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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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