Wedding cancelled - what happens to the rings?

Planning a wedding is stressful enough, now add the vagaries of the Corona pandemic. With the sudden onset of the virus, many of us have had to resort to a Plan B. We thought the least we could do is help you plan your wedding rings. But what happens to the wedding bands you've already purchased and engraved? There are a lot of questions here, and we want to help you keep track of them. After all, the wedding rings should accompany you for a lifetime and symbolize your love for each other. In our article, we'll explain what options you have to make changes to your ring.eit

When should you buy your wedding ring?

Handmade wedding rings take four weeks after ordering to be ready for pickup. However, we recommend that you allow a little more time, especially because of the logistical limitations due to Corona. We always recommend that you allow six weeks for your wedding rings to be completed.

When should you buy your wedding ring?

Custom designs can take longer, but the time frame depends on several factors, such as:

- The complexity of the design
- Availability of the selected materials
- The seasonal orders. Out of season rings are always finished faster as the order backlog is usually lower.

When should you buy your wedding ring?

Taking the above factors into consideration, we recommend you allow 6-8 weeks when ordering your handmade engagement and wedding rings. Check out our blog post "Find the Perfect Engagement Ring!" to learn more about how to choose the perfect ring for your partner.

Can I change the size of my ring?

Over time, it can happen that the engagement ring or wedding band suddenly no longer fits. Also, it may be that the ring measurement was taken on a particularly cold day and the ring is too big to begin with. In these cases, it is possible to change the ring size. To change the size of the ring, you should see a professional. He can either make the ring wider or smaller for you. If you want to widen the ring, the ring is stretched using a special technique. Since the material is stretched in the process and only 1 to 2 size differences are reasonable, trying to push it wider may break your ring. For larger changes, the ring must be cut open. This means the goldsmith cuts the ring in one place, stretches it, and inserts new material. Therefore, enlarging the wedding ring should be avoided if possible.

Can I change the size of my ring?

Remember that it is better to order the rings a tad too large than a tad too small. Slight reductions in ring size can be achieved by compressing the ring. But even here, the capacity of the material is quickly exhausted. Nevertheless, it is less problematic to reduce the size of a wedding ring. Alternatively, the jeweler can work thin metal inserts into the inside of the ring and thus inconspicuously reduce the inner diameter.

Can I change the size of my ring?

Remember, it's always easier to size down a ring than to size up. So if you are unsure of what size to buy...., buy a larger size. The cost to resize a ring ranges from 15-40 €, depending on the jeweler and the expense. Contact us if we can advise you on this or if you would like us to make the ring change.

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 so that they look like new again. Contact us for your engraving needs and we will be happy to help you.

Is it possible to change the engraving of the ring and can the engraving be removed

If you cancelled or postponed your wedding, you don't have to worry about the engraved date. The ring engraving can be changed or removed. Grinding, filing or sanding is especially common. Then the removed surface is cleaned and polished, and if necessary, rhodium plated. The ring then looks like new and there is little loss of material. In principle, this removal method can be applied to any material. Please note, however, that the narrower the ring and the deeper the engraving, the more difficult the work. That is why we use laser engraving, which has only a small depth. This can be repeated more often if you want a new engraving in the wedding rings later. Contact us if you want to know more about changing or removing the engraving of your wedding ring.

CAN A TARNISH A RING?

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, matte rings can become smooth and vice versa. Discoloration, such as a yellowish sheen on white gold rings, is also a part of everyday wear. Precious metals can tarnish slightly over time, but with high-quality materials, their durability is guaranteed. Accordingly, we only use 14k gold or higher. By treating your wedding band or engagement ring with care, you can ensure long-term enjoyment. Take a look at our other blog posts, there we will give you valuable tips.

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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 become. The price range for a wedding ring with diamonds is between 450 to 1,350 euros and without a stone between 195 to 850 euros. The price range for engagement rings is between 350 euros and 1,500 euros, although prices can be significantly more expensive depending on the stone quality and size. We hope we were able to ease your worries a little with this blog post and wish you nothing but the best! As always, you are welcome to ask us for help or simply book a free consultation in-store or virtually.