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We all know the feeling: a ring that won't budge off your finger. Whatever the reason for it, a too-tight ring can be very uncomfortable, dangerous even. Find out here how to safely and painlessly remove a ring that is stuck on your finger.
- The safest, easiest way to remove a too-tight ring
- How do these techniques work in removing a too-tight ring from your finger?
- What if nothing works in removing your ring?
- What are the main causes of rings getting stuck?
- How do I resize my ring so I can keep wearing it?
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- Hold your hand up in the air and apply an ice pack to your finger
- Soak your hand in ice cold water. Then, simultaneously, gently twist and pull the ring.
- Use shampoo, shower gel, butter or another lubricant to help the ring slide off your finger. Try not to use caustic lubricants, such as vinegar or detergent. These can damage your ring.
- Remove the ring using a thin piece of string, such as dental floss, as shown in this clip.
- Clean your finger and disinfect any possible nicks you might have suffered when removing the ring.
- Regularly apply ice to any swollen parts of your finger and do so until the swelling has gone down
- Do not wear any rings on that finger until it has fully healed and all swelling has gone down
- Before any swelling: lubricants, gentle twisting and pulling, and the string technique are the best way to start. Make sure you go gently; remember, even with these techniques your finger is susceptible to swelling.
- After any swelling: once your finger starts to swell the first priority is to stop or reduce the swelling. Ideally, hold your hand up in the air, apply an ice pack or immerse your hand in ice-cold water. The string technique will also work in this instance.
- Disproportionate swelling
- Discolouration (angry red, purple, green or blue)
- The swelling causing your ring to be stuck is caused by trauma, a wound or another medical condition
- The ring still fits properly in its original position at the base of your finger
- Your finger feels like normal and looks normal too: there is no pain, numbness or discolouration
- Your finger isn't, or is only slightly, swollen by your attempts to remove the ring. Any swelling that there is, reduces quickly
- Your ring is not stuck due to a medical condition
Never bide your time in going to the jeweller to have your ring cut off if it is causing you pain in its original position.
- You have been wearing your ring for a long time and your fingers have grown (e.g. by physically growing up or during pregnancy)
- You wore a ring that was too small in the first place
- Your ring usually fits you properly but the finger you wore it on underwent a trauma or injury that caused it to swell
- A medical condition such as arthritis or arthrosis caused joint inflammation, which in turn caused your knuckles to swell.
- A medical condition, reaction to a diet or weather condition caused oedema, causing your fingers to swell
One key exception is the eternity ring, or a ring that is set all the way around. The diamonds are set very close to each other on the ring band whilst being crafted, making it impossible to resize it. So if you choose an eternity ring as say your engagement ring, be sure you have chosen the right ring size.
- Resizing a ring after purchase
- Design your own diamond ring; it's possible!
- The significance of the finger you wear your ring on
- How do I find the ring size for the perfect (engagement) ring?
- Where do you find a diamond ring at the best price?