(Closed) Where to get a ring resized?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I would think that any local jeweler or nearby chain jewelry store would be able to resize a ring. It might still take at least a few days, but at least you wouldn’t have to pay shipping. From what I understand, most jewelers will resize rings that they didn’t sell. I’d just call around and ask.

Post # 4
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459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I bought my ring online, and brought it to a local jeweler to be resized. I also only needed a very small size change, but my local jeweler did charge about $75 for the resizing. So you might want to ask the local jeweler about resizing price before deciding if you want to send it back to the company you bought it from or not. I’m not sure if the place I went to charged so much for resizing because I live in an expensive city, because my ring is palladium, or because I just picked the wrong place!

Post # 5
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1001 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Any local jeweler can do it, and it won’t be expensive.  I’m having both my wedding and engagement rings resized down 1/4th size and soldered together, and they charged me $75. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Any jewelry store will do it for you.  Most have onsite shops so it won’t take more than a few hours.  I had mine resized last weekend (1/4 a size)  The resizing took maybe 10 minutes tops.  But then another technician had to reset almost all the pave stones on the setting, (my ring has like 70 pave stones).  That process took much longer.

Post # 8
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6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

My advice: do some shopping around. Hopefully being such a small adjustment won’t mean they need to do too much work on your ring, but it depends on the band.

Post # 9
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1001 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I dropped my ring off on Saturday, and it’s due to be completed on 10/11.  Mine is pave, too.  This is the second time I’ve had it sized since it was too big the first time.

Post # 11
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1001 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

They’ll check all that before they send you home with the ring.  One thing you might want to think about is if you purchased a warranty, or if your ring comes with one.  Taking it to another jeweler for work may void your warranty.

Post # 13
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459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Might as well get some quotes, then! Most local jewelers will resize rings for a fee even if you did not buy it there. I had to call around to a few places before I found one that worked with palladium, but any jeweler should do platinum.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

@KatNYC2011:  no need to worry.  with pave stone rings it’s part of their procedure to check that each stone is firmly set after resizing.  We were told that any time you resize stones will come loose and will always have to be reset, (not all but many).

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@KatNYC2011: I’m going through the same exact thing right now! my ring is from blue nile, and while the process sounds very easy (and free) i’m having a hard time biting the bullet and paying the shipping costs to send it away, even though they’ll ship it back to me from free.  But I kind of feel that it would be just as expensive to go somewhere in NYC and have no clue where to go!  Let me know what you end up doing 🙂

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