Reset Wedding Ring

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I know what you’re thinking- how could I look past the sentimentality of my engagement ring? I didn’t think I’d be able to do it either. Because yes, the engagement ring is a symbol of the love that your spouse has for you at the time that they propose, stating to you and the world that they want to spend the rest of their life with you. And yes, it’s something that you imagine you’ll have for forever and ever and pass down to your children or grandchildren. But when it came to my ring, I wasn’t super attached to it. It screamed “2007” to me. Not only that, but to make a long story short… my husband (then fiancé) and I went ring shopping just to look, I picked it out on a whim, and my husband felt rushed to purchase it- even though he didn’t actually propose until months after. Plus, it was my husband who had the idea in the first place to have my engagement ring reset into something that would be more suited for me! Needless to say, neither he nor I had too much sentimentality towards my engagement ring.
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So when Gemvara announced Stone Reset, I knew that they were going to figure out how to do it in the easiest, most customer-friendly way possible. (Because that’s just their jam.) And you don’t necessarily have to be resetting a ring to use the service. I’ve had a pair of amethyst earrings collecting dust in my jewelry box since my high school graduation that I’ve been wanting to turn into a ring. They were a gift from my parents, but never quite my style. So Gemvara let me try out stone reset for myself, and I couldn’t have been happier with the end result:
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Before you head down to the jewelry store, consider this cautionary tale: When Julie, a magazine editor, discovered that her fiance was proposing with his mom’s engagement ring, she was thrilled—about the stone. “It was a beautiful diamond in an ugly, yellow gold, dainty, high-prong setting,” Julie says. “It looked like an old lady’s ring, and I’ve always hated yellow gold, so my fiancé and I made immediate plans to reset the stone in something more ‘me.’ ” They chose a substantial platinum setting with two trilliant-shaped stones flanking the now low-prong-set family diamond. Everyone thought it was beautiful, except Julie’s future mother-in-law. “We didn’t think to tell her our plans because we assumed that the stone was the important part, not the ring, but she felt that our rejection of the setting was at best rude, and at worst a rejection of her.”
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Reset & Remount Your Ring Whether it’s the holidays, a big birthday, a special anniversary, or just because, visit Long’s and celebrate your life with a new diamond ring. Personal style evolves over time. There’s no reason your jewelry shouldn’t reflect the person you are today. If you’ve ever wondered about resetting your diamond into something new, we encourage you to visit Long’s Jewelers to explore options from choosing a new setting, upgrading your ring, or even trading it in for something entirely different.
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There are so many different ways to give your diamond ring a new look when you are ready to reset it. From changing the diamond, to upgrading the setting, to trading in the ring for a completely new one, the possibilities are endless.
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One easy way to reset or upgrade your diamond ring is to replace your center stone with a larger diamond. This is a fairly straight forward approach, but may give you the look that you’ve always dreamed of. Many times when couples first get engaged they cannot afford a large diamond. But as your relationship progresses and you achieve more in life, a larger stone can help symbolize your accomplishments. You finally have extra money in your budget to get your dream ring.
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Another option that you have when you are looking to reset a diamond ring is to change or upgrade the setting. For instance, many initial engagement rings begin with a taller, pointed setting like a cathedral setting. But, you can upgrade or change the setting to something like a bezel set so that the diamond is less likely to get damaged. Bezel settings surround the stone and keep it from getting damaged on the sides. This is also a good setting to upgrade to if you’ve already damaged the stone at all. Click here to read about some of the most popular engagement ring settings available.
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One exciting way to reset your diamond ring is to add gemstones to the setting. Sapphires, rubies, and emeralds make great accent stones and give the ring a more unique and interesting twist. If you want something really different and are ready for a change from the traditional diamond you currently have, this may be a great option for you.
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We see this a lot actually with couples who have been married for awhile and have achieved a certain level of success. Instead of trying to reset the existing diamond, they choose to trade in the old ring and buy a new one that is completely different. This usually includes an upgrade to a new style or better quality diamond. In this sense, it’s almost a symbolic gesture of success and new beginnings, getting rid of the old and going forward with the new.
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Heirloom stones passed down through the family are perhaps the most meaningful for an engagement ring, linking you to the generations of giddy brides-to-be who preceded you. That said, what if you like the stone but hate the setting? Perhaps it doesn’t reflect your personality, is completely impractical for your lifestyle, or is just plain hideous. Before you reset, consider the following to keep the stone—and the spirit in which it was given to you—intact for the next generation.
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Being offered an heirloom stone can be tricky territory. On one hand, it’s a sign of family acceptance and trust, plus it saves your future fiance a lot of money! On the other hand, perhaps you’ve had a vision of your dream engagement ring since grade school, and it looked nothing like what’s been offered. Two options: Accept it graciously and scrap those childhood fantasies, or reset the stone to make it your own.
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You’ve had a heart-to-heart, you’ve gotten the green light and you’re ready to reset. The first step is to get the stone appraised for insurance and identification purposes, but also so that you know exactly what you’re dealing with—the older the stone, the greater the chance that it has been chipped or cracked along the way (even if you don’t see visible flaws). When you have a complete description of its properties and stability, you can choose an appropriate setting. For example, if the stone’s girdle (perimeter) is chipped, you may want to choose a bezel setting over prongs to conceal the imperfection and protect it from further damage. Work with a jeweler whom you absolutely trust (and who ideally has experience working with antique or estate jewelry) to be sure you’re truly getting the ring of your dreams.
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Yes! I ordered my engagement ring through Gemvara. If I had a family heirloom to reset I would use them as well! Love, love, love their rings. I felt good spending our money here. And I’m so glad to hear about their handling of the knocking out of stones! I have so many tiny diamonds on mine, and I’m so clumsy. Thanks APW for sponsoring companies that we actually want to use! I had no idea Gemvara existed until Maddie’s post last year.
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Eenie Yes! I ordered my engagement ring through Gemvara. If I had a family heirloom to reset I would use them as well! Love, love, love their rings. I felt good spending our money here. And I’m so glad to hear about their handling of the knocking out of stones! I have so many tiny diamonds on mine, and I’m so clumsy. Thanks APW for sponsoring companies that we actually want to use! I had no idea Gemvara existed until Maddie’s post last year. pajamafishadventures As someone with an heirloom stone that needs resetting, this is great news! kathleen smith (How i got my husband back with the prayers of Dr Akim )I remember lying in my room when I was in high school and writing in a journal to my future husband. I’d write all sorts of notes and questions and things I’d wonder or ask this man when I eventually met him. I would wonder where he was and what he was doing and if he was thinking about me too. It has always been such a strong desire in my heart to find a wonderful man to marry, someone who would love me and cherish me and appreciate me for the person I am. I always thought I would get married right out of college, just like my parents, so when that plan didn’t work out, I started to get discouraged. A school mate snatched my future husband away from my arms just because she had spiritual powers, all hope was lost to me before i came across the help doctor (prayerstosaverelationship@yahoo.com) who i confided in, i told him my long story and he helped me regain back my lover with his prayers which is now my husband today. if you have any problem email the help doctor (prayerstosaverelationship@yahoo.com). KarenARichardson Your first choice apracticalwedding Find Here WilliamLNelson ….All time hit the apracticalwedding Find Here kathleen smith (How i got my husband back with the prayers of Dr Akim )I remember lying in my room when I was in high school and writing in a journal to my future husband. I’d write all sorts of notes and questions and things I’d wonder or ask this man when I eventually met him. I would wonder where he was and what he was doing and if he was thinking about me too. It has always been such a strong desire in my heart to find a wonderful man to marry, someone who would love me and cherish me and appreciate me for the person I am. I always thought I would get married right out of college, just like my parents, so when that plan didn’t work out, I started to get discouraged. A school mate snatched my future husband away from my armsd just because she had spiritual powers, all hope was lost to me before i came across the help doctor (prayerstosaverelationship@yahoo.com) who i confided in, i told him my long story and he helped me regain back my lover with his prayers which is now my husband today. if you have any problem email the help doctor (prayerstosaverelationship@yahoo.com). DavidDShepherd High Quality performance apracticalwedding…. <…. Find Here WhereWedding.co.uk Great idea, refreshed rings looks amazing!

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