Picture this — you plan your outfit in mind, and how you'll rock it with that beautiful ring your mom gave you a few years ago. Everything goes as planned, but there's only one problem — that ring no longer fits! Devastating right? This is a predicament most jewelry lovers have been in, and it’s nothing short of frustrating. The good news is that just because a ring doesn’t fit doesn’t mean it’s destined to live out the rest of its days in your jewelry box. Here are solutions when your rings no longer fit.
Try Wearing it on a Different Finger/Hand
If your ring is suddenly ill-fitting, maybe because you’re pregnant, you’ve added weight or lost weight, don't sit and be sad about it. Try wearing it on a different finger. For instance, if it's a family heirloom that you really want to wear but it can't fit on your middle finger, try the index finger, and it might fit smoothly.
If this doesn't work, then try your other hand. Why? Well, if you've been doing plenty of house chores lately, fingers on one hand (the one you use actively) tend to become chubbier. Try wearing the ring, on the other hand, and it might just fit perfectly.
Create a Unique Pendant
If the above solution doesn’t work, don’t fret because all hope is not lost. Turning it into a pendant is a great way to create an incredibly unique accessory. What's even better is that you get to wear that ring, which holds so much sentimental value close to your heart.
Besides, it’s a task that takes only a few minutes, and you can do it immediately. Simply take your favorite chain and slide the ring onto it. Feel free to add a few other rings which no longer fit and have been sitting in the corners of your jewelry organizer. Note, you don’t have to do this with a plain chain. You can even add the rings to your rainbow moonstone necklace to create an incredibly striking accessory.
Resize and Update Your Collection
If the idea above doesn't tickle your fancy, then another great option is to have a skilled jeweler resize it so it can perfectly fit your finger again. Keep in mind while resizing is a great way to get your ring to fit again, you may find yourself in that predicament again, as finger sizes tend to change over time. This is due to factors such as weight gain and loss, and natural body changes due to age or pregnancy. Therefore, resize it, but in the meantime, shop handmade rings again to update your collection so that you can have rings that fit you when you lose or gain weight.
Some rings are way too gorgeous or hold too much sentimental value to give them away or dump them in the dark, dusty corners of your jewelry box. With the tips above, you can now reuse and create new memories with that ill-fitting engagement, family heirloom, or marriage ring. Check out more of my blog posts for insight on how to rock your jewelry like a pro.