Post # 1
Okay Bees, I don’t even know where to start. I got married two Saturdays ago (October 13th) we left that night for our honeymoon in Jamaica. Not wanting anything to happen to my ring, I entrusted my dad with it. While I was gone, he got it cleaned and showed my mother-who immediately “pushed” it on her size 6 finger- my finger is a size 4. Needless to say, the ring has now been stuck on her finger for over a week and won’t budge. I can’t even speak to her I am so devestated. She has tried the dental floss trick, windex, gojo, baby oil, ice, water, lotion, etc. NOTHING IS WORKING. She hasn’t talked to me personally about it since I found out this Sunday October 21st. (The day we got back from the honeymoon) She instead sent an email saying that she is very sorry but it needs to be CUT off! The ring is a 15,000.00 one of a kind creation made by a deceased jeweler- so if something happens to it I will never be able to restore it. I am so heartbroken right now and haven’t told my fiance because of how furious he will be at her. I’m planning on telling him tomorrow because clearly she isn’t getting it off anytime soon. How awful to start my marriage like this! 🙁
Post # 3
Ok. Deep breaths.
Even if it is a one of a kind ring….it really is still just a ring. It’s just metal and rock. If they cut it off, the band can be reshaped. It will then, still, be just a ring.
Post # 4
Calm down, I can’t think of anything that can ruin the beginning of a marriage, not really anyway…and when they cut a ring off, they usually do it at the bottom of the band which mostly consists of gold, which can be repaired easily, regardless of who made it. Take it to a reputable jeweler and have them repair it, and frankly, the sooner the better, if that ring is good and stuck, odds are good it’s hurting your mother’s finger, she needs to get it off asap or risk premanent problems with her ciruclation in that finger.
Post # 5
Im sure this isn’t that hard of a fix…. Just cut it off at the bottom. It’s nothing more than having a ring sized really. I’m sure your mom feels bad about it. To me it wouldn’t be that big of a deal….. I’d probably be laughing and poking fun at my mom for even attempting it! There are much worse things that couldve happened.
Post # 6
I’m so sorry, I’d be upset too.
Is it stuck because it won’t go over her knuckle? If so no amount of “lube” will get it off. If her fingers are swollen she could try to lay off salt for a few days or take a diauretic and see if her fingers shrink enough for it to slip off.
Post # 7
size 4 ring on a size 6 fnger? Personally I think I would be more worried about my moms finger than a ring
I would relax. I understand that it is stressful that you might loose the creation, but I am sure that your parents would happily help to replace it. Breathe OP, it will all work out. 🙂
Post # 8
what about butter? dish soap
Post # 9
Has she tried lube and also holding her arm up over her head for like 10 minutes? It will make a lot of blood drain out of ther hand/arm so her finger would be slimmer. Combined with lube, it might do the trick. Good luck!
Post # 10
Wow, is she ok? I’d honestly be afraid of her cutting off circulation or something.
Post # 11
@KatyElle: If it’s been on for that long, she needs to see a doctor to make sure she doesn’t damage the tissue in her finger. They might be able to help get the ring off as well (by now, her finger may well be swollen)
Try a doctor.
Post # 12
I’d do a combination. Take an anti-inflammatory and wait a bit, then stick her hand in ice for a while. Then windex, windex, windex. A few months ago my finger swelled up beyond all recognition and windex was the only thing that worked! Good luck!
Post # 13
I’m quite impressed that a size 4 ring even managed to get on a size 6 finger. I hope you’ve taken her to the doctor, that sounds absolutely painful!
Post # 14
I would be driving her to the ER, they can cut the ring off and check her finger.
Post # 15
She can go into her local ER. They will remove the ring without cutting it.
Most people who try the dental floss or string technique don’t wrap the floss or string tight enough. We ER nurses are trained to be hard hearted and just wrap tight. The momentary discomfort the patient feels is worth it.
I’m a bit late to the party but this might help another bee in the future:
If this happens again to any Bee this is how we do it in the ER without cutting the ring.
Take a long piece of string or dental floss. Slip one end under the ring starting from the outside edge of the ring ( the side nearest your fingertip). Leave that end long enough that you can get a grip on it later -at least 8-10″.
Wrap the string that is still on the outside edge of the ring really tightly and close together to squish down the swelling and basically force the fluid up over the knuckle toward the finger tip.Keep warpping tightly and close together until the wound up string is over the first knuckle.
Now grab hold of the end of the string that you left on the side towards your hand and pull it up and towards the finger tip. Unwind that end of the string . The ring will be wound in circles over the wound tightly string until it spins over your knuckle.
Here is a video:
Post # 16
Why on Earth did your mom shove your ring on her finger? Goodness gracious…you have every right to be upset, she needs to make this up to you whatever way she can!