How Important is Resizability?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I would (and do) want to be able to wear my engagement ring for my entire life. I think the likelihood of needing rings resized is REALLY HIGH. You might not gain weight for a long time, or even ever, but you’ll still get older and your fingers might get plumper.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@everridiculous:  Agree. I would definitely want a ring that can be re-sized. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@everridiculous:  +1

I didnt realize some veraggio’s couldn’t be resized, how crazy! Personally, I like the Shane co one best but thats my opinion. But keep in mind I make my decisions based upon practicality as well as how much I like them ONLY because I’ve read so many ring horror stories where stuff went wrong and they had to return the ring. Maybe keep looking? It would be terrible to pay that much for a ring and never be able to wear it again because it can’t be resized

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I woudn’t buy a ring that couldn’t be resized.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

I think this depends on your life factors. I gained a lot of weight pregnant but lost it and then some due to heavy life changes. I also got very sick with autoimmune issues. We went with platinum that isnt easy to resize but I went 3/4-1 size bigger due to swelling in my hands. We knew it was unlikely I would get pregnant again and I’m very vigilant about weight gain. I’m also in my 30s and I’ve been the same size despite weight gains and losses for almost 10 years. So for us it wasnt an issue. If you plan on having children, your younger (most people get bigger as they age if they’re healthy sad fact), you’re not super active, etc you will probably want a ring that has the ability to be sized.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

I think being able to resize is pretty important but I also don’t think I would buy from Shane co due to the quality. I would keep looking for a high quality ring that’s sizable. 

Post # 11
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1264 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Having the ability to resize a ring was super important to me. Not only for pregnancy or weight fluctuations, but what about if you develop arthritis in your hands as you get older? Then you might not be able to pass the ring over your knuckle without resizing. Just another thing to consider.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper

@Epicpooka:  I gained over 60 lbs with one of my pregnancies and somehow, none of it was in my hands — no trouble with my rings. I lost some of it, then gained a bunch back and have been lugging it around for a decade, but my rings all still fit. 

If you really love the un-resizable one, what if you get it a size too big and have sizing  balls soldered on the inside? Most people find them perfectly comfortable and if you do happen to need a bigger ring in the future, you’re covered.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

@maggielou52:  Hehehe This is why my ring is big! Doesnt just happen to old people 😉

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

@Epicpooka:  well they have a lot of diamonds certified by labs other than GIA/AGS and they have a lot of lower quality diamonds (fair-good cut, I-K color, I clarity etc) and when we browsed there, everything seemed on the lower end for quality. This is just my experience, and you may disagree. I personally like very high quality jewelry and diamonds with ideal optics but that is somewhat of a personal preference. 

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