Mountings & Settings
Mountings and Settings
The fun is just beginning after you choose Reeds for you diamond. Our selection of settings and mountings for your diamond is vast. Many of our settings are crafted right here in our shop in Buffalo, New York. Our craftsmen and designers are second to none. We are blessed to have jewelers that were part of the jewelry manufacturing business in Buffalo. Buffalo was one of the largest jewelry manufacturing centers in the country until the 1970s.
But back to the mounting and settings. We craft our settings and mountings with the same care and attention that we give to all our creations. Reeds starts with the design whose genesis is a drawing from our designers. Once the design is approved both for aesthetics and functionality, our team develops the setting in our computer. We then 3D print the setting out of polymer and then after quality control, the polymer setting goes to casting. We are able to cast the setting in platinum, gold or any combination of the two. A growing trend had been to cast a setting in rose gold.
After the casting of the setting, the setting is cleaned and inspected once again. We match the color and cut, (if the center diamond is a round brilliant), of the smaller diamonds for the setting. Another round of quality control and the mounting is ready for our showcases.
What sets us apart in our industry is that when a diamond has a setting already in the case we make the mounting to fit the exact dimensions of the main center diamond. Many stores will take a diamond and set it into a premade mounting.
If you do not fall in love with any of the settings or mountings in our showcases, our custom design department will work with you to make a setting that will fulfill your desires. If you can dream it, we can make it. Please see your store for details or contact our customer service department.
The inspiration for our settings comes from our extensive travel around the globe.
We are able to spot trends before they make their way to America. This enables Reeds to be on the cutting edge of styling not just for our settings and mountings but for all the jewelry we present.
Reeds realizes that the setting sets the style for the bride and we want to insure that the needs and tastes of any bride are satisfied by our designs. It is important to note we will never put the integrity of the setting behind the styling. We believe the setting should be a secure as possible to safeguard your diamond.
As always we suggest the use of platinum for your setting and wedding band should the bride be interested in white metal.