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.
Hello again and thanks for the great question. I’ll list some ideas, some of which won’t be appropriate for your situation, but for sake of completion, all of the options I can think of.
1. The most permanent way to resize a ring is to take it to a jeweler. Many rings can be made somewhat larger or smaller by the jeweler working the ring on a mandrel. However, if a ring is very much too large, the jeweler might need to cut and remove some material and resolder the ring. This is not an option for your situation but for someone who inherited a very large ring, for example, and wanted to have it resized.
2. Wear the ring on a chain around your neck. No?
3. Put a thin ring of the proper size in front of the loose ring to keep it on. It would be a “keeper” ring, much as the thin “keeper bracelets” are used to border and protect a larger Native American bracelet.
4. A temporary solution would be to cut-to-fit the adhesive portion of a band aid or some other bandaging material and carefully place it on the inside of the portion of the ring that you like to wear on the bottom. This will last from a few days to a few weeks depending on how often you put your hands in water. This actually can work out to be a good temporary solution without harming the ring.
5. Use a ring guard, available in various materials including 14K, which slips inside the ring. Search “ring guard” in google and you will see a variety of choices. There are also plastic and silicone types.
I hope one of these ideas sparks a solution for your Big Band !