Ring sizing


Ring Sizing-
For each finger size increase or decrease, 2.8 mm of stock must be added into or removed from the shank. Since this ring is 14k yellow gold, this ring required adding in 4.9 mm of 14k yellow gold stock to increase the finger size from a 9.75 to a 11.5 finger size. The sizing stock must be thicker and wider than the shank of the ring being sized, so it can be filed, sanded, then polished to match the contour, width and thickness of the ring. When done correctly, the sizing should be undetectable to the eye.

Cutting into the ring.

Sizing the ring requires cutting into the band. Metal is taken out to make it a smaller size, or metal is added to enlarge the finger size. For every finger size increase or decrease 2.8 mm of stock must be added or subtracted.

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Finished sizing, after a texture was re-applied to the ring. When done correctly the ring sizing should be seamless and unnoticeable.

Blending the stock into the ring.

The stock to be insert is matched to the metal of the ring, then welded or soldered into place. To blend it into the ring it is filed, then sanded to match the contour, width and thickness of the ring.