Being presented with an engagement ring when you are proposed is one of the best moments in a person’s life. Then comes the wedding, where the bride and groom exchanges wedding rings. Engagement and wedding rings are not the only type of rings that people wear – many people buy expensive rings as part of their fine jewelry collection, which they wear on a daily basis to match their sense of fashion. When a ring is purchased, the ring size of a person is measured and they are provided a ring that fits their current size. Unfortunately, this may change as time goes by; thus a common question is whether or not a ring can be resized.
Answering this question is not simple. There are cases where rings can be resized, but in some cases, a ring cannot be resized; thus the type of ring that is purchased should be considered prior to asking whether or not the piece of jewelry can be resized at a later date. Furthermore, it is also important to note that in most cases, there will be a limit placed on how much a ring can be resized.
The most common method used to resize a ring is through cutting the ring, resizing and then rejoining the ring. For example, when a person’s ring size has increased, the ring will be cut, the metal will be stretched and metal that is similar to the ring’s setting will be placed in the gap that was formed after stretching the ring. Thereafter, the piece of metal will be joined with the ring at both sides.To make a ring smaller, a gap will be cut out of the ring’s setting. Thereafter, the gap that is left will be narrowed and then the two separated parts of the ring will be joined up.
There are some drawbacks that need to be considered when resizing a ring, with the most significant drawback being the fact that resizing causes a weak spot to be left on the ring. The part of the ring that is cut during the resizing process and then soldered created a weak spot, which makes it more likely for the ring to break in the future.