Resetting stones in a new design
Neither DH or I were particularly happy with how my wedding bands turned out...long story short - he had my ering custom designed but we didn't have the money do also get the wedding band to match at the time. The one we came up with I thought I loved, but I'm not crazy about it now, and the jeweler did a really bad job of soldering the bands, there are ugly gaps that we didn't realize at the time that we shouldn't have accepted.
Fast forward to now, we are more financially stable and want something I really love...but want to keep at least part of the set we were married with. So we decided to put the stones in a new setting.
Anyone have any experience with this? I've read differing accounts - that it may only cost the resetting fee which is pretty inexpensive, or that a new custom setting can be as much as a brand new ring. Anyone know anything?
Here's my old ring and the style I want:
my ring on the left
I'd like something similar to this