(Closed) Sizing changing the thickness of the band?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2031 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It shouldn’t change the thickness of the band, generally you’re paying the jeweler not only for sizing but for any additional gold they may or may not have to add to the band.  It could be possible that they switched shanks on you, I doubt it but there are some rings that can’t be sized without compromising side stones (I had a wrap on my original band with baguettes and because of them I could never have it sized to fit properly which made me crazy).  They shouldn’t do this without telling you, but I suppose you never know.  A friend of mine sent her engagement ring in to the jeweler to fix a loose prong and was convinced they’d switched her setting but never had any proof.  I would look at them carefully, measure them with a ruler and everything and if they don’t match absolutely call the jeweler and find out exactly what they did.

Post # 5
14568 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Usually when they size a ring down, they simply cut a tiny piece off at the bottom and then squeeze it in to the right size and finish it back up again.  It shouldnt change the width of your setting at all!

Post # 6
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yes, I’ve seen it happen to 2 of my rings and one of my mother’s.  I didn’t bother getting mine fixed because I don’t wear them too much.  But, since this is your ring you will wear every day you need to take it back and tell them to fix it.  It should not be thinner and that weakens the integrity of the metal and the back of the ring.

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