(Closed) Can you resize sterling silver?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@xcarley:  Absolutely! Take it to a jeweler, not a “jewelry store.” I had a ring resized from 7 to 4.5 for $50. They have to keep it a few days to a week, but it comes out beautifully! I think the jewelry store was thinking if they had to use gold solder.. but that makes no sense. Go to a true jeweler.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Of course you can!  Who on earth told you that?  DH is a jeweler and will get a laugh out of that one.  They can apply a treatment to keep firescale (which is what I assume that person is referring to) at bay when they heat the metal. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Silver is a trickier metal to work with, and chain jewelry stores don’t do it (in my experience) because they generally don’t have a jeweler in store, and it’s not really worth their while to ship it out.. but try a private jewelry store or a private jewelry repair place, and you should have more luck 🙂

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

hmm, of course it can be… but yes, take it to a metalsmith, not a chain store. Even if the chain store can do it, it’ll more likely be a worse job for a higher price.

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