(Closed) Is the ring shank of my new ring too thin?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What should I do with my ring?

    Don't worry! It takes a lot to damage an 18k gold ring

    Wait for it to show signs of bending or wear, before sending it off to be fixed or re-shanked.

    Reshank immediately before the diamonds fall out!

    Beef up the bottom with some extra metal (can jewelers do this even?)

    Other! Please comment below

  • Post # 2
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    mrsbjj17 :  I purchased my ring in an auction on eBay from a fairly well known company. The details on the auction page said resizing was free so I really didn’t think much on that beyond what was stated. My ring was a 7 and they sized it to an 8 for me. They obviously stretched it to size it and the base of my ring is as thin as yours. I was a bit concerned  at the time but I’ve been wearing it every day for nearly 6 years with no issue. It still looks the same as day 1. I kind if went its a basic diamond band and if it breaks in the future I can get it easily reshanked by any local jeweler. 

    I can’t guarantee your ring will hold up because workmanship and quality can vary but if its going to crack it will do it at some point and usually in my experience with jewelry that has a weak point, it will do it sooner rather than later. Either get it fixed now or just keep monitoring it for damage. If it does crack in the future its an easy enough fix and an easy enough style to remake. I wouldn’t stress too much to be honest. It still looks fairly weighty and solid and quite thick in the band witdth.

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