Will resizing ruin my ring?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
2894 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Michaelsgirrrl: is it possible to order it in an 8? I’m worried about the pave — my ring was sized at a 5, but turns out I’m really a 4 and the jewele recommended that we only resize to a 4.5 because the pave. 

Post # 3
2151 posts
Buzzing bee

Michaelsgirrrl:  Hi, I worked in fine jewelry for years. Typically resizing will not ruin the look of a ring unless you are resizing by more than two sizes. Going from a 7 to an 8 should no be a problem, if you were going from like a 5 to an 8 I would say don’t do it. Also, see how the back of the ring band doesn’t have a diamond design? This makes resizing easier because all they really need to do is add a little extra gold. Eternity bands are much more expensive to resize because you have to shift all the diamonds, add an additional pronged setting and add in more stones. 

I think you’ll be fine resizing this, just know that it will cost a little more because you’re going up a size instead of down (so you will probably have to pay for the little additional gold in the back). 

Post # 4
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Michaelsgirrrl:  I have no useful advice about resizing. Just want to say that’s a really pretty ring. I love the look of white and yellow gold together in the same ring. 

Post # 9
4911 posts
Honey bee

Michaelsgirrrl: Beautiful ring!! Congrats on finding your dream ring.

I agree with PPs that you shouldn’t have many problems with resizing this ring. Just make sure they check all the diamonds on the setting after it gets resized. That way, you can make sure none of them are loose. If nothing else, it will give you peace of mind.

My anniversary ring has a thicker band and stones on the setting, and I had it sized up from a 7 to 8.5. The jeweler sized it up by adding metal to it. (Platinum, in my case.) All the stones on the setting were fine. And the ring was just the same thickness as before they resized it, even at the back/bottom, which is where they added the metal.

On my original wedding band, I had it resized by stretching it. My jeweler recommended doing it this way because it’s an eternity style, with a design all the way around the ring. They stretched it about half a size, and it doesn’t look any different. The thickness is still the same, and even the engraving inside the band looks just like it did before they stretched it. But I think they can only stretch a ring so far before the shape or appearance of the metal changes.

On the other hand, DH purchased an anniversary band for me earlier this year. We got it through a second-hand jewelry shop, and they offered to resize it for me. I am pretty sure they sized it up a whole size by stretching it, because the band part now looks very oval-shaped. And some of the marks inside the ring are now gone. I wasn’t very happy about it, but it doesn’t matter much in the end. I plan on having the stones in that band reset one of these days. Until then, I’m the only one who knows how oval-shaped the band is — ha, ha!

Post # 10
2151 posts
Buzzing bee

Michaelsgirrrl:  Hey, yes you can have them add more gold so that it does not become too thin. However, I would take it to a reputable jeweler in your area (not the walmart jewelers). An independent jewler will be more willing to work with you, and will probably give you a better result. Even if you go with stretching though, I think it would be ok. From the photo it doesn’t look like the back of the band is all that thin. 

Post # 11
1878 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

My  ring  isn’t as detailed, but it has the pave diamonds. And I second the going to a reputable jeweI think my ring was was originally a 7 and was sized down to a 4.25. 

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by  MrsWoods47.
Post # 12
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

That’s a beautiful ring OP, I don’t resizing would hurt the ring. You would just need to pay up for the extra gold to make it bigger. You might see a slight line where the gold is added, but if they do a good job at buffing it, it should be visible. I know this because I had my promise ring cut to be smaller (size 6 to 4.5) and there was a slight line, but that ring was much less expensive than an engagement ring…

Post # 13
653 posts
Busy bee

I resized my verragio from a 6.5-7 and wish I hadnt. They made the underneath part a little thinner and now it’s a little off from the size of the wedding band.

Post # 14
2782 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Michaelsgirrrl:  Sizing up is safer with pave then sizing down.  Yes, it will usually make the bottom part a little thinner- which you can eventually get replaced.  

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