(Closed) Would you resize an heirloom ring?

posted 11 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you/have you resized an heirloom ring?




  • Post # 3
    7294 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i guess if you had to do it in order for it to fit, you would have to do it then!  imagine its too big and you lose it! or too small, that would suck it was supposed to be the ring you wear and cant….

    Post # 4
    1986 posts
    Buzzing bee

    It depends, if it was an eternity band or Pave or a ring that could be worse for the down/up size, then no. But if not, then yes.

    Post # 5
    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I got a new band put on my grandmother’s ring, but kept the original setting/diamond.

    Post # 6
    6350 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I did! Size 7 to 5.5.

    Post # 7
    411 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Yup. I have an heirloom ring. Though, my grandmother told me she would come down from heaven and take me back with her if I didn’t reset it (she hated the setting), so it’s more of just heirloom diamonds now…

    Ah the love of family 😉

    Post # 8
    54 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I had mine resized, but I didn’t let them rhodium plate it (I think that’s what it’s called). For me, I don’t want to change the setting, but it was important that I could wear it without losing it. I love that it looks loved. 


    Post # 9
    1850 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I would definitely resize a ring…it doesn’t do any good to have a piece of jewerly you can’t wear. If it makes you feel uncomfortable though you could maybe get a sizer to just put on the ring. I don’t think it takes away from the integrity of the ring though:)

    Post # 10
    2054 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I would definately resize it! its your ring now! if you pass it on then they can resize it again someday! if its too big you risk loosing it…if its too small you cant wear it…so I would definately have it resized.

    Post # 11
    7767 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Only if it can be safely resized (like Belle2Be).

    Post # 12
    347 posts
    Helper bee

    I did and even had two bands soldered to it, and had it resized 2x since then.  It was my e-ring and I never thought twice about doing it since it was given to me and mine. 

    Post # 13
    1638 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I voted yes… IMO, it’s fine as long as the sizing doesn’t affect the integrity or design of the ring.

    Post # 14
    940 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    My diamond belonged to my husband’s grandmother.  It was reset for my husband’s parents to use, and we reset it again for our use.

    If it doesn’t fit, I’d definitely have it resized.

    Post # 15
    10282 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    If it doesn’t fit it won’t really do you much good, ya know? I’ve been told that I’ll be getting FI’s moms e-ring which was her mothers e-ring some day. They have super small hands and I wear a size 9 so I’ll have to get it resized (if its possible). 

    Post # 16
    5117 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I resized my great-great aunt’s ring that I received from my grandmother. I think it was about a 7 or 8, and I wear a 3.25. It’s a solitaire with a unique setting, but nothing intricate on the band so the sizing didn’t change it. I don’t plan to size down her wedding band though, I hope I can pass it on to my kids or grandkids one day, and since it’s plain band with etched decorations it would loose too much being sized down. 

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