What should you do if you can’t size a ring?
If the ring is too big and for whatever reason cannot be sized, you could always consider a ‘guard ring’, this is a close-fitting ring that is worn on top of another to stop it slipping off.
Help my ring is too small?!
If you have a small ring on that you need to take off firstly, try not to panic. Put your hand higher than your elbow, use hand cream and push just under the knuckle, the ring should hopefully come off. It may also help to put a bag of ice on for a few minutes just to reduce any swelling.
If you need more help, there is another technique winding a thread around the ring and over the finger (check films of this online)
As a last resort you may need the ring to be cut off, this is a service we offer at Ainsworth Jewellers. We can then repair the mount and resize and re hallmark if this has been damaged in the process (as we can’t see the hallmark inside, we don’t know where to avoid cutting) However, I do recommend leaving the sizing about three weeks for the swelling to settle and then measure again.