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Shoulders, Angel Wings and Square Shanks – Big Knuckle Ring Design Hacks

  This is for All the Girls with Big Knuckles. Jewelers are constantly trying to figure out good ways to design jewelry that fits well if you have the kind of a finger that lets Rings spin. I’ll share the top three stop-those-rings-from-spinning solutions and introduce three design hacks that help rings stay put. If…

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Superfit – CLIQ Hinging Shanks for Large Knuckled People-Review

  As a specialist in modifying rings that spin to be more comfortably worn, I have written on various possible solutions previously. See my related blogs on speed bumps, butterfly springs and Fingermate hinging shanks. Jumping right in, it’s time that I added to the reviews of possible big knuckle fit solutions with this article…

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How Much to Size my Opal Ring?

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 rings and if I was asked if I’m…

Enamel eternity ring in red on yellow gold. With two diamond eternity bands with prongs sets.

How Much to Have my Enamel Ring Sized?

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 need to lose weight?” Just…

18kt-white-gold vintage diamond ring with thin shank with engraving

The Cost of Sizing a Ring: Extreme Sizing

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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How Much Does it Cost to Size my Eternity Band Ring?

“Can my Eternity Band Rings Even be  Sized? I was Told it Couldn’t!” I’m a jeweler in Santa Barbara. As a wedding jewelry design specialist I make a lot of eternity band rings. When you know how to make them, it makes it easier to figure out how to change them. I specialize in sizing…