I worked for a local fine jewelry store and the jeweler there did it. You don't have to have bought the ring there. I'd suggest that over a chain. Especially if they have an onsite jeweler, which mine did. I've seen the jeweler do it and did not destroy the ring, so i'd look around at local spots. And a lot of the advice above is good. Make sure you're not hot and relax as you do it or you will just make jt worse and definitely twist/shimmy not just pull on it.
Thank you. This is great info. I went to our jeweler today to simply ask and they won't cut it. They suggest going to the ER to have them cut it!! Yeah right! I'd hate to see that bill! I'm gonna try in the morning when I am less swollen!!
I saw s trick on Facebook where your wrap a string around your finger. I'll look for the link and send it to you.
I know it sounds crazy but try hemorrhoid cream that reduces swelling x
Lilpianogirl85 I had mine done just a few months back at a Jared jewelry store. They told me almost any jeweler will cut off rings and that they way they do in preserves the integrity of the band while at the hospital, the way they cut it usually leaves the band very difficult to repair.
Thanks for all the suggestions. I will try these today. Hopefully one works!!
I saw a video on youtube recently.. but it worked... if u wrap cotton tightly around your finger so there are no gaps about half a cm upward of ur ring and then put the end of the cotton underneath the ring... use the end from under the ring to unravel the cotton and it will pull the ring off for u
Its called removing ring with dental floss
Oh yeah what bonitagirl said! :)
I saw a video that showed how to remove a ring, try looking it up on youtube, it involved a string and wrapping it tightly around your finger. It looked kinda painful but it worked! Good luck!
Opps, meant pull the end under your ring
I would do it in the morning when you're less swollen. Advoid salty food the day before. There is supposed to be a trick if lubricants are not getting it off, if you take a thickish sewing thread and get one end under the ring and then wrap it around your finger going towards your knuckle. You want to make it a littlr tight. Then you'll then end that you pushed under your ring and it should unwind pulling yhe ring off over the tight area. Thats the only other way besides cutting it off. Dont worry, itll cut the circulation off for just a min or so (you should work quickly) but wont cause harm unless you leave it on for several min (5-10+)
Pull the skin of your finger towards your hand to make the skin taut while at the same time slowly easing your ring off if needed use a lubricant
PS. You don't have to remove your rings but the tighter they are the more circulation it cuts off to your finger, so if you are already having this much trouble getting them off, then they definitely need to come off one way or another.
Go to a jeweler to help see if they can assist. I used to work in jewelry and for the most part they are not allowed to cut off rings anymore for liability reasons (at least chain stores won't, private jewelers might) you have to go to the hospital to have it done. Your bands will be pretty much be destroyed if they do it correctly in a jewelry store or a hospital but any jeweler should be able to repair any damage unless your band has channel set stones, they might pop out (not the persons cutting your ring off fault) i would try to get an ice pack and sit down with your hand over your head and the ice pack on your finger for a good 3-5 mins, Spray some windex on it and then try to slide it off. Don't try to pull it, use a side to side kind of shimmying to get it off. And if you have more than one ring, only try to take off one at a time.
Have you tried taking it off first thing in the morning? I know I'm less swollen and puffy in the morning. Try then, with lotion or oil. Might work!
My mother had to have hers cut off at the hospital when she had my sister by emergency c section. They weren't able to fix it! I guess if you wanted a new ring you could leave it on ;) I agree you should try to get it off before the swelling gets worse.
Taking a cool bath or simply soaking your hand in cool water can help reduce swelling it may be enough to get it off, especially if combined with lotion or oil.
If you can't get it off go to a jeweler to have it cut off...I had gained a lot of weight before pregnancy and my rings got stuck, I went to the jeweler to have them removed and they assured me that a jeweler is the only place you want to go to have them removed. They have a special way of cutting the ring so it doesn't do any damage and can easily be repaired. If you go to the ER or a Dr they will destroy your band.
Ice on your fingers, will help reduce the swelling