There are many reasons that a person may choose, or need, to reset their engagement ring. In most cases, the reason for resetting a ring is simply because of damage. If the band breaks and can’t be repaired or there’s damage to the setting itself, you may need to reset the stone(s) in a new setting. Other reasons for resetting a ring include upgrading to a stronger metal or larger stone, choosing a more secure setting, or even just wanting to change up the design.
Whatever the reason you have for resetting your ring, most local jewelers will be able to assist you. Depending on the type of metal, how intricate the style is, and a few other factors, the cost to change a ring setting may range from $80 to over $250. Now, you may encounter additional costs if you’re upgrading your ring and purchasing a new stone, changing to a different metal, or making other changes to the ring.
Upgrading the Setting to Accommodate More Stones
Another common reason for changing a ring setting is simply in order to add additional diamonds or other stones to the ring. For instance, adding diamond accents on the sides of your center stone is a popular choice and reason for changing the setting on a ring. It’s also fairly simple for an experienced jeweler to do, so the cost is usually very reasonable. You will, however, need to purchase the additional stones, but small accent diamonds are fairly inexpensive.
Changing a single diamond ring to a three-stone ring is also very common. This type of change to the ring setting is also commonly done without any significant changes. In some cases, it will require a new band and is something you should discuss with your jeweler. Since there are so many different variations and factors to consider, you’ll want to discuss your options with your local jeweler to determine the best route to take.