Ring Sizing Services
When Should You Get Your Rings Sized?
Resize Your Ring Today at Jewelry By Designs
Ring Resizing Process
Resizing Engagement Rings: What to Expect
What to Know About Ring Sizing at Jewelry By Designs
How Much is Ring Resizing?
- 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
How Long Does It Take to Get a Ring Sized?
Ring Sizing Limitations
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- Pearl restringing
- Watch repair
- Antique restoration
- Bracelet and necklace repair
- Clasp repair
- Earring repair
- And more!
FAQ About Ring Sizing
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
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.