Post # 1
I sneakily tried in my weeding ring today (who doesnt. Really lol)
anyway I noticed that the bottom of the ring where it was resized is a lot thinner than the rest of the band. I realize that it was sized to fit my tiny finger , but I am worried about the Intgrity of the band itself when it’s worn everyday. It seems pretty strong , but I just don’t want it to wear down if that’s even a thing.
Anyone ever experience this? Anything I should do or should it be okay?
Post # 3
I think that is pretty normal. My channel set band is the same way.
Post # 4
The bottom of my band is also way thinner than the rest of the band. I think it still looks thick enough that I shouldn’t have any problems.
My mom’s band is also the same and she’s been wearing it for 25 years with no problem. If it’s covered by insurance and/or a warranty I probably wouldn’t worry too much.
Post # 6
@brooke25: i think it’s very common in a ring.
Post # 7
My band is tapered at the back! It’s hairloom (my great-grandmother wore it for about 65 years), and now I wear it every day!
It’s definitely sound.
Post # 8
@brooke25: Very normal. It should be just fine.
Post # 9
@brooke25: It might have been like that before you got it sized too! Very common in semi-eternity rings 🙂
Post # 10
Here’s what I’ve learned about this issue:
Many rings are designed with a thinner back so they are more comfortable.
Some rings get very thin after resizing because they cut out some gold and stretch the remaining gold. This sucks, because the bottom can get used up from everyday wear.
Some jewelers never stretch the gold and simply add gold when resizng. You can also specifically ask for jewelers to resize your ring this way, which is a higher quality service.
If the bottom of a ring gets so used up the ring can break, you can pay for them to cut out the metal and resolder another thicker piece of metal. It’s called soldering a half shank to a ring. I’ve had a shank soldered to my ring and the result was perfect! Otherwise, ALL my other rings have a thinner back, like the rose gold band in this pic:
As yourself, I’ve gotten rings back from sizing (7 to 4.75) and the back was just ridiculously thin. Now I ask for a better job from my jewerlers 😉 When I had my wedding rings custom-made, I asked that the thickness be uniform and they did a perfect job. These rings were custom-made to my size, so never “resized”
Hope this helps!
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House
To echo PPs – my half-eternity band is the same 🙂
Post # 12
Oh great! 🙂
Thanks for your input everyone!! I don’t know much about rings and whats normal for this kinda thing so I kinda freaked for a second.
I appreciate it!! Can’t wait to wear my ring for reals 🙂
Post # 13
Totally does help!
I’ll definitley keep that tip in mind next time I get anything resized 🙂
Post # 14
Echoing what others have said already, it is pretty common.