Native American Jewelry Tips – Getting Off a Tight Ring

Have you ever put a ring on and couldn’t get it off?

Hopi Man in the Maze Ring

Hopi Man in the Maze Ring

Don’t panic – we’ve all probably done this at one time or another.

Our fingers swell with the seasons and at different times of the day depending on blood pressure, exercise, humidity, diet (salt, food sensitivities) and maybe even star alignment.

Zuni Inlay God's Eye Ring

Zuni Inlay God’s Eye Ring

Here are a couple of methods to get a tight ring off of your finger without wrenching or causing you unnecessary stress:

1. Cold soapy water. The cold water reduces swelling and shrinks the finger while the soap lubricates the skin.

2. Windex. A few spritzs on the puffy finger will usually allow a tight ring to slide off. Maybe it’s the alcohol or other ingredients, but it works like magic.

3. Olive oil. Better to use this one with rings that don’t have gems or stones. Works great with sterling silver and gold bands.

Navajo Sterling Silver Overlay Ring

Navajo Sterling Silver Overlay Ring

What are your favorite tips for getting off that tight ring?

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  2. Do you have a solution for a wedding band ring (fairly expensive gold nugget) that keeps falling off due to weight loss? I have hunted for my ring 3 times in past few months. I found it once among the lettuce leaves in the refrigerator crisper bin, once in our picnic cooler while on a long driving trip (I had been making sandwiches), and once in the bottom of our huge trash can. I don’t want to get it resized as I may gain weight again. Currently, I do not wear my wedding band due to fear of losing it again. Thank you.

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