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Resizing An Engagement Ring

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Resizing An Engagement Ring

There’s nothing more exciting than the moment when your partner asks you to marry them and slides that special ring on your finger. But what if the ring doesn’t fit? If it’s the perfect ring but not the perfect size, don’t worry. In most cases, a jeweler can resize the ring so it fits you perfectly and is comfortable enough that you can wear it for the rest of your life. 

What Does Resizing Mean?

When a jeweler resizes a ring, they will rework the ring's band to fit your finger better. They won’t change the ring setting or the main stone. However, if there are diamonds or gemstones on the band itself, they may need to remove several of those stones in order to change the size of the band. 

When the ring fits the way it should, it should sit comfortably on your finger. It should be loose enough that it won’t become uncomfortable if your finger swells slightly but not loose enough that it slides on your finger. If you can slide or spin the ring, it’s too big. If it leaves indentations in your finger, it’s too small. 

Can All Rings Be Resized?

Most engagement rings can be resized. The base metal for an engagement ring band is typically gold, silver, or platinum.  Silver and gold are relatively soft metals and easy to rework, so resizing rings made from silver or gold, including white gold, is typically not difficult. Platinum is a little bit of a harder metal but can be reworked most of the time. 

If your engagement’s band isn’t made from gold, silver, or platinum, it may not be able to be resized. Specialty rings or custom rings made from resin or enamel usually can’t be resized. 

How Big Or Small Can The Ring Go? 

Typically an engagement ring made from silver, gold, or platinum can be resized in two sizes in either direction. If your ring needs to be made larger or smaller, then you may need to have a custom-made band. Sometimes the jeweler will be able to save the original stone and setting and add it to the custom band. 

Contact Bostonian Jewelers

Working with an experienced jeweler is the best way to ensure that your ring is safely resized without compromising the quality of the ring or damaging the stones. When you work with an expert jeweler, you will get a ring that looks stunning and fits comfortably. To learn more about ring resizing or to talk with a jeweler about resizing your engagement ring, contact Bostonian Jewelers today.