|Planning a wedding is stressful enough, now adding to that are the uncertainties of the corona pandemic.
With the sudden surge of the virus, a lot of us have had to rely on plan Bs. We thought the least we could do is help you with how to plan for the wedding rings.
But what happens with the wedding rings that have already been bought and engraved? Many questions arise here, and we want to help you to keep an overview. After all, the wedding rings should accompany you for a lifetime and symbolize your love for each other. In our article, we will explain to you which possibilities you have to make changes to your rings.
When should you buy your wedding rings?Handmade wedding rings takes four weeks to handcraft after ordering until they are ready to be picked up. However, we recommend that you allow a little more time, especially because of the logistical restrictions due to corona. We always recommend that you allow six weeks for the completion of your wedding rings. Customized designs, can take longer, however the timeline depends on various factors some of them being:
Can I change the size of a wedding ring?
Over time, it can happen that the engagement ring or wedding ring suddenly no longer fits. Also, the ring measurement may have been taken on a particularly cold day and the ring is too big from the beginning. In these cases it is possible to change the ring size. To change the size of the ring, you should consult a specialist. He can either widen or narrow the ring for youIf you widen the ring, the ring is stretched with the help of a special technique. Since the material is thereby strained and, only 1 to 2 size differences are meaningful, trying to push it further can crack your ring. For larger changes the ring must be cut open. This means that the goldsmith cuts the ring in one place, stretches it and inserts new material. An enlargement of the wedding ring should therefore be avoided if possible. Remember, it is better to order the rings one tick too big than one tick too small. Slight reductions in the ring size can be achieved by compressing the ring. But even here the capacities of the material are quickly exhausted. Nevertheless it is less problematic to reduce a wedding ring. Alternatively, the jeweler can work thin metal inlays into the inside of the ring and thus reduce the inner diameter inconspicuously. Remember, it is always easier to make a ring smaller than making the ring larger, so if you are confused about what size to buy….buy a larger size. The cost of changing the size of the ring is between 15-40€ depending on the jeweler and complexity. Feel free to contact us if we can advise you on this or if you want us to make the ring modification.
Is it possible to change the engraving of a ring and can a ring engraving be removed?If your wedding is cancelled or postponed, you do not have to worry about the engraved date. The ring engraving can be changed or removed. Especially often the grinding, filing or sanding is used. Afterwards, the removed surface is cleaned and polished, if necessary also provided with a rhodium plating. The ring then looks as good as new and there is only a marginal loss of material. Basically, this method of ablation can be used for any material. However, please note: the narrower the ring and the deeper the engraving, the more difficult the work. That is why we use laser engraving, which has only marginal depth. This can be repeated more often if you want to have a new engraving in the wedding rings afterwards. Contact us for more information about changing or removing the engraving of your wedding ring.
Can a ring be engraved afterwards?You can have your rings engraved afterwards. In this context, it is also worth cleaning and possibly rhodium plating your wedding or engagement rings to make them look like new again. Contact us for your engraving wishes and we will be happy to help you.
Can a wedding ring tarnish?There are numerous ring materials: white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, platinum, palladium, silver, titanium or stainless steel. The surface of rings can become brittle or tarnish after years. For example, matt rings can become smooth and vice versa. Discolorations, e.g. a yellowish shimmer in white gold rings are also among the side effects of everyday life. Precious metals can tarnish slightly over time, but their durability is guaranteed with high-quality materials. Accordingly, we use only 14k gold or higher. One can ensure long-term pleasure with a careful handling of the wedding ring or engagement ring. Have a look at our other blog posts, there we will give you valuable tips.
How much do the wedding rings / engagement rings cost?When it comes to wedding rings or engagement rings, the costs vary. The higher the quality of the materials and the more extravagant the wishes, such as the quality and size of the diamond or the design of the wedding ring, the more expensive the rings will be. The price range for a wedding ring is with diamonds between 450 to 1,350 euros and without stone between 195 to 850 euros. The price range for engagement rings is between 350 Euro and 1,500 Euro, although depending on the stone quality and size, the prices can also be significantly more expensive. We hope we could take away your worries with this blog post and wish you only the best! As always, you are always welcome to ask us for help or simply book a free consultation in the store or virtually.