Whether you’re interested in resizing your engagement ring, a piece of heirloom jewelry, or another item in your collection, it is important to understand the concept, process, and limitations involved.
Resizing a ring can be accomplished in one of two ways. If you only need to increase the band a half size or so, jewelers are able to stretch the metal. If you need to size up larger than that, cutting the band and adding an extra piece of metal is a common solution. After it is soldered, cleaned, and polish, no one will ever suspect that your ring was resized!
In order to be resized, a ring must be made of metal such as silver, gold, or platinum. In addition, there must be enough room around the ring to be made bigger or smaller, meaning that the amount of design and detail matters. Simple bands are easy to resize, while ones with channel settings or multiple gemstones may be a bit more work. An experienced jeweler will outline the process and expectations before beginning any resizing task.
If your ring was cut and soldered, that point technically becomes weaker since it was not part of the original band. If you exert extreme pressure on the spot, it can bend and break. However, a skilled and experienced jeweler can properly resize your ring to minimize any risk of breakage.
There is no way to estimate how much it will cost to resize your ring. The cost can range from a simple $20 task to a complicated project that can run you several hundred dollars. The cost depends on the type of metal, how many sizes you need to move, the amount of metal in the band, and the number of changes you may have to make to the ring’s design.
Generally, it takes about one to two weeks to resize a ring. If your ring has delicate details or intricate settings, it may take a bit longer. Your ring’s thickness and whether you need to size up or down also play a role in the timeline. A jeweler will give you a timeframe in which you can expect your ring back.
The experienced jewelers at Sol’s Jewelry & Loan are the ones to trust for jewelry resizing throughout the Omaha, NE area! With the right tools and skills for the job, our team can resize your ring in no time at all. Before you know it, your ring will fit you perfectly with no indication at all that it was resized! Contact us today to discuss your needs and schedule an appointment to resize your ring.