How Do You Make A Silver Ring Bigger?

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According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, silver decorative artifacts have been found in the tombs of royals dating back as far as 4,000 B.C.E. Aside from its beautiful lustre, it is likely that silver was used for such items due to its inherent flexibility, which makes it easy to work with. It is this same malleability that makes it very simple to make your own silver rings bigger at home. Select a ring mandrel. A ring mandrel is a metal rod that has a small diameter at one end that increases in size toward the other end--like a very elongated cone. Some ring mandrels have steps or edges that jut out at each increase in size, creating the image of an extending telescope. Be sure that your ring mandrel is smooth from one end to the other and is not stepped. Ring mandrels can typically be found in jewelry supply stores or online. Place the ring onto the small end of the mandrel, then hold the mandrel vertically with the small end up. Allow the ring to fall as far down the shaft as it ... more
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