(Closed) Ring resizing advice

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1063 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@ExcitedFlower:  I had a similar decision to make, and my jeweler suggested putting in a bridge.  It looks like this (size 4.75 band, with a little less than 1/2 size bridge):


The advantage is that it holds the ring more firmly against your finger while not taking out all the space–so you get more secure, but not tighter.   You can get a similar solution with sizing beads, but the jeweler feels that these are more comfortable.  When my fingers are smaller (winter), there is a little gap at the bottom where the ends of the bridge are soldered to the ring.  In the summer, my fingers swell to fill out the whole ring.

Another bonus is the bridge is white gold, while my ring is palladium.  The bridge can be melted out (gold has a lower melting point) without any damage to the band itself, so I could remove it for weight gain or pregnancy without resizing my ring a million times.

Post # 4
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Is there any reason why you can’t go down .75 sizes?  Most jewelers that I’ve been to size in quarter sizes for jewelry made of out gold, palladium, or platinium.  This sounds like it might be your “just right”.

Sizing beads or “speed bumps” might always be a good idea.  I would talk to your jeweler about what they recommend.

Post # 5
2734 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yes, my jeweler can also size down in denominations of 0.25…maybe down 0.75 is better. I personnaly prefer having a ring that’s slightly too large…but then again, I have larger knuckles than my fingers so once my rings pass through with a lot of tightness, I never have to worry about loosing them! They do spin though…but they feel loose on the lower part of the finger.

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