Post # 1
I was planning on getting an eternity band but I just found out this weekend that they cannot be resized. Is this true? It wouldn’t really matter to me except the fact that my sister in law said that she had to get her rings resized after having her baby because her fingers got bigger. Do you think I should still go with an eternity ring and chance it? For those of you who bought an eternity ring, is this a concern for you??
Post # 3
I don’t know if they can be resized, but you can always buy yourself a new ring for when you get pregnant! You will deserve it! 😉
Post # 4
As far as I know, it’s true that you can’t resize an eternity band. I got a half-eternity band for this very reason (also cost). You can also get eternity rings that have only a very short strip of metal in the back as well, much less than half, in case you need to resize it someday.
Post # 5
This is true. I’m getting an eternity band and I’m not worried about the fit. The jeweler told me to take it home and sleep in it. That your fingers swell up when you sleep just like they would when you got hot. So if it was okay when I woke-up then it would be okay in the summer months. Which is all I’m concerned with.
Post # 6
That’s a myth–they can be resized. I DO believe it’s easier to make it bigger than to make it smaller (which, if you’re worried about your fingers swelling when you’re pregnant, should be fine for you). To resize it, they just shave off metal on the inside of the ring. I”m sure there’s a way to make them smaller as well, although it might mean taking some of the diamonds out and reforming the band. But either way, it is possible!
Post # 7
I’m getting an eternity band, and am not too concerned with the resizing after pregnancy! Even more motivation to lose the baby weight!!
Post # 8
i have an eternity band and they changed the size for me. I went to a small jeweler that had both the e-ring and wedding band in the store (not a set, they definitely don’t match) and he just added a lil’ extra to make it work. It’s not channel set like that though. I can’t describe what it’s called so i’ll attach a picture (and if you know what this is called LET ME KNOW, i’ve been at a loss)
ETA: there is one spot, rather small, that you can tell that he added more gold (or removed a whole diamond, i honestly forget if it was too big or too small) – you can see that one of the links is a bit longer than the other. Unless you’re me, staring at it, you’d never be able to tell.
Post # 9
@melissa- not sure what that type of eternity band is called but I’m guessing since it has the metal in between that’s why it was easy to size. Pretty rings and photo 🙂
I guess to the original poster- It depends on what type of eternity band you get. When you pick it out ask the jeweler. I know that mine can not be resized without having to re-work the ring which was an expensive quote so why bother. It would be cheaper to buy a new one.
Post # 10
It definitely depends on the type of eternity band. In general, sizing an eternity smaller is difficult, but usually possible to some extent. However, going larger is not always possible without sacrificing the structural integrity of the ring, and therefore many jewelers will refuse this option. This is why many people choose to get a sizing bar (small strip of metal) in their eternity rings. If your jeweler has a good upgrade policy, another option is to just trade it in for a different size if you need to after having children or gaining weight, etc.
If you don’t want to do either of those things, it’s always a good idea to opt for a slightly bigger size for a full eternity band than your recommended ring size. It can spin its little heart out and you don’t have to worry because there are diamonds all over that blingy ring! 🙂
Post # 11
I got an eternity band, and the jeweler said I could have it resized if necessary. They didn’t say what would be involved in doing that, so it might involve adding/removing metal and/or diamonds, I’m not sure.
Post # 12
The ring I actually ended up with is a 7 stone ring (kind of new style I think) and each stone is big enough and my finger is small enough so there is actually only a small strip of metal in the back, it’s almost an eternity ring. I actually didn’t want an eternity ring as I am afraid of ‘banging’ out the diamonds on the inside and though the 7 stone was more comfortable.
Post # 13
I love 7 stone bands! I was actually going to suggest that as well because it’s (I think) more comfortable than eternity bands…mine look like this:
Post # 14
I managed to have my shared prong eternity ring resized smaller by my local jeweler by taking out 2 diamonds off the band. I was initially concerned that the integrity of the ring will be compromised and stones would fall out, but my jeweller tightened all the prongs to secure he stones. So far, it’s been perfect!
Post # 15
I have an eternity band. My jeweler just orders a larger/smaller size of the same ring if you need it then swaps it out free of charge. But I don’t know if most do that. Also, my fingers did get bigger while I was pregnant (both times), but once I lost the baby weight they were back to normal. So as long as you lose your baby weight I doubt your fingers will stay larger.
Post # 16
@Melissabegins: It’s called a floating diamond eternity band. Some refer to it as a shared prong eternity band.