Diamond Wedding Ring Stuck on Finger: Send Help!

Posted by Kelsey Forrest on 22nd Dec 2022

Diamond Wedding Ring Stuck on Finger: Send Help!

Updated: December 22,2022

Imagine this scenario. You did your research and took your time browsing through countless wedding ring sets to find the perfect pair. You decide to try on your wedding band to make sure it fits before the big day, slide it on your ring finger and…it gets stuck!

Maybe you ordered a size too small, or maybe your fingers are swelling because it's a hot day. Whatever the reason, your beautiful wedding band is now firmly wedged on your finger, and you are starting to freak out.

Calm down. Breathe. It's going to be OK. No need to call the paramedics with a "ring stuck on finger" red alert just yet. Here are a few DIY tips that will help you get your wedding ring unstuck with tools you should have around the house.

3 Tricks for Getting a Ring Unstuck

1. The Windex Trick

Remember how the father in My Big Fat Greek Wedding swore that Windex was the solution to all problems? He may have been onto something! Commercial glass cleaner, such as Windex, is a lubricant and may also help reduce the swelling of your finger. Spray a bit of the liquid on your finger, rotate the ring and gently try to slide it off your finger.

2. The String Trick

If the Windex trick doesn't help you get your diamond wedding ring unstuck, try this next method, using tweezers or a nail file and a piece of string or dental floss.

Using the tweezers, slide one end of the string underneath your ring toward your hand and pull through approximately two inches of string. Then, wrap the longer end of the string on the other side of the ring and wrap it tightly around the knuckle and finger. Go back to the other end of the string and carefully pull it to unwind the coil on the other side of the ring, pushing the wedding ring off the finger.

3. The Elastic Band Trick

This last trick involves you first squirting some handsoap on the finger around the ring for lubrication. Next, using tweezers feed one end of a rubberband underneath your ring, similar to how you started the string trick. Once you have one end through, simply put your finger in both loops and carefully tug and twirl the ring until it loosens and slides off.

Have you ever gotten a ring stuck on your finger? Any tricks to share?

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