Post # 1
I just got engaged last week (hip hip hooray!) but my micropave engagement ring is 1.75 sizes too big (booo!). I visited my favorite local jeweler in hopes of finding a solution to make my ring fit better, but his suggestion was to return the ring and order one in my size. The problem? The ring was purchased while on vacation in the Caribbean, and the jewelers there said they’d resize it (the traditional ‘snip and solder’ way) for free but they will not reorder a custom setting. My local jeweler said to resize this band by almost two full sizes would almost surely ruin it. I am well aware of the risks of fooling with those teeny, tiny prongs and would love to find a solution that does not include me replacing lost diamonds every other week!
Have any of you ever resized a pave ring to this extent? Is there a way for a jeweler to resize my ring by adding gold to the interior of the band? Are there any other possible solutions?
I’ve been wearing the ring on my thumb much of the time to be sure I don’t lose it. Not a great look.
Post # 3
I’m not a jeweller, but maybe you could do as you suggested and mold an insert on the inside of the ring that would fit your finger properly…but two sizes too big probably doesn’t look proportional on your finger – so what about buying a new micro-pave band and have your centre stone (if you have one) set into it? It may seem like a lot of money, but could be totally worth it to have a ring that fits you properly and looks amazing!
Oh – and can you post a picture? I’d love to see what it looks like! I LOVE micro-pave.
Post # 4
Congrats on your engagement!
I wonder if a jeweler would be willing to remake the band in the right size with the existing stones? Might be pricey, time-wise, but at least you wouldn’t be starting from absolute scratch.
In the mean time they make those spacer things that look like short, thick plastic straws (you can usually find them at Claire’s and the like) so you could at least wear it on your ring finger instead of your thumb!
Post # 5
@robotpolkadot: i did! but my ring is not a full eternity so i think it may have been a little easier – the band i purchased was being discontinued. i got a great deal on it and i bought the exact one i tried on, problem was it was a size 5.5 – i wear a 4 – they told me that resizing is more difficult on these types of bands but it can be done, it will just be more oval shaped because they can only resize from underneath (hope that makes sense) and it is a little bit oval shaped but you cant tell on my finger or next to my ering. – i also had to have my ering taken down 1 size – no problems there so 1.5 shouldnt be so bad.
Post # 6
I have no experience, but just wanted to say the only reason that I clicked on this post was because I thought it said “microwave” instead of micropave, and I was intrigued! 🙂
Post # 7
If I were you, I’d get it sized down 1 size, then add a horse-shoe spring to the inside of the ring. My spring makes my ring .5-.75 size smaller. Good luck!
Post # 8
@thirdtimebride: yeah that’s my suggestion too…just have ajeweler do this:
melt down the ring and use all your existing stones and metal…and form the same ring again but in ur size….We’ll do that when I upgrade my centerstone because it is a halo.
Post # 9
I did pretty much the same thing as @totheislnds. My ring was a size 8, and I wear a 5.25!! Understandably, the jewelr was really worried about compromising the setting by having to make it SO much smaller, so he took it in from the bottom only. (The micropave diamonds in the band of my e-ring go about halfway around.) Yes, it’s pretty oval when it’s off my finger, but when it’s on you can’t tell at all.
Post # 10
Thank you so much, everyone! You’re all so helpful. I’m so glad you weren’t all convinced that I’m doomed. I’m going to another jeweler this week to get it all sorted out (hopefully). Love your suggestions!
@MrsSl82be: Haha! That’s pretty ridiculous and awesome. 🙂
Post # 11
1.75 sizes is nothing! I’m sure you got it done fine. I had mine resized from a 6 to a 3.5. It’s very slightly oval so they the diamonds on the band didn’t pop out, but not are all noticable when I wear it and very comfy. If mine can bend that much, I’m sure yours did just fine 😉 I think most jewellers can do at least 2 sizes no problem.
Post # 12
I had mine (micropave on either size of center stone, only about halfway around band) resized and picked it up yesterday. Tonight I noticed that one stone is gone! It appartently fell out sometime this evening because earlier today I was showing it to my mom and it was all there. I looked all over with a flashlight but didn’t find it–it is VERY VERY small, after all. My ring was sized down from a size 7 to a size 5, and they made it ovaled so as not to disturb the pave. Apparently one of the stones right at the bottom of the row was loose, even though they supposedly checked all the settings before giving it back to me.
Not thrilled about having to return to the store tomorrow to get the stone replaced, but fortunately I have the lifetime warranty and they will replace for free. I am hoping this is a one-time issue, and I will make sure to ask them to AGAIN double-check all the stones and settings.