Can You Make a Full Eternity Ring Bigger in Size?

Sizing up a full eternity ring

If you have a fully diamond set eternity ring which is too tight to wear, many jewellers will tell you that resizing the ring is impossible. This might be true. But much depends on the design of your ring.

Two ways to make a full eternity ring larger

Polishing the inner surface

If your full eternity ring has a good depth of precious metal, it might be possible to polish the inside of the ring. Provided this does not affect the diamonds, polishing the inner surface can remove metal, making the fit roomier.

Unsetting and adding a section

This technique is not suitable for channel set full eternity rings but might work in some instances. Each diamond is unset from the full eternity ring. Another section is then added to the ring. This could be plain, or diamond set. The original diamonds are then re-set into the ring. Leaving the diamonds intact during such work would risk breakage of the diamonds.

Full eternity ring made bigger - diamonds were unset with a new section added to increase the finger size

This is an example of a design where a section could be added after first unsetting the original diamonds. A small plain section was patterned to match the design. 

Other ideas for full eternity rings that are the wrong size

Another idea for eternity rings that cannot be worn is to turn them into pendants. Some eternity rings make wonderful diamond pendants as you can see here. Three matching Russian wedding rings, pavé set with diamonds co-exist in a beautiful pendant design.

Russian full eternity rings pendant

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.