Post # 1
I got a half eternity band 14k white gold 1.5mm wide and 2mm thick online cheep, its one size too small. I took it to a local jeweler to have it checked (it is gold and diamonds lol so not a rip off), and was quoted $50 to have it sized up a size. I have never had anything sized so I wanted to ask around. I took it another and they looked at it and said $130! I asked why so much and was told “they cut and add gold not stretch what is there and to replate it”, I dont want it replated and she said that only took off $30. I called another and described the ring and explained what I wanted (no replating) and was told $15 to stretch it… ugh idk
Since it is rather thick I was planning to just have it stretched. I own rings that were sized this way and since it is only a size I was planning to just having it done this way.
I dont know if the $50 quote was to stretch or add gold and assumed it included plating. I’m just trying to figure out what is a reasonable price to get a band sized.
Post # 3
@NEAM2014: I don’t know, definitely not $100. BUT you should definitely get it replated after, otherwise it won’t look nice? Why don’t you want to get it replated? The bottom will be yellow if you don’t.
Post # 4
Free – bought at Shane Co. Free repairs, sizing and dipping/polishing for life.
Post # 5
I have a half eternity platinum wedding band. I was quoted $50 to size it down.
Post # 6
I’m a yellow gold person generaly and unplated white gold is still white but has a antique or patina look that I like. You can plate yellow gold and it will look like white gold but generaly white gold is gold mixed with other metals to make it a very light yellow then plated to be bright “white”.
Ok so $100 is crazy lol
Post # 7
Most jewellery stores will do it for free if you purchase the ring there. With that said, I purchased my wedding band from Costco and took it to both an independant jeweller and a chain jewellery store to see what both quoted to have it sized up. The independant jeweller said he would do it for me on site but because they would have to add more gold and then re-dip it/plate it it was going to be around $120 CAD. Keep in mind that my ring is fairly thick as well. Then I took it to a chain store and they said they could do it but would have to send it out to be done, but would also add gold and re-dip the ring. They suggested it would take approximately 2 weeks and would cost $90 CAD (taxes in, no clue about the taxes from the independant jeweller). Given that we aren’t getting married until March and it was the end of January that I took it in, I was in no rush so I decided to save some money and go with the chain jewellery store.
My ring took a little over a week to come in and it looks and fits great! So, I guess it all depends on how much you’re willing to pay and how quickly you need it. My advice is to look around though, and don’t be afraid to tell one store what another charged you in hopes that maybe they’ll lower their prices a bit. Good luck.