(Closed) my ring is too big, but i don’t want to leave it at the store!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I took my ring to Jared’s to get it resized and it only took an hour… I’d suggest trying them if you have one near by?

Post # 4
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Is it insured? do you have the GIA papers for the stone? If so you should be fine to take it in. just be sure to inspect it after picking it up to make sure everything is intact. I had to do the same thing after getting engaged. i was so sad to let it go for a week but totally worth it in the end – you don’t want it to fall off.

Post # 5
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@marchesa6989:  I had to get mine sized at a different jeweler (FI bought the ring from out of state), and it was fine.  Took a couple days.  If you don’t feel comfortable with a jeweler, even though it would probably be okay, wait until you find one you trust.  Ask friends for recommendations and get it insured in advance.  That way, if something shady happens, you’ll have the insurance to get it replaced/fixed/etc.

Post # 8
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Is it too big or too small? If it’s too small, them maybe wear it on a chain around your neck until you find a place you are willing to allow to size it. If it’s too big, I’d just suck it up and leave it there because leaving at a jewlers is better than leaving on the sidewalk or a park bench and never seeing you ring or it’s value again.

Post # 10
34 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

Hi – I HAD to comment on this – I dwecided after a month my ring was actually too loose and when I took it in (reluctantly) to get re-sized they told me it had got scratched (it think from twisting round to the palm of my hand and geting knocked) they showed me and one of the small stones had even come loose !

I had to send mine off for a MONTH to be repaired it only came back a few weeks ago and is still loose so I took it too the largest chain jewellers I could find to be re-sized – I figure a large chain will be safer and more accurate. Please take your in I never thought I cuold damage mine.

Post # 11
2086 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

The jewelry store also has an insurance policy to cover the ring once you hand it over.

I had to give them my e-ring for a couple weeks to have my band made (it needed a custom band).  It went into a sealed envelope and I signed a bunch of paperwork.  You’ll see…it’ll be fine.

Post # 13
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

i’m in the same situation! i actually lost mine a day after we got engaged because it slipped off without me noticing.. luckily i found it within a few minutes.  I have a ring guard on now but even that isnt very snug.  I’ll have to leave mine for 3 whole days and i don’t wanna do that yet 🙁  I don’t even like being in the house without it 🙂

Post # 14
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

My Darling Husband is always uncomfortable leaving jewelry at the store. We found a small jewelry place that resizes rings in house and it only takes around an hour.

Post # 15
5211 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

I recommend finding a local jeweler you can trust who does their work in house (has actual bench jewelers on site). None of my rings have been bought locally, all online, and there is no way I am sending my rings off for what turns in to weeks at a time (due to location, etc) for sizing back to the original place, and many of the larger chain jewelers also send items off to be sized or worked on elsewhere. A local independent store here has 4 benchers who work in house, and generally I get minor work (like sizing) back within a day or less. I also have a “backup” place with two bench jewelers.

*Added note: you should be as aware that not sending it back to original vendor/manufacturer to be sized MAY affect or void your warranty. You will have to check with the original vendor/manufacturer.

Post # 16
4714 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

Sometimes you can get beads put in on site…they are little beads they solder (saw-ter) them on the inside of your band to make it tighter on ur hand…they can sometimes do this on site and it is sometimes a better option for eternity bands



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