Post # 1
I need something to make my ring fit 1/4 size smaller (from 4 3/4 to 4 1/2). It doesn’t sound like a big difference but my ring is very topheavy so rolls over a lot. I don’t want to install the two beads in the bottom of the shank – does anyone have any experience with spring inserts or the other ones that clamp on? I want something that won’t tear up my skin, or scratch the platinum.
I’m choosing not to resize the band because it fits well on my right hand — it won’t be on my left hand for much longer so I don’t want to bother having to re-resize after the wedding.
Also, how much should I expect to pay for the temp solution? Thanks!
Post # 3
I looked into those spring inserts, and they were all super cheap-o. I heard they will scratch your band. they look really uncomfortable too.
I tried using these plastic ring guards and absolutely hated them: http://www.luc-co.com/content/181149/productImage/10320.jpg
I just did a google search and found something I never saw before, but it looks like only a temp solution: http://www.esslinger.com/wes-gemringguardsrefills-3pc.aspx
I know you said you don’t want the balls, but some people really like them a lot. they’re relatively inexpensive, my friend said she only paid $15 for hers (in NYC). if you can get it done that cheap, it would be worth trying out. if you don’t like it, they’re easy to have removed.
Post # 4
I have spent biggest part of my engagement wearing a plastic ring guard it was one that was more flat so it didn’t bother me as much. After a while it ended up stretching out bc I would have to take it off bc I would get lotion inside it and had to wash it because it just looked gross. I ended up going to the jewely store and having them put a metal ring sizer on that was an insert and they had to clamp it on. I had great luck with that bc I am not going to lie I made sure the guy had it on right and tight so it wouldn’t move. I did not want my band scratched even though it wouldn’t be seen by anyone I knew it was there and it would bother me. I eventually decided to get it sized but I went down both roads and both worked out for the time being.
Post # 5
I have exactly the same problem. I needed my ring to be size down a quarter to half size for the winter, then its ok in the summer. I wrapped the back of my ring with… fishing wire!!! It’s perfect – no one noticies it, it sizes it down just enough, completely reversible and easy to put back on when needed.
Post # 6
I use to have those clear tube ring spacers. It’s not really pretty though. You can buy a pack of different sizes in Claires for about $5.
Also, when my Darling Husband proposed to me, he didn’t know my ring size so the jeweler put in this temporary metal bar across the bottom. It worked well until I had the chance to get it size.
I will be getting those 2 metal balls in my ring to keep it from spinning. I thought my wedding ring would stop it from spinning but it doesn’t.
Post # 7
@pinkshoes: oh yeah! that’s such a good idea!
Post # 8
@Cartesienne: My ering ended up being too big so we went back to the jeweller where my fiance had it made and they put one of those clamp on sizer thingys free of charge so maybe you could try that. To be honest though, I kept scratching myself and getting my hair caught in it and I was also afraid that the edge would pop out a diamond or scratch up the engraving on the band. I ended up going back to see what else could be done besides actually sizing my ring (I don’t want to lose any of the beautiful hand-engraved flowers and scrolls). In the end they attached 3 gold balls which still hasn’t fixed the problem…it’s still a bit loose and still constantly rolls over due to being very top heavy so it looks like my only other options are to either get it sized or wait until I get my wedding band and have them soldered together?
@pinkshoes: I LOVE your fishing wire idea! I think I may have to try it out myself!
Post # 9
thanks! heres what it looks like when its done and on my finger. Its a little sloppy but I cant feel it at all.