(Closed) White gold/sizing?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

I just had m white gold wedding band resized and they were able to do it in 20 minutes no problems.  They have a gold smith in house though so that helps to speed up the process.  I also had my e-ring resized TWICE.  My e-ring has hand etched sides so it had to be sent to the original gold smith to be re-etched.  But no problems with either process.  The e-ring resizing came from the jeweler where DH bought the ring so the resizing was free both times.  My wedding band cost $20 to resize.  I’ve never heard of problems.

Post # 4
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266 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve had multiple white gold rings (with simple bands) re-sized with no issues at all. The longest I had to wait was 2 hours, and that was only because the guy who usually did the re-sizing had gone on his lunch break. And I believe the most I ever paid was $30 or so. There is no visible seam on any of the rings I had resized.

Sounds like you need to do some shopping around at other jewellers, because whoever you asked doesn’t sound like they’re telling you the truth. The only difference between standard yellow gold and white gold is that they add very small amounts of other elements to produce the desired color. It isn’t enough to really change anything else about the metal that would cause white to be harder to work with than yellow.

Now if you have a very fancy ring with carvings or stones along most of the band, that might be a different story. That would be harder to resize without damaging the design or making a visible seam, and would definately cost more and take longer.

Post # 5
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13101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’d look for a different jeweler – I think someone is trying to pull one over you as I’m almost positive there is no difference in sizing white gold and yellow gold.  You can also find places where they can do it on site and you’ll have your ring back in a couple of hours.

Unless your ring has lots of intricate details, engraving, etc in the metal – it should be a really simple process to get it resized.

Post # 6
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329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

It took about a week for mine to be resized (but from what I remember it was because they had a LOT of rings at the time and the person who did it had been gone on vacation). But they didn’t mention anything to me about any problems with resizing white gold. I have a very plain band and was going down a size…. so maybe that makes a different?

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