Thoughts on resetting branded jewelry into non-brand setting?

lilmountaingirl

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Hi all! It's been awhile since I've posted here. I am looking for some opinions, please. I have a pair of Movado diamond stud earrings but I am not fond of the setting. They are certified diamonds. I'd like to have them reset but I'm considering going with a non-brand setting. I'm not even sure Movado would reset them if I even wanted them to. Do you think it's important to keep them branded or in the original setting? Thank you!
 
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snibor

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I would not reset movado earings. I’d buy a different pair if I wanted something different. But it’s more important what you want to do and whether you could find a jeweler who would do it.
 

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I would reset it, if it’s something that you will wear and enjoy. You will never recoup what you paid anyway.
+1, if you are sure you will wear them afterwards. I would feel differently if it was a brand with extremely high resale value on the secondary market like VCA or Rolex. im a fan of using what is already in your jewelry box before buying something else. YMMV, good luck and pls keep us posted on your decision! :biggrin:
 
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Hurrem1001

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Reset them. You don’t like the settings, you won’t wear them. You certainly won’t get anywhere near the value paid for them if you try and sell them. I say have a good jeweller set them into settings of your choice, and wear them with pride.