(Closed) Resizing engagement ring??

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
3332 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’d absolutely get it sized down. Check with your jeweller to make sure it wouldn’t affect the things your Fiance is worried about. I would HIGHLY doubt you could pull the prongs loose with sizing down .25! However from what you state, you might actually need it smaller, maybe even 3.75, or a 4 with sizing beads. Either way, just check with a competent jeweller to set your FIs mind at ease.

Post # 3
6379 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

Consult with a jeweler to address your FI’s concerns.  I think it will need to be resized.

Post # 4
5161 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

If it can slip off that easily, there is a HUGE risk you are going to lose it, especially when it is cold or your hand gets wet. Especially as you don’t have larger knuckles to kind of “catch it” before it comes off.

A quarter size down is tiny, it should not result in the prongs being pulled or anything. You can resize it larger in the future if needed, they may need to add some metal depending on what size you need, but it should not be a big deal. 

I have resized rings (and re-resized rings) many times. By far more than a 1/4 size! I think the biggest jump I have done was from an 8 to a 5.5 but it was a very plain shank solitaire. They all survived the experience just fine and have had no issues.

I like sizing/speed bumps and tend to use them but I have larger knuckles so need them more so I can get the ring over my knuckle and then let it grip on below. When you have more tapered fingers like yours sound like, resizing the shank to the right size is probably the best way to go. 

If you are really concerned about resizing (or your Fiance is), you can probably get the beads built up a bit more, then you can remove them if you ever need a larger size but that depends on you. I find the speed bumps really comfortable, but others don’t like them.

One thing to consider is it may fit snugger with a wedding band depending on the width of the band. If you can, try on wedding bands with it. If it DOES feel more snug with a band, then you might want to just build up the beads, and then when you are wearing a band resize it to what you need (or remove bumps entirely).

Post # 5
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I would definitely want to get it sized down. It will be even loser in the winter with the cold weather. I would take it to a good jeweler and ask about your finances concerns. Since you aren’t resizing it drastically i would think the prongs would be fine. There’s probably more chance of you losing it since its lose than what your fiancé is worried about. mine was a bit too big when I got mine and was annoying to wear at times because it was always sliding around. I got it sized down half a size and it’s so much more comfortable now. Also, it sounds like you may need to go down more than just .25 if you can shake it off. Good luck! 

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by  ladybug55078.

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