Do I get the leftover gold when my ring is resized?
February 17, 2012 11:56 AM Subscribe
When you get a ring resized smaller, where does the "extra" metal go?
posted by juniperesque to Grab Bag (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It just occurred to me that while I've gotten several silver rings resized smaller, I've never gotten any of the metal back. I mean, it's not as if it's worth much, so I've never thought about it.
But now I'm getting two wedding rings resized much smaller (from 13-9 and 8-4) and gold is worth something. Should I expect to get the extra back? Is there even any extra in this process? When a tenth of an ounce of 24K gold is worth over a hundred dollars, even the little pieces are probably worth something. I guess it's true that I have no idea how rings are sized, and I'm just assuming that some is removed to make the ring smaller.
Do I just ask for it? As in, "When you resize these down, can I have the leftovers?"