- Problems with my ring…..
I’ve got a bit of a problem with my ring. Not that one!
I’ve lost a bit of weight over the last 12 months (just over 2 stone) and my wedding ring now keeps falling off my finger at the slightest shake of my hand – it’s happened twice just today so far.
I can’t get it made smaller as it’s a tungsten one so what other options do I have to stop it flopping about all over the place. Divorce is one option I suppose but I’m not sure the lovely Mrs. P would go for that one.
Any other suggestions?Posted 1 year ago
Pies & cake are sounding like the best option so far 🙂
Not thought about getting an inner ring attached, not sure if it’s possible but may investigate that.
Might be able to get a smaller replacement if they’re still available but it has a certain emotional attachment so would really only want to try that as a last option.
I’m guessing that a shim would be similar to wwaswas’ suggestion unless you had a different idea?
Still looking like more cakes ATM.
EDIT: Like the carbon paste idea 🙂Posted 1 year agotheotherjonvSubscriber
It’s a long term solution, but…….
Take up cricket. Become a wicketkeeper. You *will* break and dislocate fingers. When you do the mended bone comes back a little bit thicker than it was before. Eventually you’ll be ‘lucky’ and break the proximal phalanx of the ring finger on your left hand. And the ring will then fit lovely, once it’s healed.
1/ based on experience, don’t do this. It hurts, as does the ring block injection to get them reset, my fingers are crooked and unsightly, I have lack of movement in two of them and no grip strength.
2/ if you do do this, take the ring off before breaking it, otherwise you’ll need it cut off anyway when it swells up.
3/ seriously, don’t do it.Posted 1 year agoCountZeroMember
I’ll ask my mate when we go for a beer tonight, he’s a goldsmith, has been for thirty-odd years, so knows about this sort of stuff. It might be possible to make up an inner ring that fits your finger, which encloses your tungsten one – tungsten is, IIRC, pretty tolerant of high temperatures, so soldering the ends of a shim once fitted should be ok, although it may be possible to make the shim slightly over wide, fit it inside, then fold the edges around the tungsten one. You’ll need a good goldsmith for this, but it shouldn’t be too difficult to find one. Whereabouts are you, OP?Posted 1 year agostumpy01Member
Whatever you do, don’t put it off…
I have had the same problem with my palladium wedding ring. Kept meaning to get it reduced & ended up losing it on Christmas day….not found it since, so presume it is in a bag of wrapping paper on the way to a recycling centre somewhere :o(Posted 1 year agoCountZeroMember
He’s never had to do anything like this, but my mate’s best suggestion would be to get a pure silver shim made up to the correct thickness, then have it epoxied unto the existing ring. Simplest solution, but you’ll need to find a good goldsmith to get the dimensions right.Posted 1 year agomarkwsfMember
A friend of mine had this same issue – lost his in the water on their honeymoon – they actually managed to find it somehow.
He now has some small “balls” attached to the inside of the ring to make the effective diameter smaller – I guess similar to the “shim” approach. Seems to work for him.Posted 1 year agojohnw1984Subscriber
Funny story… Same thing happened to me (my ring “was” a ceramic one, so couldn’t resize).
Went to the toilet one day, heard a “clink” after finishing up. Thought 10p had fell out of my pocket or something, so just flushed as there was no way I was sticking my hand in that!
Turned out to be my wedding ring. My missus didn’t stop laughing for about an hour and I still haven’t gotten around to replacing it!Posted 1 year ago
Sorry for the slow response folks, been a bit busy elsewhere.
Thanks for asking your mate CountZero, I may consider that as a long term solution however I think fettlin has come up with the immediate answer. I’ve just ordered it and hopefully it’ll provide a cheap simple at least temporary solution to my slack ring.
Cheers folks!Posted 1 year agoballsofcottonwoolMember
Tungsten ring? chuck it in the bin and get a proper one made of precious metal that can actually be cut off by a surgeon if you ever get a swollen finger. At least now the ring is too big you are at a lower risk of a de-gloving accident.
I dropped 3 ring sizes about a year after getting married due to giving up rock climbing when the 1st baby arrived. I didn’t want to get my platinum ring resized so I bought about 30cm of 0.8mm palladium wire and wrapped it around the ring to make it thicker on one side. This worked for a few months but eventually my finger got even skinnier and now just I wear it on a chain around my neck.
I would avoid gluing anything to the ring unless you fancy some nasty dermatitis.Posted 1 year agolungeSubscriber
Take up cricket. Become a wicketkeeper. You *will* break and dislocate fingers.
As I look at my misshaped knuckles and slightly bent fingers, I can 100% confirm this will work. I can also confirm that playing basketball will also have a similar effect. Do both to be sure.Posted 1 year ago
Cheers for the nail varnish suggestion Cougar, not thought of that & just the other day I was wondering what to do with the bottle I’d got in the garage. Might take quite a few layers though as it’s very loose. In fact it came off when I took my gloves off this morning after my run!
Palladium wire might be worth a go too, thanks.Posted 1 year ago
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