What to do with my tiny solitaire studs?

MillyT

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Hi I am new to the forum and found myself glued to it all the time... so addictive!

Recently I've been thinking to re-set my 0.5 ctw diamond studs, which were a graduation gift several years ago.They are tiny but really sparkly(E, VS1/2). I used to wear them all the time but then I lost a back and moved on to other earrings. Inspired by a few recycling projects here (all so well done!), I started to ponder the options:

1). have them re-set into bezel setting? but would that still be too small? I also plan to get a 1ctw pair sometime this year.

2). have one set into a DBTY style necklace? but what to do with the other?

3). I have a 1/2 carat solitaire pendant so maybe I can turn them into a 3 stone DBTY necklace?

I am very indecisive so any ideals/comments/suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance all you fabulous ladies !
 
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i vote for option 3! but if you are wondering, they are not too small to be bezel set for earrings...i have .5 ctw bezel set studs and they actually look a lot bigger.
 

surfergirljen

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Ooh why don't you have both set into bezel DBTY necklaces and layer them? Or buy a third little diamond and make a 3 station DBTY? They sound like a perfect size for a DBTY project! :smile:
 

ame

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I would bezel them OR get jackets to wear them with. That way when you get larger ones you have a smaller dressier pair.
 

MillyT

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I would bezel them OR get jackets to wear them with. That way when you get larger ones you have a smaller dressier pair.

Ooh why don't you have both set into bezel DBTY necklaces and layer them? Or buy a third little diamond and make a 3 station DBTY? They sound like a perfect size for a DBTY project! :smile:
Thanks balenciaga it's good to know bezel looks much bigger !
i vote for option 3! but if you are wondering, they are not too small to be bezel set for earrings...i have .5 ctw bezel set studs and they actually look a lot bigger.

Thanks ladies. Seems now that I can narrow down to Bezel earrings or 3 station dbty necklace. One less choice, yeah!

To make things more complicated, now you all know how constipated I am :smile:, can I link a pair of pearl studs to these to make a pair of pearl drops.
 

skyqueen

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I like the idea of a 3 station DBTY, especially since you have the center 1/2 ct stone already. As SurferGirl posted...perfect size for a DBTY necklace.
If the earrings are not that sentimental, you could always use them to upgrade to the 1 ct pair you want.
 

Jujuma

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Def #3. I reset my small earrings from college graduation the same way with some other lose diamonds I had. It's my Fav necklace, I wear it all the time layered with other necklaces or alone.
 

MillyT

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Thank you LOveletters, skyqueen, and jujuma !

Now I got most 3station dbty votes so looks like this is the way to go. My only remaining question is that the 1/2 c center stone is only G, SI2, not as sparkly as the small ones. I am a little worried that it'll be overwhelmed by the side stones. Or do you think it won't matter once they are all bezeled?
 

lilmountaingirl

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I was gonna agree with Ame on the jackets... Or suggest a 3 stone ring but it looks like you already decided! Please show us pics when it's done!
 

MillyT

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Thanks to you both! Bezel was my original plan actually... they are in platinum now so if I do bezel I would still do platinum. Is it worth to have 2 pair of studs though, in case I do get a bigger pair later?

I was gonna agree with Ame on the jackets... Or suggest a 3 stone ring but it looks like you already decided! Please show us pics when it's done!
I'd go with having them bezel set in white gold!
 
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I vote for keeping them as earrings.
They will always be in style....even if you get the larger pair.
Someday you might have a daughter and you may wish to give them to her...
 

saligator

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i like the idea of a DBTY necklace.

You could:

1) Invest in 1 small diamond that matches your earring diamonds to make the 3 stone DBTY

then

2) Take the 1/2ct G, SI2, earring and match a stone to it and use it for your next set of earrings.

So you'd be buying 1 small diamond and one .5 one (someday) to match your current necklace, rather than a whole new 1ctw pair.

:smile:
 

Hurrem1001

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Thanks to you both! Bezel was my original plan actually... they are in platinum now so if I do bezel I would still do platinum. Is it worth to have 2 pair of studs though, in case I do get a bigger pair later?
I have four holes in each ear still left open. I like to eaither wear studs in graduating sizes, or hoops on the bottom three and a pair of studs at the top. You can never have too many pair of studs!