Resizing engagement rings

Although your significant other had put a lot of effort into choosing the perfect engagement ring, sometimes they might simply mess up the size. And you will end up with a perfect looking ring that is either too small or too big for your finger. Don’t worry about that! That is not the end of the world and your engagement is not ruined. You can always go back to the jewelry store and ask to resize your ring. This is actually a pretty common practice. It’s very simple and doesn’t require lots of efforts or expenses.

Do you need to resize your engagement ring?

Your engagement ring should fit snugly but comfortably. You shouldn’t be stuck with it on your finger for the rest of your life but at the same time it shouldn’t easily slip off without any resistance. If it’s not true for your ring, you need to consider getting your ring resized.

How to resize an engagement ring?

There are two options when resizing the ring – make it smaller or make it bigger. Usually, it’s possible to increase or decrease your ring up to two sizes. If you ask your jeweler to make your engagement ring smaller, he will simply cut out a piece of the band and then return it back to normal. You can also ask your jeweler to have the “cutout” back as later you might need to make the ring bigger. To make the ring bigger, a jeweler will need to either stretch the metal or to cut the band and add in an extra piece of metal. In both cases, it will look exactly the same when the process is finished and there will be no evidence the resizing has ever taken place.

What kinds of rings can be resized?

Keep in mind that not all rings can be resized. Jewelers can only resize silver, gold or platinum rings, which have enough room for the work to be done. However, most of the time, it’s not possible to resize eternity bands because they have no bare metal to work with. Some jewelers are also brave enough to resize titanium rings. However, most of them claim that it’s too hard.

How long does it take to get a ring resized?

Usually, it takes no more than two weeks to resize your ring. Can your wedding plans wait for just two weeks? You will get the ring back very soon, maybe even faster.

How much does it cost to resize a ring?

The price generally depends on your ring quality: the metal used, the number of stones, etc. These factors influence how complicated the process is and, thus, determine its price. The pricing can start from $20 and go up indefinitely.

Where to get my engagement ring resized?

Normally people would just go back to the store where they bought the ring, however, sometimes it’s not possible. If that’s your case, find a trustworthy jeweler in your area whom you can trust with such an important thing as your engagement ring.

What if my engagement ring can’t be resized?

If your ring is too loose, you can wear a second ring to stop it from falling off. Some jewelers suggest you wear a ring guard to stop the ring from slipping but it’s only a temporary solution. Or, you can go back to your jeweler and ask him to remake the ring in your size.

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