The ring is the most important ornament when it comes to fashion. But if your ring is loose then it will not fit in your finger and will not look so good. Since we want to show off our amazing ring, it is very crucial to fix it and shrink it to your finger size.

This can be done in many ways and here we are with different tips and tricks that will make the ring fit in your finger. So, let’s explore.

How to Make a Ring Smaller with Nail Paint?

Some of you might be amazed but yes, this is possible. We can make a ring smaller with the help of nail paint. Let’s see how.

Clean Your Ring

The very first step is to clean the ring thoroughly using alcohol. Make sure you do rub alcohol on the pearl or stone or the front side of the ring. You have to clean it internally.

Set a Piece of Tape

Now, you need to cut a piece of tape and place it on the table such that its sticky part is facing outside the table.

Apply the Coat of Nail Paint

In this step, you need to apply a single coat of nail paint on the inner side of the ring. Make sure that you are applying it on the backside don’t apply it to the whole circle otherwise it will look odd.

Place the Ring in a Tilted Way

Now, place the nail paint bottle next to the tape and place the ring onto the tape such that the ring is standing with the support of the nail paint bottle.

Allow it to Dry

Wait for some time and allow it to try. After that check the size of the ring, it will be compressed a little. Repeat the process if you have not reached the desired size.

Now, let’s move forward and look for more ways to make a ring small.

How to Make a Ring Smaller with String?

Well, if you are looking for an easy method to make your ring smaller at home then this idea is for you.

The pros of using string to make your ring shrink are that it is easily available at home, it is eco-friendly, and it does not harm the skin. It is safe to use.

For this method, you will require a string/ thread, scissors, glue, and your ring. Now, we have to consider the following steps.

Choose the Thread/ String

For this, first, you need to choose the thread according to the size of your ring. You can use 0.5 mm or 1 mm thread accordingly.

Tie the Thread

Now, you have to cut 20 inches of the string and tie either side to the bottom part of your string.

Tie the Knots

With the longer part of the thread, tie the knots. Make sure your knots are tight and tie until you reach your desired size.

Turn the Knots Inwards

When you finish with the knots, grab them and face them inwards of the ring.

Cut the Rest of the String

After you reach your comfort of wearing just cut off the extra string. Also, if the knot stays on the ring then you don’t require sticking them with glue. But in case if the knots are stubborn then go for the adhesive and stick them together.

How to Make a Ring Shrink?

We have discussed some of the methods but there are some other methods at which you must need to look. So, here we go.

1.  Make Your Ring Small With Silicone

This is quite a popular method when it comes to resizing a ring.

Clean the Ring Thoroughly

Wash your ring with the soap and water. Make sure that the soap is free from moisturizer otherwise it will leave a film on the ring. So, try to avoid moisturizing soap. Click here to see this YouTube video.

You can also use alcohol to clean the ring. After this, you can let the ring dry.

Apply a Coat of Silicone

Use a thin stick. You can use a coffee stir or a toothpick for this step. Apply a silicone layer at the back of the ring and make sure to apply it just opposite from the stone i.e., apply it at the backside of the stone.

Use the aquarium-grade or food-grade silicone for this purpose. This will ensure your safety.

Smooth the Silicone

This is a crucial step, make sure to smooth the silicone evenly otherwise it will look odd. Adjust the silicone such that it is thick from the stone side and then thinnest from the other sides.

If you have put some extra silicone then wipe it off with a clean wet cloth.

Let it Rest and Dry Out

Now, after you have given a perfect shape to the silicon, it is time to let it rest and dry. The cured silicone layer will last for a few weeks and after that, it will degrade. This might be degraded faster when it comes to contact with moisturizers, fragrances, etc.

Try the Ring and You are All Set

This is the final step. After the silicone has dried up, try the ring and show off your stylish ring.

2.  Cutting the Ring

Well, all the methods that we have discussed so far are the temporary ones. But if you are looking for a permanent solution then this method will work for you.

Measure Carefully

Here, we need to carefully measure the ring and mark the size that we want to cut. This can be done with the help of a ring stack. It is in the cylindrical form with measurements.

First, measure the ring’s inner size and then measure your finger size. After that, you will get the idea of how many parts you have to cut out of the ring. Make sure when you measure your finger it must not be swollen, it should be of the normal size only then you will get a perfect size.

Cut the Ring from where You have Marked

For this step, the best tool you will require is the narrow jeweler’s saw, but this might vary depending on the type of material of your ring. You can also use a pair of cutters or pliers.

Smooth Out the Edges

After cutting both the edges file them properly to smooth out the surface. This will help to evenly join both the edges. If you are thinking of letting your ring open then also you need to even out the edges otherwise this can lead to hurting your finger while pinching.

Close the Gap

Bend the ring such that the ring shrinks by closing the gap. Also, make sure that you are not deteriorating the shape of the ring; it should be a proper circle that fits your finger. You can use a hammer to make it circular in case the ring loses its shape.

Soldering the Edges

This is a great step that requires your attention. Here, we need to solder the edges and be very careful. Use eye protection otherwise, it can damage your retina. After soldering, clear out all the excess soldering wire using a metal filer.

Clean and Polish Your Ring

Now, you need to clean the ring with warm water and dish soap. It dries if it is tarnished then adds baking soda and water in the ratio of 3:1 and cleans it again.

So, now you are ready with your flawless ring with your perfect size.


  • Try the most suitable method and take the precautions.
  • If you are opting for the cutting method then wear the eye shield and be very careful.
  • You can also give your ring to the jeweler for alteration.

How can I tighten my ring at home?

What do I do if my ring is too big?

If you need your ring resized up by more than half a size, the jeweler will cut the band, add in some metal and then make sure the band looks uniform and attractive by smoothing, polishing and cleaning it. Resizing works for rings made of materials a jeweler can alter, such as gold, silver and platinum.

How do you fix a loose fitting ring?

What do you do with rings that don’t fit?

Whether a ring is too small or too large, the preferred resizing method is cutting the band. When sizing-up, this involves cutting the band and then pulling the sides out, creating a gap. The jeweler then places extra metal between the gap.

Does resizing a ring damage it?

Ring resizing is a process that allows you to custom your rings so that they perfectly fit your fingers. But, as you may know, some rings cannot be resized. Also, resizing a ring can sometimes damage it or weaken the setting.

Why do my rings not fit anymore?

If the climate is cold the hand usually shrinks, and worn rings may indeed become loose and drop off. When in a warm or humid climate, blood vessels expand to allow heat to escape through your skin, this then causes the hand to swell and a ring on the finger can suddenly become too tight.

Why is my ring suddenly tight?

The main reason why your fingers expand and shrink is because your body reacts to temperature changes in your surroundings. This dilation causes your fingers and toes to expand, so if you are wearing a ring, it will suddenly become a lot tighter.

Why do rings get tighter?

Why do rings fit tighter in the morning?

Weather changes affect your rings, making the expand or shrink – the fingers shrink in cold weather because the blood vessels constrict, making the ring looser, while warm, humid weather causes the expansion of the blood vessels, allowing more heat to escape through the skin, consequently causing the hand to swell, and

Should a ring spin on your finger?

Vasodilation is the medical term for when our blood flow is pumping and swells up our vessels which causes our extremities to swell too. This is the reason your rings feel tight in the morning. As your body expells such water, your fingers should reduce their swelling, and rings return from feeling as tight.

How many times can you resize a ring?

Your ring should be able to spin on your finger with a little effort. It should be able to move in both a clockwise and a counterclockwise direction. If you can’t do this, try icing your hand for 10 minutes, and then trying again. If the skin beneath it is still stuck, your ring is too tight.

How are rings supposed to fit?

Most rings can be resized about two times over their lifetime although this can vary according to the ring style and setting. Jewelers may be able to resize rings with simpler bands more than twice while it may be impossible to resize rings that contain many different gemstones or intricate settings at all.

Are rings supposed to be tight or loose?

Your ring should fit snug around the base of your finger without any bulging or leaving indent marks. To see if it fits right, push your ring up from the underneath and see if there is a small space between your ring and your finger. This means there is enough room.

How do I know if my ring is too small?

Rule of Thumb: A proper fitting ring should slide over your knuckle with a little friction and fit snugly on your finger, but not too tight. You should feel resistance and need to apply a little extra force to remove the ring backwards over your knuckle.

Should you sleep in rings?

If you see a little pudge of skin folding over the top of your ring (a phenomenon we so lovingly refer to as ring muffin top), your ring is probably too snug. You should be able to comfortably rotate your ring around your finger both clockwise and counterclockwise.

Is it OK to shower with wedding ring?

Is it bad to sleep with a ring? No, it isn’t. And the only time you should avoid wearing jewelry to bed is when the jewelry causes allergies, in which case, prolonged exposure would exacerbate the symptoms of the reaction, and you will start itching, and the irritated skin will appear flaky, dry, and even scaly.

Should you take rings off when washing hands?

No. Just as you should remove your ring before applying lotion or other cosmetics, you should also remove your ring before showering. While your favorite body wash or shampoo may seem harmless, they could cause grimy buildup on or even contribute to deterioration of your ring.

Why you should never take off your wedding ring?

Generally, you don’t have to take off your engagement ring when you wash your hands. In fact, using gentle soap and water is the best way to clean an engagement ring at home, so washing your hands won’t do any damage to your jewelry.