(Closed) Paying more for smaller ring – typical?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d see what they quote you for the re-size as and also see what a local jewler would charge – it’s probably cheaper. 

Post # 4
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

That seems very odd.  I too have very small fingers, 3.75. We had my ring sized twice actually at absolutely no cost.  We watched the guy do it in front of us and it seemed like a fairly painless and speedy process.

Maybe look for independent jewelry stores that are more willing to work with you and waive some costs to make a sale.

Post # 5
3886 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Sometimes the rings are already made in the more common sizes, and your smaller size is a custom job. Also some are made using molds in the more common sizes and the custom sizes are made by hand. Finally, a smaller size ring may require smaller stones to be sourced so that’s also a custom job, or a cut-down of the existing stone (more labor).

Post # 6
891 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hmmm, that’s interesting. My ring was actually less money for my small finger because they had to take out 4 of the pave diamonds.

Post # 7
4714 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

You would think…less metal less money but whatever they can do to make a buck they will do lol

Post # 8
2009 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@fishbone:  “Sometimes the rings are already made in the more common sizes, and your smaller size is a custom job”


Post # 9
2981 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I guess it’s kind of the same thing with panties- why am I paying more for a g-string than I am for a pair of white cotton grannies?

Seriously, tho, I’m a size 4 and get super annoyed when I get slammed with a resizing fee to accomodate my finger. But Fishbone’s right. A lot of times making an uncommonly small size is often a custom job requiring more time and labor. Just check around. I purchased a few rings from online vendors that sized me down at no additional cost.

Post # 10
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Typically if you buy a lifetime warranty they will size it as many times to any size at no charge. I mean atleast from what I know from the jewelers we have been to and where we got mine.  I dont have tiny fingers but I could totally understand your frustration . that sounds so dumb. 

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