Everything You Need to Know About Ring Sizing

Posted on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 in Informational, Ring Care.

engagement ring on ring sizing mandrel

At Kloiber Jewelers, we offer numerous fine jewelry repair services, but there’s one repair in particular that we constantly get requests for, ring resizing. Whether you were recently gifted a ring, are newly engaged, or have gained/lost a little weight, your ring may not fit the way it should on your finger. So what can you do? Get it sized by a trustworthy jeweler, of course! Here is everything you need to know about getting your ring sized.

The Process: If your ring is too big, we’ll have our goldsmith cut out a small portion of the ring’s shank and then fuse everything back together. If your ring is too small, we’ll have our goldsmith cut the shank, open the ring up until it’s the right size, and then add additional metal to fill in the gap. After the ring is the appropriate size, our goldsmith will polish and clean it, so that it looks like new again! Click here to see for yourself how a ring is resized.

Determining Ring Size: You know that your ring doesn’t fit, but how do you know what size it should be? Stop into Kloiber Jewelers or another reputable local jewelry store to have your ring finger accurately measured.

The Cost: If your ring was purchased at Kloiber Jewelers, good news… your first resizing is on us! For all other rings, the cost to resize a ring depends on a variety of different factors. To get a better idea of what can all affect the price of sizing a ring, click here.

Avoiding Engraving: If there is enough metal between the engraving and the rest of the ring, a qualified goldsmith should have no problem avoiding the engraving when resizing a ring. If the engraving covers the majority of the ring and cannot be avoided, we can always have our goldsmith re-engrave the inscription.

Sizing Eternity Bands: Eternity bands are rings that are completely covered by diamonds or another gemstone. Since gemstones cover the entire area of an eternity ring, there is no way a goldsmith can resize these rings.

Contemporary Metals: Unfortunately, contemporary metals like stainless steel, titanium, and tungsten, cannot be resized. Metals that can be resized include gold, platinum, and silver.

Alternative Options: So what are your options if your ring can’t be resized? With less expensive contemporary metals, we usually recommend purchasing another ring of the same style. The cost to purchase a new ring is often comparable to the cost of resizing a gold or platinum ring. Another option for you if your ring cannot be resized is to wear another, tighter ring alongside it. The final resort would require having a goldsmith recreate your ring in the correct size.

The Timeline: When you have your ring resized at Kloiber Jewelers, you’ll have it back on your finger in about a week.

If you have any questions about the ring sizing process at Kloiber Jewelers, contact us at 414-276-2457 or info@kloiberjewelers.com. To view a list of the other services offered at Kloiber Jewelers, click here.