Post # 1
Hi Bees! Does anyone’s guy have the same problem that mine has? My Fiance has big knuckles, and his left ring finger seems to be the worst. In order to get a ring over his knuckle, he has to have a size that is pretty loose once it’s actually on, and then it spins and slides a lot. It probably won’t fall off because of his knuckle, but he said it bugs him.
We are thinking of maybe getting a spacer or something of the sort. Just for reference his wedding band is a 6mm tungsten. Anyone have any suggestions?
Post # 3
My husband doesn’t have this issue, but I think that the spacer idea is a wonderful solution.
Would moisturizing or washing his hands before putting his ring on allow you to order the more comfortable “wearing” size?
Post # 4
For me, the key would be for him to be able to leave it on all the time once on.
For that, I suggest getting a slightly thinner ring (3mm or 4mm instead of 6mm or 10mm) so that it’s comfortable and moisture will not collect under it when left on in the shower etc… (I have a wide band and I get “band aid” finger where it gets all pruny underneath if I leave it on in the shower).
Get a comfort fit inside, and a snug size. It will take a bit of effort to get it over the knuckle, but once there he shouldnt have to take it off.
Post # 5
Some jewelers may be able to order in special rings that are actually hinged and spring loaded and “snap on” to the finger rather than sliding over the knuckle. These rings are made for people with arthritis or really big knuckles/thinner fingers in general. If you can imagine a ring seperating at a hinge and clipping back together around the finger then you get the idea. I’ve seen several of these types of rings in person and the hinge is not obvious, altho online it looks like it is.
RInglock and Abrecht make such rings. It seems like most of these rings are made of gold tho, not sure if they can be made w/ tungsten. May be worth exploring…
Post # 6
Thanks for the ideas everyone! He does want to take it off daily (when sleeping) so that he doesn’t try to take it off years down the road and end up with it completely stuck due to swelling and growth (which happened to his mom who didn’t take off her ring until she got divorced, and it was apparently pretty bad). So, he doesn’t want anything that’s too much of a struggle to get off.
Right now we’re thinking of just keeping the size he has and trying a spacer. Anything smaller would really be a struggle to get off because this one is already difficult. I think he must have injured this finger at some point because none of his other fingers are this bad. He said “Can’t I just wear it on one of my other fingers?” LOL
Post # 7
I agree with @MissNoodles:
6mm is really wide. he might be able to squeeze a smaller size ring over his knuckle if it’s narrower, like 4mm.
also have him try on comfort fit bands, he might be able to slide smaller rings over his knuckles that way.
finally, buy some cheap stainless steel “trial” rings. that way he can wear them around and if they don’t work for him, you are only out $20 or so.
I have a stainless steel comfort fit band that was only $5 and I rather like it. it’s nice quality.