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  1. Tracey M.
    November 19, 2013

    Calla Gold! This is so useful. Keep the pictures and examples coming. I do understand that each jeweler charges different prices, but knowing the neighborhood to expect is really helpful.
    You claim you’ll do it again with other examples, I hope you do. This is great stuff.
    Tracey

    • Calla Gold
      November 20, 2013

      Hi Tracey,
      Since I know you’ll be watching, I will for sure do other ring sizing cost posts with examples of other types of rings.
      Sizing jeweler,
      Calla

  2. Tracey M.
    November 20, 2013

    This was very informative….I think all of us (ladies) have a least one or two rings that need to be sized sitting somewhere in the back of our jewelry boxes!!!

    • Calla Gold
      November 20, 2013

      Hi Tracey,
      I agree. I’ve met many women socially who upon finding out I’m a jeweler confide in my about the rings that don’t fit them any more that they’ve been meaning to deal with.
      And being me, I call them and we size them!
      Calla Gold

  3. Linda Menesez
    November 20, 2013

    Calla, this is so helpful. I had my wedding and engagement rings resized a few years ago — before I met you. I probably would have done it sooner, if I had known the price range. Thank you again for being so helpful and writing such an informative article!

    Linda

    • Calla Gold
      November 21, 2013

      Thank you Linda for telling me this was good information for you. I’ve definitely run into folks who aren’t sizing a ring because they are afraid it’ll cost $300.00 or something expensive like that. Now there are complex rings out there that might cost $300.00 but they are the exception not the rule.
      Calla Gold

  4. Renee Manseau
    December 8, 2013

    It’s nice to be able to get a general idea on the ball park costs of resizing a ring. There certainly are a lot of factors to consider, but even then, it seems quite manageable to resize, and revive, a favorite ring. And as you say, “Wear it, don’t warehouse it.”

    • Calla Gold
      December 9, 2013

      Hello Renee,
      You are absolutely right. It is so worth it to size your rings to fit you rather than warehouse them for some unknown future time!
      Calla Gold

  5. Linda Perkins
    December 16, 2013

    Thank you Calla! The cost of sizing a ring was an absolute mystery to me. I’ve never had to have it done and frankly thinking about giving my ring to a stranger to size it freaks me out a little. I also was thinking it could be like $200.00 to size a ring based on something a friend said a couple of years ago.
    Luckily I am in Santa Barbara and to tell the truth my ring fits way tighter than it used to and sometimes when I want to take it off on a hot day, it’s just not happening.
    This has great information, and I appreciate that you give examples like this. I will pass it on! And perhaps call you before the mercury climbs next spring.
    Linda

    • Calla Gold
      December 17, 2013

      Linda,
      I’m pleased to shine some light and certainty on ring sizing pricing for you and your friends.
      Calla Gold

  6. Shadae Sweeney
    January 6, 2014

    My fiance actually proposed with the ring his mother had. So it’s important to us both. Her ring finger happens to be larger than mine. How much would down sizing cost? The ring is 6-7 and my finger is 5-5.5

    • Calla Gold
      January 6, 2014

      Shadae,
      Congratulations on your engagement. Do you live in the Santa Barbara area? I’d need to ask you questions about the design of your ring, thickness of the width and depth of your ring, whether it was yellow gold, white gold and if so what karat or platinum. Please email me your phone number so we may answer my questions and get you a ballpark price for sizing your special ring.
      I’m a quick email away calla@callagold.com.
      Your Personal Jeweler,
      Calla

  7. Donna
    September 6, 2014

    I need to size down…what do the jewelers do with the gold. Do they simply remold it to smaller size, or do they take the gold away?

    • Calla Gold
      September 6, 2014

      Hello Donna,
      Thank you for your question. If it is a large sizing with a big chunk taken out they will often return it. If it is a minor sizing the piece taken out is tiny and is credited against your bill for the work. You’ll notice if you sent two rings in to be sized and one went one size larger and one went one size smaller that the ring being made smaller would cost noticeably less.
      Once a jeweler has a bunch of little lumps of removed gold they will usually take it to a refiner to recycle for the gold credit.
      For the record the tiny pieces of leftover gold are usually significantly smaller than you might have thought they were.
      I hope that answers your question Donna!
      Your Personal Jeweler,
      Calla

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