If your ring has a special meaning to you but cannot be comfortably worn, we have the skills necessary to add new life to your precious piece of jewellery. We’ll help you get it out of your drawer and place it back on your fingers, on beautiful display for the whole world to appreciate.
Would you like to know more about our ring resizing service or arrange a time to bring your jewellery to us? Please contact the DM Jewellery team at email@example.com, phone 07 8788913 follow us on our facebook and instagram pages for inspiration.
What Is Ring Resizing
Ring resizing refers to a process that allows you to customise your rings’ sizes so that they fit your fingers perfectly.
However, things aren’t that simple. Not all rings can be resized, and resizing a ring could damage or weaken its setting.
In addition, if your ring is made of a brittle material like platinum, the resizing process can become more complex.
If your ring is too small for you, your jeweller will cut the band and spread it as much as possible before adding a new piece of metal to fill the gap. To shorten a band, the jeweller will simply cut a small strip off before soldering the band back together in the spot where they cut it.
Why Might I Need To Resize A Ring?
There are many reasons why you might need to consider getting a ring resized. Maybe you received it as a gift or inherited it as an heirloom, and it does not fit correctly. Perhaps you bought it online or overseas and didn’t get a chance to try it on before buying.
If you’ve gained or lost weight or your knuckles have swelled with age, old rings might also have stopped fitting as they once did.
Here at DM Jewellery, our expert jewellers have the experience, skills and equipment necessary to delicately resize your rings so they fit as they should.
How Much Does Ring Resizing Cost in NZ?
The cost of having your ring resized will depend on a variety of factors. These include the amount of work required, whether your jeweller used new materials, the width of the band and the complexity involved.
When you bring a ring in for resizing, ask your jeweller for a quote. You’ll then know whether the repairs are within your budget and make sense relative to the cost of simply buying a new ring.
Should I Resize My Ring?
It’s important to note that every time you resize a ring, you can make the band weaker. For these reasons, if your ring is a very important one to you, for instance, an engagement ring or heirloom with a lot of personal meaning, it’s worth taking the time to resize it so you can wear it.
Resizing a ring will always make it slightly less durable. However, a skilled jeweller, like the team here at DM Jewellery, can resize your ring in a way that minimises the risk of future damage. Simply get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 07 8788913 for more information about our ring resizing services.
What Rings Can’t Be Resized?
There are situations in which resizing a ring is simply impossible. If you have a ring that doesn’t fit and isn’t suitable for resizing, one option would be to ask your jeweller whether it can be melted down and crafted into a new piece of custom jewellery.
Rings made from titanium, tungsten or stainless steel can’t be resized due to the properties of the metal.
How Should My Ring Fit?
Engagement rings and wedding bands should fit snugly yet comfortably. Your rings should slide on easily and need a slight pull to get them off.
If a ring is uncomfortably tight, that’s a sign that it is too small. If it slips off with no resistance, that suggests that it is too large and needs resizing.
The team at DM Jewellery can help take your ill-fitting rings and turn them into pieces of jewellery you love to wear. If you have a ring that needs to be resized, contact us at email@example.com, phone 07 8788913 to see how we can help you. follow us on our facebook and instagram pages for inspiration.
With proper care, cleaning and maintenance, jewellery can last your lifetime and then some. However, even if you are extremely careful, sometimes accidents happen, and your beloved jewellery might get damaged or even broken.
And if it’s an expensive piece of fine or even heirloom jewellery that was damaged, this can be devastating. You might fear that all the value of your jewellery has vanished. Fine gemstones and precious metals usually appreciate over time, properly maintaining and caring for your jewellery will increase the life of your piece and help to maintain or even increase its value if the market rises. In addition, a lot of jewellery has significant sentimental value and personal meaning, especially when it was a gift from a loved one.
Fortunately, not all hope is lost if your jewellery is damaged. Many professional jewellers can repair broken jewellery, including the team here at DM Jewellery.
When Should You Fix Jewellery?
A certain amount of wear and tear is normal when it comes to jewellery, especially anything that you wear on a day-to-day basis. For instance, it’s not uncommon for the claws and settings holding gemstones to need repairs or replacements over time. Metals may require re-plating, and clasps might wear down and require repair.
If you have a lot of sentimental value bound up in an existing item but are tired of its old-fashioned style (for instance, if it was an inherited heirloom), why not discuss having it modified into something more contemporary or closer to your style? custom jewellery
When you’re uncertain whether it’s worth having a piece of jewellery repaired, we recommend turning to the experts. Your jeweller can advise you on the repair options advisable. The team at DM Jewellery are more than able to take a look at your broken or damaged jewellery and perform any repairs to an exceptional standard of quality. We provide no obligation Quotes prior to doing any work so you can choose which is the best option for you.
Sometimes, the issue is not so much that something is broken or needs urgent repairs. Sometimes, it’s only the size that’s the problem.
People’s bodies change over their lifetimes, meaning that something that once used to fit might become too large or small. Other pieces of significant jewellery might be ones we were gifted as children and still want to wear as adults. The team at DM Jewellery can help and resize your rings so that they fit better than ever. Simply click here to learn more about our ring resizing services.
Types of Jewellery Repairs
Some types of jewellery repairs are more common than others. If you have concerns about your damaged jewellery or worry that it may require servicing, we recommend getting in touch with us to have your pieces professionally assessed with a no obligation Quote. You can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 07 8788913.
Common types of jewellery repairs include:
Clasps that won’t open or close
Loose or missing stones
Discolouration or dull finish
Polishing and refining
Broken or thin claws / prongs
Bent or cracked ring shanks / bands
And much more
Buying New Jewellery
If your broken jewellery isn’t expensive or doesn’t have particular sentimental value to you, buying new jewellery might be a better option than having it repaired. This is especially the case for costume jewellery, where repair might not even be possible.
Sometimes, even fine jewellery might not be suitable for repairs. Some chipped gemstones cannot be recut and reset due to their inclusions. In addition, if you have an ancient piece of heirloom jewellery that’s been repaired many times over the years, it might have unreliable structural integrity. It could be at the risk of breaking if you restored it again.
If you have any doubts about whether your jewellery is suitable for repair, our professional experts can advise you. You can reach out to our team at email@example.com, phone 07 8788913 with any questions.
Signs That Your Jewellery Might Be In Need Of Repair
It’s not always obvious when jewellery needs repairs. Sometimes, the damage might be self-evident, like a gemstone that’s fallen out, cracks in the metal or a snapped clasp.
Sometimes, however, the damage is more subtle. White gold might begin to yellow, the band of a ring might start to thin or loose pieces might catch on your clothing.
Learning about these signs and understanding when it’s time to bring your jewellery to the professionals can help you avoid costly repairs in the future.
They say that diamonds are forever, but sometimes they might need a little expert help to stay intact. To learn more about our jewellery repair services or to arrange a time to come in and meet our team, please contact DM Jewellery at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 07 8788913 follow us on our facebook and instagram pages for inspiration.