Enlarging wedding rings

Enlarging wedding rings

Enlarging wedding rings. What should you know?


When and why are wedding rings enlarged? There can be many reasons, such as:

  • Incorrectly selected wedding ring size when buying or manufacturing. Most people's fingers change their size depending on air temperature, humidity, and changes in the body. Some can change the volume by as little as a quarter size, while others can even change the volume by a full size. Women are less likely to make a mistake when choosing a size, because most of them wear rings in their everyday life and know their fingers. Men are a different story. It is not uncommon for people who come to choose wedding rings to admit that they have never worn a ring until now. It is understandable that in this case, the man probably did not pay attention to his fingers and how they change.
  • The size of the finger has changed. We often see clients whose fingers have darkened over time due to weight changes, age, pregnancy or other reasons. It's completely normal for a ring that fit 20 years ago to be a bit too tight.
  • To wear the ring on another, larger finger. Sometimes a person may decide to start wearing a ring on a different finger than before. Even the same ring fingers on both hands can be completely different sizes.

  Methods. How is wedding ring enlargement done?

There are two main methods of ring enlargement:

  • Stretching the ring. This method is the simplest, quick and easy to perform, but there is one more nuance. In most cases, the ring can be stretched no more than half the size. Also, the thickness of the ring and its design have an influence. Rings that have a lot of embellishment or encrusted stones require other, more complicated enlarging methods, even if the enlarging is very minimal up to half a size.
  • Enlarging the ring by inserting additional metal. This method is used to enlarge the ring by a little more than half the size. A wedding ring is cut and an additional piece of metal is inserted.

As we mentioned, rings with intricate designs or jewels are more complicated to enlarge. We recommend consulting with a jeweler, as each case is unique. For example, the much-loved rings - rows in which precious stones are arranged around the entire circumference of the ring - are one of the most difficult enlargement works. Stones must be removed, then re-encrusted. To maintain the symmetry and proportions of the ring, an appropriate amount of additional gems must be added or the existing ones moved and repositioned. Of course, such ring augmentation will be much more expensive and will take longer than a simple stretching.

Enlarging wedding rings is a very common repair job, so the jeweler will be happy to share with you his experience and knowledge gained from doing similar work. How long can wedding ring enlargements take? Depends on the complexity of the work. Stretching will always be done the fastest. Some ring enlargement works can be extremely complex, where the shape, precious stones are completely rearranged, sometimes the ring needs to be re-examined, certified, so this process additionally extends the duration of the repair.

Let's remember what types of wedding rings there are.

  • Traditional wedding rings. It usually ranges from 2mm to 6mm wide, although there are exceptional cases. Comfortable, eye-catching jewelry perfect for everyday wear. We suggest choosing white, pink or yellow gold rings. The finish of the ring can be normal - shiny, or if you want a slightly more interesting option, we can offer various textures (matte, rough, etc.). This type of wedding ring enlargement is the simplest and takes the least time. In order to increase the classic ring to half its size, a quick stretch is enough.
  • Rings - lines. Wedding rings in which stones are inlaid in a row. The amount, type and size of the stones can vary, some want the stones to occupy only part of the ring, others want them to go around the entire finger. These rings are currently extremely popular among women. Especially, decorated with sparkling diamonds. This type of ring looks great when worn next to an engagement ring on the same finger. The stones can be varied, but the most common choices are gemstones such as sapphires, emeralds, rubies, and of course, diamonds. This type of wedding rings can take a little longer to grow. If the row is incomplete, that is, the stones are not placed along the entire length of the ring, it may be possible to increase without exaggerating the stones. However, if the stones go along the entire length, they need to be removed, and the design of the ring itself must be changed. Each ring requires an individual assessment by the jeweler.
  • Artistic (artistic). These are wedding rings that do not fit into the classic framework. Various shapes, textures and gold colors, often printed with various patterns, decorated with stones. This type of wedding ring enlargement can be both simple and complex. Depends on the design and placement of the stones.


If you are interested in enlarging wedding rings, we invite you for a professional consultation with RG Juvelyrika, we will provide you with all the information about the duration and prices of the repair work. We will help you measure the circumference of your finger and recommend the ring size that suits you best. You can find us at Šeškinė st. 32, Vilnius or contact e-mail by post info@rgjuvelyrika.lt and by phone +37064705546 section Contacts.