Ring Resizing Alternatives After Weight Loss
If you're reading this article, congratulations are in order! Great job tackling your weight loss journey - one of the hardest parts is over.
Surely you've thought about your wardrobe now that your clothes may be fitting looser.
But have you thought about your rings?
How Weight Loss Affects Ring Size
When we think about losing weight, we typically focus on common problems areas: stomach, hips, thighs, etc. However, your fingers can store fat, too, just like any other part of your body.
Okay, we know what you're thinking.
"After how many pounds do I have to worry about my fingers shrinking?"
Truth is: it's not possible to predict how much your fingers will be affected by even a small amount of weight loss. You'll need to keep an eye on how your rings fit throughout your weight loss journey.
Ring Resizing Alternatives
The most obvious solution to a ring that doesn't fit is to have it resized. However, there are a number of reasons why an alternative or temporary solution might work best.
You might want to consider an alternative to resizing your ring if:
- Your ring is only slightly too big
- You're not done losing weight yet
- Your ring is difficult or expensive to resize
- You don't want to pay to have it resized
- You want to keep the larger ring as a reminder of your weight loss success
In any of these cases, there are some excellent alternatives that still ensure your ring is safe and secure.
- Purchase a spacer to create a snugger fit. We like BlingWraps by BlingGuard.
- Wear your ring on a different, larger finger.
- Turn your ring into a necklace.
- Keep it in a safety deposit box, as a last resort.
Whether your goal is to lose two pounds or 20, stay cognizant of how your rings are fitting throughout.
Do a shake test. Place your ring on the finger you typically wear it on and shake your hand. Does it feel like it’s going to slip off?
As soon as you feel a bit of looseness, at least take one of the precautions mentioned above to prevent losing it altogether. Then, when you’re ready, visit a trusted local jeweler to resize your ring and get it back where it belongs – safe and snug on your finger.