(Closed) Re-sizing ring – is it true it may cause issues with stone setting?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
814 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@oracle:  there is some truth to it. If it is resized 3+ times the metal (whatever type you choose) may thin from the stretching thus making it less sturdy. However they can just dip the ring to replace any lost mass. 


Truth be told- if your jeweler is experienced this will NOT be a problem. They will know what to do. It is only if you take the ring to several places with inexperience to have the ring resized. 

Post # 4
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I think the main problem is if you have lots of pave stones that go most the way around, and try to change the ring size too much (like 2+ sizes), the ring has a different curve with the new size so they can become loose. But I think small changes should be OK, a good jeweller should tell you if you shouldn’t do it!

Post # 6
1174 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

it really depends on the type of ring…style etc. Alot depends on where the stones are set on band. Talk with your jeweler…good luck!

Post # 7
2449 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@oracle:  I agree with PP- it’s if you have pave stones- they becomes loose from the metal changing shape.  

Post # 8
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

It’s absolutley true. When you resize, the little prongs that hold diamond are stretched and mishapen!


You are usually safe sizing up 1 size down or up, but I resized mine about 2-3 size, and 4 stones fell out the next day. 

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