(Closed) Fat Knuckes Ring Dilemma

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We had that same problem. He has super skinny fingers and bigger knuckles. We had to get the one  that fit his knuckle, otherwise he couldn’t wear it. I think it would drive me nuts too! I think a lot of men have that problem.

Post # 4
1595 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

just have sizing beads/balls put on the inner side of the band- it works perfect for women with big knuckles so why can’t it work for men?!

Post # 5
37 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

My great aunt has this problem and uses ring snuggies. You can find them at walmart for ~$3.

I wear them with my engagement ring right now because I’ve lost weight and my ring is loose. They’re not really uncomfortable and come in different sizes to fit a wider band and you can cut them to make the fit looser or tighter.

You put them on after you put the ring on so large knuckles aren’t a problem.

Hope this helps!

Post # 7
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

It’s too bad rings can’t be re-sized while on your finger!

Post # 8
5177 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

I have larger knuckles, but this works out great as I actually prefer my rings to fit loose and “jiggle” around. I wear my rings extra loose! (6.25-6.5 rings on a 5.25-5.5 finger).


Sizing balls and snuggies work, as do “horseshoe sizers” (your jeweler can make one). During winter I stick a snuggie on my outermost band since my fingers are smaller than during summer to prevent accidental fly-offs.



Post # 9
6247 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Another vote for the sizing balls.  They do them for women so why not men? 

The only time I ever notice them is if I’m gripping something with a lot of force, like a snow shovel.  Or if my gloves in the lab are pushing my ring into my finger. 

Post # 10
1073 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I personally have this issue. My knuckles are huge. So much so I need a siz 9 ring to get over them, but when in reality my ring size is more of a eight. I guess I just wear my rings loose lol

Post # 11
18 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

My fiancé has a very similar problem – but his swollen knuckle is the result of a basketball injury. The size difference between his knuckle and bottom part of his finger is probably around 2.5 ring sizes!

We are going the custom ring route, which was recommended to us by several jewelers before we decided to go with the one who made my engagement ring. He will have a white gold hinged wedding band (sometimes a hinged ring is referred to as an “arthritic ring”) to fit snug around the bottom of his finger.

Here is an example to illustrate:

Good luck!



Post # 12
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@DuchessOfFauxBois:  Wow, it’s really neat they can do that! When I read the OP I was thinking, “Man, it’s too bad rings can’t just open and close…and then I saw your post!

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