(Closed) Resizing my micropave engagement ring?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m not a jeweller, but maybe you could do as you suggested and mold an insert on the inside of the ring that would fit your finger properly…but two sizes too big probably doesn’t look proportional on your finger – so what about buying a new micro-pave band and have your centre stone (if you have one) set into it? It may seem like a lot of money, but could be totally worth it to have a ring that fits you properly and looks amazing!

Oh – and can you post a picture? I’d love to see what it looks like! I LOVE micro-pave.

Post # 4
375 posts
Helper bee

Congrats on your engagement!

I wonder if a jeweler would be willing to remake the band in the right size with the existing stones? Might be pricey, time-wise, but at least you wouldn’t be starting from absolute scratch.

In the mean time they make those spacer things that look like short, thick plastic straws (you can usually find them at Claire’s and the like) so you could at least wear it on your ring finger instead of your thumb!

Post # 5
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@robotpolkadot: i did! but my ring is not a full eternity so i think it may have been a little easier – the band i purchased was being discontinued. i got a great deal on it and i bought the exact one i tried on, problem was it was a size 5.5 – i wear a 4 – they told me that resizing is more difficult on these types of bands but it can be done, it will just be more oval shaped because they can only resize from underneath (hope that makes sense) and it is a little bit oval shaped but you cant tell on my finger or next to my ering. – i also had to have my ering taken down 1 size – no problems there so 1.5 shouldnt be so bad.


Post # 6
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have no experience, but just wanted to say the only reason that I clicked on this post was because I thought it said “microwave” instead of micropave, and I was intrigued! 🙂

Post # 7
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If I were you, I’d get it sized down 1 size, then add a horse-shoe spring to the inside of the ring.  My spring makes my ring .5-.75 size smaller.  Good luck!

Post # 8
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@thirdtimebride: yeah that’s my suggestion too…just have ajeweler do this:

melt down the ring and use all your existing stones and metal…and form the same ring again but in ur size….We’ll do that when I upgrade my centerstone because it is a halo.

Post # 9
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I did pretty much the same thing as @totheislnds. My ring was a size 8, and I wear a 5.25!!  Understandably, the jewelr was really worried about compromising the setting by having to make it SO much smaller, so he took it in from the bottom only. (The micropave diamonds in the band of my e-ring go about halfway around.) Yes, it’s pretty oval when it’s off my finger, but when it’s on you can’t tell at all.

Post # 11
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

1.75 sizes is nothing! I’m sure you got it done fine. I had mine resized from a 6 to a 3.5. It’s very slightly oval so they the diamonds on the band didn’t pop out, but not are all noticable when I wear it and very comfy. If mine can bend that much, I’m sure yours did just fine 😉 I think most jewellers can do at least 2 sizes no problem.

Post # 12
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I had mine (micropave on either size of center stone, only about halfway around band) resized and picked it up yesterday. Tonight I noticed that one stone is gone! It appartently fell out sometime this evening because earlier today I was showing it to my mom and it was all there. I looked all over with a flashlight but didn’t find it–it is VERY VERY small, after all. My ring was sized down from a size 7 to a size 5, and they made it ovaled so as not to disturb the pave. Apparently one of the stones right at the bottom of the row was loose, even though they supposedly checked all the settings before giving it back to me. 

Not thrilled about having to return to the store tomorrow to get the stone replaced, but fortunately I have the lifetime warranty and they will replace for free. I am hoping this is a one-time issue, and I will make sure to ask them to AGAIN double-check all the stones and settings. 

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