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Resizing Men’s Wedding Bands 101
You may have ordered the wrong size, or maybe your weight has changed significantly over the past few years. Whatever the huge hassle may be, getting a smaller or larger size is something that companies can do depending on the type of metal in your ring. But before resizing a ring, you need to figure out why your ring doesn't fit. Weather or weight loss are common culprits for finger size differences. Finger size shrinks in cold weather and expands in warmer weather. Resizing men's wedding bands can be risky if you're sensitive to temperature changes, so you have to make sure that a ring resizing is really what you need.
What if you've already purchased your ring, or what if your correct ring size has changed? Before we make any adjustments, we first need to determine your new size and how complicated your ring is. A complex eternity band with various loose stones, unique design elements, and colorful inlays may complicate the resizing process. Does your ring have precious stones or lower quality materials?
Before you learn how to get a ring resized, you need to consider some important factors. In this article, we'll go over everything you need to know before resizing your wedding ring. We'll figure out if you absolutely need to completely resize your ring, or if you have other alternatives that are less direct.
Wedding and Engagement Ring Fit: The Common Process for Resizing Men's Wedding Bands
Before we alter your engagement or wedding ring, you'll need to understand how a reputable jeweler alters one. There are two different ways to go up or down a size. When sizing up, affordable jewelers use a process called "soldering."
This is where two or more pieces are joined by melting and filling the joint with a filler material or additional metal. To do this, they cut the ring, add a bridge, and then solder the ends together. When a ring needs to be made smaller, a professional jeweler will usually cut off a strip of the ring and then solder the ends together.
The actual resizing process is different with us. We do not do any soldering because most of our custom pieces are not solder-able. If your ring is made of softer metals, we can machine it for you to a full size larger. Our rings can be sized up by 0.5 to 1 for most materials. We would gently sand the inside to make it bigger to size up. Wedding and engagement ring resizing services are offered once for free with our rings. Getting smaller gets harder, though. In some situations, we can put a liner inside the ring to make it smaller. The process costs a flat fee depending on the liner material.
If a liner insert isn't an option, we would have to start completely from scratch to resize your ring. For custom rings, the cost of making your ring smaller depends on how much it costs to make a new ring. Getting your size right the first time is extremely important.
How To Find Your Accurate Size: Using our Ring Sizers as Ring Resizer Tools
There are a lot of choices for finding your new ring size. In most cases, the most accurate option is to use our standard ring sizer. Some claim printable ring sizers or string are good alternatives, but those methods aren't accurate. By using our sizers, you can be sure that they are accurate and easy to use right at your door. A ring sizer that costs $10 comes with a coupon code for $10 off your next ring.
With our ring sizer guide, it's quick and easy to find out your size. There are other ways to find your size, like using a piece of string and measuring your finger. But most of these ways are inaccurate. Our ring sizer is self-explanatory and has the standard sizes that we use to measure our rings at the shop.
1) Wrap your ring resizer tool around your finger. Pull the end of the sizer through the small opening and through the other end to make a loop.
2) Fasten the ring sizer until it fits snugly around your finger. It should be snug, but not too snug.
3) Adjust how tight your loop is to find out what finger size is most comfortable for you. When you pull the sizer past your knuckles, you should only feel a little amount of resistance.
4) Check out the line to get the accurate ring size. The full size is shown by the line to the right of the number, while a half size is shown by the line to the left of the number.
If you're not sure what your correct size is, you can always send a picture to the team to be sure.
Shrinking And Enlargement Process And How To Get A Ring Resized: What Materials Can Be Resized?
Wedding rings can be made from a variety of materials that are resizable. These include precious metals like white gold, silver, platinum, and stainless steel rings. Some rings can also be made from more affordable metals like titanium. In general, any ring that is made from a traditional metal that can be melted and reformed can be resized with expert craftsmanship. This means that yellow gold, silver, and other soft alternative metals can all be resized. Basically, all of our rings can be resized except for tungsten carbide and ceramic.
Two Common Metals That Can't Be Resized: Tungsten and Ceramic
Resizing tungsten and ceramic is a complicated process that's basically impossible. Tungsten carbide is a solid piece of metal that can't be resized because of their brittleness. Their hardness makes them extremely difficult to cut and shape. It's impossible to resize the ring without causing damage to the metal. Like tungsten carbide, black ceramic is a very dense metal. It's hard to add or remove material from either metal type without altering its size and shape.
While this piece of metal is strong and durable, its inability to be resized means that it must be carefully selected to ensure it will fit correctly from the start. The hardness of tungsten carbide and black ceramic also makes it difficult to repair. You have to completely replace these materials if they're scratched, chipped, or cracked.
What Happens If Your Ring Cannot Be Resized?
Most of the time, we can only change the size of a ring by one full US size without hurting the ring's integrity. Resizing men's wedding bands can be risky. A big difference in size could damage it. We're very careful when resizing rings, and we won't resize any ring that we think could be damaged in the process. We would have to remake it if the size difference of your ring needs to be significantly changed.
An alternative to resizing your ring if it's too big for you is to use sizing beads. These beads are placed on the inside of the ring shank and help take up the slack. The beads also help keep your ring from spinning so that the front of your ring is always facing up.
Ring Resize Cost: How Much Is It To Resize Your Ring?
The average cost of resizing men's wedding bands can be fifty to hundreds of dollars depending on several factors. You have to consider the ring's metal type, design, and size. If a ring has a complex design with an expensive metal type, it may be more expensive to resize than a simple band. The size of the ring also affects the cost of resizing. A larger band will cost more to resize than a smaller one.
We offer one free resizing on all of our rings as part of our lifetime warranty. Can't resize a ring due to the metal type through our free size exchange? We'll be more than happy to remake it completely from scratch for a material fee if you're eligible. When it doubt, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll set you up with a ring resize cost.
How To Resize Your Ring: Length of Time It Takes to Resize a Ring?
If you do end up going down the ring resizing route, the time it takes depends on the type of metal and the amount of resizing that needs to be done. A simple ring with a small change in size may only take a few hours. A complex ring with a large change in size may take several days. We try to average about two weeks for any ring resizing to give ourselves enough time to do the job right. But before we attempt any ring resizing, we'll always pinpoint the reason for it. So many things may temporarily loosen or tighten your ring. Understanding the main reason for a change in your ring size will help determine the best option for you and your ring.