(Closed) Resize Anxiety

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1493 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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cccoctober :  Because of your pave I’d be weary of resizing it 1.5 sizes as it may compromise the setting. Can you resize it by .5 size and then has sizing baeds put in?

Post # 4
1017 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I wouldn’t go lower then 5 and 4.5 is pushing it with that setting can they put sizing beads in ? 

Post # 6
2329 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m surprised they told you it’d be no problem. Usually you shouldn’t resize a pave band more than half a size or so. It jeopardizes the prongs holding the melee. 

Post # 7
1738 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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cccoctober :  I would just double check that everything is even before you leave with the sized ring. I have a thin pave e ring and they resized from a 6 to a 4.75 and the pave is uneven – as in it goes down further on one side than the other. the lowest point of the band is also thinner than the rest of it. Luckly we were able to get our money back, but other jewelers have basically told me trying to fix the issues they screwed up will result in my ring not being durable enough to wear. 

Post # 8
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I have smaller finger also and have many rings resized down a similar amount. In my experience the jeweler will tell you when they cant because of compromising the setting. I also think that sizing beads and bars are horrifically uncomfortable. Inspect it closely when you leave but I wouldn’t sweat it. My rings have all turned out wonderfully. 

Post # 9
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Can you take the ring off and post a picture of the profile (side) and shoulder-on view? Is the jeweler you had look at it an independent jeweler or a big-box B&M (Kay, Peoples, etc.). If the latter, do not let them touch your ring. They do not tell you the truth and will happily mangle your ring. 

On the face of it, I totally agree with @thorstedswife. It is really not a safe choice to go that many sizes down on a pave band. They will have to change the angle of the band, which will place the pave diamonds under stress. Even if they don’t pop out now, then can in the future. Can you exchange the ring (keep your center stone) for the correct size? If you plan to wear a wedding band stacked, that will actually help take up some space.  

Post # 10
127 posts
Blushing bee

Oh dear, i would be very concerned that they didnt advise you of the issues with resizing pave rings especially that amount. Good luck

Post # 11
1422 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Could the be exchanged for one made in your size instead of resizing? 

Post # 12
10 posts

I agree with all the PP’s. Re-sizing a ring with pave more than half a size will stress the melee/metal leaving the ring weak. Only a very experienced and trusted jeweler should re-size pave jewelry. I would suggest you exchange for a ring in your size.

Hope it works out!

Post # 14
1151 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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cccoctober :  I just had mine resized from a 4.75 to a 4 1/2. It went fairly well, although when I came to pick up my ring one of the side diamonds (I have a pave setting too) was so black looking, it looked like it had fallen out. I freaked out because I thought they had replaced it with a diamond that wasn’t a match, and that is what the jeweler said may have happened.

Turns out, there was dirt on the diamond so when they sized it, the dirt burnt onto the diamond. It came off with some really strong cleaner from the jeweler and now it’s as good as new. They did say that when I sized down that it means that my diamonds have a higher chance of falling out in the future, but they said that was the nature of a pave setting. I’ve had it for a year and a half and no problems yet but we will see since it was just resized!

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