(Closed) Channel set for size 4-4.5 ring fingers–SHOULD NOT BE sized down?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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634 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My wedding band is channel set and size 4.5.  I don’t know why the jewelers would say that. What stone shape were you looking at?

 

Post # 4
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634 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@heavenslight:  I forgot to add that my ring is a half eternity band.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I think maybe your jeweler was referring to resizing? I had to resize my ring (pave, not channel) from 4.5 down to a 4 and the jeweler was concerned about the diamonds falling out. If you purchase a ring in your actual size though, I don’t see why it would be an issue!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@heavenslight:  There is nothing wrong with having a size 4 finger and a channel set ring. “Losing the integrety and security of the stones” depends on how much smaller it actually needs to be. If it’s only a little bit or even a couple sizes then it’s not an issue. In most cases when you size a ring, larger or smaller, stones will become loose & sometimes settings are altered, but they can, and always SHOULD be, reset (if needed) and tightened (always!). Having the ring made up in your actual size is usually better, but not always needed (of course depending on the type ring, and how much it would have to be sized).

Do you currently have a ring or are you looking into getting one? If you’re looking into getting one, and this truly bothers you, then I would just ask the jeweler to order the ring from their manufacturer in your particular size.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’ve got a channel set ring & will shortly have the matching band as well. I’ve had the ring resized 3x already (originally a 6, we resized to 5.5 but they did a horrible job, so we resized elsewhere to a 5.25 and they left kinks in the back, so we then got it sized to 5 at a much better jeweler) and need to get it made even smaller again. Long story, but we had some bad jewelers the first few times. The new jeweler we found custom makes his stuff and has been in the area for 30+ years. I asked him about this specifically and he said it didn’t matter- but my ring is not an eternity either, it’s just under half I suppose. I think you should be find- just make sure you have a reputable jeweler that knows what they’re doing and they should check all of that before returning it to you anyway.  Here’s a pic of my channel set with round stones & emerald cut center:

 

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I think he means sizing down, which is typically done from the standard size 7.  You should never size down more than two sizes or yes, the stones have a possibility of falling out.   You can order the ring in your exact size or you can order a 5 and have it sized down.  I wear a 4.5 or 4.75 and have had this issue with a channel set band.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have a channel set half eternity band that’s a size 3.5. I never heard anything about diamonds falling out of small size rings. I think maybe you should go to a different jeweler

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@heavenslight:  I have two channel set bands. I have a small 3.5 ring size. The jeweler had to special order them for me. So far I haven’t had any problems and its been quite a few months since I had them. Just have the jeweler special order your size. Seeing that I have kids hands had to do that a few times. 

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee

@heavenslight:  Only with rings sized down from the standard size 7.  If you order closer to your size, or ideally IN your size, then you won’t have a problem.  You shouldn’t ever size down a ring more than two sizes.

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