7 Ways To Reset Diamond Rings For A New Look

Author Lynelle Schmidt
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Date Feb 15, 2021

7 Ways To Reset Diamond Rings For A New Look

Resetting your original engagement ring can help to celebrate a major milestone in your relationship, or maybe you are just ready to give your ring a new look. Whether it be financial success or you just want something different, there are many reasons to consider a diamond resetting later on in life.

There are so many different ways to give your diamond ring a new look. From changing the diamond, to upgrading the setting, to trading in the ring for a completely new one, the possibilities are endless.

To give you some inspiration, here are 7 unique ideas to reset diamond ring that we recommend:

1. Add diamond accents

reset engagement ring before and after
reset engagement ring before and after

To give your diamond ring a subtle upgrade, consider adding diamond accents on the side of your center stone. One easy way to do this is to switch the band to a setting that has diamond accents on the side. This will help to add some extra sparkle to your diamond ring without having to do anything too drastic. And, you'll still be able to hold on to your original diamond.

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2. Make it a three-stone ring

Reset engagement ring before and after showing an additional extra stone to make it a 3 stone engagement ring.
Reset engagement ring before and after showing an additional extra stone to make it a 3 stone engagement ring.

Another way to reset an engagement ring is to increase the amount of diamonds by making your current ring a three-stone diamond ring. Any jeweler can help you do this with your existing ring. The extra stones that you add can be medium to small sized diamonds so that your ring now has a bigger look. They can even be colored gemstones like sapphires or rubies to give some color to your ring and make it more unique.

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3. Get a larger center stone

Upgrade engagement ring before and after showing a larger center stone.
Upgrade engagement ring before and after showing a larger center stone.

One easy way to upgrade the diamond in your ring is to replace your center stone with a larger diamond. This is a fairly straightforward approach which 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.

4. Add a halo to the center stone

Diamond ring with large center stone.

If you want to give your ring a different look all together, consider adding a halo of diamonds around your center stone. This will help give your diamond ring a new, fresh look. It will also add some extra sparkle to the ring and give the illusion that the diamond is larger.

Browse diamond halo settings in the Long's online collection >>

5. Upgrade the diamond setting

Reset engagement ring before and after photos showing an upgraded diamond setting
Reset engagement ring before and after photos showing an upgraded diamond setting

Another option that you have when resetting 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 the stone is at all damaged already Click here to read about some of the most popular engagement ring settings available.

6. Add colored gemstones to the setting

Engagement ring settings before and after photos with colored gemstones. zoom_transparent_M1R1351C_JP_TableView_Platinum_WD-1.png

One exciting way to reset your engagement ring is to add colored 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.

7. Trade it in for a completely new diamond ring

There is nothing wrong with trading in your ring for a new ring. Sometimes you just want a change or a different style altogether. There is no rule that says you need to stick with your original diamond ring.

We see this a lot actually with couples who have been married for a while 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.

What is the average reset diamond cost?

The cost to reset diamonds in a new ring setting varies, though it’s always significantly less expensive than purchasing a brand new ring. Depending on which approach you take with the settings and new stones, the cost could range from $75-$250. If you elect to choose a larger diamond, this could run you $1,000-$5,000 depending on the stones.

Tips for diamond resetting and finding a jeweler

Now that you’ve heard all our reset diamond ring ideas, we invite you to consult with one of our expert jewelers. You can make an appointment or visit a store today. Resetting rings are a straightforward process, but you’ll want to meet with an experienced jeweler to care for this precious item in your life. Our master jewelers can set diamonds, precious, semi-precious and exotic gemstones into all types of jewelry.

Curious to learn more about how to reset a wedding ring or want more ideas for resetting diamonds? Looking to reset your diamond ring? Make an appointment or visit a store today!

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