(Closed) He bought the wrong size, now what?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

You can always have a local jeweler re-size the ring themselves in house. It will cost a little bit, but you should have it back within a day or two (sometimes even within hours).

Post # 3
644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: A restaurant on the beach

Get some sizing beads put in at a local jeweler. This way in the future if your ring size increases you can have the beads removed without altering the ring. 

Post # 4
1321 posts
Bumble bee

It depends where you live, but I had my ring resized in front of me in the diamond district in NYC. But we went shopping for the ring together and told him my size (we ordered second hand), so he knew what to re-size it to before he proposed. If I were you, and couldn’t find a place to do it in front of me while I waited, I’d probably just wait till you have time after the holidays. You’ll miss it, but it’ll come back evenutally in the same size 🙂

Just know that once you add a wedding band in the mix, both rings together will feel a little tighter. I suggest trying on the ring in its current size (once you get it of course) with a wedding band just to see the fit. You can buy cheap silver ones off of Berricle.

Post # 5
20 posts

I waited while they did it, it was like 30 minutes…  tops. and I wouldn’t say he was a dummy, I think he is smart for having it just a little bigger rather than to have it too small and not fit on your finger

Post # 6
900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

They have plastic insert things that will help it to fit, I’m not sure what they’re called.  You could use one of those until you have it resized.

Post # 7
10572 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I believe Jared sizes jewelry on site if you can’t find a locally owned jewelry store to do it the same day. If all else fails, get a pack of rubber ring snuggies from walmart for $3 until your ready to have it sized 

Post # 9
1191 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Find a local jewelry store that will resize on site.  It took less than a day for mine.  I did it the first time I had the chance which was a week or so after we got engaged.

Post # 10
37 posts
  • Wedding: October 2016

allibeebee:  Don’t worry too much, my ring was over a full size too big. I agree with the PPs either sizing beads or a local jeweler would work and you won’t have to spend too much time (if any) without it.  The jeweler that designed and made my ring re sized it in about 45 min. I have a plain shank though, it may vary based on your setting. 

Post # 11
2870 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Mine came from a name brand jewelry store. Took 3 weeks to resize.

Post # 12
5581 posts
Bee Keeper

He may be able to get it resized from where he purchased the ring [usually sizing is free upon purchase anyway]. 

Post # 13
6269 posts
Bee Keeper

Unless it’s a full eternity it’s not a problem. You’ll have it back on your finger quickly.  I think him going up a size is sensible. If youre hot your fingers will swell and he won’t be able to get it on if it was a tight fit.  Better it’s too big to start with rather than too small and you not be able to put it on your finger immediately after proposal.  Exciting!!

Post # 14
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

allibeebee:  My husband proposed with a size 7 ring (he grabbed one that I use for my middle finger to buy the e-ring!) we ended up resizing the ring several times since I didn’t know what size ring I wore (went all the way down to 4.5, ended up at 5).  Each time it took a couple days. The last time, we were driving out of state to get married and needed both rings resized half a size and back within a couple hours, and they were able to deliver.  For context, both my rings have pave diamonds on half, not all the way around, which may make a difference.

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Post # 15
544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Not sure

Mine is about a size too big… But I’m stuck in limbo because I have 45 pounds left to lose and if I resize it now, I’ll have to resize it again. It’s an antique. So, I have a ridiculous ring holding it in place! Lol! They have those plastic ring sizer things too. If you know, you want to wear the ring for a few days before someone else takes it away from you for a few days… Awaiting your “big proposal day”!!!!!! *fingers crossed. 

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