Post # 1
So basically I got engaged about 2 weeks ago, my ring is perfect. Except, when my fingers are cold. Then I feel its too loose. I can shake my hand crazily and it wouldn’t fall off, until today it actually did when I shook my hand crazily.
Is is just something to get used to? I feel like a size smaller is too tight. I saw online that a layers of clear nail polish help. Has anyone tried it? Will it damage my ring? Am I just being overly paranoid?
Post # 2
There’s no way I’d put nail polish on my ring. I don’t care if people say it doesn’t damage it. That seems like something ridiculous to do to something that costs a good chunk of change. You could always have it sized down .25, or get sizing beads put in, or get a tiny spacer ring to put in front of it. So many other options other than putting nail polish on your ring.
Post # 3
scenix : FutureMrsBex offered a good idea. I can’t see what adding a think layer of laquer will accomplish. If your ring is white gold — DO NOT put anything like nail polish on it.
- Look at sizing bead or ‘speed bumps’
- You can just switch hands. My fingers change a lot over the year. My offiical w-band is on my left hand in warm weather and right in cold weather. I wear a rose gold band on my left in the winter that fits tighter.
- Have a jeweller place a ‘ring spring’ in the ring. My mom has big knuckles and has these in her rings.
U-shape Ring Spring
Bottom only Ring Spring
Post # 4
I have the same problem with my RHR during the winter months when my fingers are a bit too skinny for my ring. I’ve never heard of putting layers of clear nail but I’ve heard of people wrapping thread around their ring to make it fit more snug.
Post # 5
Agree with PPs, I wouldn’t use clear nail polish. pinkshoes posted this tutorial using fishing wire that you could try out: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/fish-wire-ring-sizing-tutorial-attempt/
Post # 6
scenix : do not put nail polish on your ring! Go a half size smaller. Your ring should never shake off even when you’re freezing.
Post # 7
Nail polish would be a PITA.
Your ring should not fly off even when cold.
If a 1/2 size is too much, go down 1/8 – 1/4 size or get speed bumps. Talk to jeweler about what is best; the speed bumps might be good if you plan to add a band later as the ring might fit snugger then and the bumps can be filed down or off.
I have speed bumps in three of my rings right now, as I have slightly bigger knuckles and I hate both spinning AND them to be too tight. The speed bumps let me shrink and swell more comfortably. Not everyone likes them but I don’t even notice them.
Here is one of them. Ring shank is about 5.25-5.5, but the bumps make it fit more like a 5 (if you put it on a ring mandrel though it stops before the 4…but somehow it all works!):
Post # 8
scenix : I’ve never heard of using nail polish to make a ring fit better, but I know several jewelers who use bright red nail polish to cover up stones and even the yellow parts of two-tone rings when rhodium-dipping. Then they soak the whole thing in acetone to remove the nail polish. No damage from either the nail polish or the acetone. You wouldn’t want to do this with pearls or porous stones but it’s perfectly safe for metal and diamonds.
Post # 9
I’ve used nail polish on a platinum ring before because it would get tight on my hand and my skin is so sensitive that it would get a rash from moisture against my skin. Nothing ever happened to the ring, it was actually a suggestion from a jeweler. But the only thing is that it peels pretty easily so I had to do it about every 3 days or so and it was annoying. I used about 3 layers but it definitely didn’t make the ring smaller. Not sure how many layers it would take. Either way the sizing beads are the way to go!
Post # 10
mrsfj : Now that you mention it, my jeweler actually recommends a bit of a fabric bandaid inside rings to snug them up – but only if they can’t be resized. I would not want to have to add new bandaid in there evey few days or remove ring anytime my hand might get wet (soggy bandaids are 😣)
Post # 11
I have sizing beads in my ering and love them. I don’t even feel them and they help keep my ring in place. It’s not perfect, especially when my hand is cold, but I got used to a little movement after a few weeks and the sizing beads have definitely helped a lot. I would suggest them and if you don’t like them after a couple weeks you can have them taken out (shaved down).
Post # 12
I would never put nail Polish on my ring I would recommend going down a quarter size or putting sizing bumps in your shank
Post # 13
Your ring should never be able to just fall off your finger even when freezing- that means it’s too big for you. I’d look into getting it sized 1/4 a size down ASAP so you don’t end up losing it. I’ve had sizing beads in a ring that worked well most of the time but it hurt to take off when my fingers were swollen. I solved my problem by soldering my e-ring and wedding band together. The added thickness of the rings together keep them from spinning on my finger regardless of how hot or cold it is. If you do this I’d just wear a ring snuggie in the meantime until you get your wedding band.
Post # 14
Thanks for all the responses guys.
I really didn’t want to take it to the jeweller, the thought of not wearing it for a few days makes me sad. But I know I will have to do it to feel more comfortable. I’ve just enquired with them. Awaiting a response.
Post # 15
Many stores have in house jewelers who will do sizing on the spot. Do some research for jewelers in your area. I got mine sized in an hour.