Post # 1
I have this really beautiful channel-set Eternity band that used to be my Great-Grandmother’s wedding ring.
I’ve been wearing it on my right hand (my ring finger on that hand is bigger than my left) and it fits well there, but I’d like to use it as my wedding band and wear it with my e-ring on my left ring finger after the Wedding.
I’ve heard that it’s impossible to resize an Eternity band… is this true? Also, it’s missing a diamond, so I was originally going to replace it, but now I’m thinking I could use it to my advantage to have that portion removed.
Anyone know anything about this? I can take it to a jeweler, but I need to find one I trust first.
Post # 3
they might be able to do laser sizing by the area that has the missing diamond. depends how much smaller you need it. if you are always going to wear your engagement ring on the outside, then that’ll hold the band in.
Post # 4
@lolaswann: I tried that as well, but if I wear it on the inside, it sort of doesnt lay flush to the e-ring… it falls against my hand and leaves a gap/space between the rings on the side closest to my pinky.
I think just removing the part that is missing a stone will make it the perfect size, as long as that’s possible.
Post # 5
oh okk. as long as it’s not sized down too much, because that changes the curvature of the ring and might compromise the setting. hopefully it works out because it’s a beautiful set
Post # 6
Rather than risk the integrity of the ring – and channel set eternities are even harder to size from what I recall than other forms of eternity as there is a risk of the “channel” getting stretched, etc – I would just get speed bumps/size beads or a horseshoe sizer put into it.
That way it will fit smaller, but won’t risk the setting AND you will have the flexibility of removing the bumps or sizer down the road if you need to for a bit more room (many women have their fingers change sizes over years due to pregnancy, arthritis, weight changes). Indeed, people generally are advised to buy eternity bands a bit bigger for this reason.
You could also solder it to your e-ring (always reversable!) which will both prevent wear of the rings on each other AND have it fit a big snugger overall.
Post # 7
I would not resize, even if a jeweler says they can, it might still compromise the channel and you could lose more stones.
judging by the photo, it looks like it’s already close enough to be the correct size for you. are you sure it needs to be sized down? does it fall off when you point your hand down?
I agree with @RayKay: if you really must size it down, just get something added inside the ring to make it smaller.
a bonus is that the added metal could easily be removed in the future if the ring needs to be sized back up again.
Post # 8
i like the idea of a horseshoe sizer.
i don’t like sizing beads because they are not comfortable.
Post # 9
I say try a horseshoe sizer and see how you like it. I had one before and it was super uncomfortable. Do not size it can really mess up your ring.
Post # 10
I agree with raykay sizing an eternity band is asking to loose even more stones