What to do with ring that doesn't fit and jeweler said they can't resize?

posted 1 year ago in Rings
Post # 3
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654 posts
Busy bee

It’s weird that they won’t cut it. What are they so afraid of? Damaging it? Or they can’t solder it back together since they don’t know what metal to use? I’d keep calling different jewelers to ask if they can do it. What kind of stone is it?

Post # 5
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392 posts
Helper bee

When I was getting my e-ring resized (they did it while I waited) a man came in wanting a ring resized and the jeweler told him basically the same thing- that he couldn’t tell what metal it was. The jeweler ultimately ended up doing it for him, he just needed the customer to be aware that he could not guarantee the quality of work that he normally does. You might be able to get a jeweler to do it for you if you sign off on relieving them of liability if the ring does not turn out as you would like. 

Do you love the stone, or the setting? If it’s the stone, you can always have it reset in a similar setting. It’s the more expensive way to go but if you really love it, it might be worth it. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

chrissybee :  is it not hallmarked. Take it to a pawnbrokers who can either look  at the stamps, put it on an machine or file/acid test it. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

chrissybee :  it looks like a ring from one of those “rings in candles”, which doesn’ help you get it sized, but if you like those types of rings I’m pretty sure you can choose your ring size with many of those candles if you are within the average sizing range and don’t need a half size. I’ve never gotten one of those candles myself, mostly because I only wear my wedding rings amd my othe fingers don’t feel right with rings on them, but they look fun and if you’de typically spend $20-$30 on a candle, which is easy to do with brands like Scentsy, Yankee, or Bath & Bodyworks, why not get a ring ith ittoo?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 1999

I would have the stones reset. There are tons of jewelers on Etsy that work with CZ that way you can have it set in the metal of your choice

Post # 12
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2629 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

chrissybee :  edit: thought I was responding to a totally other thread….wtf brain? Lol. If it’s only 1 size or less too small, at a risk of it cracking because you don’t know what metal is inside, you could ask a jeweler to try to stretch it on the mandrel..

Or if your adventureous you could get a heavy metal ring mandrel and a leather mallet at Micheal’s and try to do it yourself. If you do this protect the setting with your thumb and hammer the ring in a downward motion only on the back of the band. If its silver inside you should be able to get it up to a size larger slowly with enough careful hammering. 

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