Skinny Fingers, Big Knuckles…Does Your Ring Spin Too?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
974 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Wish I had some real advice for you, but I don’t.  🙁  Your ring and nails look awesome though!

All I can think of is either a plastic or metal clip on type temporary sizer, so you could put it on after the ring is on your finger.  But there has to be a better solution!

I hope you find a solution and I’m curious what it is.  I have a friend with the same issue, she doesn’t like the temp ring sizers I mentioned above.  She worries about the metal scratching and says the plastic ones are uncomfortable :(.

I have the opposite fingers, the widest part is about a quarter inch from my palm. So anything more than a skinny thin band and I get a “muffin top” lol.  I have a little extra weight now, but even when I was under weight I had the same issue.  I still can’t wear rings on my index or pinkie because they are too tapered to hold a ring.

Post # 4
3431 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@lina010:  I love that ring! beautiful! Have you tried taking it to the jeweler for ideas? maybe resizing it 1/4 size down will do the trick. Depending on the size of your wedding band it may stop spinning once you wear the two together. That’s what happened with me. My bands sort of push my ering further up my finger. ering doesn’t spin but my bands do :/ so maybe that won’t work after all. Haha maybe size your wedding band smaller? 

Post # 5
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have the same problem. Down past my knuckle, my ring size is really a 4.25, but I need a 4.5 just to get the ring over my knuckle, and even that is a bit of a challenge. The jeweler took a 4.5 and put sizing bumps inside. They work pretty well to keep the ring still once it’s on my finger. Plus, I wear a wide wedding band, which pushes the engagement ring up a little bit closer to my knuckle where my finger is a bit bigger, and that helps keeps it in place too.

Not my ring, but this is what I’m talking about:

Post # 6
3381 posts
Sugar bee

@lina010:  My fingers are not skinny, my ring is not too big and it still spins. I think the girls who don’t have spinning rings must be using super glue or something. *I do not actually think that, but man, spinny rings suck.

Post # 7
11176 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

My finger is technically a size six, but my e-ring and wedding band are both size 6.5 to allow for swelling. My rings spin almost all of the time. I really don’t know any way to avoid that.

Post # 8
2157 posts
Buzzing bee

@lina010:  My ring does the same thing! Especially when my hands are cold or are extremely dry. I find putting lotion on helps keep the ring in place more. But that’s about all the advice I have! It definitely gets annoying at times!

Post # 9
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@lina010:  A jeweler can also insert a ring guard. It’s the same thought as the sizing beads but a little different.

Post # 10
1773 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

You can have sizing beads put in on inside of band. But onlchair changes if your ring is also too big when you’re warmer and if it’s still too big when worn with a wedding band Because you don’t want to change your ring now only to have it be too snug when you’re warmer or after wedding when you wear it with your band (2 or more rings worn together fit tighter than when alone). 

I have the same problem but I’m not making changes because it’s fine when I’m warm and I think it’ll be fine with my wedding bands. In the meanwhile, I just imagine it’s spinning because the rock is so big 😉

Post # 11
855 posts
Busy bee

Sometimes you can’t so anything…My jewler said I had no options other than getting it smaller and never getting it off. My finger at the base is like a 4 but my ring ahas to be at least a 4.75 to go over my knuckles and even then that’s tight.

you’re you married or engaged? Wearing my wedding bands seem to help a bit. I can’to have the beads or the sizer that attaches to the back. I thought about adding a hinge to my ring but don’t want to spend the money on doing that.


Post # 12
421 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Mine is sort of square-shaped at the bottom (it’s round inside, but more square outside), which does a pretty good job of keeping it from spinning, and it much more comfortable than the metal dots. 

Post # 13
5508 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@lina010:  I have the same problem! My finger is a 4.5 but the ring is a 4.75 to get over my knuckle and in the summer it’s still a pain getting it on and off (I have a callous on the side of my knuckle!!!). But, when on, it spins like there’s no tomorrow!!! Love your ring btw.

Post # 14
749 posts
Busy bee

@lina010:  Sizing balls make a huge difference.  I’m a size 3.5-4 at the finger base and I need a 4.5 to get over my knuckle.  The jeweler basically made my ring a size 4.5 and had balls placed to size it down to a 3.5 when the ring is in place over my knuckle (if that makes sense).    I never found it to be uncomfortable whatsoever, and it kept the ring in place no matter if my hands were cold.  

I say “were” because I unfortunately lost that ring  🙁 My new e-ring, interestingly, has a split shank, which somehow keeps the ring from spinning – I think it’s because the ring is top heavy with a simple solitaire-type ring, and that’s why the old one would spin.    I didn’t need to get sizing balls put in this one!

Here’s a (shameless) pic, and also today’s mani for the Pirates!  Go Bucs  🙂

Post # 15
875 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@DaisyBelle:  GO BUCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post # 16
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I had “tiffany balls” /”sizing balls” put on my ring and I don’t even notice them.  I have the exact same problem skinny fingers fat knuckels…

I’m actualy going to have them put on a graduation ring my mom gave me made of her grandma’s diamond earings.

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