(Closed) Resizing?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MrsDeco:  I have no advice, buuuuut is 18 ct = 18 CARRATS?!

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MrsDeco:  its tough to say…I am in the process of requesting a resize from Tiffany’s. The ring is a size 7 currently, and the lowest size they will make it is a 6. I needed it to be a 4.5. It is a half-eternity band, so the diamonds do not go all the way around:

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

when you size a ring down that much, the curvature of the ring will be compromised.  and all that cutting and stretching of the gold might affect the side diamonds.  you didn’t mention how they are set, channel, bezel, prong?

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

A size down in more than 3 full sizes is significant, and likely to compromise the sidestone settings by stretching out the prongs/beads/spaces. Otherwise you might get a really wonky shaped ring shank in order to try and save them, and yoy may need to sort of redo the lower shank.  How far down do the sidestones go on the sides?

If the side stones are very close to the main stone, like a cluster set stone, you MAY be able to reshank the ring instead, so they put the head on a whole new shank in the size you need, but that will be a greater cost for you.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

What a gorgeous and unique ring!

I would still worry about such a big resize not causing ANY issues. Generally a size up or down is safest, and more can really affect the integrity of the setting or the shape of the shank. Going down more than three sizes would mean the sidestones would be “pulled in” more and possible cause issues with them.nThey maybe be able to reshank or reset but not sure the cost of that.

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