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.

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