How much does it cost to resize a tungsten ring?

How much does it cost to resize a tungsten ring?

A jeweler can do the work in as little as two hours, though it may take up to a month if the ring has an intricate setting. A simple resize costs from $20 to $60, depending on the type of metal and region of the country. For a more complex resizing, the cost ranges from $50 to $150.

Can you make a tungsten ring smaller?

Let’s start with “no, you can’t resize a tungsten ring.” The simple reason for this can be attributed to the hardness of the metal. With such a high mineral hardness, tungsten carbide is so much stronger than gold that it actually cannot be altered (cut) after it is cast, it would break.

Why are tungsten carbide rings so cheap?

Cheap tungsten rings are cheap due to less time spent on labor. This translate to rings that are not made with as much precision or care, which ultimately translates to lower quality. Every one of Timeless Tungsten’s rings are manufactured with dedicated craftsmanship and precision labor.

Do tungsten carbide rings break easily?

Tungsten’s hardness also has its downsides. In fact, the harder the metal, the more brittle and breakable it is (unlike gold, which is soft and malleable, meaning it will bend rather than break). If you drop a tungsten ring, or if you accidentally smash it against a hard surface, the metal may crack or shatter.

What rings Cannot be resized?

To be resized, your ring must be made of metal such as silver, gold or platinum. Jewelers cannot resize rings made of wood, quartz or other non-metal material. There must also be enough space around the ring for it to be made larger or smaller.

Does resizing a ring devalue it?

If you are going up half a size by having the metal stretched, it will thin out and weaken the metal to some degree. In some cases, resizing a ring can also make the ring slightly weaker at the point where the ring is soldered.

How can I shrink a ring at home?

Pull the ends together with pliers to shrink the circumference of the ring.

  1. Make sure the ring is still a circle shape by applying pressure evenly as you pull the ends together.
  2. If the ring loses its shape, put it back onto the ring stick and tap it lightly with a hammer until it appears circular.

Can you shower with a tungsten carbide ring?

You can wear your genuine tungsten carbide ring in the shower without having to worry about it rusting or corroding. However, you might notice that if you buy a new tungsten ring, the care instructions will tell you to avoid wearing the ring while taking a shower.

How can you tell if tungsten carbide is real?

A top quality tungsten carbide ring will never lose its shine. Check your ring by trying to smudge and mark it; if it resists, then it is a good one. If it smudges easily and loses its shine within minutes, you know you have a poor quality product on your finger.

What ring Cannot be cut off?

There is a general conception circulating around that tungsten rings can’t be cut off in an emergency. This is perpetuated by some jewelers who say that you could end up with a seriously injured finger because in an emergency, tungsten is impossible to cut off.

Can I wear my tungsten ring in the shower?

Does resizing a ring weaken it?

Is there any way to resize a tungsten ring?

Tungsten rings cannot be resized due to the nature of tungsten being such a hard, dense metal. Tungsten rings are dependent on their original manufactured form and reducing the thickness of the metal would weaken the tungsten’s tensile strength and integrity. To resize a ring there must be a melting point to heat the metal and resize.

How can I tell if a ring is real tungsten?

Tungsten rings that are silver in color are much more less likely to be scratched. The chance of someone ever scratching a tungsten rings are very slim which is why most jewelers will say they are scratch proof. You have a greater chance of nicking a tungsten ring vs scratching a tungsten ring.

How do you clean a tungsten ring?

Cleaning a Tungsten Ring: To make a cleaning solution for tungsten jewelry, simply mix warm water with a few drops of mild soap. Once you have prepared your cleaning solution, create a lather using a cotton cloth. You can then use a cotton swab or toothbrush to clean in any grooves or around gemstones and other ring components.

Is tungsten a good metal for a wedding ring?

Tungsten rings are durable and strong, which makes them a great choice for wedding bands. Tungsten carbide is an exceptionally hard metal that is resistant to scratches and does not lose its shine over time.