(Closed) Won’t size wedding band to a 4 ??

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@chickeybarr: I’m not sure if they can size an existing band down that far. But they should be able to caste a new band in that size.

I have a 1/2 pave band on my engagement ring and they sized it down from a 6 to a 4.5 (they said they could have gone to 4.25 but lower than that and I should have it re-cast).

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

They say they can’t because they don’t want to put in the work, it will be tedious. The small diamonds will all need reset.

I have tiny fingers (3.75), I had both of my rings made-to-order so they didn’t have to be sized later. My e-ring has pave-set diamonds 3/4 around. My wedding band is a full eternity of alternating green sapphire bagettes and round diamonds.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

If they have a stock supply of a particular ring, it’s probably in a size 7 or so.  Most places don’t recommend sizing down more than two sizes (or so, but that depends on the place) because, as you said, the diamonds tend to fall out easier.  My ring size is 4.75, so I had my band custom made.  That way there was no issues due to resizing.  Is it possible to ask for a new band instead?  If not, there are ways you can prevent the spinning and keep it a bit more snug on your finger.  For example, you can put two small solder balls on the inside of the band to keep it on better.  Hope it works out!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would make sure that they check and reset all the stones on the band as resizing can loosen the diamonds.

You can check for loose stones by holding your ring up to your ear and flicking it. Listen for rattling, if it rattles at all take it in and have the settings tightened.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Well my wedding band I think is a size 3.5 and it was cast. There are 7 prong set diamonds on the ‘top’ side that do spin even though it fits properly.

Post # 11
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5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@chickeybarr: It’s strange that they’d resize you rather than just casting a small one. Riddles said they’d cast a small one (3.5) for me instead of sizing down because I had the same issues as you did. Is there time to inquire about that? Maybe they’ll just keep your 7 and cast you a smaller one. If not, I’d suggest as the other ladies have and try to work it out with the sizing beads and keep an eye on looser diamonds. 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I just got my engagement ring resized at a Zales to 4.25, and mine is not a solitaire ring by any means.  I would go to a different store.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Ask them to order it in a size 5. That’s usually the smallest they can special order rings.  Then have them size it down to 4.  They should be able to do that, and really the salesperson should have suggested that.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It is true that the diamonds would pop out easier but the proper way to get it to a 4 is simply to have a new one made from scratch… My guess though is this will cost you a bit more.

I know for a fact Birks does this.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I must have tiny freggin’ fingers! My ring size is 3.5… I didn’t have a problem getting either of my rings in that size…

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We bought my promise ring from Zales 2 years ago.  It’s a half eternity and it’s a size 4.  They didn’t feel comfortable sizing it down, so they had a new one made.  We bought the service plan so, there was no additional charge.  

If you’re not happy with it, I’d complain and ask them why they didn’t just do this.. Are you on a time crunch?  I know mine took 3 weeks because they take forevers to do everything.. but it was worth it.

That being said.. I find that the half eternity does spin quite a bit on my left hand (where it’s a size too big), but not as much as my e-ring.  

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