Your ring sliding over your knuckle without resistance is the first sign that it is too lose, but are there other common signs? Yes, there are.
No ring in the world will fit perfectly at all times because of several factors. The perfect fit should slide past the knuckle easily when wearing the ring and tight enough to not slide out once you have it on.
The worry of losing a precious ring can be unsettling. The actual scenario of losing one can be devastating.
This post will point out the red flags you should watch for to prevent this scenario from happening and what steps you can take to change the trend if it’s already happening? Below are the clear signs that your ring is too loose.
Signs your ring is too loose
Several indicators should confirm to you that the ring you are wearing is too loose. Listed below are four major signs you should check out and act upon instantly to be on the safe side.
- The spinning symptom
You should be worried if you notice your ring spinning around constantly when you wear it. Don’t wait for the worst to happen, act swiftly and resize it.
- The sliding off symptom
When all it takes is gravity for your lovely ring to slide past your knuckles when your hand is down, it is time to check the size and adjust accordingly before you lose the ring.
A good ring should be easy to slide in but difficult to slide out. It should not slide out on its own.
- The no-tension Symptom
If you don’t feel any tension or minimal resistance when removing your ring from your finger, the ring is certainly too loose and you should be worried.
The resistance is what keeps it on your finger so lookout and take necessary precautions.
- The Snagging Symptom
Noticing that objects get caught in the space between your finger and the metal of your ring is a clear indicator that the ring is too large.
You need to quickly fix it before you either damage the ring or get injured by objects trapped by your ring.
Factors That Make your Ring Feel Too Loose
Rings that fit permanently right throughout the year and seasons don’t exist but there are bare minimums to what we consider a perfectly fitting ring even with all other factors that affect the tightness and looseness of a ring at a constant.
These perfectly fitting rings don’t just get loose overnight; other factors always contribute to the changes in the fitting. We have listed below a few of the key factors that will contribute to the loosening of your once perfectly fitting ring, check this out.
- Small fingers-Large Knuckles Combination
This is a complicated scenario that can only be solved by considering the knuckles rather than your fingers. If you make a ring using the size of your petite fingers, it will never fit.
- The Changing Seasons and Temperature
Contraction and expansion did not end with high school science classes. Your fingers will expand or shrink in size depending on how hot or cold the seasons and the temperatures are. Your ring will be tighter in summer and a bit loose during winter.
- The age factor
Our knuckles swell as we age hence changing the dynamics of our once perfectly fitting rings. Arthritis and other age complications may also affect how well the ring fits your finger prompting a resizing.
How to deal with your ring if it is too loose
There are several ways of dealing with a ring that has become too loose. Some are costly and complicated while others are plain simple. Here are a few interventions that may save you
1. Use the Plastic Ring Guard / Ring Noodle
The ring guard or ring noodle is a cheap convenient way of solving ring looseness. It is made of a hazard-free medical-grade plastic tube that is slipped on and off the ring with ease.
2. Use the Invisible Ring Adjuster
The invisible ring adjuster works in the same way as a ring guard. It allows you to wrap up the bottom of your ring and fill the gap between your finger and the ring. It is also very affordable
3. Consider Resizing Your Ring
Resizing should be considered as the last resort. It is very expensive and requires expertise. The other downside is that it can only work if the ring is made from resizable material. It is however a permanent solution to loose rings.
4. Use the Ring Sizer Beads
This is another perfect remedy for loose rings that requires an expert to handle. The beads are placed inside the ring to prevent it from constantly spinning; they are easy to take on and off once made.
5. Use Hinged Shanks
Hinges shanks are almost as expensive as going for resizing. They require an expert jeweler to design hinges at the back of the ring to open and close the ring around your finger. They are a perfect solution for people with arthritis.
Your ring may feel as if it is loose from time to time but that should not worry you because it is normal. However, if your ring is constantly spinning or comes out easily when your hands face down or tend to trap items between the ring and your finger, then your ring is officially loose.
Depending on your budget and the extent of the looseness bearing in mind the material from which the ring is made, it is important to implement one of these strategies shared in this article to prevent loss or damage to the ring. Taking action may also save you from physical injury.
Stephanie is a jewelry lover when she was a teenager. Her major was fashion design when she was in college. She is a jewelry designer at SOQ Jewelry and other design companies. Now she is also a writer for our website. She writes a lot of designs&brands posts with very actionable tips.