Post # 1
Hi, my boyfriend and I are starting to look at rings and we found a really cool ring that was in the clearance section. Since it is on sale, they can’t special order it in my size. It has a solitare in the middle, then diamonds on the outside of that (kind of like a halo) and then three strands of little diamonds that make up the band. They don’t go all the way around the ring, but stop around 3/4 way around the ring, then it is just white gold for the rest. I really love the ring!
My problem is that the ring is in a standard size 7 and my ring size is 4.5. They said in order to size the ring they would have to make the ring a little bit of an oblong shape instead of completely round. Has anyone else had to do that or heard of any problems happening from doing that? We are going to keep looking in case we can’t end up getting that ring, but I really do like it. Thanks for your help!
Post # 4
I just had my ring sized from a 7 to a 6 and it’s definately a little more “egg” shaped. I’m pretty sure I’m the only person that would notice though,Fiance noticed but only because I was like “look at my ring!” and then he calmed me down and explained to me why it was that way haha.
You certainly won’t notice when it’s on your finger. Just make sure you’re choosing the ring because you love it and not because it’s on sale, also add the price of sizing it down several sizes.
Post # 5
I’m not sure I understand exactly what they mean about having to make the ring oblong when they size it down. I assume they’re referring to the actual band portion and that it will not fit properly all the way around your finger?
Regardless of what they would have to do with the ring to size it that small for you, from what you’ve described, it doesn’t sound like the best idea to me. I’m thinking that you probably ought to keep looking to find something similar elsewhere. I know the idea of getting a very good price is very attractive, but, with so many bees desiring to change or upgrade their stones and settings, I think it makes most sense for you to see exactly what you’re getting before you purchase it.
There are some expert ring bees, such as RayKay, who may be able to weigh in with better advice for you, but, I’m thinking you may want to pass on this opportunity for this particular ring.
Post # 6
Congrats on starting your search. Have you asked why they need to do it that way? It may be due to the fact that it’s got the diamonds down the side. Resizing by that much can make the settings weak and you could lose diamonds. See if they can remove some diamonds as they resize so you can get a circular ring. Of course, ask to keep them so you can sell them or use them for other jewelry, depending on their size. Keep looking though, you may find something you love that requires less fuss.
Post # 7
I figure I’d add in that mine had to be done that way because the top 1/2 of the ring has stones on it & they didn’t want to have to reset them, so they took it out of the bottom. I’m not too concerned about it since it’ll have to be soldered eventually.
Post # 8
that is a big size difference. i would say not to get it because it will look different once it’s resized down so much.
also, the integrity of the side diamonds could be compromised. think of an ice cube tray. when you bend it back more the cubes pop out. same idea.
keep looking! there will always be sales and clearances to be had everywhere. you’ve just started looking. ENJOY IT!!! it’s so much fun!
Post # 9
I don’t think it’s a good idea to down size the ring that much especially it’s pave setting I believe. It will compromis integrity of the band and they have to make sure that they really retight all the prongs on the band. it’s much better do remake it to fit your ring size.