Whether you’ve recently lost weight, or your fingers just seem to be shrinking, rings that don’t fit right are a real problem. Not only is it irritating to have your rings swirling round and round on your fingers all day, but should one slip off unawares, you could lose a cherished treasure. The loss of one ring can cost you hundreds, even thousands of dollars, and often, the ring is never found.
Prevent the loss of your valuable rings by having them resized. Jewelers charge little money to remove a small piece of a ring band to make it smaller. This is the only real way to ensure a good fit that will prevent accidental loss. Don’t have the money right now? Can’t find the time to get to the jeweler’s? Well, there’s something you can do, temporarily, to keep your rings on your fingers. It’ll only take a couple of bucks and a couple of minutes to secure your rings for now.
As a temporary fix purchase some angora. You’ll find the yarn at most any craft store and at department stores that sell yarn. The angora is available in several different types and various colors. It comes on a skein like ordinary yarn. Angora is a very soft yarn that will work perfectly for tightening your rings.
Wrap the angora yarn around the band of your ring. There’s no need to wrap the entire ring; just wrap the underneath part of the ring. The best way to wrap the ring is to start with a long measure of angora, cut from the skein. Start by holding the end in place on the ring band. Pull the angora through the ring, and with the second wrap, trap the end of the angora. Continue wrapping, scooting the next wrap next to the previous one.
If you give the entire section of the ring an angora wrap, and the ring is still too large, wrap it again covering the first wrap completely. From time to time, while wrapping the ring, slide it on your finger to check the sizing. When you’ve gotten to the point where the ring is well-fitted cut the yarn.
There are a couple of different ways to secure the end of the yarn. You can use a tiny dot of glue to hold it in place or you can tuck the end into the wrap itself. Use the eye of a needle to push the end of the angora under a couple of strands of the yarn wrap. Trim the end again if necessary.
When you’re finished wrapping the angora around the ring you should only be able to see it when you turn your palm up. If looking at the ring from the backside of the hand you should be completely unable to spot the angora. Choose angora in a skin tone color and it’s virtually invisible even when looking at the palm.
You’ll need to do the angora wrap over and over again until you finally get the rings sized. Everyday wear will cause the angora to become soiled and unsightly. Use a razor blade or scissors to cut the angora away before adding the new wrap. It’s a good idea to take the ring off when showering or washing hands simply to preserve the wrap as long as possible.
If you don’t have any angora you can also use ordinary yarn or even ribbon. Ordinary string or thread can also be used to wrap the ring. Ribbon can be slick, and string or thread can take much longer to wrap than angora. Regular yarn works just like the angora to create the ring wrap.
Don’t take a chance on losing money and cherished jewelry by continuing to wear your rings very loose. Many people think they would absolutely notice if their ring fell off, but they’d be surprised to know that people lose rings all the time, never knowing it until it’s too late. Angora is inexpensive and one skein is all you’ll ever need. Wrap your rings today and consider having them resized real soon.