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resizing platinum wedding ring

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frootloop Fri 25-Jul-08 11:47:09

can anyone give me a ball park figure as to how much it would cost to have my platinum wedding and engagement rings enlarged?

i asked in a local jeweller and they wanted to send them away for a quotehmm


twelveyeargap Fri 25-Jul-08 11:54:33

Not good news I'm afraid. Platinum is the most expensive it's ever been. I had mine done recently and it worked out about £100 per ring.
However, if you're only going up a size or two, then they might be able to stretch the wedding band, provided it is plain (without stones) and hasn't been stretched or resized before.

frootloop Fri 25-Jul-08 11:59:03

HOW MUCHshockshock the wedding band wasnt much more than that.

looks im going to have to go on a diet.

twelveyeargap Fri 25-Jul-08 19:10:08

In 2003, the price of platinum was between $600 & $800 per ounce. This year it has been between $1500 and $2300 per ounce. Quite a remarkable price rise in 5 years and explains why getting a tiny piece put into a band is so expensive, compared to what you will have paid for the ring when you got married. If you got married more than 5 years ago, then platinum was even cheaper again.

nobodysfool Fri 25-Jul-08 19:14:28

Sorry to highjack but does that mean the jeweller will give me money when i have my platinum ring made smaller!grin

2loudboys Fri 25-Jul-08 19:21:09

If you only want to go up 1 or maybe 2 sizes, then they usually 'ease' or stretch the metal rather than using any extra, iyswim. And in this case it really shouldn't cost more than £15-£20 per ring. If it does, you are being ripped off. Shop around & use an independent jeweller.

twelveyeargap Fri 25-Jul-08 21:51:34

They're not supposed to stretch rings with stones though, as the integrity of the setting can be compromised. OP was asking about engagement rings as well.

No, you can't usually get paid for metal taken from jewellery. Something to do with unhallmarked metal. Also with platinum, it's very difficult to rework, so is rarely reused. I had rings made smaller before and whilst they gave me the bit they took out, it can't be used again to make it bigger because platinum is too hard to rework.

giggly Fri 25-Jul-08 23:56:31

I got my er 2 sizes up when pregnant, however I bought from Beaverbrooks and they do this for nothing. Have not gone back down as I havent lost my baby weight.

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