Does anyone have pics of resized pave rings?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

I had my old setting sized down approx 1.5 sizes. I had no issues with the setting or the pave sides. The band did taper quite bit a bit and become thinner than I liked in the back, but it never affected the ring at all. I’ll try to dig up a picture later for you. If the jeweler can do it, then no worries and .5 isn’t very much at all. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

Ntavasoli92:  I was actually so terrified of it but I wore that setting for nearly 2 years and never had a single stone come out. I was neurotic and bought every warranty available for it ( it was a Jareds setting) but no issues! From what I understand, a good jeweler will inspect each stone before and after setting and resizing to be sure every stone is safe. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Ntavasoli92:  If the jeweler is good then you have nothing to worry about it. You should not be able to see any line, or any sign of the ring being resized. 

The process: They cut out a very small piece of the metal and make sure the size is not down .5 size (in your case). Once the ring is the right size they dip your ring in a solution and catch it on fire. This heats up the ring, then they blow out the fire. The solution is to keep the integrity of the stones/ring. They then get a tiny piece of new metal (whatever is necessary for your ring), heat it up so much that it become a ball of liquid metal. They then use a tool to pick up the ball of melted metal and place it in the crack of your ring where the piece was taken out. Once the ball is on top of the crack they heat up the metal just enough so that the new metal melts right into the crack. Now the ring is completely solid. Just like it was before. They then polish and possibly rhodium the ring, clean it, and wawla done. And perfect like it was before. 🙂

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

Ntavasoli92:  here’s a few shots to show you my pave resized.  I’ve watched my jeweler resize my current setting both down and up and I can’t even tell he ever touched it. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My ering was bought preloved and sized from an 8 to a 5.5. The designer promised it would pose no issue to the ring itself. He asked me to please let no one work on the ring but him. I havent, and so far so good! My ring has over 70 pave diamonds on it and I wear it everyday.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Gah I had a bit of a horror story with resizing. What metal is yours? Mine is platinum and it left a line. The jeweller also made it noticeably thinner at the back and an interesting shape. I was devastated. It ended up going back to blue Nile for a whole new setting :,( I ended up having to have it resized down again a few months ago (lose the weight before the proposal girls!!!) with a new jeweller and he put a ‘sleeve’ in the back of the ring. So it wasn’t cut etc. He did an excellent job of that. I, of course, lost more weight since and it seems a little big AGAIN. :,(

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Ntavasoli92:  not of the damaged one (was crying too hard) but can upload a pic of the sleeve. I think you should be right with 18k white gold 🙂

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Ntavasoli92:  Took me ages to actually do it! Here’s the sleeve. Nobody can see it when it’s on the finger, it’s comfortable and this jeweller did an excellent job. 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Mine was sized down from 8 to 5.5. I have had no issues

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Ntavasoli92:  I have a ring with pave stones (14k gold). I had it resized down 3/4 of a size. It left no marks at all, but I did wind up losing one side stone later that day. But the jeweler replaced it for free. It’s pretty common to lose a pave stones after resizing…but they should be replaced free of charge if this happens. I took it back to the jeweler the next day and they had it fixed in under 90 minutes. That was 5 months ago and I haven’t had any other problems since. 

 

Heres a photo of my ring:

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