(Closed) How important is it to have a resizable ring?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you have a resizable ring? Do you wish you did?
    I have a resizable ring - I'm so glad I do, because I've gotten it resized! : (54 votes)
    54 %
    I have a resizable ring - But I've never actually had to get it resized. : (27 votes)
    27 %
    I don't have a resizable ring - But I wish I did, it needs resized. : (0 votes)
    I don't have a resizable ring - And I've never needed to get it resized. : (4 votes)
    4 %
    I'm not married/engaged - But when I do, a resizable ring is a must! : (10 votes)
    10 %
    I'm not married/engaged - But when I do, if I love the ring, non-resizable is ok! : (3 votes)
    3 %
    Other - details in comments. : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    6350 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @AKMusher:  For me, getting a ring that could relatively easily be resized was a must. I’ve already had it re-sized once, and as soon as I get my new one, will be getting it re-sized again. I lost about 21 pounds, and my finger went down 2 full UK sizes, from M 1/2 to K 1/2 (USA 6.5 to 5.5).


    If I ever gain weight/lose more weight, I’d like to be able to re-size it without any issues, so, it was important to me. I may also need to get my engagement ring sized up a 1/2 size/US 1/4 size when I get my wedding band, as it fits tighter with the wedding band on.


    Post # 4
    8042 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Well.. obviously it was important to me that the ring came in my size. It was originally made in a size 6 (it’s a one off), and I had it resized to 5.75. My finger is really a 5.5, but I find my fingers swell in the heat so I figured better be safe than sorry and go slightly bigger. It’ll also have my wedding band at 5.75 and apparently the rings feel a bit tighter when worn together. It’s not so loose that it’ll fall of, though.

    I hope my fingers don’t change at any point. My jeweler said that it would not be good to resize the ring again but i’m not too worried.

    Post # 5
    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    It was important to me since my weight varies a lot.  I’ve been as small as a 4 or 4.5 in the past and am currently a 5.5.  My mother was also a 5.5 when she was married but do the age (and not weight gain) her fingers are now a size 7.  I wanted the same wedding set for life so it was important that it gave me some options.  

    Post # 6
    1938 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I don’t have a ring yet, but I am someone whose fingers change size daily. So I gave my SO my large end size and plan on adding the little clear tube on when I have skinny finger days.  


    Im not kidding when I say sometimes my everyday ring leaves a red mark or hurts, and sometimes I have to keep my finger curled so it doesn’t just drop right off. 



    Post # 7
    8394 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My mom’s original ring sits in a box because she doesn’t want to lose the engravings if she gets it resized, so yes it was important to me to be able to change mine if needed. I actually need to go down .5-1 size from losing weight already.

    Post # 8
    40 posts

    I had a baby 9 months ago and my rings still don’t fit even though I lost all the weight.  I am going to have to get them resized. My mom had hers go up a full size after having kids and they never went back. I wouldn’t ever get a ring that couldn’t be  resized unless it was just a fun ring I was ok with selling later.

    Post # 9
    2570 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I’m glad FI’s grandmother had a resizeable ring because it’s my ring now and it was literally 3 sizes too big for me.  I could’ve worn it as a toe ring…

    Is there a way you could custom-design a ring to look like the ring you love but that would be resizeable?  Maybe have the top of the ring look the same with a plain back shank?  I don’t know how those things work but that’d be what I’d look into.  I’d like to think I’ll stay this size but if I don’t it’d sure add insult to injury to have to put my ring in a box and get a new one.

    Post # 10
    562 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 1993

    I definitely don’t want anything that can’t be resized.  We  intend to pass my husbands, and my rings on to our children, and we want them to be able to resize them and wear them if they want to.  

    Post # 11
    4659 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My ring is resizeable, I wouldn’t want one that wasn’t. I’d lose the inscription probably, but I can always have it re-lasered if I want.

    Post # 12
    3553 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Having a resizeable ring for me and for Fiance was very important to me. My father has developed arthritis in his hands which has increased the size of his knuckles to the point that he can no longer wear his wedding ring. His ring is gold, but it is heavily engraved, and I think the pattern would be destroyed if he got it resized. He no longer wears his ring.

    Post # 13
    2553 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @AKMusher:  I lost 45lbs and had to get my ring sized down. It was falling off my finger. If I were to gain 20lbs, my ring would be uncomfortably tight.


    Post # 14
    212 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I have a resizable ring. I am debating whether I want to get it resized now. We bought the run in Feb and now my finger swell in the summer and it’s a little tight. my current ring size is 5.25

    However, if I resize to be just a little bigger, like 5.5, it will start spin and that drive me crazy.

    Photo below is my current 5.25 ring, you can see it’s tight

    Post # 15
    2949 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Both my engagement rings are 14k yellow gold and I’ve resized both of them. My ring phobia pushed me to order my rings half a size bigger than my actual size but after losing one for a whole day because it slipped off my finger without me noticing, I just decided to suck it up and get them made smaller lol. Lesson learnt – so I’m glad to have resizable rings

    Post # 16
    297 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    My Tacori typically has a full eternity band with diamonds. However, the jeweler told me that this meant it couldn’t be re-sized. Fortunately, Tacori offers custom designs and I was able to get a half eternity, which can be re-sized. Maybe you could ask if Verragio could do something like this. If my ring couldn’t be re-sized, I definitely wouldn’t have purchased it. 

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