Re-Sizing a Ring from the Tucson Gem Show

December 21, 2014

If you find the perfect ring at the Tucson Gem Show, you may be frustrated to find that it doesn’t fit your finger. But don’t walk away just yet; you can buy the ring and have it re-sized by a jewelry professional. Re-sizing is a simple process that the experts at Fast-Fix Jewelry and Watch Repairs will be happy to perform for you at one of our two Tucson locations. Here are the answers to some questions you may have about the re-sizing process:

Which rings can be resized? The Tucson Gem Show is one of the biggest gem shows in the world, so you can find nearly every type of ring there. Most rings can be re-sized, but there are a few types of rings that jewelers generally advise against re-sizing. These include rings with stones or designs that extend all the way around the band, stainless steel rings, and rings with titanium or tungsten.

How can I tell if my ring needs re-sizing? A ring may need re-sizing if it is either too loose to stay in place on your finger or so tight that you can’t slip it onto your finger at all. Even if you can fit a ring onto your finger, you might still consider re-sizing if it is uncomfortably tight or if you cannot easily turn it while it is on your finger.

How does ring re-sizing work? A professional jeweler can re-size your ring by measuring your proper ring size, and then reshaping the ring to fit it. Metal can be either removed from the ring to make it smaller or added to it to make it bigger. Once the ring has been reshaped and soldered, it will be polished and refinished.

When your jewelry is in need of professional attention, come to Fast-Fix Jewelry and Watch Repairs. Our experienced jewelers will be happy to re-size your gold, platinum, or silver ring so that it perfectly fits your finger, and we work to accommodate busy schedules. Come visit us at one of our Tucson stores today! You can call (520) 696-0403 to reach our Tucson Mall location and (520) 514-9292 to reach our Park Place Mall location.

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