A person may want to resize their ring for several reasons. Some people do it because of weight gain or weight loss issues, to loosen or tighten the band. Other people choose to resize because they want to wear the ring on another finger.
Regardless of the reason, ring resizing is a common practice. But while it can be done on many rings, there are some exceptions. Note that several reasons influence whether or not a ring can be resized. For instance, the ring material could be problematic.
Resizing soft metals like gold, silver, etc., is pretty easy and can be done on almost all rings. However, hard metals such as stainless steel and titanium need special resizing tools. Then, there are harder metals like tungsten that are virtually not possible to resize.
Another factor influencing the resizing process is the design. For instance, some rings have decorative stones around the band. Thus, resizing it can damage or displace the stones.
How Are Rings Resized?
Resizing involves either upsizing or downsizing the ring. When upsizing, the jeweler cuts the ring and expands it with various extra materials. Then, they solder it together to form a larger ring. During downsizing, the jeweler cuts the ring to remove metal portions. Then, soldier it into a smaller size.
There is a limit to how much the ring can be resized without damaging it. Experts mostly recommend 1-2 sizes less or more than the size of your fingers. If your wedding ring needs to be downsized or upsized more than this range, resizing may not be a suitable option.
If the process goes too far, you risk damaging your ring. Plus, we have already talked about the metal type and decorations on the ring. These factors will determine whether your ring can be resized or not.
Resizing Men's Wedding Bands
Men's wedding rings and bands come with a pattern or polish around the band's entity. When resizing, the jeweler must stretch and press the band to avoid messing with the polish or decorating. This is usually preferred rather than cutting it.
But, not all materials can be stretched or pressed. In that case, the jeweler has to cut to resize. However, this is challenging, since the bands come with unique patterns that are hard to replicate. Plus, downsizing the ring might interfere with the pattern fluidly.
How Much Does It Cost to Resize a Wedding Ring?
It depends on various factors, including material costs and labor fees. Resizing a gold ring starts at $75. But resizing a harder material will be more expensive.
You can contact us to know more about the options you have when it comes to resizing men's wedding rings.