Post # 1
So, last night my fiance and I realized an interesting problem. He has the fattest knuckles ever! Like, any ring that fits over his middle knuckle is way too loose around the base of his finger! He’s never worn rings before and thus never thought about this dilemma. I know nothing about jewelry and have no idea how to solve this problem. I just know if it were me I would be really annoyed by a ring jiggling around all the time, even if it wasn’t going to come off. Has anyone else out there ever had this problem? What should we do to get him a wedidng band that fits?
Post # 3
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
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
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 # 6
Cool! Thanks everyone! I knew there had to be something out there that I just didn’t know about!
Post # 7
It’s too bad rings can’t be re-sized while on your finger!
Post # 8
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
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
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
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:
Post # 12
@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!