Post # 1
I have my eye on an eternity band but it only comes in size 8.
The price is amazing and I don’t want to pass it up.
However, I wear size 9.
Do you think if we get this eternity band that a jeweler could chop off part of it, replace it with gold and make it into a 3/4 eternity band that would be a size larger for me?
Or even a half size larger?
It doesn’t matter to me whether it’s a 3/4 or full eternity band, I just am interested in the ring.
I would love to hear any input you have …. thanks!!
Post # 3
Hmm, I don’t know about eternity bands, but usually jewelers have tricks and can add extra gold to increase ring sizes. But you might want to check with whatever jeweler you would be using first before buying your band!
Post # 4
It largely depends on how the stones on the eternity band are set. Are they channel set? Do they have their own prongs? Having their own is relatively easier for the jeweler, since the prongs can be individually positioned.
Having said that, even if a jeweler would agree to do it, I don’t think it’s worth the risk. Sizing 3/4 eternity bands are hard enough (many won’t do it), and there’s a strong possibility that the stones will become loosened from the sizing up. It’s still changing the shape of the ring when you size up. Add to that the chopping off part of the ring and adding gold… I’d hate to go through all that trouble (and money spent on the jeweler’s labor and gold) just to find out that you have a ring that’s prone to losing stones.
If it was only a half or quarter size too small, I’d suggest asking the jeweler to bore out the inside of the ring to make it larger that way, but a full size is too much.
Post # 5
Eternity Rings are funny things… unlike other rings they don’t tend to lend themselves well to modification.
If you have found a ring you love, and it doesn’t come in your size…
Why not just keep looking… till you find one that you LOVE and comes in your size
OR… think about having one custom made the way you want it to be
Custom isn’t as expensive as people imagine… and in this case if you are going to be open to a 1/2 or 3/4 Eternity Band, then that is going to free up some “diamond money” (I assume you are looking at Diamonds) vs a Full Eternity. Money that could be put into more gold (size 9) and custom design.
PLUS there is the added bonus of you can choose the quality of the diamonds… either going up or down in quality, which also will put you more in control of the price.
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I myself have a 1/2 Carat (albeit that is a guaranteed “range” ie 0.45 to 0.58 ctw) GIA Certified Canadian Diamond 14 Kt White Gold Half-Eternity Channel Set 3 mm Band with 10 Round Brilliant Diamonds (in my case each approx 0.055 carats) of a Very Good Cut, F Colour, I Clarity.
And I love it.
I went with the Channel Set cause it matches my ERing… but I also find it to be low maintenance vs a prong setting… and it is smooth so it doesn’t pinch or bother my next door fingers (prongs can be a pain). And cause it is a 1/2 Eternity it shows up as a full row of Diamonds but has none on the underside (a 3/4 Eternity would do the same)… and also means that the underside is plain gold… which IMO is good cause any Diamonds on the bottom would certainly take a beating otherwise. Lol, and WHY pay for a bunch of pretty diamonds that no one gets to see… better to put that money into having better quality ones up top IMO
Anyway… here she be… sitting pretty next to my ERing
Hope this helps,
Post # 6
@This Time Round:
Thank you for talking me down.
You’re right, it isn’t worth it! I need to keep looking.
FWIW the ring I was looking at is a pave setting.
I think I’m about ready to throw in the towel and stop shopping around for a while.
Ring shopping puts me into a tizzy and as soon as I find something I like, I become obsessed with it… until I find the next thing that I like.
Post # 7
@BelliniChic: i would be a bit worried about sizing a pave setting that much. pave settings lose stones all of the time and adjusting it that much will definitely make the ring itself lose its integrity and strength. i would seriously be afraid of losing most of the stones. if it was a different setting, you could possibly get away with it (with a very good and confident jeweller) but with the pave setting, i would keep looking.
Post # 8
To @BelliniChic: Lol, no problem.
I probably did you a favour… Pavé rings don’t stand up so well in the long run… I wouldn’t want one, especially not for an ERing or WBand.
Here is some good news…
Ring Shopping is like everything else in the “Wedding World”… you’ll know it when you find the right one.
Took me 6 Weeks to find My ERing, I was going crazy… but in the end, worth every second it took to get there.
And so it will be for you too.
Post # 9
@This Time Round:
Darling Husband isn’t crazy about paves for that very reason. And I do love the prong settings in my e-ring and wedding band. I’m just strangely attracted to pave rings all of a sudden!
I think I’m going to relax and let the ring come to me and get off of all of these stores’ websites. Like you said, I’ll know it when I see it.