Archive for the ' Sizing ' Category

Dec 26

What Happens to Inlay Rings When They Get Sized? When I got the email asking if I could do an extreme sizing from 7.75 to 4.5 I knew whatever it was, if there were gemstones it’d be challenging. Then I heard channel set and inlay! Aggh. A double whammy of challenging. It’s not like it […]

Dec 7

Delicate, Small Sized, and Seemingly Unwearable Tansy was a finger size eight, and her grandmother had been a size four-and-a-half. When she inherited her grandmother’s diamond eternity band six years ago, it was clear that she wasn’t getting it onto her finger without a little help. “This ring is so beautiful,” Tanzy told me over […]

Aug 10

Opals in Your Ring Add Challenges to Sizing Opals are beautiful and mysterious and opal lovers are devoted to them. They come with a bit of baggage though, for some a belief in superstitious bad news and for some a lot of breakage. The breakage is mainly from their delicate make-up. I have multiple opal […]

Jun 15

Margaret’s Enamel Ring Sadness Margaret went to her mother’s jeweler George. He was a big loud man who reminded her of her school principle. He told her, “that enamel ring from your sweet mother can’t be sized as it was made for her more petite fingers.” Margaret’s inner monologue was, “Are you saying I need […]

Jun 1

What is Extreme Sizing? Some Kind of Olympic Sport? Any time you have a ring needing to be sized larger or smaller by three sizes or more you have a very challenging sizing job on your hands. I call this extreme sizing. The extremeness comes about because you are changing the shape of the  ring […]

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