Resetting a diamond into a platinum engagement ring requires the assistance of a professional jeweler, as platinum is a soft and expensive metal that is less durable than gold or silver and risks scratching or bending if reset by a novice. Likewise, a diamond can chip or scratch, creating an imperfection and reducing the value of the stone. Select a platinum setting, such as the prong or bezel settings for a solitaire diamond.
Consider a cluster setting for multiple stones. Pick a setting that fortifies the stones to prevent them from loosening. Look through pictures of various settings. Decide on the thickness of the platinum band and ring design based on your bride’s style. Examine the diamond and setting upon the completion of the reset. Use a magnifying glass to verify the qualities listed on the lab report. Get the ring appraised. Insure the platinum engagement ring.
Bezel Diamond Ring Setting
A bezel diamond setting is very versatile and can be paired with dozens of different designs, other settings or diamond sizes. You can have a large, single diamond set in a bezel for an elegant appearance, or a bezel with several other smaller diamonds set around it for a more extravagant appearance. Bezel settings are an ancient technique, so the appearance can range from traditional and old fashioned to very modern. A bezel ring setting can be very expensive, as it is much more labor intensive than any other ring setting. It must fit the diamond perfectly and is usually customized, so a higher value is put on it.
Victorian Ring Design
Victorian described a yellow or rose gold ring with three stones. Victorian had designs, shapes and motifs such as interwoven hearts or snakes. Edwardian rings were made of platinum or platinum over gold. Designs had gentle curves, scrolling, mil grain and tiny diamond accents. Asian, Egyptian or American Indian designs inspired art deco, a geometrical, streamlined setting with bead set or channel stones.