(Closed) Would you resize an heirloom ring?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you/have you resized an heirloom ring?




  • Post # 17
    47430 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    There are always rings that shouldn’t be altered, but in general I think I would rather re-size it than leave it destined to while away the time in a box on my dresser.

    Post # 18
    3315 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I would and did.  NotFroofy gave me a ring she inherited from her grandmother.  It was close to my size, but far enough away from my size that it fell off my hand the first day I had it.  Fortunately, it only fell onto our bed, and we eventually found it, but that was scary!  I took it to be resized that same day, to make sure I didn’t lose it.

    Post # 19
    2776 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I really didnt want to had to go from 6.5 to a 5.  Should have probably done 4.75 but fits a lot better now. 🙂  I had never been resized before so no biggie and I is a plain band so it was a simple process!

    Post # 20
    4943 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Yes, if that was the only way I could wear it.

    Post # 21
    1019 posts
    Bumble bee

    I voted other, but my opinion is a yes. As long as the ring could be safely resized (assuming the setting is appropriate, and that the design won’t be compromised), I’d do it. I would also be more likely to size an heirloom down rather than up, but this is also coming from someone with pretty big hands (not sure of my ring size…it’s definitely above an 8, but 9s are a little loose on me, so figure 8.75).

    Post # 22
    2999 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I was going to get my great grandmother’s rings but my fingers were too tiny and would destroy the gallery Cry

    If you love them and a place is able to do it, I say go for it!

    Post # 23
    1130 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Depends on how much it needs to be resized. I originally had an antique ring, but had to return it because it was too big and the jeweler didn’t want to resize it that much for fear of ruining the integrity of the ring. I would ask if the resizing will damage the ring.

    Post # 24
    1274 posts
    Bumble bee

    I would and we did with my engagement ring. It was my FI’s mother’s e-ring and was a bit too tight for me. We of course made sure it would be okay and wouldn’t cause any issues with the setting or the unique details of the band. We’re going to have to resize the wedding band that matches as well…but as long as the jeweller knows what he’s doing and you make sure the ring can handle it, then go for it. 

    Post # 25
    567 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2018 - Toronto, Ontario

    if you gotta make it smaller you can get a ring soldered on the inside of the band adding a layer making it smaller or have a custom guard made for it

    Post # 26
    284 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Heck yes I would, and I am!  Mine is actually getting put in a new setting too but definitely get it resized if it doesn’t fit.  Loosing a ring is never good.. Loosing an heirloom that’s priceless is even worse!  I don’t know what I’d do if I lost my SO mother’s diamond.

    Post # 27
    756 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I got mine resized, although I was super careful and took it to a jeweler who specializes in heirloom jewelry. He went on to fix two really broken early 19th century Tiffany settings from my FI’s family that we thought could never be fixed because we liked him so much.

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