From Too Tight to Just Right: Your Practical Guide to Expert Ring Enlarging/Resizing

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November 23, 2023
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A perfectly sized ring is like a seamless bond; it’s unnoticeable when just right, but impossible to ignore when it’s not.

Of course, times change, and so do we – including the size of our fingers! But when your engagement ring begins to feel a little too snug while you’re wearing it, then it’s more than just a minor annoyance – it’s usually a sign that it’s time to find the right fit.

In this article, we’ll guide you through the essentials of ring resizing – from when and why you might need to resize, to how it’s done – ensuring your symbol of love continues to fit as perfectly as the day it was slipped onto your finger.

How Do I Know If My Ring Needs Enlarging?

The tell-tale signs that your ring needs resizing are hard to ignore.

If you’re struggling to get your ring over the knuckle, or if it slides on easily but then refuses to budge without a fight, then your ring may need to be resized to a larger size.

Remember though that short-term seasonal changes can also temporarily affect your ring’s fit. For example, cold weather can cause your fingers to shrink slightly, whilst heat can make them swell. It’s all about finding that sweet spot where your ring feels snug but comfortable, and stays put without constricting.

If your ring is consistently tight regardless of the season though, then it’s time to have it checked by a professional.

Why Is the Right Ring Size So Important?

A properly fitting ring isn’t just about comfort; it’s about safeguarding your cherished jewellery.

A ring that’s too large risks accidental loss, whilst one that’s too tight can lead to issues with circulation and, in severe cases, can become stuck – sometimes even requiring the ring to be carefully cut off.

Additionally, a well-fitted ring simply looks better; it sits properly on the finger and gives the gemstone – if there is one – the showcase it deserves.

What Does Ring Resizing Involve?

Ring resizing always starts with a jeweller first assessing the current size of your ring and discussing the desired fit with you.

If the ring needs to be made smaller, the jeweller will simply remove a small section of the band, join the ends back together, and make sure it’s perfectly round and polished once more.

On the other hand, if the ring needs enlarging, the jeweller will cut the band at the bottom and spread it to the desired size. The gap is then filled with a new piece of metal that’s a perfect match in colour and karat to the existing band. Once seamlessly integrated and soldered into place, the ring is then expertly cleaned and polished.

It’s crucial to point out that increasing the size of a ring is a considerably more complex procedure, as it’s vital that the added metal doesn’t create weak spots in the band. That’s why it’s essential to turn to skilled jewellers who will treat your ring with the care and attention it deserves.

Ready to Resize Your Ring to Perfection?

Your engagement ring is more than a piece of precious metal; it’s a tangible symbol of your unique love story.

At Martin Gear Jewellers, our commitment is to make sure it continues to fit your narrative — comfortably and beautifully. Combining care, expertise, and precision through our expert ring resizing services, we ensure the perfect fit for your utmost comfort and the ring’s longevity.

Is it time to tailor your engagement ring for the perfect fit? Simply contact us on (01) 872 8726, or drop by our store at 5 Mary St, Dublin 1, for a personalised consultation.

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