Archive for the ' Sizing ' Category

Feb 5

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 […]

Oct 2

It is Seriously Annoying, Having to Take off Rings to Type Hilary keeps a jar by her computer to put her rings in when she types. She loves vintage jewelry and knows that top heavy rings are no-goes. But she couldn’t help herself. Her latest dream ring was a large emerald cabochon cut vintage style. […]

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 […]

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 High 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 […]

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