Ring stuck help!

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
4339 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I would stop trying for a bit and let your finger unswell.  Take some advil, and then try KY jelly.

Post # 4
1853 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Leave it alone for a while. Not 10 minutes, but a couple hours at least. Then, when the swelling from aggravating your finger has gone down, get your hands really cold. I mean like going outside without gloves on for several minutes if it’s really cold out, or dipping your hand in ice water for a couple minutes. My rings are loosest when my hands are cold and my skin is too dry, so lay off the lotion. Good luck! 


Post # 5
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@sherryberry:  take some time to let the swelling go down, and try the dental floss trick…wrap dental floss around your finger tight and your ring may slide off 

Post # 7
21 posts
  • Wedding: June 2016

Jewelers will tell you to try Windex to help the ring slide off. That might help once the swelling goes down.

Post # 10
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 1994

@sherryberry:  I had this problem not long ago. It took me 6 hours before I got off my ring, and my finger was huge and red.  I tried using lube, creams, olive/coconut oil, ice/freezing and none of them worked.  Someone told me to tightly wind floss around my finger and spray windex on it for added slip.  This didn’t work out, but then I looped the floss under my ring (took a while to squeeze it through), I managed to slide/spin it off my finger.

Then I drank 

Post # 12
1394 posts
Bumble bee

I would leave it alone for a day or so. Try only at night when finger is smallest. Use ice, I lick the finger for Lubrication so I can keep it wet.. If not try this method I linked from you tube. I hope the link works. http://youtu.be/CSq_7e6DJMg

Post # 14
277 posts
Helper bee

My fingers swell when they get cold. Dental floss trick works and Windex, you can combine them

Post # 15
492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@sherryberry:  try windex… Seriously. I went to a jeweler last year bc I couldn’t get a ring off and he sprayed me with windex and it came off

Post # 16
2672 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

@sherryberry:  I don’t think you need to lose finger “weight”. that’s ridiculous. you just need to get your ring sized properly. 

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