Resizing a pave band?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

 I would not size that band- I would have it remade. Pave is really sensitive and if someone sizes it and all the stones fall out you will void whatever manufacturer warrantee might have existed.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@lastlastfirst:  I definitely wouldn’t resize that band, especially not 1.5 sizes.  

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I also wouldn’t resize.  It doesn’t matter that the diamonds don’t go all the way around, it will still compromise the integrity of the prongs when resizing. 

 

I have a micropave set and I had issues when I first got my ring (made in my size), so the thought of resizing scares me.

Post # 7
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716 posts
Busy bee

Resizing more than a size may change the curve of the ring, which could affect with the integrity of the setting.  In pave, there is such little gold holding the diamonds so it can be sensitive.  

Maybe go with the store ring in your size and avoid possible hassle and headache of repairs on the online ring.

Post # 10
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1599 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@lastlastfirst:  I do not have a pave band but I worked in large scale jewelry manufacturing and we would not size pave more than .25 of a size. We would always remake the rings if it were more than that. We would not service rings which were not sized by us 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Pave bands are really difficult to resize. Typically once a pave band is resized the diamonds will fall out much easier. I would recommend returning it and looking around for a similar band or inquiring with other companies to see if they can make it for you (for less than the original jewelry store).

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My jeweler told me they are willing to resize pave rings one full size from their original size.  Will it fit you in a size six?

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

I would not resize.  My e-ring has a pave split shank, and I had to have it resized. Within a year I lost a stone (there are only 8).  

You could inquire about having little balls soldered inside the band to make it snug until you can afford to have it rebuilt, but resizing that is a recipe for losing stones constantly.

Post # 16
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271 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I have a micropave engagement ring with 3 rows of tiny diamonds. I am usually a size 9 so I told FI to get it sized to a 9.5 just to be safe, well he proposed and the ring didn’t fit (I guess my fingers were really swollen last summer cause since the beginning of the year It has been falling off cause its so big!) . We had it sized up to a 10 and the jeweler said he was a little concerned because of the micropave, but he would make sure that he tightened every stone before he gave it to me. It’s been a year now and I have had no problems whatsoever. I brought it in to get cleaned a few weeks ago and he checked the diamonds and said they were in there pretty securely still. 

So I would say as long as the jeweler makes sure he tightens all the prongs you shouldn’t have a problem.

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