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Question DetailsAsked on 5/6/2014

how much should it cost to have a diamond ring resized

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Depends on the design and how much it is being resized, and if reducing or increasing. For a simple one-size change larger, with a simple circular ring, can be as cheap as $20-30 to heat and stretch it.


If needs to be enlarged more or reduced, then it has to be cut and changed to the size wanted, and fused back together, with new gold or silver if enlarging. Obviously, reducing is cheaper than enlarging as no signficant new metal is needed, and silver is cheaper than gold or platinum because of the six-seven fold difference in the cost of the metals.


Resizing involving cutting probably in the $50-100 range for silver or for reducing a gold ring, enlarging a gold ring with added metal could run $100-250 depending on how large the ring is - a real hefty men's ring will obviously take more metal, so more cost, than a thin wedding band.


You want to consider the value of the ring - a real valuable or antique ring you want to take to a true artisan jeweler who makes and modifies rings in-house - a simple economy ring or simple band you would get a cheaper price probably at a chain store like Zales.


When you drop it off be sure to get a written receipt for it while they work on it (usually unless a simple one-size stretch job, cannot do while you wait), and I would also take a picture or two of it on your cell phone, including a zoom shot of any interior engraving, so if there is any question about whether you got back what you dropped off, you have some proof. Of course, the integrity of the shop is critical.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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Hi, this is Meranda with Angie's List.


You can get an idea by looking at reviews for jewelry stores when you log in at www.angieslist.com. Search for "jewelry sales/design/repair" for a highly rated shop in your area.


As one point of reference, I had my engagement ring sized up last year, and it cost about $100 at a highly rated local jeweler (not a national chain). That cost included the price to add some gold and also replate the entire ring because it's white gold, so it might have been cheaper if it had been yellow gold. My ring has a design in the gold on the sides and stones along the band, which also may have added to the cost/complexity.


Good luck!

Answered 3 years ago by Meranda




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