Ring resizing is a lot more common than most people realize. There are plenty of reasons why someone may need a size adjustment with their rings. Maybe they have gained or lost some weight, maybe they want to start wearing the ring on a different finger, or maybe it was sized wrong in the first place. No matter the reason, many people have a lot of questions surrounding getting their rings resized.
Our Nebraska diamond rings experts answer some of the most frequently asked questions below.
How should a ring fit?
A ring should be able to slide onto your finger fairly easily, but take a few seconds of pressure to take off. The knuckle is the largest part of your finger and what will help keep your ring in place. If you need lotion or any other extra maneuver to pry the ring off – it is too small. If it can slip off without any pressure applied at all – it is too big. The ring should not feel like it is squeezing or causing any discomfort, but it should be noticeable that you are wearing it.
Is resizing my ring bad?
The process of shrinking or enlarging your ring shouldn’t weaken the integrity of the piece. Resizing just involves a manipulation of the band. While you do not want to be resizing your ring every couple of months, if your ring truly does not fit anymore, resizing it will only make it wearable again.
For most rings that have diamonds or other gemstones, if the ring is too big, the jeweler will cut out a small segment of the band, and reattach the ends by soldering them together. If the ring is too small, then the jeweler will cut the band and a new piece of metal will be added and soldered on.
For simple bands without any adornments, jewelers may use another process called stretching. There are also things called sizing assistants, or small metal, rotating balls placed on the inside of the ring, this is used for rings that are just slightly too big.
Can all rings be resized?
While many rings can be resized, not all of them can. Resizing is based on how thering is designed and its materials. Any Nebraska diamond rings that feature diamonds or gems across the entire ring and band usually do not have enough metal exposed for jewelers to typically work with to resize. A tension ring setting is another difficult design to work with because these rings are usually made with precise measurements to hold gems in place. Also, keep in mind that ring sizing works best when it is within two units of measurement, either up or down.
How long does it take?
How long it takes to resize a ring depends on two things: the complexity of the design and the jeweler’s schedule. A simple band that only needs to go up a half size might take a day, whereas an heirloom engagement ring with meticulous metalwork could take two weeks or longer. Always feel free to ask our Nebraska diamond rings experts how long they think the project will take.
We would love to help you resize any of your rings or help you pick out a new one altogether! Come on and stop by today, our Nebraska diamond rings experts would love to help.