(Closed) Would you leave your ring with a jeweler to be resized?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Helper bee

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AnonBee2019 :  Hey OP! I just left my ring with a jeweler to have my center stone reset. I was also VERY nervous. I still am to be honest! My ring is also not insured/does not have an appraisal (but it’s also moissanite, so I doubt my stone would be switched out anyway). I echo what all of the other poster’s said. If they are reputable, they will likely not switch anything out. 🙂 It’ll be okay! But it’s totally normal to be stressed and worried! Also an idea: You could ask for sizing beads.

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I had to get my ring resized, and left it at the jeweler for a few hours.  This is a high end, highly regarded jeweler that deals only with the best stuff and treats their customers like royalty, and would NEVER do slimy shit like swap your diamonds.  They have in-house jewelers that can make, repair, and resize rings right on site, so they don’t send your stuff to a “repair shop” or anything.  My now-fiance spent a lot of time there figuring out my engagement ring (all those nights of “extra rehearsal” and “working late” haha), and he said they were super great.  I trust them.

If you find a reputable independent jeweler like that near you, go to them.

Also, avoid any chain store mall-tier jewelers (Kay, Zales, Jared, et al) like the friggin’ plague.  If they don’t swap your diamond (they probably won’t, but I wouldn’t trust them), they will probably wreck your stuff because they suck.  And overcharge you.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee

I’ve had rings resized plenty of times w/o issue. 

One time I took my mother’s Tiffany gold watch in for a new band and the jeweler tried keeping the old buckle saying it wasn’t gold (when it was) and leaving me with the gold toned buckle. I insisted on getting it back. 

Sometimes shit can happen. 

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

How else would you get it sized?? I’ve left my ring multiple times. Go to a trustworthy business.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Lol, yes OP. I’ve left my ring to be resized a couple of times already. Took a few days each time and all good. 

Relax 

Post # 21
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Busy bee

I would and I did. Didn’t have any issues.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee

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AnonBee2019 :  I understand your hesistation. I’ve had rings resized and felt very nervous the first time. Like you’re thinking “omg my ring, what if they lose it or what if they break it!?”

That won’t happen.

A reputable jeweler wouldn’t be in business very long if they were in the habit of swapping out diamonds for fakes.

You might feel more at ease if you confirm the ring is insured first, and then leave it with the jewleler. Any ring I’ve had resized always took 2-3 weeks (I am in Canada, in a major city).

You can always have it appraised in person by a different jeweler afterwards if you are still paranoid.

My advice is pick a good jeweler, don’t rely on just online reviews, ask friends for recommendations, meet with the staff in person and get comfortable. My husbands jeweller sat down with me after my ring was made to get to know me a little and find out my tastes in case I get earrings or necklaces in the future. So I felt perfectly comfortable leaving my engagement ring with him when it started to sound like a stone was loose. He also had to send it to their repair shop and it was gone for 3 weeks. He also took care of a heirloom signet ring from my father that etching had faded on, he had to search around to find an artisan who could re-do the etching. That ring is precious to me and I did worry about it a little, but I know I left it in good hands, and when I got it back I was so pleased with the work he had done for me.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee

You should be fine with a reputatable jeweler.  

Post # 24
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Blushing bee

I would and I wouldn’t worry because my jeweler is very reputable as well. 

Also, I can’t size my ring by myself so I don’t have much choice. I’d trust it there getting resized more than I would it being too big on my finger. 

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

its very common for Jewlers to send the work off site I wounldnt worry about it

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee

I’ve always left my rings with my jeweler for resizing or to have work done on it. As long as you trust the jeweler, it’s fine.  My jeweler does the work right there in his shop and doesn’t send it out. That helps too as I don’t have to wait weeks for my rings to be done – he usually only takes a day or two.

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

My jeweler had to fix a prong on my ring, and he took the stone and put it under his mega microscope to show me the engraved GIA numbers. Wrote those numbers on my reciept. When I went to pick it up, he put it under the microscope and showed me the GIA numbers and compared them with what was on my certificate. 

 

I guess he knows I am crazy neurotic about my diamond. 

Post # 28
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Sugar bee

I have done it before, yes. But last time I got my ring resized I went to a repair shop in the diamond district (NYC) that did it in front of me in 20 minutes, so there ARE places that will do it without you needing to leave it. 

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Yep, I think it’s totally fine if it’s a reputable jewler. If it makes you feel better, you could ask to look at your diamond through a loop and have it measured in front of you then do the same upon pickup.

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Op, look at your diamond under a loupe *with* the jeweler before he/she takes it. Mention you’ll look again when the work is complete.  You’ll then be able to see if your (flawed but unique) diamond was replaced with a (flawless man-made) diamond simulant such as a moissanite/cz.   A reputable jeweler will understand that this process will protect him/her as well..

 

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