Post # 1
I am thinking my ring needs to be sized down a half size. It is just too loose for comfort and I think taking it down a half size will make it more secure but still leave a bit of room in case it fits tighter in the summer, etc.
The thing I am worried about is the side stones. I keep reading that sizing down can make them loose. If it is just a half size, should I be concerned about this? Its weird that I’m feeling so undecided about this, but I guess I’ve never worn anything like this before and I don’t want to make the wrong decision.
Post # 3
In all honesty, in some rings sizing either way can compromise the stones. In these cases, the jeweler *should* tell you upfront that this is a risk, and they may not even do the sizing. I’ve had this issue with 2 rings of my own, and both happened to be baguette stones that would be at risk, so maybe it’s something to do with those? One was a diamond enhancer and they wouldn’t size it, the other was a trinket ring from an ex and after they sized it I lost 2 baguettes within a week, which were replaced at no additional cost. I think your best bet would be to take it to the jeweler where it was purchased and ask them…they’ll be able to tell you for sure. And, if it’s the same jeweler it should be covered under their warranty so they’ll be replaced if they DO fall out.
Post # 4
as long as it is not a full eternity band, any decent jeweler worth their salt should be able to tighten up the prongs after resizing. it might cost more though, depending on how many side stones there are (the more prongs, the more complicated it will be).
sizing beads: two metal balls that are put on the inside of the ring that help it grip to your finger so it spins less. it will help size the ring down just a tiny bit too.
have the jeweler add a strip of gold to the inside of the band to make it smaller from the inside.
Post # 5
@MerryWidow: Hmm.. mine aren’t baguettes, but there are three small stones on either side (.2ct total I think). And you are right about the warranty, so I really shouldn’t feel hesitant about returning the ring for sizing.. I just feel weird about parting with it 😉
@janie-janie: That’s interesting, I knew about the metal balls- I think I know someone who has that, so I’ll ask to take a look. I didn’t even think about adding metal to the inside of the band.
Post # 6
I think the side stones are called marquise, if that makes a difference. I have a picture of it in another thread.
Post # 7
I think how they’re set makes a difference, too. A lot of bees have had problems w/pave stones falling out after resizing.