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What should I be careful of when resizing wedding rings?

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I have two rings I plan on resizing. A diamond channel wedding band and a solitare diamond engagement ring. The rings would go up 1.5 sizes. Both are platinum. What kind of things should I talk with the jewler about or be weary of after resizing them?
Well, I handed my ring over to the jewelers and now I have to wait, which is killing me. It should be done by Thursday. I just pray that it comes out just like how it was before but a few sizes up.

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  1. secret_oktober_girl on Sep 20, 2009

    Ask if they plan on cutting/adding or stretching. To go up 1.5 sizes, stretching would more than likely weaken the bands and would FOR SURE loosen the stones in the channel set.

    For the the solitare, you’ve really nothing to worry about as far as durability even if they cut/add to the band.
    With channel sets, just discuss the possibilities/probabilities of how the resizing could effect the channel sets and whether or not it could result in looser settings.
    For most well equipped jewelers, they will be very cautious when sizing a channel set band…but it pays to make your jeweler aware that YOU are aware this is possible if not done properly.

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  2. Justin S on Sep 20, 2009

    with the jewel embedded in it.

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  3. 9D4KHP on Sep 20, 2009

    Talk with some people and find out about a REPUTABLE jeweler. There are some that the shop looks great from the outside but are not good to deal with. I learned this the hard way once and bought a part for my very nice watch and learned later it was a fake that Rolex didn’t make this kind of a bezel for a watch. He had told me it was white gold and it wasn’t!
    So buyer beware applies here, especially with the type of sentimental things you are talking about.

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  4. misscheletea on Sep 20, 2009

    The problem with getting rings sized up is that a lot of jewelers stretch the metal making the band thinner and more susceptible to bending or cracking. It’s better to have the ring cut and have more metal added to it so the ring appears how it would’ve before the sizing took place.

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  5. tharedhead on Sep 20, 2009

    If there is not pattern or edging on them, you ought to count yourself lucky, cause it should be pretty easy. Although that is a huge increase. Are they heirloom pieces, is that why you want to do it? You might also get new rings made just the same but using the same materials (in case 1.5 increase is too much strain on the band).

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  6. LovePink222 on Sep 20, 2009

    If you go to a good jeweler, you should not have to talk about any issues you are concerned with. The jeweler should know what has to be done and how to keep the look of the ring authentic.

    A good jeweler will not rip you off or mess up your jewelery. It’s too much of a risk for their business. Do your research and go to a high quality, reliable jeweler and you should be fine.

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  7. antonette2330 on Sep 20, 2009

    solitare diamond engagement ring.. simple but has good impact..when resizing u should ask not the exact ring size or ask first the jewler if they have an available sizes.. if it doesn’t fit u can change it quickly…

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  8. mouses1 on Sep 20, 2009

    Body Fluid. Most people have swelling in their hands, and feet. Winter time seems to be the worst time for swelling.

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  9. pspoptart on Sep 20, 2009

    If it is an eternity band (diamonds all around) make sure you are clear about whether you are adding diamonds and metal or just metal. Also consider adding cubic zirconia on the bottom instead of the real diamonds since nobody really sees them anyway.

    Talk with him about recasting the ring instead of just resizing it. Anything around 2 sizes and depending on the design and you can throw it out of round. Not a big deal visually but it puts more pressure on the prongs and the diamonds become loose/fall out easier.

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  10. VAWeddingSpecialist on Sep 20, 2009

    Unfortunately I don’t think you’ll be able to resize the diamond channel band if the diamonds go all the way around the ring.

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  11. swimbike21 on Sep 20, 2009

    Make sure they don’t just stretch the metal. Specify that you want to keep the same thickness by having metal added. It may cost a little bit more, but definitely worth it!

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  12. snoopykins on Sep 20, 2009

    Definitely choose a large retailer or reputable store. Tell the jeweler to make sure that he/she does not thin the shank {the underside of the ring where they cut it to add metal.} Channel settings are easy to loosen, especially during sizings. Just make sure that the stones are tight before you leave. Some jewelery places offer warranties just in case anything goes wrong or gets loose. When picking up your rings, voice any opinions or questions. They are always happy to answer or explain anything.

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  13. Lauren S on Sep 20, 2009

    I’ve had my ring resized 3 times now and each time I got it back it was perfect other than the fact my finger kept changing size, haha! Each time I got the ring back though it looked brand new! It removed scratches and such… very nice!

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