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How do you know if your ring is too big or too small?

A ring that is too tight won’t fit comfortably nor look nice on your finger. A ring too big not only feels loose, you will risk it falling off your finger and you can’t move about naturally without the fear of losing it.

Check if your ring is too big

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  • Does your ring slip off your finger easily as you move about doing your daily chores?

  • Try flicking your finger downwards with some force. Does your ring move past your finger knuckle and on the verge of falling out?

  • Are you able to wear your ring on top of a glove or a bandage?

If your answer is a “Yes” to any of these questions above, your ring is unfortunately too big. Not to worry, here are the immediate DIY quick fix and long-term solutions to ring resizing you may consider with or without the help of a jeweller, to keep your perfect ring fits perfectly.

Check if your ring is too small

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  • This is an obvious one, your ring refuses to move past your finger knuckle, no matter what you do?

  • Your ring can slide in but it looks or feels squashed?

  • When you try putting this ring on a different finger or a different hand, it still doesn’t fit or you don’t prefer to wear the ring on those fingers?

The perfect fit should be snug, secure and feels comfortable. If your answer is a “Yes” to any of these questions above, your ring is unfortunately too small.

Factors affecting your finger size

Some points to note are that whilst a ring can be sized up or sized down, it is a permanent change so you will need to consider if you indeed what it to be “permanently” changed as the size of fingers can change overtime.

1. Weight gain or weight loss

Our fingers change in size overtime as our weight changes. For example, a woman going through pregnancy and during the postpartum period may temporarily have larger fingers. Similarly, a person who lost a significant amount of weight may find his or her ring too loose.

If you anticipate that your weight will significantly change in the near future, you will have to account for it when determining your ring size for the resizing appointment.

2. Weather or activities

During winter when the weather is cold or if you spend a long period of time indoors with air conditioning, your fingers shrink slightly. Conversely, during summer months when the weather is hot or when you do active exercises causing body temperature rise, your fingers may swell slightly. In normal cases, if your ring is in perfect ring size, you should be able to enjoy it all year round even though at times it is slightly looser or slightly tighter.

Whether it’s a temporary size change or a permanent one, we’ve got your covered. Check out these resizing solutions. 

Stop in and see us at La Vie Joaillier

If after reading this blog you’re still not sure what to do with your precious gold or platinum ring, check in with La Vie Joaillier for expert guidance and personalized help. We’ll walk you through all your options, from resizing your ring to the various ring sizer solutions until we find the perfect fit for you.

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