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Choosing engagement rings and wedding bands are one of the most exciting events in a couple’s life! But what happens if the ring doesn’t fit just right? And how do you know if you should resize a ring? Today, we are going to share with you a few tips on when you should resize a ring and how the process works!

How To Know If You Should Resize Your Ring:

Both wedding rings and especially engagement rings usually need to be resized; it is difficult to measure a person’s finger without giving away why. There are two indications that a ring may need to be resized:

  1. The Ring Goes On Fairly Easily But Doesn’t Come Off Easily. If a ring has a lot of trouble coming off by the knuckle, then it could be an indication that the ring may need to be adjusted to a slightly larger size.
  2. The Ring Slides On And Off Loosely. If a ring seems to glide on and off the finger effortlessly, then this is an indication that the ring may need to be adjusted to a slightly smaller size.

A ring that fits properly is one that will slide on fairly easily; yet, there will also be a moderate resistance to keep the ring in place or from sliding off.

How Does The Resizing Process Work?

Once a decision has been made to resize a wedding ring, there are several things that you should consider. Will the ring need to be enlarged or reduced? Also, consider the band of the ring. Most bands can be adjusted; however, rings with gemstones placed around the entire loop cannot be resized. It is because of the lack of extra metal that can be worked with.

When getting the ring resized, one of the first things is to figure out the correct size. A jeweler can give you the most accurate measurement.  The next thing to consider is the type of metal that the ring is made from. Some materials are more difficult to work with than others — which ultimately may mean a higher cost to fix. To resize a ring normally cost, on average, between $20-$60. More complex resizing can have a higher cost. Once everything is set, it can take about ten minutes to two weeks to complete, depending on the jeweler’s schedule or workload. 

At Plateau Jewelers, we work hard to make sure you get the perfect wedding ring for your significant other! Contact us today for more information on how we can help your with your wedding band or engagement ring resizing! We are here for you!