Resize the ring with a few simple and homemade tricks
Mar 10th 2022
Changing the size of the ring is best done by a specialist, but it can also be done at home. Therefore, in this article, we have tried to explain the tricks with the help of which you can increase or decrease the size of the ring yourself at home. Stay with us until the end to get acquainted with these methods.
The importance of changing the size of the ring
Choosing and using the right ring size is important as it reduces the risk of getting lost and damaging the fingers. When you hold a loose ring, it moves constantly along your finger, and you are more likely to fall and break, hit, or lose the ring.
If it is too tight and you press hard on your finger, you are more likely to not be able to pull it out, which can damage your fingers. Ring stenosis can block blood flow to the finger, resulting in bruising and swelling of the finger. Removing the ring from the finger also causes many problems and a lot of pain.
Therefore, the logical and correct method is to always buy a finger based on the size of your hand. When, for various reasons, such as obesity or weight loss, or as a result of certain diseases, the size of your hand changes, you should also change the size of the ring to avoid all the possibilities mentioned above.
The best ring size is one that fits snugly in the finger and does not move much. Note that the average and general size does not apply to everyone. Because some people are large or tall, and as a result, the size of their fingers is not the same as the size of short and thin people. You must find the right size of your fingers before choosing and buying different types of gold rings.
Different methods of changing the size of the ring
There are several ways to change the size of gold and silver rings. Undoubtedly, the best and safest way is to leave the ring to a specialist to make the ring smaller or bigger with professional tools, in the shortest time and in the least dangerous way. But if you do not want to do this, there are a number of ways you can change the size of your ring yourself. In the following, we have written all the professional and home methods of changing the size of the ring.
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Enlarge or reduce the ring by a specialist
Enlarging or shrinking the ring is done by experts and goldsmiths in several different ways:
Resize the ring by cutting and welding
Jewellers cut the ring to make it bigger or smaller, and then re-weld the ring. In the end, the ringing is done exactly on the same part where the cut is made. To shrink the ring, the goldsmith first cuts the ring and cuts off part of it to make the ring tighter. Then the two ends are welded together and the ring returns to its circular shape.
To enlarge the ring, the goldsmith, after cutting the ring, pulls it to the desired size. It then uses other metals to fill this gap.
In this method, the goldsmith welds two metal balls of gold or other precious metals inside the stirrup of the ring. This is one of the non-permanent methods to change the size of the ring and it is also a cost effective method. These spheres are used to shrink the ring to half the size.
We suggest that you take a sample before doing this and see if it is annoying. Because some people do not feel very comfortable with these metal balls, but it is a great way because it does not damage the appearance and strength of the ring. Also note that the use of these metal parts requires goldsmith experience, as it is very delicate and you can not do it alone at home.
Insert ring with inner ring (Spring Inserts)
Another professional way to change the size of different types of rings is to add a layer of metal ring to the inside of the ring pedal. This ring has a horseshoe-like shape and is basically springy for easy use.
In this method, the goldsmith puts a hinge and a lock at the bottom of the ring so that the person can easily open and close the ring. This method can make the ring a little smaller, but we suggest that you try a sample before ordering; To see if it is comfortable in your hand or not.
If for any reason you do not want to go to a goldsmith and jewellery repair specialist, there are ways to enlarge or reduce the ring that you can do yourself at home. In the following, we have written separately the methods of shrinking and the methods of enlarging the ring at home.
Small ways to sew a ring at home
Small methods of sewing a ring at home include the use of accessories such as thermal adhesives, silicone adhesives (aquarium), plastic rings and yarn.
Use plastic rings
One simple and home-made way to resize a gold ring is to use plastic ring adjusters. These products are often made of silicone and are placed between the finger and the ring. Of course, this method is practical, but these plastic adjusters cause the ring to not fit well on the finger and there is a possibility of the ring falling out.
Get help from the thread to shrink the ring
One of the oldest and most classic methods used to resize different types of rings is yarn. The same sewing threads that have at least one spool in each house can help you tighten the ring. For this purpose, it is enough to wrap the thread around the stirrup of the ring with patience and care and enough.
Although this method is quite cheap and practical, but note that it damages the beauty of your ring. So that every time you move your hand, you can see the threads wrapped around the stirrup of the ring, which does not have a very interesting view.
Use hot glue to shrink the ring
Perhaps the most dangerous option among all the methods proposed is to use hot glue to shrink the ring. Because the glue may burn your hand. But if you know how to work with these adhesives or you are a risk taker, you can use this method to change the size of the ring as much as you want.
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To do this, make hot glue on a foil or piece of cardboard the size of a coin. Then dip a toothpick into the glue and use it to apply the glue to the inside of the ring, just where the ring is located under the finger. This method by adding an extra layer on the ring will make this golden ornament fit you in place.
Use aquarium / silicone glue to shrink the ring
This method is similar to the hot glue method. To do this, you must first wash your ring clean with soap and water and dry it with a lint-free towel. Then, with a matchstick or toothpick, gently apply a layer of silicone glue or the same aquarium glue to the underside of the ring. The thickness of the glue that you put around the inside of the ring depends on the size of the ring.
If the glue is rubbed on the sides of the ring while doing the work, be sure to wipe it with a damp cloth before it dries. Then set the ring aside and wait for the glue to dry completely. The drying time of the adhesive depends on its type and it may take one to two days for the adhesive to harden completely and dry.
Ways to enlarge a ring at home
The methods of enlarging a ring are not as varied and easy as shrinking it, and it cannot be done very easily. Goldsmiths use cutting and then welding methods for this purpose. But there are two homemade ways to enlarge the ring that you can do yourself at home with pins, hammers and pliers.
Large ring with the help of a pin and a hammer
First, rub the soap on the surface of the ring. Then make sure it is uniform with a mandrel, which is a metal cone. Place the ring in a specially calibrated metal cylinder.
After this step, you should hit the ring slowly but firmly with the help of a hammer. The angle of your strokes should be downwards and the numbers should be larger because we want to increase the size of the ring. Note that when tapping, rotate the ring to hit all parts. When the ring is finished, try and if it is still tight, continue to do so until you reach the desired size.
Enlarge the ring with the help of pliers
To enlarge the ring at home with pliers, first mark the lower part of the ring. Then cut it to make a gap. Adjust the size to the desired size with pliers. Then scrape the edges with a nail file so that the sharpness does not scratch your hand.
Things to know about ring resizing
You should know that changing the size of the body also changes the size of the ring. This means that obesity or general thinning of the body can also affect the obesity and thinness of the fingers.
The proper size of the ring can change depending on climate change or natural body fluctuations, so do not change the size of the ring immediately, no matter how tight or wide it is.
Note that the rings weaken after being resized from where they were cut and re-embroidered. It does not matter in which part of the ring this cutting and welding is done. In any case, if a lot of pressure is applied to that part, the ring will be more likely to break.
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Also, while changing the size of the ring at home is cheap and cost-effective, it is by no means a safe and rational method. Because you are not a professional and you may seriously damage the ring. It is best to seek help from goldsmiths and experts. If you are wondering how much it costs to resize a ring, we have to say that it depends on several factors; From the thickness of the ring to the stones worked on and the complexity of the ring design can affect the cost of resizing it.
In this article, we have explained everything you need to know about changing the size of the ring, and we have also mentioned some points about buying the right size of the ring. Finally, we would like to remind you that we offer a wide variety of models of gold rings for men and women in the online store of Amin jewellery. All products are handmade and made of 18 carat gold. You can order your desired gold ring 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get it to you in the shortest time.