27 April 2017
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When planning the perfect surprise proposal, one of the biggest challenges – aside from choosing the ‘right’ ring – is guessing your partner’s correct finger size.

There are plenty of helpful ways to assist you in guessing, such as secretly borrowing one of their rings and getting it sized, tracing the inside of one of their rings or seeing if one of their rings fits on one of your fingers. If that sounds too complicated, an alternative would be to try taking a photo with the ring sitting over a ruler so the size can be gauged.

More often than not, there is a high chance that after the ring is designed, it will need to be taken back to an expert craftsman or jeweller to be resized. Here’s what you need to know.

Can all rings be resized?

For a ring to be resized, it needs to be made from silver, gold or platinum. Aside from the material, there needs to be enough room on the ring for the work to be done. Be aware of eternity band rings. Due to the stones set in the band, there’s physically no metal to work with so unfortunately they can’t be resized.

If your ring needs to go up or down more than two sizes, this may not be possible due to foreseeable stress on the ring’s design. A great preventative measure would be to talk to your jeweller about leaving a small gap at the bottom of your ring to allow for any potential resizing in future.

How long does it take?

Generally ring resizing can take one to two weeks, depending on the size amendment, metal and intricacy of your design. However prearranged bookings can help arrive at a faster turnaround.

When should you definitely have the size adjusted?

Preferred fit differs per client, though there are two rules of thumb that can help you with this. We recommend ring resizing if your ring is uncomfortably small or if it slips off with little resistance, which means it too large. Fit is an extremely vital factor for ensuring maximum ring comfort and care.

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