Can You Resize an Opal Ring?

Can You Resize an Opal RingOpal jewelries are noted for their timeless beauty. These are eye-catching, exotic and stunning jewelries that you can wear. The black opals are one of the most valuable, but all are considered precious and unique. Opal jewelries are porous, beautiful, and fragile and steeped in legend and myth. Opal rings are also one of the most favorite pieces of jewelries of all time.

However, there are instances that individuals may want to get their opal rings resized for variety of reasons. Is resizing an opal ring possible? The answer is yes however, there are essential things to be considered when resizing so you need to be guided accordingly. Also, if you break the stone or you need to have your opal ring resized, do not take this to a jeweler unless they specializes in Opal.

Essential Things You Need to Know About Opal Ring Repair and Resize  

If you have opals that have been damaged, can you really fix it? The answer for this is “maybe” simply because opal repairs and resize depend on the damages and needs as well as the style of the ring. There are also factors that need to be taken into account such as the way the opal was set-inlaid, bezel or prong set.

It is important to understand that every issue involving your piece of jewelry requires different approach. It would be best to seek help from experts and start with providing details about the damages or any information that you can give relevant to resizing or repair. Your concern will surely be responded and met as soon as possible and will be delivered with the best solutions exclusively by opal jewelry experts.

If your beautiful piece ends up in the hands of experts, you will be assured that all attention and care will be extended during the entire process of repair and resizing.

Resizing an Opal Ring to Make it Smaller/Larger

If you have a ring finger size of 6 but the ring you have purchased is size 5, then you have to size it up. o see a table of ring sizes check out our conversion chart for ring size. There are actually two ways to resize your opal ring to make it larger which include:

  • Adding Some More Metal into the Band - An expert jeweler will usually add extra metal in order to enlarge the band. They might also need to cut the shank of the ring then add bridge to make up for a larger size.
  • Stretching - The existing rink shank will be stretched. This method includes stretching the ring shank by means of pulling it apart and then elongating it. But with this particular method, even the slightest mistake can result in damaging your ring.

To resize your opal ring and make it smaller, there is actually only one method to make the ring smaller and that is cutting off part of its shank and joining two ends by soldering them. Resizing opal ring to make it smaller can be tricky so make sure to allow an expert jeweler to do the job.

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