Post # 1
My SO and I were all set to buy a ring last night, but it turned out the one we wanted was on clearance and could not be resized through the store, which makes the extended warranty not available. They said we could buy the sample at t discount and have it resized at another jeweler, but I’m not sure if this risks the channel set stones falling out? It needs to be sized down from a 7 to 4.5.
Post # 3
Don’t do it! It can be done but can cause so many different issues. It can make the channel setting very lose. My mom has been a jeweler for all of my life. She says that regardless of the type no one should get their wedding ring/band sized if it has stones. They should order or buy it in their size to start because it makes the ring lose its integrity.
Post # 4
Eeek! That is a huge size difference. I haven’t done it personally, but someone I know did resize from I think it was a 6 or 7 to 4.5, with a pave band. Two stones popped out that same night she got it back.
Post # 5
Thanks for the replies. I talked to some local jewelers and they would “try” to do it, but with no guarantee, which…for something I want to wear for the rest of my life, doesn’t quite cut it. Sad. I guess we’ll have to keep looking.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
I had my channel e-ring sized UP – from a 6 to an 8. It had no problems, but they just thinned out the platinum band and I had no trouble with the stones. But going down seems a lot riskier – I would definitely make sure you ask a good few different jewelers. Sizing channel bands is a real pain! Good luck. 🙂