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Wedding Rings Fit Too Snug?

“Eat Me”

Let’s Face it, Marriage has a way of Making our Bodies Bigger!

We have Kids, we Eat more Dinners at Home, we Work Out Less (no one to Impress)… Our Bodies Change.

And, our Wedding Rings don’t Fit like they Used to.

Sure, someday we’ll Lose a Couple of Pounds. Sure we Want to have the Bodies we once had. But we Aren’t getting any Younger and Time is Slipping away…

The Point is:

Our Rings are Too Snug!

This could even Happen directly after you say “I DO” as well. Just simply Adding your Wedding Band to your Engagement Ring could make them Fit Too Snug. Putting that 2nd Ring on your Finger takes up more Room. It makes Both Rings Fit Tighter.

So what do you do?

Is there a way of Making them Feel Better and Fit Better? YES and YES!

Any Good Jeweler can take your Engagement Ring or Wedding Set (Bridal Rings), and have them Sized up. Usually just 1/2 size or 1 full Size will do it.

Even if your Rings are Soldered Together, they can take them Apart, Size them up and Solder them back again. AND, I’ve even seen Jewelers even Leave the Rings Permanently together and Add in one Thick Shank to the Bottom of the Bands as well. This makes them Bigger and More Durable at the same time (Which is Good, because Wedding Rings also have the Tendency of Thinning out at the Bottom and Getting Weak!).

Jeweler’s Size Rings on a Daily Basis. It’s one of the Number One things Jewelers do. So Don’t Worry in the least if they’ll Harm your Rings or not. They are Pros and know what they’re doing!

Ring Sizing Prices

Prices on Ring Sizings will vary Depending on the Jeweler, the amount of Work to be Done, and the amount of Metal Needed to Finish the Job. It could run you $25, or it could run you up to $100 or more (Do note that Platinum will be Much More Expensive!).

Sometimes Jewelers have to Remove Stones or Tighten Stones after a Sizing. After all, when you Pull apart a Shank to make it Bigger, the Sides of the Ring gets Bend outwards which could Chip any Diamonds Sitting in Channels or Pave Settings. If the Stones get Pushed together where their Edges Touch, it could Break them!

Care must be Taken!

No matter what, it’s still a Normal Part of the Job. Jewelers can look at a Ring and Quickly Determine the Best Course of Action.

Overtime, most people, both Men and Women, will usually need their Rings Sized up.

That’s Life!

You’ll know this when your Rings are too Hard to get off, or they Start Leaving Deep Indentations in your FingerWhich can also become Painful!

Take them into a Local Jeweler and have them Sized. This could take anywhere from a Day to 2 Weeks depending on the Jeweler (Some have to Send the Rings out to be done).

Get them Sized

The Rings will Fit Better and look Better… Without all the Extra Folds of Skin Being Bunched up around the Rings!

Plus, this makes your Rings look Shiny and New again. And Lord knows your Rings need a Good Cleaning!

P.S. If you have a Service Plan (ESP) on your Rings, generally Sizing them up will be Covered for FREE!

Check it out! :)

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Recommended Jewelry Supplies:

Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner Jewelry Steam Cleaner
Complete Jewelry Cleaner Kit Diamond Dazzle Stick
Gold Silver Jewelry Polishing Cloths Jewelry Making Supplies Kit
Gold Acid Test Kit Watch Tool Repair Kit
Ring Adjusters EMT Emergency Ring Cutter
10x Jewelers Loupe Jewelers Microscope


  1. Pursuant to your article above, I just took my engagement ring to the jeweler’s to be sized up a little. Just under one whole size. It’s 14kt yellow gold, and the shank at the bottom is well under 2mm wide, and much less thick. Just to give you an idea of the extremely basic nature of the job. Also, the jewelers is an independently owned store, operated by the same family for now the third generation, and has an in-house bench goldsmith. We are in a small town, about 40 miles from the nearest “chain” store in the Big City .
    It’s going to cost $50, and won’t be done until June 1st! IDK if this is normal time frame, or if it’s just particularly busy at the moment with Mothers Day, Graduations – High School and College around this neck of the woods – and coming up on wedding season too, but nobody said anything to me about any particular busy-ness for them right now. Thats the state of things over here in the middle of the Midwaste these days!

    • Hi Shari. I would suppose it depends on the amount of traffic they get, if they do the jobs inhouse, and how many jewelers work for them. I worked in a store that had 3 jewelers in the shop and turnaround time was right around a week. 2 weeks at Christmastime. They did push some jobs ahead of others if they were emergencies (like the wedding is Saturday). I think 1-2 weeks is about average (longer if the goods are sent to another jeweler to fix–I know one place that sent jobs to Texas). Also, it depends on the type of job. If it was custom work, difficult, or time consuming, it would take longer as well. But for a simple sizing, 2 weeks does seem drastic. :( -Richard

  2. Shari Davenport // May 15, 2019 at 2:17 pm // Reply

    Well, as far as I know, they have one bench jeweler on site, and someone else in town who takes up some of the load if it gets too nutty, and they work at home in their own private shop, on their own time. Nothing leaves town, esp not to Texas! IDK if there’s something that one of them can do that the other doesn’t, but as for simple sizing jobs, I should hope to smile! That’s the most basic thing any of them do, I’m sure.
    I have had them do multiple jobs for one person in the past, for my sister, for one. She sent me a small-ish box of items several years ago, including stones to set in her choice of mountings, things needing repair, sizing, etc. Once we got the items ordered that needed it – thanks to sending photos of catalog items via email, and conversations via text, email, and phone – and everything was in house, which took a couple of days at best, everything was completed and ready to go back in a couple of weeks. I was her “eyeballs” more or less, to check out all the finished products and be sure everything was done per request. It was all fabulous, and we sent it back to her via the store, with insurance, tracking, signature required, etc., and she was completely delighted with the results. There’s nobody in her area that could do that sort of work for less than twice the price, considering she’d have had to drive to Richmond or Norfolk VA, as she lives about half way between them! Their small town lost their one independent jeweler years ago when the owners retired, and had no kids who wanted to keep it going. They recently got one of those chain stores, not well known for quality merchandise, and all work gets sent away to be done. Probably to Richmond or Norfolk!
    I’ll let you know how this comes out, and how long it takes.

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