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Can Engagement Rings Be Resized?

Can Engagement Rings Be Resized?

Posted by Hyde Park Jewelers on 7th Dec 2022

If your engagement ring has a simple design that is free of diamonds on the band or has intricate designs, it can be resized. Although your significant other may have spent all the time they could be getting your correct ring size, sometimes miscalculations happen. It’s normal for you to need to resize your engagement ring. The process is simple, yet many are not familiar with the details of how to resize an engagement ring.

How To Resize Your Engagement Ring

It is strongly recommended that you go back to the jeweler whom you bought your engagement ring from if you are looking to do a resize. If you cannot get back to the original jeweler, getting a referral from a friend or family also works as well. The main idea is to find a reputable jeweler who can handle your resizing properly. It can take roughly a week or two for your resize to come back, and you don’t want to have to spend more time and money without your ring!

You can either enlarge an engagement ring or shrink the engagement ring

How To Make An Engagement Ring Smaller

  • A measurement of your finger will be taken
  • The jeweler will cut a piece of the band to match the smaller measurements
  • They will form a perfect circle around this new size
  • The jeweler will solder the two pieces together
  • The ring will be cleaned and polished

There is no need to fret about visible damage to the ring. The new cut and resolder will look as if there were never any alterations made to the ring. The only thing that you will notice is that the ring should fit a lot more snugly. The simpler the engagement band is, the easier it will be to have finished.

How To Enlarge An Engagement Ring

This is a slightly more complicated process than shrinking an engagement ring.

  • The jeweler will take measurements of your finger
  • They will stretch the metal
  • Rings can only be stretched up to a half size up

If you need more than just a half size up, then the jeweler will:

  • Cut the band
  • Add in an extra piece of metal
  • Soder, clean, and polish the area that was added

The same applies to stretching a ring as it does with shrinking a ring. The simpler the ring, the easier itr will be to either stretch or shrink the ring. If there are any diamonds on the band or channel settings as they are called, then they may have to be rearranged, which can cost you more time and money

What Kinds Of Rings Can Be Resized?

If you’re looking to resize your ring, the metal needs to be easy to work with. These metals include:

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Platinum

These rings have enough room to play with and allow for resizing. Tungsten rings are too hard and are not able to be resized. Titanium rings can also be incredibly difficult to resize.

If you have an eternity band on your engagement ring, then you really can’t resize the ring, without taking away or adding more diamonds to it. Bare metal is ideal in any case of resizing.

For the most part, all rings can be resized. Many metals, with the exception of tungsten, titanium, and rose gold can be stretched or shrunk depending on the size you need. If you have chosen an eternity band, however, then these rings cannot be resized because there is no metal for the jeweler to work with.

At Hyde Park Jewelers, we can help you pick out the rings of your dream. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll get professional care for your love and commitment. If you need your ring resized, then contact us to make an appointment to resize your ring.