Post # 1
I’ve noticed a lot of jewelers start the available ring sizes at Size 5 – my finger is a 4.5 and I wrote to one online vendor to ask if I can have the ring made in a smaller size they said they would have to ask the particular artist if that was possible, and if not, it could be sized down for me at an additional cost and wait time. I understand why you would pay more for a larger-sized ring (since it uses more material), but why should I be penalized for having smaller fingers? Can’t an artist make a ring in whatever size they want? This seems unfair.
Post # 3
I’d see what they quote you for the re-size as and also see what a local jewler would charge – it’s probably cheaper.
Post # 4
That seems very odd. I too have very small fingers, 3.75. We had my ring sized twice actually at absolutely no cost. We watched the guy do it in front of us and it seemed like a fairly painless and speedy process.
Maybe look for independent jewelry stores that are more willing to work with you and waive some costs to make a sale.
Post # 5
Sometimes the rings are already made in the more common sizes, and your smaller size is a custom job. Also some are made using molds in the more common sizes and the custom sizes are made by hand. Finally, a smaller size ring may require smaller stones to be sourced so that’s also a custom job, or a cut-down of the existing stone (more labor).
Post # 6
Hmmm, that’s interesting. My ring was actually less money for my small finger because they had to take out 4 of the pave diamonds.
Post # 7
You would think…less metal less money but whatever they can do to make a buck they will do lol
Post # 8
@fishbone: “Sometimes the rings are already made in the more common sizes, and your smaller size is a custom job”
Post # 9
I guess it’s kind of the same thing with panties- why am I paying more for a g-string than I am for a pair of white cotton grannies?
Seriously, tho, I’m a size 4 and get super annoyed when I get slammed with a resizing fee to accomodate my finger. But Fishbone’s right. A lot of times making an uncommonly small size is often a custom job requiring more time and labor. Just check around. I purchased a few rings from online vendors that sized me down at no additional cost.
Post # 10
Typically if you buy a lifetime warranty they will size it as many times to any size at no charge. I mean atleast from what I know from the jewelers we have been to and where we got mine. I dont have tiny fingers but I could totally understand your frustration . that sounds so dumb.