Ring is damaging my finger :(

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Grotto the dr… My MIL has that problem turned out to be osteoporosis .. Not saying I have don’t know how old you are that just happens to be her outcome…. Did uneven break that finger  ?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Get it sized up…it should fit over your knuckle without causing irritation. You could ask the jeweler about adding sizing beads to the inside of the ring to prevent spinning. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I completely agree! But I’ve never heard of a ring damaging someone’s finger unless u could be allergic or some sort of health reason…. I’d deffently talk to my dr if I were you or your dr in this case! 

Post # 8
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135 posts
Blushing bee

bw04:  Saw this on the counter at my town’s local jeweler a few years ago.  Something like this could work for you depending on the the type of ring you have.  http://fingermate.com/

It involves having a new shank put on your ring that opens up to go over a knuckle and then closes down to fit your finger once it is over the knuckle.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1987

You are more important than your ring.

You need to get the ring resized.  Fingers swell a little in warm weather and after exercise and in the morning and sometimes for no apparent reason at all.  That tiny amount of swelling can make a lot of difference to whether a ring goes on easily or not.

In order to stop your ring spinning you can have little beads of metal placed inside your ring.  They allow you to put the ring over your knuckle and then supply enough friction to stop it spinning.

The alternative is to keep your ring on and only take it off once in a while.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Motor museum

I would keep it on and not take it off for a bit 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

As I read your story, the problem is not with wearing the ring, the problem is with taking the ring on and off. So stop taking the ring on and off?

it doesn’t sound like there’s any chance the ring is going to fall off when your hands are wet?

Maybe get it resized in due course, but for the moment stop aggravating your knuckle.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

bw04:  I would have the ring resized slightly bigger. Keep it off your finger until you heal. It sounds like it has to be too snug to be causing that kind of damage. Good advice here from others, my only other idea is to have the jeweler add a Euro Shank. It prevents the ring from spinning once it gets past the knuckle, as there is weight at the back of the shank to balance it. This way if you size up you can avoid a loose ring. I kinda have boney knuckles and have a Euro on one of my top heavy rings and it totally works to stop spinning. Also, sizing up just a quarter size can make a big difference on how easily you can work the ring over your knuckle. Good luck!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

I have a similar problem, I have a disorder that makes my finger swell in the winter so this winter I hurt my finger getting it on and off. My answer was to just leave it on for a while and let the finger heal. I still struggle but it is easier now. If I go bigger it spins terribly, so I’d rather just leave it on for the time being. Good luck! Hope your finger swelling goes down. 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

run your hand under cold water before you take your ring on and off and it should make it easier to slide down ?

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

Size it up 1 full size and put in sizing beads. I have arthritis my hands swell. My E-ring is a 5 with sizing beads in it that bring it down to just bellow a 4. This gives me the space to pull it off and on when my joints swell but it stays in place. One of my wedding bands is a 4.25 it spins a lot more than my e-ring :).

Oh and I dont think knuckles are a sign of osteoporosis but you can get it in your 20’s. At 25 I had irreversible osteopenia. I am .1 away from osteoporosis. Mine was due to childhood malnutrition from undiagnosed celiac.

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