Post # 1
I had originally gotten my ring and wanted to wait to resize it in the summer, when I know heat will cause my hands to swell. Unfortunately, the ring is so loose it’s spinning and almost comes off when I take off gloves – so time to do something before I lose it.
Would you let someone add sizing balls “same day while you wait”? I travel a LOT for work, so it’s hard to drop the ring off and come back in 10 days or send the ring out and guarantee I will be in the same place when it’s done. FI can do it for me since he is stable location-wise, but then I’d have to ship it to him and him to me… A lot of extra, unneccessary mailing time.
I found a place in NYC which can add the sizing beads same day, while I wait. It’s in the jewelry district with 4 1/2 stars on Yelp. To me, it sounds like a great place to get it done. FI thinks that is a terrible idea and my ring should not have any work done “while I wait”.
Is he right? Should it really take more than an hour to add sizing beads to a ring?
Post # 2
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
My jeweler does all work while I wait. He sets stones and resizes while I wait. The plus side to this is that my ring never leaves my sight and I know that the jeweler has nothing to hide.
Post # 3
I’m not really sure where the controversy is. Sizing a ring isn’t a big deal, adding sizing balls is even less of a deal. They do this hundreds of times a week, which is generally why people need to wait. I don’t think waiting 10 days to have sizing balls put in vs. an hour would be any contrast in quality.
Post # 4
I never send my rings off for anything. My jeweler does everything in less than an hour, which makes it clear to me that nothing takes more than an hour…so why would anyone need ten days to do anything?
Post # 5
I absolutely would let a jeweler size my rings while I wait!
Post # 6
I recently got my engagement ring resized and it was done in a few hours. If the ability to do it right in the shop, it doesn’t take long.
Post # 7
I make jewelry and can say the soldering process is like… 30 seconds? MaYbe 1.5 minutes with set up? And another 2 minutes to clean up… So max 5 minutes? Other places you’re just waiting for your turn I bet- the work takes no time so if the reviews are fine go for it.
I got my ring resized and picked it up in 2 hours (didnt wait) but you get the picture.
Post # 8
- Wedding: An amazing castle. August 2015
I got my ring sized up while I waited. Unfortunately due to it needing polished after I had to leave it for a few days (they didn’t have time to do that part) but there’s no way I’d be sending my ring through the post if it’s not necessary. Much greater risk of something happening to it than it being in a jewellers for an hour.
Post # 9
Consultette: The only reason you would ever need to wait would be if the jeweller is busy, or if it’s a more complicated job (eg going down loads of sizes with diamond shoulders). I’ve had mine resized while I waited (took all of 5 minutes), and I’ve also dropped my OHs ring off and returned later that day (they were busy and they could only do it while I waited if I went at an awkward time).
Post # 10
I had my ring sized while i waited. I was just too excited to not!
Post # 11
one time I had to leave my rings over night but that’s because they were crazy busy. I had a diamond reset and a both my rings sized and they called me within an hour to pick it up.
Post # 12
It’s not that complicated, I’ve had it done multiple times. Usually we go run errands or something.
Post # 13
I don’t see any problems. Why does your FI think that it’s a problem to get work done “while you wait”?
The reason they’re having you wait is because the job you want done doesn’t take too long to get done. You might have to wait for your turn, depending on when you come in and how busy things are, and then you’ll have to wait a little for the sizing beads to be put in. Then you get to walk out with your ring. In the other scenario, you’ll send the ring in, it will sit around for days until finally the sizing rings are put in and it gets sent back to you. Either way, quality shouldn’t be compromised. The work will take the same amount of time, whether you send it in or wait for it to get done, I think the difference is a matter of whether you want the ring to sit around for days at the jeweler’s or not.
I actually think it’s considerate that they’ll do this while you wait and not make you wait needlessly for days and then have to come back to get your ring or receive it in the mail. You’ll walk in and out with the ring, and I think that’s a good thing.
Another advantage is that there’s less time for the jeweler to do something funky with your ring. Not that I’m saying it would happen with this jeweler, but it has been known to happen with some jewelers and I’ve seen plenty of posts on WeddingBee to the effect of “my jeweler ruined my ring.” Additionally, I’ve also heard of jewelry getting stolen in the mail, while being mailed to and from a jeweler. It’s a real possibility and, if your ring has sentimental value, I would try to avoid it.
Post # 14
I don’t see the problem. Even if you send it out, it doesnt normally take 24+ hours. It will take the same amount of time to do the same work, only difference, you’re not physically there waiting and they are sending it back and forth.
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
Huh? What is wrong with waiting? I have always waited while my rings were sized.