(Closed) My ering is too big. How can I fix it today?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@CynLouC:  That works great for my mom too.  Her ring is a size 7 and she refuses to let it out of her sight to get it sized so she uses that to size it down to  5.75.

 

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@fishbone:  The fishing line is plastic and smooth, I’ve been using this for years on may different rings and its fine on the metal (I’ve used it on 14k, 21k, platinum).  It does somehow get a little gunky underneath probably when it gets wet and dries out day after day washing hands and doing stuff with it, but nothign is permanent.  I take it off every few months, wash it, redo the wire out and its good as new ready to go again.  I agree with getting the guard professionally done though, with metal on metal, you definitely dont want it slipping around.

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@GelaMac:  lol, wow, that is a crazy work shift!  I’ll consider a youtube next time I redo it. 🙂

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@pinkshoes:  That’s a GREAT idea!

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

@pinkshoes:  deal….i work at the hospital so I do a week of 5-1 then 5am-5am or 7-7 etc the only reason I do it is for the money lol

Post # 20
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I have a few different things I do.

In a quick fix I use bandaids or medical tape on bottom of shank (it does leave sticky stuff on ring where it was when you remove, but nothing a gentle cleaning does not take care off right away, which I do anyway – it does not hurt the ring and nor should fishing line!), ring snuggies (my rings are sized quite a bit above my actual size due to knuckles and swelling and they work well to take up extra space) and have tried the fishing line thing too but for me I like something I can remove before removing the ring and apply once ring is on which is not as easy with the fishing line, or that I can also remove during day as my finger swells over day! 

I actually like the ring snuggies, but I do cut them down a lot from what they sell them as to make them feel better as they come SO wide. The one I am using now does not wrap around entire base of rings since they are too wide, but slides under bottom of shank with sides poking out slightly on either side, and works perfect for me. I do not even notice it except it keeps my ring from sliding around. You can also use aquarium tubing for this (a lot cheaper) or any other clear PVC/silicone tubing.

You can also buy liquid ring guard, that is like a silicone you paint on inside of shank

I don’t like those metal ring sizers, I have seen them leave some unfortunate scratches in rings before (even where jeweler installed) and do not find them that comfortable.

When I was a teenager, I used to size too big rings by wrapping matching metallic coloured thread around base and painting over with clear nail polish!  It would last a decent amount of time as long as you took ring off when showering and such!

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@pinkshoes:  did you ever end up doing a youtube video? or do you know what kind – how thick- the fishing line is? thx!!!

Post # 22
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@lilsweetie:  No, I didn’t end up doing it cause I haven’t had to put it back on this winter… must be those few pounds I gained since last year!  =  The spool says ‘full quarter pound, 15 lb’.. no idea what that means.

Post # 23
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@pinkshoes:  I tried to do this but maybe my fishing line was too thin… 

does yours have wire in it or is it just straight fishing line? is it very thin or on the thicker side? thanks so much for any help!

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@lilsweetie:  I’ve tried to do it as well! Mine definitely didn’t turn out as well… There were little sharp ends that hurt my fingers… So I’ve started using a metallic colored thread and reinforcing the knot with clear nail polish. It lasts a couple months before you have to do it again. If pinkshoes ever does a video maybe I’ll be able to get the fishing line to work. 😉 

Post # 25
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@lilsweetie:  There’s no wire in it, 100% nylon.  Not sure how to describe the thickness, maybe like 8-10 strands of hair?

 

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@sleepyhead22:  eek, sharp edges?  One of the ends should be completely underneath the loops and then the other has to be cut really close.  I used a new very sharp blade to cut straight down on the edge, but you gotta be really careful with applying just enough pressure to cut the line and not scratch the metal.

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