The Top Ring Resizing Jewelry Repair Questions Answered

Do you need to resize your engagement or wedding ring? If you're not sure where to start, take a look at what you need to know about this jewelry repair service.

Why Should You Resize a Ring?

It's all in the name. As the word "resize" implies—you need to redo or change the size. The specific reasons for resizing a ring vary by person, but may include the following:

  1. He or she bought the wrong size. Your new fiancé probably has no idea what your ring size is. When they bought a ring, they went with their best guess. Now that you've said yes, you can't wear the ring because it's too large or too small.
  2. You're pregnant. Your belly isn't the only body part to swell during pregnancy. If your fingers swell, you either need to remove your rings for the rest of your pregnancy or hire a jeweler to resize them.
  3. You've gained or lost weight. Changes in total body weight can affect your fingers. If you've recently gained or lost weight, you may need a resizing service.

Along with these reasons, you may need to resize your ring if you plan to wear it on a different finger. Whether you're recently separated (but still want to wear your ring), you want to wear your engagement ring on the other hand, or you just want a change, the jeweler may need to change your ring's size so it will fit another finger.

Why Should You Ask a Jeweler to Resize Your Ring?

This is not a do-it-yourself job. If you think an online tutorial or YouTube video can save you money in resizing costs, stop before you take the next step. Why shouldn't you DIY this jeweler's job? You need a professional to do the following:

  1. Assess the ring. Some rings, such as diamond eternity bands, are difficult (if not impossible) to resize. The jeweler can assess your ring and make sure it's a viable resizing candidate.
  2. Use expert knowledge. The resizing process requires expert knowledge and plenty of experience. These are two things you may not have.
  3. Provide necessary extra materials. If the ring requires extra materials to fill a gap or solder together, the professional jeweler can help. They know which metals to use and how to get them for you.

If you're not sure which jewelry repair professional is right for this type of job, ask about the expert's background and services. References or photos of past work can help you to decide if the jeweler can resize and repair your ring in a way that meets your standards.

To learn more, contact a store that offers jewelry repairs.