Post # 1
I am thinking about having my ring resized down from 7 to 6.7 5. It’s a simple band and would not be a ccomplicated process. However the ring is from James Allen who does a free resizing within 60 days. I just don’t want to wait that long to get it back. So I’m wondering how much it would be to just go to a local jeweler. I am also unsure if that would affect my warranty with James Allen.
Any advice would be great!
Post # 2
I have not worked with James Allen, so I can’t speak to that. However, I have had rings resized before. I paid $90 per ring at a local chain. (they have 6 locations in our metro area). It took a little less then a week. I think you could have done it for cheaper at big chain stores, but I got my engagement ring from them and I trusted them. They size any rings they sell for free, but I paid when I had to have some rings I got from my late Future Mother-In-Law sized. The rings were irreplaceable since she died, so I wanted to go with someone I trusted. I read a few horror stories online about some of the big chain stores ruining rings.
Post # 3
I probably wouldn’t go through the hassle of mailing to/from James Allen. The last time I had something resized, I think the local (overpriced!) jeweler charged me about $60 to size it down 2 sizes. They finished it within a week. I would never take it to Kay’s/Zales/Jared/Helzberg etc. I’d go with a smaller local jeweler with a bench in house.
Post # 4
I had my ring sized UP from a 3.5 (I have no clue what my fiancé was thinking 😂) to a 5.25. I think the cost was something like $100 from a local, VERY reputable jeweler, but they ended up doing it for no cost because it was over Memorial Day weekend last year, and my fiancé is in the military and mentioned he was home on leave. I also got it back the next day.
Post # 5
Following because I’m also curious if resizing elsewhere will affect a warranty through JA. I don’t want to wait that long either, because I’m already having to wait on the proposal! 😉
Post # 6
I mailed my e-ring to JA for resizing and it took FOREVER to get back. I regret it, because soon after we found an incredible local jeweler who specializes in platinum. If you don’t need to make a big size change, I would go local over JA!!!
Post # 7
According to the James Allen website, their lifetime warranty means the ring will be free of defects upon delivery and they offer free prong tightening, dipping, polishing and cleaning services.
I had my ring sized down a quarter to a half size and took it to my jeweler that does everything on the spot. I waited and had my ring back within half an hour. No issues with the re size. I would personally be uncomfortable leaving my ring somewhere, none the less shipping it out. Find a local jeweler that does their work on premises and have it resized as you wait. Resizing down usually costs around $50-100 depending on where you live.