Can Engagement Rings Be Resized?

If your engagement ring doesn’t fit your hand properly, you may want to consider getting it resized. But whether your ring can be resized will depend on a number of factors that you may want to consider before taking your ring back to the jeweler.

Let’s look at some of the most common questions people have about ring resizing to help you make the most informed decision you can with your jewelry.

Can My Engagement Ring Be Resized?

Yes, your engagement ring can be resized. Engagement rings, like other jewelry types, are usually able to be edited up or down to better fit your finger. However, their ability to be resized will depend on the band you have. If your band has specific characteristics in metal or style like a pattern, you may not be able to get it resized without ruining the piece’s aesthetic. 

Should I Resize My Engagement Ring?

When you’re looking into resizing your ring, you need to make sure you do thorough research before you visit a jeweler’s shop. You need to be aware that resizing your ring is a very important decision, and it’s not one that’s easily reversible. In fact, in most cases, you can only resize a ring a specific number of times before it can no longer be worked with.

Additionally, the kind of ring you get will determine whether it can be resized. If you have a solitaire ring, it is much more easily resized than eternity-style bands.

However, with these considerations, it’s also important that your ring fits you properly. If your ring isn’t comfortable due to it being too loose or too tight, you may not be able to wear it.

Does Resizing Damage The Ring?

In some cases, resizing can damage your ring–especially if you’ve had it resized before. However, in most cases, resizing is not harmful at all. But whether your ring will be damaged must be factored in on a case-by-case basis. The best way to assess the potential damage to your ring is by consulting with a professional jeweler.

How To Resize Your Ring

You should only have your ring resized by a skilled professional. When you take it in, there are a couple of methods that your jeweler can employ to help your ring fit you best. If they’re sizing your ring up to make it larger, they can stretch it up to a half size, depending on the metal. 

Alternatively, they may choose to add more metal to enlarge the ring more than a half size. They do this by cutting the bottom shank, adding the metal, and soldering it in place. To make the ring smaller, your jeweler will cut the band to remove the excess metal and resolder it in place.

Key Takeaways

If you need to resize your ring, you will likely be able to do so within reason. Resizing up is made easier if you have a simple band that will stretch or disguise additional metals added well. Resizing down is even easier. 

If you’re looking to resize your jewelry, consider speaking to one of our jewelry experts and get an evaluation of your piece today.