Resizing Your Ring To Fit

By: Jeffrey M. Bertman Graduate GemologistNearly all rings can be resized without any discernable sign of alteration. If a ring needs only a quarter or half a step (U.S. sizes) of modification, a machine can stretch or compress a band without stones. Plain gold bands with consistent cross sections lend themselves well to this technique. A machine that utilizes rollers to lengthen rings of varying thickness is also available. When greater changes in size are needed, the shank of the ring may be cut and a section may either be removed or soldered into place. Gemstones may also have to be removed if they cannot withstand the heat or stress of the resizing process. If rings are plated, the finish must be matched. An experienced jeweler can resize most rings, and the resizing will be undetectable to the naked eye. Step into our store at 1402 Hancock Street, Quincy Center to view our huge selection and to experience the type of service only we can offer. Should you have any questions or concerns please call us at 617-773-3636.See our outstanding selection of beautiful offerings at 1402 Hancock Street, Quincy Center. Or reach us at 617-773-3636 or


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