Thursday, 3 October 2013

Resizing of Ring

Due to my stupid mistake.....

My engagement ring didn't fit when it was first presented to me. The first few things I had to do was to check the cost for sending the ring back to US. It's a super ley cheh process because I have to send it back throughFedEx, buy the insurance so that my ring will be safe during the shipment. Besides checking the costs of sending it back, I have to double, triple, zillion check the correct size I want to resize - which is super stressful man. Not only that, I also need to look for other options to resize my ring because it is too costly and risky to send it to US to do it.

Plowing through Google, I  finally found my solution and I hope to share it with those who needs to resize their rings. The master, Mr Yeung and his wife are always in their shop, they came to Singapore because they wanted their son to study in Singapore. Besides resizing services, they have a few beautiful rings, necklaces and pendants for sale. Many uncles and aunties will bring their diamonds and jades for them to make into rings and necklaces.

Things to know:

1) Polishing services = $10
2) Resizing of ring = $30 
3) Time needed to resize 30-50 minutes depending on your request. 
4) Most of the jewelry shops (especially those in Orchard area) actually bring the rings to Mr Yeung for resizing. By going to their shop directly, you are just paying for the resizing service. But if you choose to go town simply because it seems more atas or reliable to do there, you are so wrong!  They probably charge you $60 and the $30 is then used to pay these shops for taking the trouble to go down to Mr Yeung to resize. PLUS when you resize the ring yourself, halfway through Mr Yeung will ask you to try the ring size to see if it is the desirable size you want. You definitely can't do that if you ask other shops to do your resizing. 
5) If you fancy a Cartier or other big brand name rings but do not have the finance to do so, go print the design you like and Mr Yeung can do the exact same ring at a fraction of the price. 
6) *** Please call to check if Mr Yeung is at the shop before calling. Can be quite annoying when you have to waste time waiting for him because you assumed he is always at the shop.


Actually for my case, I thought it wasn't the excellent job done because there were still marks left in the inner part of the ring. Had to go back to ask Mr Yeung to polish and smooth out the unsightly marks. He was quite annoyed because he told me it was fine to have those marks rather than to polish because by doing so the ring will not be "thick" as before. But I still insist on him removing the marks la.

Anyway... I will still recommend him because I think the workmanship is quite good la and considering the amount you can save, why not do it there?

Free polishing of another ring. 

This was given to me during Valentine's Day when we were 21? Mr Yeung was very nice, he took out the diamond and gave it a good polish and put it back. Now the ring looks as good as new!


Address:

DA KWONG JEWELLERY


Blk 629 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4 #01-998 S(560629)
Tel:6752 2050
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri / Sun ~ 8.30am to 6pm 
Sat ~ 8.30am to 5 pm

Do note that the MRT station to stop is Yio Chu Kang. Once there, cross the overhead bridge, walk straight through the HDB blocks and aim for a temple. Once you see the temple, cross the road and you will roughly reach your destination. 


Other shops that does resizing which you can consider:


18 comments:

  1. Thank you for the comment! Happen to google and saw your post. I am the son of the owner of the shop.

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    1. thank you so much for this post Roxanne.

      I've been searching high and low for any shop that resizes silver rings as Muslim men are not allowed to wear gold rings...both engagement ring and wedding band I Boughy for my husband is silver and he lost so much weight that he dnt use neither the rings now as its too big...I really want to have it resized. I hope you can help

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  2. Hi dear. My bf bought my engagement ring from overstock.com n it seems like half a size bigger. How long did the resizing take?

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  3. Oh, you got a free polishing too! That’s a generous service from Mr. Yeung. And it seems he did a great job in both resizing your engagement ring and brushing up the other one. Thanks for recommending his excellent workmanship! Cheers!

    Ricky Rowe @ Find A Jewelry Expert

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  4. I just have to say BIG THANKs for being so kind to share this! Just had my engagement ring altered by Mr Yeung and his workmanship is really good! Plus he is super patient in helping me decide the right ring size. All thanks to your sharing.
    You rock! (",)~

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  5. Wow! Sems like Mr. Yeung is really a jewelry expert. Anyway, that's a beautiful ring. You're lucky to be given it a free polish. Thank you for the tips and recommendation that you gave, Roxanne. Take care!


    Verna Ford @ Jacobs The Jewellers

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  6. Mr Yeung really a very nice guy and also the auntie (maybe is his wife), I reached the shop a bit late but Mr Yeung and auntie very kind to wait for me and very friendly, Mr Yeung really very experience, he altered my ring size from 18 to 15, workmanship is very good and price is cheap, service is so efficient, alter and collection on the same day. Really thanks Mr Yeung.

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  7. Thank you for your post! I just came from Mr. Yeung to have my engagement ring resized from a size 23 to size 11. Very very nicely done & it took him only about 30 mins to do it. Highly recommended!

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    1. My ring was also given to me from the US, I got engaged there & unfortunately my fiance got a size 11 ring in US size which translates to size 23 in singapore size!

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  8. Thank you for your post! I just came from Mr. Yeung to have my engagement ring resized from a size 23 to size 11. Very very nicely done & it took him only about 30 mins to do it. Highly recommended!

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  9. Hi the the shop still open for business cause I went down today but the shop was closed,do anyone know..

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    1. Yes. I am here now. He said he usually closes early now... about 3 plus in the afternoon

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    2. Yes. I am here now. He said he usually closes early now... about 3 plus in the afternoon

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  10. Thank you so much for your post! I went there today and the owners are definitely awesome! I went thereto resize my ring for $50! Definitely happy. However, while I was there, I fell in love with one of their diamond rings. I was just wondering, does anyone know whether they are truly real? I mean no disrespect, but it's quite hard to believe that a 1.2 carat ring cost $1800....can anyone advice?

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  11. Hey guys. Do they hav an email address? Thanks

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  12. Hey guys. Do they hav an email address? Thanks

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  13. I would like to do resize of my wife ring and looking through web site. After I found this shop DA KWONG JEWELLERY. I decided to go there to do for my wife ring resize. Easy to find and just wait afew minuts. Charge is not expensive and suitable service charge. Very much satisfy and very good service.

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