Post # 1
This may be an old wives tale… I’m not sure… but does anyone know if there is truth behind NOT sizing a ring too many times?
My e-ring was sized down (I believe a whole size, I’m not sure). And now, i think it (including my wedding band that has stones in it (that one has never been sized) will have to go back up – at least a size, maybe more.
I’m honestly wondering if it would make more sense to reset the stones into a different ring vs. deal with potential issues of stones falling out! My rings are white goal and have a TON of scroll work in them… so I’m bummed any way it goes!
I haven’t talked to my jeweler about it… but curious if anyone has gone down the multi-sizing road!
Post # 3
@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
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 # 5
Thanks, guys. I’ll be taking it to the person who made it and I trust…. so hopefully once it’s all said and done, I won’t think twice about it.
Post # 6
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
@oracle: I agree with PP- it’s if you have pave stones- they becomes loose from the metal changing shape.
Post # 8
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.