(Closed) Resizing a channel set ring with side stones

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
2722 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Congratulations on your weight loss!  That is quite an accomplishment!

My mom had her channel set band sized down for weight loss as well.  I think she went from a 7 to a 5.25.  She actually lost a diamond (one of the end ones) and took it to a different jeweler who told her that it should not have been sized down more than one full size.  She took all the diamonds and had them all reset into a shared prong set band.

Maybe someone will weigh in who has had a better experience.

Post # 3
131 posts
Blushing bee

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ChellFish22 :  Not quite what you’re looking for, but hoping this might be of some help to you– we purchased my set from an estate collection at a private jeweler, and had to resize it from a size 7 or a 7.5 to a 4.75, so quite a large leap there in size. Before we finalized the purchase and were talking to to the jeweler about resizing it, we were told that it likely would not be possible to make the rings perfect circles after the resizing due to the pavé stones in the bands and the possibility of compromising the security of the stones for future wear. Fortunately, when we returned to pick the rings up, the jeweler was at least able to make the e-ring a perfect circle since the pavé wasn’t all the way across the ring (this was great because the Fiance wanted the sides of the bands to come in a little bit more so the rings would complement the tiny width of my fingers more). The wedding band on the other hand, the jeweler was not able to resize in a perfect circle. He was able to size it down to my correct size and take the sides in a little bit so the horizontal length matched my e-ring a little bit better, but he was not able to resize it into a perfect circle. Because of this, the wedding band in my set is just a smidge larger than my e-ring, which is actually not even that noticeable as I can still line up the columns of diamonds in the e-ring and wedding band just fine. Your ring can likely be resized— it would just be a matter of if it can be resized in a perfect circle. If your jeweler is not able to resize your ring in a perfect circle, it will look something like the pics below. Hope this helps! 

Before resizing:

After resizing:

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