Ring Resizing

Professional ring resizing in London.

Resizing an 18k gold or platinum ring is standard procedure and it’s very rare that we can’t get perfect results.  They are usually resized using the laser welder to make a seamless join.

Where ring resizing can get complicated is when it is to go up or down a very long way and when there are many stones set in the ring.  Even so,  this usually does not mean it’s impossible, despite perhaps what you’ve been told. Quite often it’s just a matter of tightening or resetting stones that have become loose, or in some way spending more time to get it done right.

Ring Resizing FAQs

Will I see the joins/seams where the ring was cut?

If the ring is 18k gold or platinum, then you will absolutely not see the seam. It would be done seamlessly using the latest laser welding technology. It would be as if it has not been touched.  Traditional methods using the torch are still very good, but often do leave a slightly visible seam,  so we can usually avoid this.  On a silver ring,  the laser is not an option,  so this is usually the only time when a seam will show slightly if you look carefully. 

How long will it take?
Usually 1-2 weeks. It depends on how long the queue of work we have is. We offer a rush and priority service as well for an extra charge, either completing your ring resizing in approx 1h which costs double, or a 3 day service which costs x1.5 the listed price.
I was told that my ring cannot be sized. Can you do it?

We’ve heard that a million times – Someone told you that the stones will fall out, that it will damage the diamonds, that platinum cannot be done without removing stones, or that it can only be resized by a size or two. By far the most common ring in this situation is an engagement ring with diamonds down the side. People are told by salespeople that it cannot be sized more than a size or two or the stones will fall out. This is true – however, it does not mean at all that we cannot resize your ring. It simply means we will charge you a bit extra to tighten or reset the stones. By far the best thing to do is to send us a picture of your ring and we’d be happy to tell you if we can resize it. On the home page there is a “quick quote” form you can fill in and attached a picture. Otherwise you can email it to jewelleryrepairworkshop@gmail.com

Despite our vast experience of jewellery repairs and alterations, still there are some things we just cannot do. Common rings that we cannot resize are rings that are alternative metals (anything that is not gold silver or platinum). As much as we’d like to help,   we are only set up to work on precious metals.

Another ring that is difficult to resize is a ring with an oversized top and it needs to go up or down a very long way. If the top cannot be touched at all (for example a signet ring with an onyx top) then we can really only size this ring a little bit, and if we do,  it will not be perfectly round. 

If you’re unsure, just send us a picture of your ring and we’ll tell you if we can work on it.

Is it done in your workshop or do you send it out?

Good question. We do all our ring resizing in house. If it’s white gold, the only time it leaves our workshop is to have it rhodium plated just down the road and we collect it back from them the same day.

Can it be done while I wait?

Yes.  You’d be using our rush service which means that we will drop what we are doing and do your ring resize.  Cost for this is double the listed price.  We also have a priority service for x1.5 the listed price, completing your sizing in 3 business days.

How much will it cost?

It depends on many things: up or down, how many sizes, if stones will need tightening, what metal it is, to name a few. 90% of the time cost ends up being between £54 and £110.   To see our price list click HERE.  Please remember to add a polish to the cost,  and a rhodium plating (£25) if it’s white gold.

From Our Customers

    review rating 5  Simon and the team were absolutely superb, from getting my broken ring booked in for repair to the repair itself, its like a new ring. I was quoted 10 days turn around but received a call 6 days in to say all was complete. I highly highly recommend Simon and his team! thanks again Guys

    thumb Louis Rogers

    review rating 5  I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude for the service I received today at the workshop. From the moment I entered I was made to feel very welcomed and the kindness that was exude from both of the gentlemen working there was first rate. Sometimes you have jewellery that might not be very expensive but is priceless to you and I was not looked down upon at all for the pieces I brought in. Better still since my repair needed to simply remove a piece and close the link back they offered it to me on the house, you will not find this honest craftsmanship anywhere else in London. Don't look anywhere else for your repairs.

    thumb Sarah Towler

    review rating 5  I had a gold chain and a bracelet fixed and am very happy with the result of both. There customer contact and service was also very good. I would definitely use the Jewellery Repair Workshop again.

    thumb Laura Collman