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Can Men's Rings Be Resized?

Nowadays, there are beautiful men’s rings, regardless of whether they are wedding bands or just lovely jewelry pieces. However, you might want to resize a ring as your body or fashion changes. But can men’s rings be resized?

If you have decided to wear a ring on another finger or have gained or lost weight, you must deal with resizing it. So, don’t worry; we are here to help.

Continue reading to find out everything you need to know about resizing men’s rings!

Men’s Rings Be Resized
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Can Men’s Rings Be Resized?

Shortly, the answer is yes! However, it all depends on the material they are made of.

Luckily, our rings are mostly made of resizable materials, and we can adjust them easily. You can check our collection of mens turquoise rings. We aim to balance masculinity and artistry through unique pieces of jewelry.

Let’s go step by step and find out how and can men’s rings be resized.

How Does the Resizing Process Work?

You can either add or subtract metal from the ring. Since the process involves cutting and reshaping a ring, it must be performed by an expert jeweler.

If you upsize the ring, the jeweler cuts and enlarges it with extra material. Then, the jeweler joints it together to get a larger ring.

If you downsize the ring, the jeweler cuts the ring to remove a portion. Then, the jeweler joints it together to get a smaller ring.

It is worth mentioning that you can resize a ring up to four or five sizes. However, you risk damaging the ring structure if you go more than two sizes up or down. 

If the ring resizing exceeds the range of one or two sizes up or down, you should consider buying a new ring since this might not be a suitable option. 

Keep in mind that the correct size ring slides onto your finger smoothly, but when you take it off, it slightly resists. If you find taking off the ring difficult or sliding down your finger very easy, then consider resizing it to the right size.

It is also important to know that your fingers swell and shrink for several reasons. Therefore, the ring might fit great in the morning but be tight at night. It is advisable to wear your ring for a few days before resizing it. This way, you will find the right size.

How Does the Resizing Process Work
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Ring size chart

The best way to find your ring size is to:

  • Measure the diameter of a ring you wear (on the preferred finger). The precise center of the ring must be measured, as well as the distance between the inside edges.
  • Please make sure that the mm measures are precise since, otherwise, you risk buying the wrong size ring.
  • Finally, find your diameter in the US size chart and order the ring you like.

Moreover, you have two other options to find your accurate ring size.

Option two is to:

  • Cut a ¼ inch of paper strip and twist it around your finger. Pull the extra paper and mark a line across the paper sides.
  • Take measurements between the two marked lines.
  • Repeat the process if unsure.
  • If you doubt between two sizes, always go with the smaller one.
  • Find your appropriate US size, and voilà, you are ready to order a ring.

Option three is to:

  • Go to a local jewelry store and ask for a ring size measurement.

What Ring Metals Can Be Resized?

While in the past, wedding bands were usually made from silver or gold, and now there are wedding rings made of various materials. So, you should also know that the ring’s material has a crucial role, besides knowing, can men’s rings be resized?

You should remember that not all materials can be resized.

Resizable materials

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Platinum
  • Wood
  • Cobalt-chrome

A jeweler can resize silver, gold, platinum, wood, and cobalt chrome since they are easier and softer materials to work with than others.

Non-resizable materials

  • Titanium
  • Tungsten
  • Tantalum
  • Carbon fiber
  • Damascus steel
  • Black zirconium

The market has seen the rise of new materials such as titanium, tungsten, tantalum, carbon fiber, Damascus steel, and black zirconium, which belong in the non-resizable category. 

Titanium and tungsten rings cannot usually be resized because they are too brittle and hard. However, some exceptions can be made depending on the ring's design.

Non-resizable materials
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What Else Influences the Ring Resizing Process?

Another factor that influences the ring resizing process is the ring design. For example, if the ring has decorative stones, resizing might change the position of the stones or damage the ring in general.

Certain rings cannot be resized, especially thin bands, wedding bands, or rings with delicate stones.

You can wear a ring guard if your ring is too large but cannot be resized. That is plastic tube rubber that twists around the ring’s shank. It will make the ring smaller and tighter. Ring guards, however, are just a short-term solution.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it cheaper to resize a ring up or down?

Downsizing a ring is always cheaper than upsizing a ring since you cut and remove metal from the ring. Therefore, there is no cost for additional material.

Does a ring lose value when resized?

The ring does not lose value if resized properly and skillfully. When resizing a ring, it is important to stay durable.

Conclusion

Can men’s rings be resized? Men’s rings can be resized, downsized, or upsized. However, it all depends on the ring material and design. 

Softer materials like silver, gold, wood, cobalt chrome, and platinum are easier to adjust than harder materials like titanium, tungsten, tantalum, carbon fiber, Damascus steel, etc., and black zirconium.

The more complicated the design is, the more difficult it is for the ring to be resized since you might lose the structure of the ring.

Jesús  is the founder and designer of JewelryLab. He is the Head of Design and also oversees production, quality control, and precious metal sourcing.

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