Post # 1
My FI’s parents recently came into some family jewelry and it turns out that Fiance is going to get to use his grandfather’s wedding band (they were married for 69 years). Fiance is actually pretty excited about it. So yay!
The question I have is actually about another ring though. It belonged to FI’s great grandmother, and would be perfect for my wedding band (if his parent’s are alright with it). It is plain yellow gold and is engraved with their names and wedding date. I LOVE this aspect of the ring…I don’t want to change it at all. But it would need to be sized up approx 1 size (I can put it on and take it off, but it’s pretty tight). If it is sized, is it going to totally ruin the engraving? Has anyone gotten an engraved ring resized? What were the results?
Post # 3
I had my grandmother’s wedding ring resized and because of the location of the engraving the original engraving was lost and they had to re-engrave it, however they did it by hand and you can’t even tell it’s not the original one (I made myself forget) – Her’s is a band with 5 little diamonds across the top though and it was engraved down the shoulder – they also had to replace the shank because it was so worn so that’s part of the reason too. If it is a band that’s the same all around and the engraving doesn’t go all the way around, they should be able to resize it without wrecking the script – if not a good jeweller should be able to mimick the style of the engraving if you are going to lose part of it/you’re okay with that.
Post # 4
Thank you for the information! I’d really love to keep the engraving completely intact if at all possible. I guess the only way to know for sure then would be to take it to the jeweler…I don’t think the engraving goes all the way around, but I can’t remember. I really hope FI’s parents will consider letting us use it. It’s so simple and I LOVE that it has a history. The wedding date is from 1914.