(Closed) sizing down

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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2031 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
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3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

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). 

two alternatives:

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.

OR

have the jeweler add a strip of gold to the inside of the band to make it smaller from the inside. 

Post # 7
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4478 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think how they’re set makes a difference, too.  A lot of bees have had problems w/pave stones falling out after resizing.  

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