What is ring resizing?
Ring resizing is the process of making a ring smaller or bigger to fit your ring finger and it can be done on most metals.
The need to resize your ring may arise due to weight loss or weight gain and sometimes it’s done simply because of wanting to wear it on another finger.
“The ring resizing process can be completed in as little as a few hours, or it can take several weeks (or anything in between). It all depends on the metal, the intricacy of the ring, and the jeweler you are working with.” Honey Co
What Metals can be resized?
- Sterling Silver
Platinum is a precious silvery white metal that has very recently become a popular choice for all types of jewelry.It’s extremely durable and will last forever. Platinum is also one of the most expensive metals because of its rarity and density.
Gold rings are not always 100% pure because pure gold is too soft to shape into complex designs. It is often mixed with alloy metals to strengthen it.
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% of silver and 7.5% of other metals, usually copper.
Effects of Ring Resizing
When a ring is resized, the place where it was cut and then soldered (a joining process used to join different types of metals together by melting a metal alloy) becomes weak. It doesn’t help that these cuts are made from the bottom part of the ring, which is usually subject to the most stress.
And if you exert pressure on the place where the ring is soldered it can bend or break, however, if the resizing is done well the risk is minimized.
In some cases, when the jeweler has not soldered the ring back together with care when resizing, the joint will be more likely to break in the future.
We do not currently offer the resizing service, however we do have ring adjusters in-store to help adjust the size of a bigger ring. Please ask us and we’ll be happy to send you one. They are K230 inclusive of delivery.