Jewelry, is very expensive and therefore when you’re buying jewelry, specially rings, you have to be extra careful.
In spite of having our best interests at heart, there are times when we end up choosing the wrong size of the ring which we buy.
In such a situation, we have no other option but to get the ring resized but many people are worried that resizing of the ring would cost them a lot and therefore they think that the ring is now useless since they would not be able to afford the resizing of the ring and they cannot wear the ring in the current size.
This brings us to the much important question how much does it cost to get a ring resized?
The resizing of the ring can involve increasing the size as well as reducing the size of the ring and there are many other such factors which have a direct impact on the cost which is involved in resizing the ring.
How much does it cost to get ring resized?
The first and foremost factor which you need to keep in mind is, whether you have to increase the size of the ring or whether you have to reduce the size of the ring.
In most of the cases when you have to increase the size of the ring, extra metal would be required to increase the size of the ring because it cannot be simply increased in size with the same quantity of metal and therefore the cost of the extra metal would be dependent on the amount of the metal which is required and the type of the metal which is required.
Increasing the size of your ring:
Let us first speak about an increase in the size of the ring. If the difference is very slim then it can be stretched to a very little extent but if the difference is more than stretching would not do and you would have to actually increase the size of the ring.
The main problem in increasing the size of the ring is the design of the ring because if there is any kind of engraving on the ring or if there are stones at the side of the ring, then it would be very difficult and very expensive for you to increase the size of the ring.
Sometimes if the ring is slightly small, proper polishing and smoothening out the edges would also help you in increasing the size of the ring. You need to check the polishing of the ring before going for a resize.
In most of the cases, depending on the cost of the gold, the cost to resize the ring to a larger size would be around $75 keeping in mind the current cost of gold.
If the metal in the ring is not gold and if it is platinum, then you need to inquire from the store regarding the cost of which would be required to increase the size.
If the design is very intricate, then the cost would be increasing more as the store would have to ensure that the design is properly shifted on the larger size as well.
Decreasing the size of your ring:
If you want to decrease the size of the ring than in most of the cases, the stores would be offering you at least a single instance of free decreasing of the size of the ring as long as it does not involve changing any of the designs. Some of the stores also do it for a flat $15 fee. That is because when you’re decreasing the size of the ring, there is no question of adding any metal or stone to the ring.
Which type of rings cannot be resized?
There are some type of rings which cannot be increased or decreased in size. This depends on the design of the ring and the way in which the ring has been made.
In most of the cases, when you look at the rings which are studded with gemstones or any other type of stones, you would not be able to get those rings resized since the gemstones and the place which has been made in the ring to hold those in gemstones cannot be altered at all. You would have to get a new gemstone which can be actually very expensive.
Any kind of resizing of the gemstones on the ring, can upset the balance of the ring and therefore you would not feel comfortable while wearing that ring.
If you are using a metal which is other than gold and platinum and silver like titanium or tungsten then there is no scope of resizing of the ring. That is because these metals are actually very sturdy and cannot be reshaped.
These days many delicate designs are also available in the rings, which are made of thin strings of gold or platinum and these thin strings are designed in such a way that they are able to handle the weight of the entire ring and the force of wearing and removing that ring and if you increase or decrease the size then the tensile strength of these strings of metal, might not be able to handle these forces and therefore the ring might break and therefore depending on the design as well some of the rings cannot be resized.
Only the jeweler would be able to give you the final opinion on whether the resizing of the ring is possible or not and if it is possible how much is it going to cost because there are a lot of variables which are involved which might need a proper professional analysis by a jeweler and only then you would be able to find out the quotation for the resizing of the ring.
So, yes the rings can be resized, at least most of them but the cost depends on the factors like whether you want to increase the size of the ring or decrease the size of the ring and by what measurements do you want to increase the size or decrease the size of the ring and therefore the cost of the metal if required and the labour which is required in the resizing can be evaluated and the jeweler would be able to provide you with the quotation for the resizing of the rings but not all of the rings can be resized and therefore first you had to take the jeweler’s opinion on whether it can be resized or not and then go for resizing.