Setting Diamonds into a Plain Band.
The title says it pretty well. Today’s post is all about re-vamping a plain wedding ring. How to create a diamond set wedding ring from an existing band. This can be done at any stage, straight after purchase, or years later – even as a unique and special anniversary gift idea to celebrate a certain time of marriage. Following the addition of diamonds, the wedding ring is re-finished and will look like an altogether different ring, whilst retaining the sentimentality of the original band.
This is something we tend to do on a weekly basis, and one of our services that requires both experience, wedding ring knowledge and a great deal of diamond knowledge. Why? Well there are many different reasons why this service is so specialised. Firstly it takes an appreciation and knowledge of the depth and size of diamonds varying by shape, and relates this to the depth of the wedding ring. Light-weight wedding ring styles with a shallow depth tend to be unsuitable for such a transformation. With enough depth to the ring (at least 0.2 – 0.3mm over the diamond depth ideally) and width on either side of the diamond size it really is possible.
How Many Diamonds?
The extent of diamonds across a wedding ring is governed by the budget, and the look desired. Some people prefer a half set ring, whilst others love the opulence of the fully set diamond wedding ring, which gleams with diamonds at every turn of the ring on the finger. The size of each diamond, the weight, the resulting cost for each stone and the cost to set and finish the diamonds are all a part of the cost.
Is it Costly?
Since you already own the wedding ring, the cost of the metal is no longer a consideration, so you are only paying for the diamonds, and labour to carry out the work. The cost of the diamonds largely depends on the size of the stones and how many are required. The size is restricted by how large and accommodating the metal is, and the only further consideration is the colour and clarity which are best matched to the engagement ring, if this is applicable. A fully set diamond wedding ring can still be achieved with other clever designs. A simple cost effective approach can be achieved by spacing the diamonds, flush setting them in the metal at intervals around the ring. A fully set diamond wedding ring can therefore be achieved with 8 x 1.5mm round brilliant cut diamonds with astonishing results.
What Diamond Shape?
The diamond shape is best matched to those in the engagement ring, if this is applicable. A Princess diamond engagement ring will work nicely with a wedding band set with Princess cut diamonds. Princess cuts can be spaced and flush set (as mentioned above) or channeled into the ring for a continuous run of diamonds lying edge to edge.
The otherÂ main consideration relates to diamond shoulder engagement rings, where the size of diamonds in the wedding ring ideally wants to be matched. Smaller or larger sizes will be out of balance and will not tie both rings together in the best possible way to create a matching set of rings.
How to Find Out More
The best way to find out more is to contact us, giving us as much information on your requirements as possible. Start an email dialogue with us, or phone us for a chat, or even come in for a coffee and a chat.