(Closed) Getting my ring sized is turning into a FIASCO

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

How many sizes down is it going? I can undertsand that they would put a limit on how small it can be resized, as it can mess up the integrity of the setting and the prongs that hold in the stones, and then you’d be unhappy with the quality. But only if it was going from, say, a 8 to a 5.5.

Post # 4
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913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

If the ring has sidestones, depending on how they are set, it may not be possible to resize it safely. And so I don’t blame them for not honoring the warranty if someone else tries to do it. Have them size it down as far as they can and add sizing beads to get it to where you need it to be.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

That seems weird, but I would just have it sized down to a 5 & have sizing balls put in. Like other PPs mentioned, it might have something to do with compromising the setting.

Post # 6
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82 posts
Worker bee

This might be a naive suggestion, but is it possible to return the ring to the jeweler considering you can’t use the setting?

Or ask to get the diamond reset in a different setting?

Post # 7
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1352 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Reign14:  This happened to me, just like GoldfishPie said, they can only size it down so far without ruining the integrity of the setting.  I was pissed at first but what can you do… so we had to get a new setting, but I upgraded my setting a smidge (used all my same stones) so I was okay with it 🙂 LOL

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Yes, what size is it now?

 

Depending on the setting, the jeweler may not want to risk compromising the setting.
 

Is your actual finger size a 5.5? Do not forget that when you add a wedding band (or multiple bands) rings fit snugger, and they usually also fit snugger during summer and with other swelling. My ring size is a 5.25-5.5 and I wear rings that are a 6.25-6.5 since I like to stack and I hate, hate, hate wearing snug rings!

What about getting a 6 and getting sizing balls or a horseshoe sizer.

Post # 10
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1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@Reign14:  Yeah, then in that case a whole 2.5 sizes smaller is quite a significant amount of metal gone from the ring. If you bought it from a chain (you mentioned talking to a lady on the phone) then I would do what hwatermelon suggested and see if you can return the whole thing, and order it in the correct size.

Post # 11
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220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

i had a problem getting my ring resized, the shop didnt make my ring in the size i needed, so the plan was to order the biggest size they had and then have it resized to make it my size.

my engagement was a surprise, and my Fiance went to the shop to order my ring. they said they wouldnt order and resize my ring til they knew i had accepted. so Fiance reluctently took the display ring. 2 days after the proposal we went back to the shop together and sent it to be resized.

i got a phone call a week later to go and collect the ring, but the ring they had ordered was the wrong one.

sent it back and got another phone call a week later, went to the shop and again it was the wrong ring.

turns out they had sold the ring under the wrong product code and charged my Fiance more for the ring than the sale value of the ring.

massive ball ache.

fingers crossed youll have your ring soon. i dont think jewellers get it that is such an important piece of jewellry. keep smiling, itll look even more beautiful than what you remembered it when its finally on your finger.

Post # 12
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65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

What is the reason they will not size it to you? Some rings can only be sized to a certain size.  Mine can only go to a 5.   They did say they couls square the back off to help with the ring rotating around

Post # 15
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913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Reign14:  Ordering a ring in a 5.5 in the first place is different from ordering it in a 7 and having it sized down.

When you order a ring in a certain size, it is actually cast in that size. It’s not like they make all the rings in the same size and then size them up or down as people order them.

Even if half the band is solid with no diamonds, when they size the ring down they have to remove metal and then change the curvature of the entire ring to get it back to round–even the diamond portion of the band. So depending on how the diamonds are set, bending the band too much (with a significant resizing) can cause diamonds to pop out or become loose in their settings.

It sounds like this was just a miscommunication, they are making it right so try not to let it sour your engagement!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@Reign14:  Oops sorry. I can’t math 🙁 I hope your ring gets fixed!

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