a shaped band to fit around the setting. We do this by lifting the setting on your new ring. Most importantly, we remain 100% faithful to the original engagement ring style. That is, unless a new design features as part of the brief.
Bubble style engagement ring made with our clients own diamonds. We added extra diamonds to complete the set.
4. Upgrading the metal of your engagement ring
Why change the precious metal of your engagement ring? Changing to a hypo-allergenic precious metal is one reason. Alternatively, some clients grow tired of re-plating their engagement ring, choosing a naturally white precious metal for the new design.
Another reason for metal change can be for reasons of colour, moving from Yellow Gold to White Gold or even upgrading to Platinum. A client might even want the same ring but created with a Platinum setting to hold the diamond.
5. Replacing a damaged or lost engagement ring
If a damaged ring cannot be repaired, we suggest a brand new engagement ring. We can re-create the exact same design by CAD design. Some of our clients required this service following an accident. Damage beyond repair often demands a completely new engagement ring. In addition, we factor in the original precious metal into the cost. Furthermore, we offset the cost of new jewellery with existing precious metal.
In addition to damage, many clients lose their engagement rings. We re-create an engagement ring based on the original design. We highly recommend photographing a unique engagement ring to ensure a detailed image of the original ring remains in a safe place. We provide full quotations for your insurance company. In addition, we remain happy to chat with you and advise you about options when it comes to replacing a lost or stolen engagement ring.
6. What if your engagement ring cannot be re-sized?
Perhaps your current engagement ring cannot be resized. Maybe the band has been worn too thin. Or possibly, the ring has already been resized before. Diamond shoulders make many engagement rings difficult to resize. For this reason, we frequently re-design and re-make engagement rings based on a new finger size. We create every type of ring size. Furthermore, we work with either UK or US finger sizes, shipping regularly outside the UK.
Perhaps your own circumstances differ to what we describe above. Regardless of why you might need a new engagement ring, we remain on hand to help. Contact us at any time for help, guidance an information on any of our ring designs. Please remember to quote any ring styles you like and we will gladly give you a cost to re-set your existing diamond or gemstone.