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Can you size up a sterling silver ring?

Last Updated: 22nd April, 2020

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If you have a simple sterling silverbandthat needs to be sized up or down one ortwosizes, a jeweler can likely dotheresizing. If a ring needs to be resized more thantwosizes, doing so might weaken the metal, causing it toloseshape or break. Rings with decorative patterns aroundtheband cannot be resized.

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Similarly, it is asked, how much does it cost to resize a sterling silver ring?

So you can expect a resizing to costaround$40-$100. Sterling silver rings are even lessexpensive.Silver prices are currently just$17.20/ounce.Resizing is typically just$20-$40.

Additionally, can a ring be made bigger? Making a ring larger is a more complicatedprocessthan making it smaller. It entails the jeweler stretchingout themetal, and this can only be done up to half asizelarger. For example, if your ring haschannelsettings, it might be necessary to rearrange the stonesduring theprocess of resizing the ring.

Similarly, you may ask, how can I resize my ring at home?

Steps

  1. Clean the ring thoroughly. Soak the ring in a solution ofhotwater and dishwashing soap.
  2. Use a coffee stir stick to apply silicone sealant insidethering. Make sure to use clear silicone, like food grade oraquariumgrade silicone.
  3. Smooth the silicone with the coffee stir stick.
  4. Let the silicone cure.

How far can you size up a ring?

However, as to every rule, there are exceptions too.Irecommend that you seek professional advice andalwaysconsult a jeweler (or maybe two, just to be on the safe side)ifyou really need to resize your ring. Thegeneralrule of the thumb is, a ring can be modifiedup to amaximum of two sizes.

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Ione Stomps

Professional

Can a 925 silver ring be resized?

If you have a simple sterling silver bandthatneeds to be sized up or down one or two sizes, ajewelercan likely do the resizing. If a ringneeds tobe resized more than two sizes, doing so mightweaken themetal, causing it to lose shape or break. Ringswithdecorative patterns around the band cannotberesized.

Sheyla Brucke

Professional

Does Walmart do ring resizing?

If you purchased the ring at Walmart,theydo not charge anything to size it the first time.Theydo not offer ring sizing for jewelrypurchasedelsewhere. The ring sizing they do is sentout to athird party they have a contract with.

Zaneta Getling

Professional

Does resizing a ring devalue it?

Resizing Leaves a Weak Spot
When a ring is resized, the place whereitwas cut and then soldered becomes weaker. And if you exertpressureon it, the place where your ring is soldered canbreak.However, if the jeweler has done the resizingproperly, thatrisk should be minimized.

Vladyslava Polster

Explainer

Can sterling silver be resized?

Yes, of course sterling silver rings canberesized. Keep in mind that if you resize the ring,anyspecial engravings or designs will more than likely have toberedone. And also you should never ever set stones insterlingsilver — the metal is too soft and the stoneswill fallout.

Albina Leesen

Explainer

How should a wedding ring fit?

Rule of Thumb: A proper fitting ring shouldslideover your knuckle with a little friction and fit snuglyonyour finger, but not too tight. You should feelresistanceand need to apply a little extra force to remove theringbackwards over your knuckle.

Shawnee Bertge

Explainer

Can I get a sterling silver ring resized?

that you have a sterling silver ring that needstobe resized, get a good jeweler to do itforyou. However, you have to be very carefulwhenresizing these rings. It is however possibletoresize one poor two sizes sterling silver ringsthatcome with stones like the birthstone rings.

Naresh Kotterheinrich

Pundit

Does Zales resize rings in store?

Ring sizing policies in our stores canvary- ask your Jewelry Consultant for details. Zaleswillresize your rings quickly, professionallyandaffordably. Keep in mind, certain rings, especiallythosewith channel-set stones, may be more difficult to size, or maynotbe sizable at all.

Yujie Huk

Pundit

How much does resizing a ring cost?

A jeweler can do the work in as little astwohours, though it may take up to a month if the ring hasanintricate setting. A simple resize costs from $20 to$60,depending on the type of metal and region of the country. Foramore complex resizing, the cost ranges from $50to$150.

Trinity Hentschl

Pundit

Can you make a ring bigger if its too small?

Yes, rings can be resized to be a coupleofsizes to be bigger. But, it is not asstraightforwardas you'd think. For example, a ringcan besuccessfully resized 4 sizes up if it has a thickshankof 3mm or more. Rings smaller than 3 mmcouldbe weaker if they are resized up.

Yakout Ghio

Pundit

How can I make my ring smaller without resizing?

To make your ring smaller usingsizingbeads, a jeweler simply adds two small metal balls on theback partof the inside of your ring. Sizing beads are aneconomicalway to reduce the size of your ring. They'reperfect forreducing a ring by one half-size and they'regreat forkeeping your ring upright on yourfinger.

Jacqueline Cauffman

Pundit

How do ring sizes work?

To determine your ring size, dothefollowing:
Use a piece of string or dental floss and wrap itaroundthe base of your finger. Use a pen to mark the point on thestringwhere the end meets. Use a millimeter ruler to measure thestring.Choose the closest measurement to the chart above to findyourring size.

Louisa Pros

Teacher

How do I keep my ring from spinning?

Use a plastic ring guard to make yourringfit tighter. A ring guard is a small tube made ofclearplastic that has a slit running along it's length. Slide itontothe band of your ring after you've put it on to provideatighter fit. Consider using a liquidringguard.

Cathi De Casa

Teacher

What is a ring adjuster?

Ring Snuggies Ring Adjusters provide aninstant,economical ring-sizing solution that ensure a snugfit forany ring on any finger. These adjusters areperfectfor people with enlarged knuckles because they can be put onafterthe ring is already on your finger.

Pablina Yukhanaev

Teacher

How can I make my ring fit tighter?

In a pinch, make a DIY ring guardwithclear packaging tape. Cut a 1/2-inch piece and roll it into atighttube with the sticky side exposed. Fit the tube intothewidest part of the ring band to fill the excess space.Thetube sticks to both the ring and your finger for asecurefit.

Loli Ramadhin

Teacher

How do you resize a ring with hot glue?

Just resize them with a little hotgluetrick. Put a little dab on a surface and dip one side ofyourring into the glue. Allow another dollop on topandthen pull it right up; you'll see that the ring nowfitsmore snugly!

Soungalo Likhov

Reviewer

What are ring spacers?

The Spacer function is to allow the passage ofthefluid (or gas) in the line through flanges. Ring Spacersareusually raised face (RF), flat face (FF) or ring joint(RTJ)type and are mainly defined by ASME standards. TheRingSpacer is inserted between two flanges (with a Gasket oneachside).

Raj Rochapea

Reviewer

How does a jeweler make a ring smaller?

Most engagement rings can be madesmallerby heating the metal and cutting a small piece from thebottom ofthe shank. Once cut, the bench jeweler will againheat themetal and reshape it back to its original shape. It isthensoldered and re-polished. When done correctly you will nevernoticewhere the ring was cut.

Leonida Lasaosa

Reviewer

Is it bad if your ring is tight?

If you're reaching for soap or baby oil towiggleit off, it's probably too tight. As a generalrule,your ring should be able to slide over yourknuckleseasily, but take a bit more to come off. Yourringshould fit snug around the base of yourfingerwithout any bulging or leaving indent marks.

Sarahi Mahinya

Reviewer

How long does it take to get a ring resized at Kays?

Kay takes 10-14 days to resize dependingonthe workload.