(Closed) Really upset – What do I do with an engagement I can’t wear?!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m a little bit confused… I’ve never heard that you can’t resize a ring to any size. What size is the ring you have now? What is your new ring size after you lost all of that weight?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would go to a smaller jeweler who actually creates jewelry and talk to them. I don;t see any reason why it can;t be melted and recreated.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Can you put sizers in it? Like the little balls I see lots of bees have around here? I’ve never used those myself so I don’t know how many sizes smaller it can make it.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It’s a beautiful ring….I’d hate to see you melt it down. Could you get another ring and wear the original on a chain around your neck?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Shaerena:  If it were me I would keep it as it is and wear it around my neck and get a new ering, or just go with a wedding band.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Looks like it can be sized to me.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

My grandmother got a little bar across the back of hers when she got older and her fingers were so thin…talk to a jeweler…one that makes jewelry not a chain store and they should be able to help.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

They may not be able to size it down as much as she needs, because if you try to tighten the “circle” of the ring too much, it will cause the stone mounts to lose their shape and the stones will fall out.

I have another suggestion though, could they build up the INSIDE of the ring by adding gold to the bottom 1/2 on the inside, and thereby making the hole your finger goes through smaller?

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Shaerena:  Well good luck with everything. I hope you get it worked out. It sounds like you may have to make another ring 🙁

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

yeah I’m also shocked you cant get it resized. But is your middle finger bigger then your ring finger? if so ask if they can resize it to that finger, you can still wear it, but just on your right hand now, and you can get another engagement ring for your wedding finger. Thats what i would do. Or melt it down and make another ring out of it. Sorry you cant wear it anymore =[

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@mylittleviolett:  My ring was too small (they made the wrong size accidentally!) and the jeweller said that’s good because there are limits to resizing a ring that is too large. A too-small ring is essentially stretched, but a too-large ring needs to be broken. So depending on the particular ring it may not actually be possible to resize down to fit the person’s finger.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i would take it to a few different jewellers to get many opinions before making a decision.  if it cannot be sized, perhaps you can wear it on another finger and get a band for your ring finger.

congrats on the weight loss.  good for you.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would definitely get a few different opinions. Someone might be able to help you!

Otherwise, I think that ring would make a REALLY pretty lapel pin for a scarf or blazer. Had you considered something like that?

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