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#543834 - 02/22/10 07:55 AM Will a 6.5 mm fit?
BarbieH Offline
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Registered: 02/02/10
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I just read another stone/setting 'size question' and it got me wondering...

I have an antique repro setting that supposedly calls for a 7mm round and the head of the ring is a round/halo shape but has 4 small prongs to hold the stone. But the stone I had set into it is a 7mm OMC, which is just slightly off round and barely fits within the setting...I plan to reset a 6.5 OEC into the setting, is that going to work? I don't mind a slight airline if that's an issue...any input is appreciated! \:\)


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#543835 - 02/22/10 08:13 AM Re: Will a 6.5 mm fit? [Re: BarbieH]
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If the setting is truly too small for the 7mm OMC then It might fit. Keep in mind though that an 7.0mm OMC faces up approx the equivalent of a 7.5 OEC.

You may want to consider a 7mm OEC.

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#543836 - 02/22/10 08:19 AM Re: Will a 6.5 mm fit? [Re: poppyseed]
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Well...hmmm... I could go with a 7mm OEC I suppose, but there aren't any available to order according to the Asha inventory.

Any idea how I can find out when the 7mm would be back in stock? I'd like to order the OEC within the next couple of weeks, so I'd have it reset in time for my anniversary/vow renewal coming up in April.


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#543916 - 02/22/10 11:52 AM Re: Will a 6.5 mm fit? [Re: BarbieH]
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You can email AshaDiamonds via contact on the website.

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#543961 - 02/22/10 01:10 PM Re: Will a 6.5 mm fit? [Re: poppyseed]
BarbieH Offline
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Thanks Poppyseed! ;\)


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#543975 - 02/22/10 01:29 PM Re: Will a 6.5 mm fit? [Re: BarbieH]
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Does Wink sell Asha OEC's? Not sure you can call or email Wink. Or would you consider an Interlap OEC from Wink?

Phone: (208) 344-0800
Toll Free: 800-524-7904
Fax: (208) 344-0800
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#543984 - 02/22/10 02:28 PM Re: Will a 6.5 mm fit? [Re: poppyseed]
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I had considered trying a Winfileds OEC...but because the Lizzie I already have is probably an interlap, I really want to try an Asha to compare them. I e-mailed their customer service, hopefully I'll hear soon...I guess I could ask Wink too, but I only saw the RB Ashas on his site...

I'll update this thread when I hear something, from someone! \:\)


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#544027 - 02/22/10 05:15 PM Re: Will a 6.5 mm fit? [Re: BarbieH]
BarbieH Offline
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Got a reply from BTD...from the sounds of it, they don't make a 7mm OEC?

I guess I'll have to go with the 6.5 if that is the case and hope for the best...I really do think the 6.5 will be fine in this setting and I am sure my jeweler can make it work, even if it's a bit shy of the 7mm.


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#544073 - 02/23/10 08:27 AM Re: Will a 6.5 mm fit? [Re: BarbieH]
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absolutely! i had my setting, which was cast for a 2.75 ct (around 9mm) center set with an 8mm asha, and it came out great. if anything, it sits a bit lower than i expected, which i really love. less chance of it banging into something. good luck, and can't wait to see the results.


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#544088 - 02/23/10 09:38 AM Re: Will a 6.5 mm fit? [Re: erised]
BarbieH Offline
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 Originally Posted By: erised
absolutely! i had my setting, which was cast for a 2.75 ct (around 9mm) center set with an 8mm asha, and it came out great. if anything, it sits a bit lower than i expected, which i really love. less chance of it banging into something. good luck, and can't wait to see the results.


Thanks for your reply!

And I had thought of that too, the stone will sit lower into the setting, which is fine with me. I actually think this setting will look better if the stone is a little smaller/with an airline.

I had another halo setting, that called for a 6mm and I had a 5.7 diamond set into it and it worked out fine too....so I'll probably get the 6.5 and call it a day!

Back to being excited! ;\)


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