Jewelry By Designs

Ring Sizing Services

At Jewelry By Designs, we offer ring sizing services to suit your unique needs. Whether a ring is too large or too small for you, we can help you in sizing it correctly so you can enjoy your ring for years to come.
We offer ring sizing services for most rings, whether you purchased them from our store or elsewhere.

When Should You Get Your Rings Sized?

There are many different reasons why you might want your ring sized. If too loose, there is the risk of damage or that it may fall off. Too tight, and you’re likely unable to wear it for too long. We know your jewelry is special to you, and by sizing your ring correctly, you can wear it without any discomfort or issues.

Resize Your Ring Today at Jewelry By Designs

If you are looking to get your ring resized today, please get in touch! As Northern Virginia’s preferred local jewelers, we offer fast and convenient ring resizing services so that you can start wearing your ring today!
We offer consultations free of charge, so book at a time that is most convenient for you, or come by our store to learn more about how we can resize your ring. Complete the form below or call us at (703) 952-7551 to book your appointment today.

Ring Resizing Process

At Jewelry By Designs, our ring resizing repair services use a laser resizing process to create an overall strong joint that will not have a visible seam. This method is far more efficient and is incredibly beneficial, as there will be no visible trace of your ring being resized, even over time.
Traditional repair services use a torch when repairing or resizing a ring, but when using a torch, solder is used to join the edges together, which can create a weak joint in the ring. This often leaves a “seam” that remains visible and becomes starker when the shine of a ring wears off. These seams are especially more prominent in white gold and platinum.
Laser resizing avoids this seam, as it uses the same metal as the ring to size.

Resizing Engagement Rings: What to Expect

When resizing an engagement ring, our goal is to make sure that your ring looks as good as possible and fits comfortably. We use a laser-welding process that ensures the perfect fit while also keeping its original shape and integrity.
Our team will walk you through exactly what you can expect when getting your unique piece resized so that there are no surprises.
Have questions? Contact us so we can help!

What to Know About Ring Sizing at Jewelry By Designs

At Jewelry By Designs, we understand how important it is for you to make sure your precious jewelry fits perfectly. We strive to provide quality services that give you the best possible outcome in terms of comfort and aesthetics.
Before you visit our store for any repair service, we want you to feel comfortable and confident regarding what to expect!

How Much is Ring Resizing?

When looking at how much a ring resizing might cost, there are several factors that come into play. When we inspect your ring for resizing, our pricing will be based on:
  • The millimeter thickness of the band
  • What type of metal it is made from
  • The number of stones used
  • How many sizes it needs to go up or down
  • Whether the resizing will be completed by torch or laser
Because there are a variety of factors involved, we cannot quote a price without first inspecting the ring. However, our repairs are priced according to industry standards and we remain competitive so that you can get the best repair service at the most reasonable price.

How Long Does It Take to Get a Ring Sized?

We know you don’t want to be away from your precious jewelry for too long, so our team will provide you with a timeline when you visit our store for a repair! On average, repairs take between 2 and 3 weeks to complete.

Ring Sizing Limitations

When it comes to ring resizing, we do have some limitations. Correctly sizing a ring will involve removing or adding metal to the bottom of the shank.
To maintain the integrity of the ring and prevent any damage, our recommendation would be to not size a ring up or down more than 3 sizes.
Additionally, pieces that feature gemstones like diamonds in the band or rings made with elaborate details may be difficult to resize without damaging the integrity or craftsmanship of the piece.
Our team will be upfront and honest with you regarding whether we will resize your ring or not. In the event that sizing your piece would compromise its structure, we may recommend working with our jewelers to create a new custom design that incorporates elements of the original piece.

In Need of Jewelry Repairs in Northern Virginia? We Can Help!

At Jewelry By Designs, we are committed to providing quality jewelry repairs and ring sizing services that you can trust. In addition to ring sizing, you can come to us for a wide range of jewelry repairs and other services, including:
  • Pearl restringing
  • Watch repair
  • Antique restoration
  • Enameling
  • Engraving
  • Bracelet and necklace repair
  • Clasp repair
  • Earring repair
  • And more!

FAQ About Ring Sizing

The best way to determine your ring size is by getting professionally measured at our store. Our expert jewelers will be able to measure you quickly and accurately so that you know what size ring will fit your finger perfectly.

The cost of resizing a ring can vary widely, based on the type and complexity of the piece. Simple gold bands may only need to be sized up or down for as little as $75, while intricate diamond rings could cost more than $550! This is due to several factors including:

  • The type of metal it’s made from
  • The width of its band
  • How many gemstones are featured in the ring or band
  • If it needs to go larger or smaller
  • How much size adjustment is required
Depending on the type of metal and design of the ring, it is possible to resize a ring more than once. However, we do not recommend this practice as the metal may begin to thin and weaken with each resize. Instead, it is better to get a new ring that fits correctly from the start whenever possible.

This will depend on the type of ring and the amount of work that needs to be done. Simple gold bands can be sized much faster than more complex rings, for example.

At Jewelry By Designs, our repairs typically run around 2 weeks. We know being away from your rings for that long can be hard, and we do offer an optional rush service for an additional fee to get them back to you faster. Our on-site jeweler will need to inspect your ring first before we can give you an accurate turnaround estimate in case additional work is needed or parts need to be ordered.

In general, most precious metal rings can be resized. This includes gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. But not every ring can be resized safely, such as silver costume jewelry rings that are hollow.

Age, condition, and how much a ring is going up or down can also impact how well a ring can be sized. A newer ring that is going up or down 2 sizes is almost always safe to resize. However, an antique ring that has been worn for decades is going to have a much thinner shank; in those instances a new shank may be required for sizing because the metal is too thin to work with.

Other factors include how many stones are in the ring, if a ring is covered in pave stones there may be a limit to how much the band can expand or contract before putting all the pave stones in jeopardy.

No, resizing your ring will not ruin it!

However, it is possible for damage to occur during the sizing process if it’s not done properly. That’s why it’s always best to seek an experienced professional jeweler for your ring resize. When looking for a jewelry repair shop, make sure the jeweler completes the repairs on-site and that the jewelry store is accredited through an organization such as the American Gem Society.

Yes! In addition to ring sizing, we offer a variety of other jewelry repair offerings including:

  • Chain and bracelet repair
  • Watch battery replacement
  • Prong tightening 
  • Stone setting and tightening
  • Engraving 
  • Polishing and refinishing 
  • Rhodium plating
  • Cleaning services
  • Inspection services
  • And more!

Ring Resizing Services in Woodbridge, VA

If you’re looking for fast and professional ring resizing services in Northern Virginia, Jewelry By Designs is here to help! We have a wealth of experience in ring resizing, and we’d be more than happy to work with you.
Get in touch today for a consultation, or come by our store for an inspection and we’ll provide a quote for our ring resizing service.

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