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Help with sizing men's 18KY/Plat wedding band


#1

Hello to all.

This is my first post. I have been asked to size an 8mm 2 tone man’s
wedding band from 9.5 to 10.5. It is 18ky with slight comfort fit
and doomed plat sleeve. It was manufactured by Diana and is suppose
to have lifetime sizing warranty. Any suggestion on how to proceed
would be helpful. I have email into Diana but no response so far.

Regards
Franz


#2

Call Frederick Goldman, the parent company of Diana. They should be
able to help you.1 800 221-3232.

Tom


#3

Franz- Send it to Diana. They gave the warrenty. When you take in a
sizing or repair job you are married to that piece for life.

You could try stretching it on a ring stretcher, but you run a fair
risk of the three separating and having to solder it all back
together.

The proper way to size a two tone band is to separate the three
rings.

Remove any solder that held them together. Size them up by adding
gold and platinum, then fusing them without solder. Then solder the
three back together with solder. I can do that sort of work, but it’d
cost the client at least 300 bucks. I figure it’d take me at least an
hour plus materials.

Have fun and make lots of jewelry.

Jo Haemer
timothywgreen.com


#4

Some companies you have to call. You will still have to charge the
customer shipping and insurance. They could send it themselves. If
you have a stretcher you could most likely do that sizing pretty
easily.


#5

Thanks Jo and Tom for your replies. They are much appreciated. I
will contact F Goldman.

I have sized my own plat/gold rings and bands in the past but have
had mixed results sizing other manufactures. There are times when I
prefer to have the company that made a product service it.

Regards
Franz

PS I do a fair amount of work on vintage pieces for local jewelers
and understand all to well getting married for life. The last
jeweler who touches it is married to it. These days it all gets
documented with a web cam or digital micro scope.


#6
Some companies you have to call. You will still have to charge the
customer shipping and insurance. They could send it themselves. If
you have a stretcher you could most likely do that sizing pretty
easily. 

That’s kinda risky, more than likely you’ll split the solder joints
putting the three rings together. You might get by with a quarter
size but more than that I’d send back to Diana.