When my husband and I got engaged, we ordered the ring I want from one store to another, but it was a size 7. It was a size to big and I took it in to be dropped to size 6.5. Well, for a while, that almost seemed just barely too tight and I thought my ring was going to be stuck on my hand forever. It fits fine now, but I’m going to go over how to remove a ring that does get stuck.

First of all, you’re going to want to find some sort of lubricant. This can be oils, soap, or even Windex. Anything that might loosen up the jewellery and help it slide around.

Sometimes the ring gets stuck because of swelling fingers: could be because of pregnancy, arthritis, or whatever. To help reduce the swelling, raise your hand above your head (or at least above your heart) for 5-10 minutes. Adding ice or a cool compress will help speed up the process; however, be careful when putting ice directly on the skin as sometimes it can stick or simply be too cold to handle.

If neither of these methods work, it’s time to move on to the string method. Using any sort of string like dental floss or thread, you’ll want to slip one end of the string under the band of the ring. From there, you’ll wrap it tightly around your finger, moving towards your fingernail. The goal is to compress the finger with the string and give the ring some wiggle room. With the end closer to the hand (that you slid under the ring), slowly start to unwrap the thread. The ring should move as you go.

If all else fails, you may just have to consider sacrificing the ring by using a jewellery cutter or going to the emergency room to have it removed.

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