(Closed) Help with engagement ring advice

posted 6 years ago in Proposals
Post # 4
647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I just had my ring sized from a 7 to a 6 and it’s definately a little more “egg” shaped. I’m pretty sure I’m the only person that would notice though,Fiance noticed but only because I was like “look at my ring!” and then he calmed me down and explained to me why it was that way haha.

You certainly won’t notice when it’s on your finger. Just make sure you’re choosing the ring because you love it and not because it’s on sale, also add the price of sizing it down several sizes.

Post # 5
11356 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m not sure I understand exactly what they mean about having to make the ring oblong when they size it down. I assume they’re referring to the actual band portion and that it will not fit properly all the way around your finger?

Regardless of what they would have to do with the ring to size it that small for you, from what you’ve described, it doesn’t sound like the best idea to me. I’m thinking that you probably ought to keep looking to find something similar elsewhere. I know the idea of getting a very good price is very attractive, but, with so many bees desiring to change or upgrade their stones and settings, I think it makes most sense for you to see exactly what you’re getting before you purchase it.

There are some expert ring bees, such as RayKay, who may be able to weigh in with better advice for you, but, I’m thinking you may want to pass on this opportunity for this particular ring.

Post # 6
486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Congrats on starting your search. Have you asked why they need to do it that way? It may be due to the fact that it’s got the diamonds down the side. Resizing by that much can make the settings weak and you could lose diamonds. See if they can remove some diamonds as they resize so you can get a circular ring. Of course, ask to keep them so you can sell them or use them for other jewelry, depending on their size. Keep looking though, you may find something you love that requires less fuss.

Post # 7
647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I figure I’d add in that mine had to be done that way because the top 1/2 of the ring has stones on it & they didn’t want to have to reset them, so they took it out of the bottom. I’m not too concerned about it since it’ll have to be soldered eventually.

Post # 8
4663 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

that is a big size difference. i would say not to get it because it will look different once it’s resized down so much.

also, the integrity of the side diamonds could be compromised. think of an ice cube tray. when you bend it back more the cubes pop out. same idea.

keep looking! there will always be sales and clearances to be had everywhere. you’ve just started looking. ENJOY IT!!! it’s so much fun!

Post # 9
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t think it’s a good idea to down size the ring that much especially it’s pave setting I believe.  It will compromis integrity of the band and they have to make sure that they really retight all the prongs on the band.  it’s much better do remake it to fit your ring size.

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