Devastated…. can my ring be resized?

posted 4 months ago in Rings
Post # 3
6442 posts
Bee Keeper

It could definitely be resized.  As long as the stones aren’t all the way around the band there is room for them to cut metal out and resolder it back together like it wasn’t sized at all.

Post # 4
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Sometimes sizing pave bands weakens the setting and you could lose small stones down the line… I would check with a jeweler.

Post # 5
329 posts
Helper bee

It can be sized to fit you – talk to a jeweller to determine the best option. As a PP described, the band can be cut & resoldered; if this poses risk to the integrity of the ring, then sizing beads can be used. (Sizing beads : small balls of metal (usually same as ring) soldered to the inside of the ring, making it smaller.

It’s a simple problem to solve – don’t worry, Bee!

Post # 6
901 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

Yes it should be able to be resized. But I resizes mine a 1/2 size down and then when I got my bad I had to go back up. The band makes it fit more snug. I would use spacer beads until you get your wedding band. 

Post # 7
8549 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

utb1992 :  that sounds like it could be done. Ask the shop it was bought from 🙂 

Post # 8
812 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

I had my platinum ering resized from a US 4.5 (~ UK I) to a 3.5 (~ UK G) without an issue. I have a plain band though, so I didn’t need to worry about the integrity of any pave or side stones.

Is the ring at risk of falling off currently? It doesn’t look overly loose in the photos, but only you know how it feels in relation to the knuckle.

It should fit more snugly with the wedding band, so in the meantime I agree with PP about checking with a jeweler to see if they recommend sizing beads.

Post # 9
5532 posts
Bee Keeper

Before you move forward with something permanent why don’t you try beads first? just google ring snuggies.

Post # 10
6445 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I’d use sizing beads, at the very least until you know how your wedding band its with it. Two bands will fit more snugly than one, and I wouldn’t want to jeopardize the structural integrity of the ring now, only to have to size up and find out you shouldn’t have done it later.

Post # 11
2646 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

utb1992 :  it looks like it fits good. I say sleep with it on and see if you dont feel differently about the size when you wake up, fingers are usually a bit swollen in the mornings, you may realize it woukd be uncomfortable at times if it were smaller. If not tnere are always sizing balls

Post # 12
1254 posts
Bumble bee

Devastated? Come on, bee. It’s a ring. Let’s savs devastation for other issues  

I’m sure it can be resized. I’m a U.K. size G so am used to getting all my rings resized smaller. I know other posters are saying to wait it out and see how the size feels, but it is summer and it’s likely to feel even looser in the winter. 

Post # 13
303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I just had the same worries as you did about my ring (not engagement). My jeweler says that beads are actually not for sizing but rather so that rings that are “top heavy” don’t turn as much. She also stated that sizing if it’s only 1/2 size is fine but that the integrity of the ring can be affected if it’s being sized by a lot. 

My original ring had to be resized 1/2 size and I had no issues whatsoever with the diamonds encrusted in the ring. I do want to mention tho that this is my second ring. I wasn’t thrilled with my original center stone and my jeweler (she is fantastic) had a brand new one made, in the correct size, instead of switching out my center stone. 

Anyway, all that to tell you that when I did my sizing I did not have any issues. Just use a reputable jeweler who will stand by his/her work. 

I’m attaching a pic to show you how many little stones I have in my ring. 

Good luck! 

Post # 15
4534 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

utb1992 :  my first post here was exactly the same as yours. My ring is also a round halo with diamonds going half way doen the band.

It can be done but you need to take it to a good jeweler who backs their work. You can end up easily loosening the side stones when resizing and they will just pop out easily at some point. If you don’t want to risk this happening with resizing you could have the jeweler solder on sizing beads on the inside. It’s only half a size too big so this could be a good option for you as it won’t cause issue with structural integrity and loose diamonds. 

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