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Asscher cut setting help needed!
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I have a beautiful asscher engagement ring. I've had it for 4 years and I've had so many problems with it. The ring was a custom design and it makes me very sad that we need to change it. The problem is that the stone sits very high and it ends up being knocked loose in the setting. I try to be careful...I don't sleep, shower, cook or clean in it. But it keeps happening and after taking it in for the 3rd time I'm tired of repairing it. I don't want to to lose the diamond so I'm looking for suggestions on how to make it more secure.

The stone is 2.47 carats, VVS1 D set in platinum. Sorry for the crummy cell phone pics....they don't do the ring justice but you can get an idea of the setting.

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Re: Asscher cut setting help needed!
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I have a beautiful asscher engagement ring. I've had it for 4 years and I've had so many problems with it. The ring was a custom design and it makes me very sad that we need to change it. The problem is that the stone sits very high and it ends up being knocked loose in the setting. I try to be careful...I don't sleep, shower, cook or clean in it. But it keeps happening and after taking it in for the 3rd time I'm tired of repairing it. I don't want to to lose the diamond so I'm looking for suggestions on how to make it more secure.

The stone is 2.47 carats, VVS1 D set in platinum. Sorry for the crummy cell phone pics....they don't do the ring justice but you can get an idea of the setting.


Commercial platinum prong settings are notoriously flexible and will bend sideways rather easily. I would suggest making a new center section to hold that stone and replacing the existing prong setting. One downside to doing this is that using platinum solders that close to the existing side stones would jeopardize those stones, since platinum soldering is so hot that it would likely burn those stones. You can use a very white, white gold solder or have the new center section welded in place with a laser welder.

The design of the new center section could be a modified bezel style or very heavy prongs, as your taste dictates. If it were a bezel style, the sides could be pierced with a symbol or modified scroll work. I would set the stone as low as possible and would have it just a bit higher than the step distance between any of the adjacent sides diamonds. That's a very pretty ring and stone, a little work and it'll be great fun to wear and much more secure!


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I have a beautiful asscher engagement ring. I've had it for 4 years and I've had so many problems with it. The ring was a custom design and it makes me very sad that we need to change it. The problem is that the stone sits very high and it ends up being knocked loose in the setting. I try to be careful...I don't sleep, shower, cook or clean in it. But it keeps happening and after taking it in for the 3rd time I'm tired of repairing it. I don't want to to lose the diamond so I'm looking for suggestions on how to make it more secure.

The stone is 2.47 carats, VVS1 D set in platinum. Sorry for the crummy cell phone pics....they don't do the ring justice but you can get an idea of the setting.


From your photo, the asscher diamond looks too big for the mounting. Was this a complete custom setting or did the jeweler replace the peg head of the original to fit your asscher? The mounting needs more space between the side diamonds for the prong to be dropped down more. Not the photo I included. Your ring should look more like this if it was made specifically for your size asscher. It looks like the jeweler tried to accommodate your diamond in the setting hence the extremely high prong. Also, your asscher could possibly be dropped a couple mm in the prong it is set in now. Notice in your photo the space below the point of the diamond.


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Re: Asscher cut setting help needed!
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Thank you for the suggestion.
I found this site doing a google search for asscher settings and came across a vintage asscher set with 6 prongs in a basket setting. Would that be a viable option or would that look stupid?
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Matter of fact, it looks like I may have found the exact setting you have, which in this case only takes up to a 5mm square stone which is approximately .75cts. I would talk to your jeweler who made the ring.


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Re: Asscher cut setting help needed!
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The ring was made for the stone that is in it. Can you give me a link for the site you found that on? please

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The ring is from Stuller. Most jewelers, including us, have access to their products. Here is the link and the ring nicely holds up to a 5mm max from the rings that they have in stock. You can put a larger diamond than that but then run into issues of it being to high on the finger. The ring can be made with 1.00ctw in the mounting or 1.25ctw in the mounting. Good news is it has a matching band.

http://www.stuller.com/products/12921/?groupId=6875


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It looks to me that the setting is too high to be strong enough for a diamond of that size. Would you consider lowering the setting?

and in the top view photo, it looks like one of the claws (upper left) is a bit weak (this may just be the picture, perhaps it's ok)

definately go and talk to the jeweller!

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