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porterror

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Well i''m engaged now!! She loves the ring alot!

Biggest problem is the ring kinda spins on her ring finger. But, it''s the only size that will just make it past her knuckle. She just said on the phone "don''t say i have fat knuckles", but they are kinda large ;P.

Any way to fix this?
 

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kcoursolle

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A euro-shank might help. It makes the bottom of the shank like a square to prevent spinning, but the inside of the shank remains the same size.
 

DBM

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she may want to get 2 matching wedding bands with some small diamond sidestones to place on either side of the ring and keep it in place. one of the curved styles.
 

stretch4

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Little balls can be put inside the shank. Also, for some $$, the shank can be redone so that it actually hinges open to allow it to move over the knuckle and still fit snuggly
 

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Where in South Jersey?
 

Cehrabehra

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Date: 1/2/2007 10:14:35 PM
Author:porterror
Well i'm engaged now!! She loves the ring alot!

Biggest problem is the ring kinda spins on her ring finger. But, it's the only size that will just make it past her knuckle. She just said on the phone 'don't say i have fat knuckles', but they are kinda large ;P.

Any way to fix this?
there are knobies you can put in (sizing beads I think they're called) or horseshoe thingies but you also have to remember that once the wedding ring is there it will make all of the rings feel a little tighter... kinda along the same thinking of how if you get an 8mm band you have to get it in a larger size than you would if you got a 2mm band :)

ETA: also - it is winter, fingers are at their smallest.... I wouldn't make a ring smaller until the summer.
 

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Date: 1/3/2007 1:17:16 AM
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Near cherry hill. Any name to these little balls? or pictures?
Yup, like Cehrabehra said, they are called sizing beads. Sorry, I was a bit tired last night
 

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Date: 1/3/2007 8:42:12 AM
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Date: 1/3/2007 1:17:16 AM
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Near cherry hill. Any name to these little balls? or pictures?
Yup, like Cehrabehra said, they are called sizing beads. Sorry, I was a bit tired last night
And here''s a website I quickly googled that shows pictures plus an explanation of sizing beads: LINK
 

mrssalvo

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I''ve heard from some folks that the sizing beads are uncomfortable. I''d probably do the horseshoe sizer like jasmine if it were me. Claire''s (an accessorie shop in the mall) also sells little plastic ring guards that can help with sizing. they are very inexpensive and might do the trick for her.
 

mrssalvo

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Here''s a picture of a horseshoe sizer or also known as a butterfly spring

 

FacetFire

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I actually prefer sizing beads to a butterfly spring. I don''t find them uncomfortable...another of my friends has them put on all her rings for the same reason as your FI...
 

porterror

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Hmm. I found a jewlerly repair place in mall that i''ve gone too a couple times. They said they can do either option (butterfly or beads), but they couldn''t tell me a price until they saw her ring.

- What is the average cost of doing both these options for a platnium ring?
- Is there anyway she could try the butterfly and the beads and see which one she''d be okay with?
 

oldminer

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Surely Bernie Robbins Jewelers has a branch in your area and could agree to handle the alteration. Unless a person insists on "balls" I always try to get them to try an insert wing, and internal spring type guard. If the guard fails to work, then the hinged shank has several options now in the market. Superfit is the best one. No cheap, but it is a very well made item.
 

swingirl

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I have the same problem however I am concerned that during the summer my finger will swell a bit so I am probably going to have the beads put in BUT not until I see how my ring fits in warmer weather. So if you live where the weather and humidity change with the seasons maybe you ought to hold off for a few months.
 

porterror

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Problem is im' not sure what she'll want? Do any of these jewlers have example rings with these fittings on them? The superfit looks very very expensive if they have to actually do that to the platinum setting i picked out.

- what is the price range for all these options?

- How do you get the ring off (beads & butterfly)?
 

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You can use a temporary, gold filled or plastic, ring guard if you have fingers which swell seasonally, etc. These do little or no harm to the shank of the ring and can readily be adjusted or removed. They are very cheap and don''t feel bad, either.
 
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