(Closed) can you resize a hammered ring?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2016 - Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Probably not, it messes up the design.  Is it a gold ring?  The jewelry store will probably have to special order it.

Post # 3
17 posts

Sorry to ask, but what’s a hammered ring?

Oh, never mind, I just googled it. I think resizing it would ruin the pattern but there are these little inserts you can put inside of the ring to make it a tighter fit around your finger.

Post # 4
1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

lgbalfa :  Assuming you are talking about silver, gold, platinum, palladium — If the pattern is a random hammering, then yes. They will cut the ring, remove metal, and then re-apply the finish. If the pattern is quite regular/linear – it may or may not be possible to make the pattern exact. But, a good jeweler can certainly do this. A hammered finish is on the easiest finishes to apply.  If the ring is titanium, cobolt or another harder metal — they often can’t be re-sized at all.

Post # 5
1815 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

As glitterysala said, it will depend on the pattern. If it’s just a random pattern then it’s very easy. The jeweler cuts out a small piece of metal, solders it together, and hammers a pattern over the solder joint. The joint itself is hair thin, so an experienced jeweler should be able to cover up a solder on most patterns. 

Sizing up would be easier. There is a ring stretcher that thins out the metal and makes the ring a bit larger. Then no solder joint is needed. 

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