Post # 1
So, my e-ring is currently about a size, maybe a size-and-a-half too big. I have been losing weight and plan to lose a lot more, so getting it resized at this point is pretty much out since I don’t want to do that more than once (the band has a lot of detail so doing it more than one time would probably ruin it).
Over the weekend, I found a package of plastic ring guards at Claire’s. Unfortunately for me, they come in a pack of 6 but are all differently sized. Only one fit my gigantic band – and not as snugly as I had hoped. It worked really well for the past 3 days, but I just noticed my ring felt loose and looked down to see the ring guard had disappeared.
No idea when/how it happened, and I didn’t find it during a sweep of my immediate area so… yeah. Nice $8 down the drain 🙁
Can anyone give me suggestions for what I can do to keep my ring in place? I don’t love the idea of wearing it on a necklace because it’s a pearl and I don’t want it to come in constant contact with fabric/skin that way. I tried wrapping tape around the band, but that irritated my hand too much. *sigh*
It’s loose to the point of flinging off my finger if I make a sudden hand gesture, and I’m terrified that will happen when I’m walking down the street and it’ll go into a drain. Heeeelllp!
Post # 3
This may not be the best suggestion, but it would definitely work in the short run. Try wrapping the base with yarn? Might take up more space, but would be less irritating than the tape? Other Bees might be more helpful…
Post # 4
Ask the jeweler to fit a sizer inside! like this:
I have one in a ring from my Grandmother and it works perfectly!
Post # 5
I went to a jeweler and they put a temporary sizer on one of my rings. They did it for free.
Post # 6
hot glue dots on the inside of the shank
Post # 7
Yes, go to the jeweler for a metal sizer. You can adjust it yourself with a butter knife as you lose weight.
Post # 8
You can get sizing balls/beads put in your ring.
Post # 9
Thanks for the suggestions!! I’ll see if the artist can do the metal sizer part. If she can’t… will other jewelers work with pieces of jewelry not bought from their shops? My ring is a handmade piece from a local artists’ boutique and I worry if I took it to another jeweler they’d turn me away.
Post # 10
@MissCalifornia: Usually mom & pop shops will (as in local jewelry stores, not mall stores like kay, zales, ect.)
Post # 11
@MissCalifornia: oh they definitely won’t turn you away. they’ll do it in the hopes that you come to them when you’re ready to have it resized, or that next time you want some piece of jewelry for whatever reason, you’ll think, “gee, those guys at what’s-its-place were really nice and gave me a ring guard for free even though i didn’t get my ring there. maybe i should go there.” lol
Post # 12
@MissNoodles: This one. That’s probably the best bet now. My mom has one in her ring, to take it down about a size and a half and she says she doesnt feel it at all.
Post # 13
I took a ring I purchased from ebay to a large retailer and had no problem getting them to size it, so I can’t see how this would be different.
Having said that, you can buy them and install them yourself actually
Post # 14
You can get sizing beads. They are also removable ( a jeweler has to remove them) I’m a size 3.5 and my ring has diamonds on the side and I had to have the ring resized to a 4 and still kept its shape (but couldn’t make it any smaller) and then I had to add sizing beads. If I gain weight they can be removed. Good luck
Post # 15
@MissNoodles: Oh awesome, thanks for the link! Maybe I’ll just buy and install one myself.
There is a local jeweler near my office that I might pop into tomorrow and see what/if they can do anything (and for how much, lol)
Post # 16
You can buy those metal sizers that MissNoodles suggested at the store. They are gold filled and MUCH more secure than the silicone/plastic donut type sizers. Mine cost about $2 for one. Or you could order online for a small pack.