Have you ever bought a ring in a store thinking it fit just fine only to get home and discover that it falls right off if you move your hand too much? Or perhaps you’re like me and prefer cheap jewelry which tends to be attached to a little price card, making it difficult to try a ring on in the store and get an accurate assessment of its size. Or maybe you received a ring as a gift and it never did fit. If this has happened to you, there’s an easy way to resize your ring without spending a fortune to have it sized down at a jeweler, or worse, just tossing it out in the trash or giving it away as a lost cause.
While this method is simple and cost-effective, it does require quite a bit of patience, so be ready to sit and watch wax dry.
DIY Ring Resizing: Tools Needed
The beauty of this method is that you only need a few inexpensive items you probably already have lying around the house.
You’ll want to lay out some newspaper on your work surface so it doesn’t get destroyed.
A Candle (Preferably white):
Track down an everyday candle you have lying around the house, a white one will work best, so see if you can scrounge one up.
A Lighter or Matches:
Matches and lighter for to light the candle of course.
Over sized Ring
Get all your over sized rings together and get them all done at once.
DIY Ring Resizing: The Process
First you’ll want to lay your ring flat on the newspaper work surface you’ve created. Next, go ahead and light your white candle and then drip a little bit of the wax from the candle onto the inside of the band. Keep doing this a few drips at a time until you’ve filled the inside of the band as much as needed. Wax thankfully does dry quickly so you can stop every so often and try the ring on to measure the progress.
If you are working with a ring that has a large stone on top, you can actually pour the wax straight under the stone portion of the ring, avoiding the tricky band area.
After some careful wax dripping, you’re all done and ready to wear your ring. How easy is that? And the beauty of using wax is that it can be fairly easily removed if need be.
I must credit my mother with this ingenious tip which she used countless times herself, probably due to our genetically tiny fingers (size 4), which most stores are not equipped to accommodate.
Now that you know a simple money-saving DIY technique for ring resizing, I hope you’ll find your jewelry collection expanding.