Fingers swell when I sleep, and sometimes during the day. I can't seem to find

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

Get a ring that is sized to fit comfortably loose so that it is not painful when your finger swells and use a ring noodle(see Amazon) when it’s too loose. Or you could try using sizing bumps. Talk to a jeweler they may have other suggestions as well such as a hinged shank which is normally used for larger knuckles and narrower finger base. Also stick with 2 millimeter and under bands as wider bands get tighter when the finger swells because they take up more finger width. Worst case scenario – two rings a larger one and a smalerl one 🙂 or tattoo Rings instead of actual rings although finger tattoos do tend to fade a lot and have to be touched up often but don’t look as good each time.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

Ring noodle might be the answer then because it’s soft and flexible and easy to put on and take off. Also when your finger swells if the ring noodle is on a looser ring it won’t spin and there still may be room for swelling. Perhaps get a cheap ring that is a comfortably loose size and buy a pack of noodles to give it a try. They come in different widths or packs of mixed widths to fit diff mm bands.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

rao4400 :  With a noodle, you wouldn’t be adjusting your ring all day every day. You’d put the noodle ON at whatever point in the day your swelling goes down to help tighten the ring. Then you’d take it off at night before you go to bed. Sure you might lose them, but they’re very inexpensive. 

As for sizing beads, you don’t adjust that at all. Say you are a size 6 when you are at your most swollen, and a 5 when at your smallest. You would get a size 6 ring with two little beads on the inside, at 5 and 7 o’clock. That way it fits perfectly when you are a size 6 and still “grabs” onto your finger enough when you’re a size 5 to prevent too much spinning.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

Comfort fit bands r slightly rounded and can therefire go on and off easier esp with swelling. But you could definitely still put sizing beads on a comfort fit band.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I have that problem too. I have my rings sized to my finger but, when I wake up my rings are much tighter. Right now as I type, my ring is turning because my hands are cold. Our bodies get hot and cold throughout the day. Dont think there is much you can do about it.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

I have this problem too. My ring size fluctuates throughout the day. There’s a difference between a little swelling which is normal and a lot of swelling which is not. Recently I’ve changed my diet and have cut out all processed foods and have been drinking my body weight in oz. of water everyday. This has helped tremendously with the swelling! I’m someone that’s very sensitive to sodium and have to watch how much I’m putting in my body, maybe you are sensitive to sodium as well? You’ve already gotten some great advice with the ring snuggie/noodle idea! You could also buy a gold chain to wear the ring on while your sleeping or notice swelling so you don’t have to worry about misplacing it. I believe there are chains made for this purpose that dont require removing the chain to put the ring on it. But try uping your water intake and see if this helps any! Goodluck to you 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

My fingers fluctuate a lot through the day too. This is my advice, choose the one that fits nest or is most comfortable and try to just force yourself to not remove it when it gets a little tight, but instead run your hand under some cool water to relieve the swelling and just power through until your finger gets used to having a ring on it and develops a slight dent for it, it will be more comfortable then. Beyond that I’d say to try a very low set style, movement and floppage should be less if it’s not really top heavy.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

bellabee16 :  100% this. If I don’t drink enough water especially after foods with a lot of sodium, my fingers swell a whole size up. You’re supposed to drink the amount of water based on your body weight…the 8 glasses/64 oz a day thing isn’t sufficient for everyone. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

My hands change a lot over the day as others say. My Darling Husband also had ADD and forgets stuff easily, until he establishs it as a routine. So, he has never forgot his watch, because he removes it the same way and to the same destination every day.

For a ring, I agree with nykkee, stick with a low-set ring. And the bead recommended by duchessgummybunns. In terms of style, anything with a large or high center of gravity will spin more…until you get a ring with enough width to cover your finder to allow your side fingers to self-correct the spin (this become unconscious). 

Steven Kirsch adds a flared tail-prong on his multio-stone rings with pear and baguette side stones that adds a little hallow/dent on the side of the ring. Your pinky and middle finger rest in this spot and the rings tends to spins much less. My 5-stone has this feature, but was designed by TheGemStoneProject and made by David Klass. Any designer can add this feature, but it would be a custom setting (much less expensive than you might think). I have seen SK add indents on solitaires, as well, but I can’t find an inspo picture right now.

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Here is a similar effect with baguette side stones. 

 

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Post # 13
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369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I take my ring off every night because it drives me nuts to sleep with it on!  It will bother me so much that it’ll wake me up.  I have a cute little metal ring holder next to our bed on my nighstand that I put my ring on every night then just put it back on when I wake up.  I think I found mine on ebay, it looks like a tree with branches that you hang the rings on.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I just take mine off when I sleep, workout, or go for walks. I also am prone to losing things, but I make a point to conciously put my ring in the same place at home every time I take it off. It never goes anywhere else. If I take it off at the gym, I put the rings inside my shoe because I figure there’s no way I’ll leave without wearing shoes, and then I’ll see them and put them on. Also, keep your ring insured. That way if you ever do lose it, you’re covered.

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