Ring Sizing

Copeland Jewelers is a family jewelry store with a full-service attitude. We can make, repair or appraise just about any jewelry and we’ve been doing it for over 40 years.

Ring sizing on-site is one of the repairs we do most often and we’re experts at getting the job done right.  It can be done at our jewelry store whether you purchased the ring from us or not. 

Because ring sizing involves some personal preference it is both an art and a science. Several factors contribute to this:

  • Your ring size will vary some from season to season since we all tend to retain more water during hot weather. Therefore, your rings will fit more loosely in the cooler winter months.
  • Some people like their rings to fit more snugly. But others feel that’s uncomfortable. However, you don’t want them so lose that you run the risk of them falling off when you’re in cold weather.
  • Many of us have larger knuckles that make it hard to keep rings fitting properly. Sometimes an expanding shank remedies this.
  • Very wide bands fit tighter than narrow band rings. Therefore, we use sizers of varying widths depending on the ring.

It’s quite common to need sizing once or twice during the lifetime of your ring. However, please don’t be too cavalier about sizing your rings up and down. Be aware, depending on your gemstones, they may have to be removed and re-set for sizing and this can be risky. In addition, there is such a thing as sizing a ring up or down too much. You don’t want to compromise the integrity of the structure, especially when there are stones involved. The ring may no longer remain round and your stones may start falling out. 

Prices for Ring Sizing

Call if you’d like an estimate for ring sizing. (For a ballpark idea, as of 2024, our sizing charges START at $55 for a plain, narrow 14K gold ring). Be aware, prices vary greatly depending on:

  • metals
  • band width
  • whether sizing up or down
  • an additional stone setting fee will be charged when gemstones must be removed and re-set in order to safely size a ring
  • for white gold rings, an additional fee is charged if rhodium plating is desired for that crisp white shine
  • laser welding maybe another option that could be necessary or cheaper

Come in to see us to get your most accurate estimate from our jeweler when sizing rings wider than 4mm or have stones that may have to be removed and re-set. As a general rule, fees for sizing a ring down are less than for sizing a ring up.

Want to Make the Ring Resizing a Surprise?

If you need to size a ring for someone else and want it to be a surprise:

  • You can try to sneak out a ring (that’s worn on the same finger). Bring it to us and we’ll measure it for you on the spot. If it’s not worn on the same finger it may not be perfect, but it can help as a guide.
  • If taking the ring is too risky, lay it on a piece of paper and trace the inside and outside of the ring.
  • And/or, place it on your own finger and mark your finger where the ring stops.
  • Sometimes you can coerce a close friend or family member to help you. It may be easier for them to sneak a ring out or casually discuss jewelry with them. Maybe they can get them to have your loved one try their ring on to see how it fits and try to use that ring as a guide.
Our jewelers have over 40 years of experience. Call us today for all your ring sizing needs!