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What to Do If Your Engagement Ring Turns Around

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What to Do If Your Engagement Ring Turns Around

You finally have a gorgeous engagement ring sparkling away on your finger and people to tell all about it. You wait patiently for the moment you can break the news, garner some gasps and lap up the compliments... But when the moment comes, you look down and see that your beautiful ring has twisted around on your finger.

Our Foliage engagement ring

This is a common problem that even the flashiest of celebrities face, repeatedly called out by fashion experts on websites and blogs. "Look at her hand - that ring is just too big!" they cry - but a twisted ring isn't always the result of poor sizing. Top-heavy engagement rings with large gemstones, like our Artisan or Athena Grande designs, can weigh the band from side to side, causing it to lean.

Though commonly taken to task, the issue of the twisting engagement ring is rarely discussed with regards to a solution. How DO we keep our engagement rings in place, on display and gathering compliments?

Fortunately, there are three very workable solutions to choose from. Before we look at them, we need to consider why your engagement ring slide occurs in the first place.


Why do engagement rings turn?

Our Vega engagement ring

When your hands are cold and your fingers have shrunk slightly, it's much more likely that your ring will slide around. It can even fall off if it's a touch too large. Of course, the opposite applies to hot weather; when your fingers swell, your ring can remain stuck fast, refusing to budge. Neither eventuality is necessarily a sign of inaccurate sizing, but they are worth keeping an eye on.

Obviously, rings can also move about on the finger because they're just too big. If your engagement ring is travelling more often than it's stationary, you run the risk of losing it, and a resize is probably a wise idea. Remember that your wedding band can't become a guard for your engagement ring at a later stage, since wedding bands traditionally sit at the bottom of the bridal stack.

Some women encounter slippery ring problems more often than others; it all depends on finger type. Slim fingers are often defined by prominent knuckles that are wider than the fingers themselves. In this instance, rings often slide on perfectly to start off with, only to become stuck when they reach the knuckle, meaning a larger ring size is required. With the band sitting slightly loose at the base of the finger as a result, top-heavy engagement rings are more prone to spinning around.

On the other hand (if you'll pardon the pun), chunkier fingers tend to be more linear in form, and are therefore a little easier to size. If you've been endowed with digits of this nature, you're one of the lucky ones better suited to wearing large gemstones on your fingers without the threat of your ring constantly rotating.  


What to Do About It

Sizing beads on the inside of Jorge's bespoke Art Deco-inspired engagement ring

In our experience, resizing should be your first line of action. If your engagement ring turns around because it's top heavy, try sizing it to the smallest size you can possibly fit; even if it's a tight squeeze over the knuckle.

Ring Snuggies
Tiny little rubber coils that wrap around the back of the ring's band, safely concealed by the finger, ring snuggies are designed to make rings fit roughly one size smaller. They're easily accessible, sold by a variety of jewellery stores and online vendors. Whilst a cheap and quick fix, however, we wouldn't recommend a ring snuggy for an 'all day, every day' ring, because in this instance you may wish for something less intrusive and longer lasting. 

Sizing Beads
If the above options haven't worked for you, we have a final solution - one that we've used successfully in our most difficult cases - sizing beads. These are little balls of metal soldered onto the inside of the ring band; the perfect option for full-set diamond bands that aren't possible to resize.


Remember - you're worth more than an Elastoplast botch job. In following any of these simple steps you can enjoy your beautiful engagement ring without stress, worry or shame. 


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Love, Arabel & Team
Ruby McGonigle
Ruby McGonigle

Ruby McGonigle is a copywriter and digital marketing professional with over five years of jewellery industry experience. After graduating with a BA in Linguistics, she combined her passions for written word and all things sparkly by joining the Lebrusan Studio team as in-house wordsmith and content creator. Among bi-monthly blog posts, notable examples of Ruby's work include a think-piece on the ‘natural diamonds vs. lab-grown diamonds’ debate, a probe into why traceable and third party certified ASM gold is so important, and an investigation of why platinum is no longer more expensive than gold.