Jewelry repairs take place in all shapes and sizes. While most jewelry stores would love to be able to price a repair for you over the phone, most work is on a case by case basis. Not all jewelry is created equal.\r\nThe Two Ways to Re-Size a Ring\r\nMany factors can influence the fit of your rings such as climate change and weight fluctuations. Whether going up or down, there are only two ways to size rings.\r\n\r\nStretching or Compressing\r\nAdding or Removing Gold\r\n\r\nAlthough stretching or compressing a ring can be a quick fix for your traditional all gold band, it's not highly recommended. It can weaken the overall integrity of the ring and may cause more issues down the road if it has to be resized again.\r\nAdding or removing gold, however, will preserve the proper thickness at the bottom of the ring, where needed, and will have less effect on the ring’s overall structure.\r\nAs straight forward as sizing a ring may appear, there are factors that may influence an increase in cost.\r\n\r\nFactors That Can Influence the Cost of Sizing a Ring\r\n\r\nGemstones may need to be removed before any heat can be applied because some gems, like emeralds, are temperature sensitive.\r\nIf your ring needs to be sized more than one size.\r\nYour overall ring is very thin and can be easily bent\r\nIf your ring has stones, channel set, prong set or inlaid, stones can become unaligned and prongs may tighten or loosen.\r\nYour ring has engraving that will need to be replicated, once sizing is complete.\r\n\r\n \r\nComplimentary Ring Inspection\r\nAny challenge a ring may present can sometimes have several options, that's why it is also VERY important that you have all repairs done by a jeweler you can trust. All rings can be fixed, but it can come at a price, which is why it’s important to have your rings checked routinely (we provide this service for free) to avoid any major costs in the future.