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    • mpet
    • By mpet 21st Nov 10, 11:04 PM
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    How much to have wedding ring made bigger
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    • 21st Nov 10, 11:04 PM
    How much to have wedding ring made bigger 21st Nov 10 at 11:04 PM
    Apologies if this is not the right forum.

    I have noticed that my wedding ring has become quite tight - I'm no longer the sylph-like figure I was when I got married 27 years ago

    I managed to get it off my finger with a lot of tugging and a lot of shampoo. I now want to have it made bigger - probably 2 sizes. It is a 9ct band with a sort of criss cross cut design on it.

    Has anyone any idea how much this should cost (in London).
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    • lavidaloca
    • By lavidaloca 22nd Nov 10, 9:48 AM
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    • 22nd Nov 10, 9:48 AM
    • #2
    • 22nd Nov 10, 9:48 AM
    Apologies if this is not the right forum.

    I have noticed that my wedding ring has become quite tight - I'm no longer the sylph-like figure I was when I got married 27 years ago

    I managed to get it off my finger with a lot of tugging and a lot of shampoo. I now want to have it made bigger - probably 2 sizes. It is a 9ct band with a sort of criss cross cut design on it.

    Has anyone any idea how much this should cost (in London).
    Originally posted by mpet
    I had mine made bigger around two years ago and it was about £35 - Samuels Jewellers. Same 9ct band with a pattern design. They just put plain gold into the band but it's ok as I just make sure the plain is underneath my finger ifyswim.
    • travelgran
    • By travelgran 22nd Nov 10, 11:05 AM
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    • 22nd Nov 10, 11:05 AM
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    • 22nd Nov 10, 11:05 AM
    When I had some rings made slightly bigger all they needed to do was 'stretch' them - no extra gold needed. I'd get a quote from both an independent jeweller as well as a chain. Can't remember the cost as it was years ago.
    • mpet
    • By mpet 22nd Nov 10, 11:50 AM
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    • 22nd Nov 10, 11:50 AM
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    • 22nd Nov 10, 11:50 AM
    Thanks! It doesn't seem as pricey as I thought it might be
    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 22nd Nov 10, 12:48 PM
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    • 22nd Nov 10, 12:48 PM
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    • 22nd Nov 10, 12:48 PM
    There is an element of stretch in a ring and the general rule is that it could go up or down fairly easily by 3 sizes.....I would take it to a good jeweller for a quote....an independant jeweller is very good on these types of things and will be able to do the job usually within a couple of hours.
    Ther may be a slight problem however if your ring needs to go up more than 3 sizes or is quite thin as you say there is a pattern on the ring...if this is the case the jeweller will be able to hopefully add a piece of gold to the ring,but this may increase the cost and the time it takes to do.
    • mpet
    • By mpet 22nd Nov 10, 1:05 PM
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    • 22nd Nov 10, 1:05 PM
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    • 22nd Nov 10, 1:05 PM
    The ring is a barrell shaped ring (I think that is the correct description), so it may be thick enough to stretch. There is a 'proper' jewellers near me who do repairs (not a chain) so I will take it in there and see what they say.
    • property.advert
    • By property.advert 22nd Nov 10, 5:18 PM
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    • 22nd Nov 10, 5:18 PM
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    • 22nd Nov 10, 5:18 PM
    Costs nothing and should save you some money. Go on a diet

    Not being too sarcastic, but instead of just accepting the fact that you are larger now than before, it might be a catalyst for change ?
  • Gingham Ribbon
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    • 22nd Nov 10, 7:39 PM
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    • 22nd Nov 10, 7:39 PM
    I think I paid £40 for 2 rings. They were stretched. One is patterned and it looks exactly as it did before. It was an independent jewellers.
    May all your dots fall silently to the ground.
    • mpet
    • By mpet 22nd Nov 10, 10:56 PM
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    • 22nd Nov 10, 10:56 PM
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    • 22nd Nov 10, 10:56 PM
    Costs nothing and should save you some money. Go on a diet

    Not being too sarcastic, but instead of just accepting the fact that you are larger now than before, it might be a catalyst for change ?
    Originally posted by property.advert
    Yes, I did consider that as an option, but my 'sylph like' comments were a bit tongue in cheek

    Whilst I certainly have gained a few pounds since I was 24, the problem seems to be more on the knuckle joint - where my skin is getting a bit 'wrinkly' it was very difficult to remove the ring - and now I seem to be plagued with 'hot flushes' my fingers seem to swell a bit when I get hot.
    • mpet
    • By mpet 22nd Nov 10, 10:59 PM
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    I think I paid £40 for 2 rings. They were stretched. One is patterned and it looks exactly as it did before. It was an independent jewellers.
    Originally posted by Gingham Ribbon
    I'm hoping that I may be ablt to get the ring stretched as I've tried on another ring and I think it is one size different - so it may be possible.
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