One of the most common types of jewelry is rings. Most people wear one, whether they are jewelry enthusiasts or not. It’s easy to wear, as you only have to slide it on your finger and you’re out of the door!
If you love wearing rings, then you most probably have a couple of questions about it. Below, we are going to discuss the most common queries you might have surrounding rings and of course, we’re going to provide answers to those questions. Whether it’s about your ring getting stuck on your finger or having designer jewelry retouching, we’ve got you covered.
“How do I get a stuck ring off my finger without hurting myself?”
You’ve most probably been this before — getting a ring stuck on your finger and panicking because you could not take it off. First off, you should stay calm and try your best to relax. Remember that your fingers might just be swollen, which is why you cannot take the ring off and that it will eventually be back to normal. If this is the case, then try elevating your hands and apply an ice bag to try and bring the swelling down.
If this does not work, then try spraying a glass cleaner over it. This will act as a lubricant, making it easier for the ring to slide off your fingers. You should make sure that the ingredients are safe for your skin, though, because if not, then try using baby oil or soap and water instead. However, if you are using soap and water, then you should make sure that the sink drain is blocked off so your ring would not go down right after taking it off. If all of these don’t work and you still have the ring on, then try going to the ER or a jeweller ASAP.
“How much will it cost to get my ring resized?”
If you are planning on having your ring resized and are wondering if it is possible, then we’ll answer that one for you first: your ring can be resized depending on the metal it was made from. If it is made of titanium, tungsten carbide, or stainless steel, then chances are the jeweler cannot resize it.
The cost of the resizing will depend on the metal and how much work the jeweler needs to do on it. Remember that platinum rings will always cost much more than gold when it comes to resizing, and white gold will cost more compared to yellow gold. The least expensive one sill most probably be sterling silver. All jewelers charge different rates, so go ahead and search the neighborhood for affordable yet quality ring resizing.
“Can I stop my ring from moving around my finger?”
If your ring is loose and starts moving on your finger, then the first thing you should do is to have it resized by a professional jeweller. If the fit is right, then you don’t have to worry about it moving around. Typically, there are a couple of things you can do to keep the ring from spinning:
- Install a small-diameter PVC tubing that can be flipped around your ring shank’s bottom part
- The use of metal ring guards to tighten the ring’s shank with pliers (you have to be extremely careful about this one though, as it can damage the ring)
- The use of spring inserts to widen the ring as you slide it on your finger, but tightens as soon as it reaches the bottom of your finger.
There are a couple more ways to solve this problem, but it would be best to ask a professional jeweler to do it instead to avoid ruining your ring.
Rings are definitely not easy to repair or fix, which is why you should always trust a professional if ever you need something done on it. The cost will depend on the kind of metal and how much work the jeweler needs to do on your ring.