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What to do when wedding ring is too loose after losing weight?

I've lost about 20 lbs and now my wedding ring is very loose. I still have another 50lbs to lose. I afraid if I get my ring resized too many times it won't look good anymore, or that it just can't be done more than once. Are there any spacers, like rubber bands that fit under the ring to make it fit better?
I'm sure lots of men and women have the same problem. My husband needs his ring resized too, but his ring has an intricate pattern all the way around.

Tue. Jan 17, 7:33pm

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oh how I wish this was me doing the original posting! Congratulations! Try wrapping yarn around the bottom of the ring.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006, 8:18 PM

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In the past I have seen small plastic or rubber things that fit onto the bottom side of the ring to make it fit better without resizing. Unfortunatley I have no idea where to buy them now. You could try calling a local jewler to see if they have anything similar, or looking on the internet might be successful. Sorry I'm not much help with specifics, but I do know that such things are available.

And congratulations on your weightloss so far!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006, 9:16 PM

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I've been told by my jewler that a ring can be resized as many times as you need it to. She said she does hers twice a year. If you have a decent jewler I don't think resizing your ring should be a problem. Congrats on your weight loss!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006, 9:19 PM

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Ring size

Congratulations on your success.
How about if you and your husband go to the jewlery store together and pick out similar bands that match so you can hold the originals on the finger. It is kind of like getting married again but without the stress and the cake!
Sweet thoughts to you and your hubby.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006, 9:44 PM

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I wrap tape around mine (the scotch transparent tape), and replace it periodically. I'm in the same fix you are - only mine is an interlocking design, and resizing it will definitely cause 'issues'.

I may see about getting a new band once I'm at my target and stay there.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006, 10:22 PM

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These are arereally great comments...and yes, i too have seen the clear plastic 'thingys' called 'sizers'. its like half of a small plastic tube you just fit over the bottom of the band. I dont know ifit is somethingyou would want to wear all the time though..its funny...well, not ha ha funny, but I had been thinking about just this topic, only in revese today! my engagement ring has goten really snug since I gained some weight after I was given it. It was the cause of a bit of an embarrassing moment for me at the jewlers the other day while trying on weding bands. Of course i wastrying on the size of my engagement ring.only to have the rings get stuck on my finger!!! Its just more insentive to loose the pounds!
Good work on your weight loss, dont let the wedding band prob slow you down!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006, 10:55 PM

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I've had mine resized a few times already and it looks fine. I almost lost it at one point because it slipped off my finger and i found it later (luckily) that's when i decided to just get it resized, so i suggest you do that. Congrats!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006, 11:09 PM

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I seem to recall seeing someone having some extra "balls" soldered to their rings (on the inside) for 2 reasons: 1) so that the ring wouldn't rotate and 2 to make it a little smaller, but I'm not 100% sure how it feels--it is not noticable until the person removes the ring...

I sure wish I had your problem. I was a size 6 ring when I got married and am now about a size 8. I never resized my rings....but had to take of the engagement ring when it started to make my finger numb... Now, I just wear the wedding ring-- I haven't lost enough to have the ring come off yet... Hopefully, by this summer, I won't have the "perma-dent" in my finger from the ring any more! ;-)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006, 1:09 AM

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You can buy the sizers at Claire's or anyone of those teeny bopper stores in the mall. I bought a package that had 6 or 8 of them for $3.50. Each one only lasts about a week or so before it stretches out but it's cheap and worth it.

Another trick I do is to wear my ring on my middle finger. Nobody has noticed yet but if they say something I'll just tell them that it's an old Polish tradition, LOL.

I'm waiting until my goal weight before getting it resized. More so because I hate to part with it then because I think it's bad to do it multiple times.

In the world of problems...consider yourself lucky to have this one:)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006, 10:17 AM

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You can definitely go to a jeweler and get the ring built up a little - with the "balls" that someone else mentioned, or I thnk they have a few different ways to do it. I thought about getting my ring sized a little big and getting it built up a little when I first got engaged, b/c most peoples' fingers get bigger with age, pregnancy, etc., and you can only make it so much bigger... But you can always get it made smaller. I ended up not getting it built up, and just sized correctly to my hand - 5 3/4 - so I can't tell you exactly how they build up rings, but I know it's no big deal.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006, 10:56 AM

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does anyone else have fingers that are disproportionate to the rest of their body?

i am a normal BMI, 5'5", 6/8 dress and my ring size is 8.5!!! I can never find a ring that fits. even when i was a size 4, i wore an 8.5 ring! what's up with that???

Wednesday, January 18, 2006, 1:24 PM

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You can always go to a jeweler and get a ring sized. They all do it but go to a high end one. You want to make sure it's sized right....wouldn't want to lose it!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006, 2:15 PM

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Original poster here, thanks to your help I found a website to buy plastic ring sizers for $1.95 for 4 of them. See link below


Wednesday, January 18, 2006, 3:11 PM

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I would go to the jeweler unless you don't care about the ring!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006, 3:12 PM

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Response to the poster right above me... You should probably get the ring resized professionally, but, if you're trying to lose far more weight, it's not a bad idea to wait until you reach your goal. But, be careful with the plastic things - if you find that your ring falls off or feels loose around them, don't use them - get your ring fitted by a professional.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006, 3:17 PM

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Monday, October 09, 2006, 12:32 PM

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This would be a good problem to have!

Friday, October 27, 2006, 3:31 PM

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I also used to have a different take on the "plastic thingie" others mentioned. A jeweler put a metal sizer (official name? probably not) on it for it to fit. It's small and before it's put on, kinda looks like a capital I (with the crosses at the top & bottom). The main part of the I makes the ring smaller and the 'crosses' loop around the ring to hold it in place. You don't see it unless you either take your ring off or really look hard (it's not as bulky as the plastic thing). Hope this makes sense...

Friday, October 27, 2006, 4:10 PM

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I had a custom ring made and then lost 50 pounds. Sadly, you can't re-size titanium... I figure if nothing else it's a great reminder to keep the weight off... I'll start to worry if it starts to fit again...

Friday, October 27, 2006, 4:51 PM

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After 30 lbs. loss, I'm now wearing my wedding band on the ring finger of my right hand and my engagement ring on the middle finger of my left hand. So far, nobody's noticed, or at least said anything. I'll have my rings resized when i reach my goal (another 10 lbs) and i've maintained it for a while.

Friday, October 27, 2006, 5:02 PM

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I tried one of those plastic things once, and within a few hours I felt my ring loose, and the thing had disappeared. I found it later in my hair!

I went to a good jewellers and got it resized, they did a great job.

Sunday, October 29, 2006, 2:51 PM

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ring sizing

i found an engagment ring once and it had a gold sizer in it attached to the bottom of the ring. it looked professionally done. bring it to a jewelers and ask about it.

Sunday, October 29, 2006, 8:00 PM

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OT: grammar! haha.

excellent practical application and correct usage of "loose" and "losing" in the same sentence.

Monday, October 30, 2006, 2:13 PM

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Make this your reward, a beautiful new ring. What a motivator.

Monday, October 30, 2006, 4:27 PM

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I was the poster above and I forgot to add that many jewelers do resizing. It's very easy. Go to any local jewelry store and they will make it fit.

Monday, October 30, 2006, 4:28 PM

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Any jeweler can add a sizer to the back of the band. Its a tiny piece of gold or most of the time gold plated that adjusts. So when your really ready to size it they just remove the metal piece.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006, 2:41 AM

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I also had trouble with my rings after losing some weight, but I didn't want to have it sized until I hit my goal. I bought some plastic ring guards at Wal-Mart for a couple bucks. I think there were 8-10 guards in a package, and they are different sizes so that you can find the one that works best with your ring. I haven't had any trouble with them sliding, and I've been wearing the same guards for at least six months. They are sold in the jewelry department at Wal-Mart, and I'm sure they can be found at other stores that sell jewelry.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006, 1:56 PM

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Monday, November 13, 2006, 8:37 AM

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Plastic Ring Guards

Is this the best idea or just the cheapest one? Do jewelers commonly use these? I have the same problem, fortunately!

Sunday, April 22, 2007, 1:39 PM

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talk to a reputable jeweller about having "speed bumps" installed on the inside of the ring they're small bumps on the inside. it's pretty cheap and they can easily be removed when you're ready to have your ring sized when you hit your target!

good job on your loss so far, keep it up!

Sunday, April 22, 2007, 4:53 PM

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ring size

I build up the inside of my ring with my wife's clear fingernail polish and this works for me...

Tuesday, January 08, 2008, 6:33 PM

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I agree with 4:28

Tuesday, January 08, 2008, 8:04 PM

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i recommend telling your significant other your ring is too loose and you'll be needing a new one...with bigger diamonds...and emeralds on the know, for all of your hardwork ;) keep it up!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008, 4:33 PM

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My wedding band and engagement ring were both too big. I just got my engagement band resized. Now it holds my wedding band on!

Thursday, January 10, 2008, 1:18 PM

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Mine are also too big and they fall right off if I put my hands straight down. Get a guard, just to be on the safe side. I don't mean to be negative but what if you re-size it right way and then you gain some back? A ring gaurd you can get at any jewlers for a max of about $7.00 and it doesn't show, it goes on the bottom inside of the ring. It's also removeable

Thursday, January 10, 2008, 1:35 PM

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Wedding ring now to big???? I may have the answer.....

I have found this website here and have ordered one to see how good it is. They are quite cheap I am waiting for it to come so when it does I will let you know.

The website is below if you would like to look for yourself!

Many Thanks and well done on your weightloss.

Thursday, January 17, 2008, 10:30 AM

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as an FYI , generally a ring can always be made smaller. The jeweller essentially takes out a section at the back and then put it back together. The problems arise if you have a patterns so that it won't match at the back, or jeweller has to re-engrave the the ring.

However, making rings bigger isn't always as easy. If you have a thin band, it often can't be stretched out, and then you need a new shank- which isn't cheap.

Furthermore, if you go to a jewellry repair shop with a designer, you could always have your ring melted down and a new one made out of the original. You can then use the original stone, and add any others in if you want. There's lots of options, and making friends with a jeweller can be great.

Thursday, January 17, 2008, 4:21 PM

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ring/finger sizes

don't feel bad. Im 5/7, weigh 120 lbs, and My ring size varies between a 9.5 and a 10!

Thursday, August 21, 2008, 3:58 PM

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Knuckle / finger size issues

I'm getting married and just invested in a high end platinum ring from Germany. My problem is that my knuckle is much larger than the rather disproportionate small thickness of my finger below the knuckle where the ring will sit. I don't want to mod the ring and even if I did I don't know that it would fit over the knuckle. I'm a slim male (5'8" - 153 lbs.) and wouldn't mind if my finger(s) were actually thicker but have never heard of such a procedure. I wonder if Angelina Jolie has any leftover collagen syringes laying around... :)

Friday, August 29, 2008, 2:01 PM

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loose ring

Find metallic colored yarn, either gold or silver, whatever matches your ring. Wrap it around the bottom of the ring. Once you get it the size you want paint the yarn with several coats of clear nail polish and let it thoroughly dry. Works like a charm. This was the fad when I went to high school in the 50's. Girls sized their boyfriend's class rings this way when going steady. It doesn't harm the ring, it lasts along time and the good part is that the polished yarn is removable using a pair of cuticle scissors.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009, 2:34 PM

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any jeweler can easily resize. It's not expensive. Do it before you lose the ring!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009, 10:59 AM

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Ring Guards

I just saw rubber ones at the Walmart Jewelry counter. They were $3.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 7:29 PM

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just get it resized when you are ready now or in a few months. And or buy another ring of some sort. I got a new ring after 10 years of marriage. Move on celebrate and buy something new.

Thursday, April 01, 2010, 11:36 AM

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since you want to have it resized eventually- once youve gotten to your goal weight, why not just move it up a finger or 2 temporarily? i know its traditional to wear it on the ring finger but its better than losing it or having it lose quality. ive had to do this not with my 'i love you' ring from my boyfriend who gave it to me 3 years ago, and i want to have it resized when i get to my goal weight too. isnt it amazing how even our fingers change size?! id never thought about it before it happened and i found it really funny

Friday, April 02, 2010, 4:46 AM

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What to do when wedding ring is too loose after losing weight?

When you do get your ring re-seized be sure to ask for the piece they cut out. (If your ring is valuable) If you don't ask the jewelers will always keep it. My wedding ring is 5 generations old and made of very pure gold but 4 sizes to big. I only knew to ask for the piece he cut out because my grandma told me to. The jeweler was surprised and says no one asks, but they should because the part he cut out was valuable, and rightfully belonged to me.

Thursday, April 08, 2010, 11:44 AM

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 8:23 PM

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My wife died a few months ago, and I wear her wedding ring. It is a little large for my left hand ring finger, but it is so precious I don't want to re-size it. I couldn't bear to lose it, of course. Any good suggestions?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 11:54 PM

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could always wear the ring on a necklace. that way its still close to you..


Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 11:56 PM

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ring snuggies

Congrats on the weight loss, try ring snuggles available from Amazon,


Sunday, August 03, 2014, 4:13 AM

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