How A Vintage Ring Can Make A Marriage Proposal Special & How To Get It Resized

Posted on: 4 November 2014

You can present a vintage engagement ring that was passed down from a loved one to make a marriage proposal special. A vintage ring is a great way to show your significant other that you are in love, and the ring can be resized to the perfect fit. In this article, you will learn how presenting a vintage ring can make a marriage proposal special and how a jeweler can resize it for you.

How Can a Vintage Ring Make a Marriage Proposal Special?

If the ring being presented for a marriage proposal was given to you by a parent that is deceased, that alone makes it special. Your significant other will understand how serious you are about spending your life with him or her knowing that you are giving away a ring that is close to your heart. You can also make the ring even more significant by getting something special inscribed on the inside of the band.

A vintage ring from a loved one will also be special because it may have a high monetary value. You can get the ring appraised before giving it away to have confirmation of its value. It is good to know how much it is worth in case the engagement breaks off at some point and you have to open a legal case to get the ring back.

How Can a Jeweler Resize a Vintage Engagement Ring?

You don't have to wait too long for the ring to be resized because the process is simple. The jeweler will have to create a cut in the shank of the ring band (bottom). After the shank is created, the metal will be heated to the desired temperature that the jeweler requires for adjusting the size.

The heated metal will then be open from the area that was cut open until the desired ring size is reached. The jeweler will then create a sizing stock to place in the area of the band that now has a gap. The stock will be constructed of the same type of metal and width of the band before it is welded into place in a way to make the weld seem hardly noticeable.

Make your marriage proposal special by going beyond the norm to present a special vintage ring to the one you love. Don't forget to find out the required ring size so you can make sure that your gift will be the perfect fit!