Anyone bought a full eternity ring and later had to resize it?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do rings usually need to be resized?
    Yes, and thats why i didnt get a full eternity! : (14 votes)
    88 %
    Yes, but it wasnt that hard to resize my full eternity! : (1 votes)
    6 %
    No, i dont think its a common problem. : (1 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    706 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2003

    I have had to have my rings sized 3 times in the 11 years I’ve worn them. I have a 1/2 eternity now and really like it. I didn’t like the way the full eternity felt on my finger. I think the 3/4 is a great choice! 

    Post # 3
    Member
    210 posts
    Helper bee

    That’s why I went with a half eternity, I never saw the need to have diamonds go round the back of my finger where no one will see them so it made more sense practically and financially to get a half that I could resize if needed in the future 

    Post # 4
    Member
    262 posts
    Helper bee

    I was also advised to avoid a full diamond band for exactly the same reason so it must be a common school of thought. It does make sense I suppose. If you feel like you’ll miss the extra stones, well… that’s just a good enough reason for another ring haha! 

    Post # 5
    Member
    1165 posts
    Bumble bee

    I just purchased a preloved eternity band. A competent jeweler was able to file some metal off of the inside to give me about a quarter size larger. Good luck!

    Post # 6
    Member
    133 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2005

    My ring is an eternity band with a sizing bar…essentially a 3/4 eternity.  I like the security of being able to size my rings because the first place I notice weight gain or bloat is in my fingers…plus I take meds for fibromyalgia that make my fingers swell.  I had a full eternity and I specifically had my remake done with a sizing bar because my other ring got so uncomfortable.  Honestly…you barely notice the diffeRenee.

    Post # 7
    Member
    64 posts
    Worker bee

    It’s really hard to resize a full eternity and I have spoken to a few jewelers, they basically need to “redo” the ring, and it’s not your typical resize. Which is why it’s costly. Might even be cheaper to get a new one, so you have 2 in the end! My mom did that each pregnancy. Here’s an idea, you can also get a really cheap one while you’re pregnant, like a plain band. That can be your pregnancy band until you’re back to your size finger. However, I have known people in which through time, they don’t go back to the size finger they had when they got their ring. Good luck!

    Post # 9
    Member
    2738 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I was told that they can’t be resized? That was my reasoning for get a ring with diamonds only 3/4 the way around. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    148 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Swizzlek:  I’m getting a full eternity because my finger is thinnest at the base and my rings always spin. I have a friend with a 1/2 eternity and the diamonds are always at the bottom… that would make me nuts! My finger is a 4.5 & my e-ring is a 5, I’m going to order my eternity in a 5 also so that I will have a little room to grow with it.

    What type of setting are you looking at? Mine will be a u-prong and I know they can remove a diamond to make that type of setting smaller so I don’t see why it would be impossible for a skilled jeweler to add a diamond later on. I can see how it would be trickier with tiny pave.

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