Ring Sizing, Shanking and Soldering
One of the most common jewelry repairs that we complete are repairs to rings and bands. Whether your ring is from Lee Michaels or not, we are pleased to offer repair services by our expert staff of factory-trained jewelers. Worn everyday or only on special occasions, damage happens and fluctuations occur. Bring your ring to a Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry store in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi or New Mexico and let us resize your ring to a more secure fit, repair damage to the shank of your ring or solder your engagement ring to your wedding band.
Ring Sizing, Shanking and Soldering Services at all Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry Stores
A ring should fit your finger comfortably; snug enough to prevent it from falling off while also loose enough to slide over your knuckle. Ring resizing is available in full sizes, half sizes and quarter sizes. Let us precisely measure your finger to ensure a proper fit. You can also print our Ring Sizing Guide to get an estimate on your appropriate ring size. Pricing is dependent upon the method used for resizing, the metal quality, metal color, amount of stones, thickness and necessary size differentiation.
Re-shanking of a ring may be required if a ring shank is worn too thin. When re-shanking a ring, the ring shank is cut at its thickest portion and a new piece of metal, appropriate in size, is added to create a more durable ring. Pricing is dependent upon the metal type, color, thickness, width and how much of the band being replaced. Services for a broken shank are also available and include soldering the shank back together, polishing and refinishing.
Soldering is a process in which two or more metal rings are joined together by melting solder into the joint to fix them as one piece. Soldering your rings together strengthens the bands on both rings and ensures the ring and band will remain perfectly aligned. In most cases, soldering is a reversible process that can be done with minimal risk to your rings. Pricing ranges from $87 to $210 and is determined by the metal type, number of rings being soldered together and the number of gems included in the ring.
Ring resizing alternatives are available when a ring is not sizeable through cutting. We offer ring guards and ring sizing balls as an option for sizing a ring down. A ring guard is a thin, removable strip of metal that is wrapped around the back of a ring. A sizing ball is soldered to the inside of the ring to fill in the gap between your finger and the ring.
A new ring purchased from Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry stores or from lmfj.com is sized for free within two sizes, up or down, during the first 90 days following the purchase. Rings requiring a size difference more than two sizes may incur additional fees to size or have to be special ordered in the correct size.
Frequently asked questions about ring repairs
Lee Michaels is a family-owned jewelry store that has been providing our Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport, San Antonio, Albuquerque and Jackson communities with fine jewelry at an exceptional value for more than 40 years. You can trust our professional jewelers with repairs to new rings, heirloom rings and everything in between. Visit any Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry store near you today. In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry store is located inside the Mall of Louisiana and there is also a Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry Bocage location at the corner of Corporate Boulevard and Jefferson Highway near mid-city. In Lafayette, Louisiana, a Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry store is located on Ambassador Caffery. In Shreveport, Louisiana, a Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry store is located on Youree Drive at East 70th. Just outside of New Orleans, Louisiana, in Metairie, a Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry store is located on Causeway Boulevard at Lakeside Shopping Center. In San Antonio, Texas we have three Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry stores. Find one at The Shops at La Cantera, visit us at The Alamo Quarry Market or at our located inside the Northstar Mall on San Pedro Avenue. In Jackson, Mississippi, visit a Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry store located at the Renaissance at Colony Park on Highland Colony Parkway. Lee Michaels is also a premier fine jewelry store in Albuquerque, NM and is located in ABQ Uptown.