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

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@Everdeen:  I agree with this too.  I had my e-ring custom made out of my promise ring and a matching pendant.  The design ended up being not quite right for me and we had them melt it down all over again for a new design.  The major cost is for the gold so if you have a lot or some to spare you might not be paying all that much for labor.  For me it was also really fun to create something different from my original promise ring.  It was hard at first to lose that ring that I had become so comfortable with but the new ring represents a lot of our hard work and creativity and I left crying with joy so I’m glad we persisted and gave a new design a try.

 

Best of luck!

Post # 34
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

They told me that too, the ring my fiance bought for me was huge on me, and they told me they would have to remake it to fit me.  Turns out that wasn’t the case and it was resized within a week, I would just get another opinion.

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t think anyone has mentioned it yet but, could you split the difference? Meaning, have them resize the ring as small as possible and then add in a sizer in the form of balls or a metal band across the bottom? In case that was not clear, assuming you need to go from a 9 to a 4 (numbers I made up). Can the 9 be sized down to a 7 safely and then you could add in the insert that is right for you to bring the 7 down to a 4? I guess this may not be ideal but it would allow you to have your original ring.

Post # 37
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Hi I have a very small finger and my ring was purchased second hand, Fiance just assumed it could be resized just like you did.

Of course when he went and wanted it sized down 8 sizes they all said no, the diamonds would fall out etc.

BUT…

I did not give up and went to a very small manufacturing jeweller who could do it, he said that any ring can be resized, just sometimed the stones have to be removed and set back in, most jewellers wont do it because they are lazy.

So if mine could be sized down, and it had diamonds channel set down the band so would have been more inflexible then your ring, then so can yours, just dont give up and go to smaller jewellers and talk to the jeweller not the shop girl until you find one who will do it for you.

Oh and the resize cost me $50, but I live in NZ, other wise I would recommend the jeweller I went to.

 

Post # 38
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

To add more sentimental value to the materials, what about having it remade into a wedding band for your fiancé? Just grasping at straws here!

Post # 39
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

could you wear it as a thumb ring?

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t know if this is possible but could they cut the top section of the ring from the band, and attach it to a gold band that does fit your finger?  So when it was finished it would look something like the link below but with a cool swirl pattern rather then a flower.  That way you would keep the detail and stones from the original ring, but have something that fits your finger.  http://www.evesaddiction.com/detail_RG10112__179__Vintage_Style_Sterling_Silver_Filigree_Flower_Ring.html

 

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@Shaerena:  WOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!! I am just extatic for you! Do we get to see pictures?!

Post # 43
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

YAY!!!!!

So happy for you!

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Great news! I am very happy for you!

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Edited because I read the thread 😛 Yay I’m so pleased. It’s a beautiful ring 🙂

Post # 46
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Sugar bee

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@Shaerena:  Yay, what a great update!!! I for one would love to see a photo of it on your hand!

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