Your Questions Answered About Engagement Ring Resizing

Apr 19, 2021 | Engagement Rings

An engagement ring is one of the most significant purchases that you’ll ever make. It’s a piece of jewellery that not only symbolises your love and relationship but is also something that your loved one will wear for the rest of their life. In addition to choosing the perfect engagement ring, you also want to make sure that it fits perfectly. However, how do you ensure the right fit?

How should an engagement ring fit?

Your engagement ring should feel light and comfortable on the finger – not too loose and not too tight. It should be able to slide onto the finger easily, but provide a little bit of resistance when trying to take it off. A good way to test it is that it should take a few seconds of pressure to get it past the knuckle when pulling it off.

An important thing to remember is that your hands will react differently to the environment. For example, your hands will be larger in the morning and can swell during hotter days. Alternatively, your fingers will be smallest at the end of the day and in cooler seasons. Therefore, when judging ring size, we suggest wearing your ring for a few days to get used to it and see how it feels in all different situations.

How does a jeweller resize an engagement ring?

Firstly, it is important to note that while most engagement rings can be resized, rings with gemstones on the entire band (such as claw set eternity bands or pave rings are incredibly difficult to resize.  Furthermore, rings that are made of metals such as titanium or carbon fiber cannot be resized.

That said, if your ring is made of yellow, rose and white gold or platinum, there are a few ways in which your jeweller may resize your ring. If the ring is too big and needs to be downsized, the jeweller will remove a small part of the ring shank, then carefully attach the ends back together.

On the other hand, if your ring is too small and needs to be upsized, your jeweller will need to cut the bottom of your ring and add a small piece of metal. Because more material needs to be added, it will usually cost more to make an engagement ring larger. Of course, some jewellers can also resize your ring by “stretching”, which is usually applied to rings that don’t have any gemstones in the band.

Once you decide to get your ring resized, the process will normally take one  week    although it may be quicker if you have a simple band without gemstones. It is important to note that there are limits on how much your ring can be adjusted. You should discuss this with your desinger  when you are designing your custom made engagment ring with your designer.

The best way to resize your engagement ring and ensure the perfect fit is to invest in a custom engagement ring. That way, you know that your engagement ring will be specifically made to your measurements and preferences. To find out more, get in touch with the team at Max Diamonds today or visit us in-store.

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