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help with ring guards my ring is spinning
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My new ring fit great for the first couple of weeks now it keeps spinning around my finger. Its a 3 stone ring I think it my be top heavy or my finger size is fluctuating. I'm not sure I want to resize it just yet since I know my fingers do swell in the summer months. I saw ring guards metal and plastic are these any good also will the metal ones scratch the rings finish?(its 14kwg) The plastic ones look better to me. Any other suggestions? thanks and Happy New Year

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I have the same issue!
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I have the same problem...what are ring guards and where can I get them? Are they something that I can take on and off without the need to go to a jeweller.

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#3 @ 12-30-02 , 09:50 PM


it is a little clamp on bar thingamajig that goes on the inside palm side of a ring. They aren't pretty but do work.

No clue where to buy one. Just that you can.

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#4 @ 12-30-02 , 10:41 PM


Here is what ring guards are
http://www.firemountaingems.com/mou...&GEN1=mountings

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Thanks Raech!
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Thanks Raech that is very very useful! My ring fits exactly on my right hand in winter but is loose on the engagement finger on the left hand in winter and summer. If I had one of those ring guards then I could wear it all year round by interchanging hands etc.

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You could have a jeweler place sizing beads inside the shank...little balls of gold...Much more comfortable than ring guards, and keeps the ring from spinning.


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pic of sizing beads


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Thank you Dave and Kerda...for the ingenious suggestions.

I quite like the temporary solution and will try that! Imagine a >$20K ring with a cheap plastic back - its quite funny really!

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plastic ring guards
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Indiraxyz, Here is the site for the plastic ring guards. I think I may try them they look less likely to scratch the ring(but who knows the metal ones may not scratch at all) http://gallery.bcentral.com/Gallery...e=3&sortOrder=0

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Thank you Murphy1...I really like those plastic ones! I guess at $1 per 4 ring guards the postage to the UK will be more than the product value! I wish we had as good a range of things in the UK as you do in the US!

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#11 @ 12-31-02 , 11:53 AM


If the plastic ring guards aren't available where you live, you can also use aquarium tubing and make your own. This is what I did for a few rings I have that are too large in the winter. Simply cut the tube the length you need, then cut it lengthwise down one side so it will slip over the shank of your ring. I actually found that the aquarium tubing was softer and more comfortable than the plastic ring guards. Not to mention much cheaper!

Hope that helps!


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Thank your Butterfly...another ingenious idea!

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You are very welcome!


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Quote this post and reply to it Post#14 @ 12-31-02 , 01:16 PM


Hi I wanted to pop in and say, plastic ring guards are can usually be found in malls at those accessory shops. You know the ones screaming at teens to come in any buy hair accessories, makeup and rhinestone jewelry.

Good Luck.

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Even Target sells the plastic ring guards, like 4 for $3 or so.

Also, as mentioned, those stores like Claire's.

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#16 @ 12-31-02 , 04:16 PM


When I had my ring made, I requested it to be 1/4 of a size too large because my fingers are a bit poofier in the summer. Somewhere on DT someone had suggested using a tiny bit of the 3M white foam tape to keep rings from spinning, and I've been using it ever since I got my ring last summer. It does the job for me quite well. I just cut a tiny strip and stick it on the inside of the shank. The great thing about using this tape is that it's completely hidden, even from me. I just put a new piece on after I clean my ring. Another plus is that it stays in place perfectly, but at the same time it's easy to peel off when you want it off. No need to soak it in anything to remove it.

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#17 @ 12-31-02 , 05:17 PM


Oooo I did the same with the 1/4 size.
I will have to try the 3 m tape when needed. What a great idea. And it doesn't get icky colored? or sticky?

I think I recall that it isn't very porous. BTW, by that I mean it is a good thing.

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Oh, wow! what a great idea with the foam tape!! I have the sizing beads, but they tend to be a little painful, esp. when I hit my hand against something... I'll probably have them taken out this summer, though, and next year I may try the tape..
The only problem would be that I clean my ring compulsively...it falls off after getting wet?

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Raech, I clean my ring once a week or once every two weeks, and then I take off the tape before I put it in the jewelry cleaner solution. It doesn't get icky colored, but I also don't wear my ring while I'm doing anything that may get the ring dirty. The tape is double-sided, so I peel off only one side of the film to attach it to my ring. I don't peel off the film on the side that's facing my finger, but it usually comes off on its own, but none of the stickiness is left, I guess. Anyway, the tape doesn't come off until I want it to.

Diamondlil, it doesn't fall off whenever I forget to take my ring off before I wash my hands, but I usually don't get it wet. You would have to replace the tape with a new piece after cleaning the ring. It's working out great for me; give it a try!

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I use moleskin, that sticky-backed felt for preventing blisters, which they sell in the foot-care section of the drugstore. It's even flesh-colored.

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another wonderful idea. Plus on both stick-ons you just cut off a tiny piece so that would be economical too. Very cool.

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Thanks for all the good ideas for such a common problem. The mole skin (beige tape backed felt) really worked perfectly for me and I even had some on hand (bought it a while back on clearance for about a buck and never used it until now) I even gave some to my sister for her rings, too. I also used it between three stacking rings that would not stay straight and it worked for that too. So thanks so much for all the good ideas.

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I'm a little late in this game, but just wanted to post: DON'T use the metal ring guards, they scratch up your ring to the high heavens and you'll just end up having to get it buffed and polished frequently. That moleskin is a GREAT idea... I'll have to remember that!

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I also saw on another post that someone suggested using hot glue gun bead as another temporary fix. Another great idea!

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that is a good idea

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