“I Love Jewelry But My Rings Just Spin Around”
Have you ever said this?
“I Loved My Wedding Ring, but it Just Wasn’t Comfortable Anymore!”
This Santa Barbara Jeweler heard this from her Mom many years ago when she asked her why she wasn’t wearing her beautiful wedding ring.
She showed me a couple tiny white scars where her diamond settings had cut her skin while she was driving and the sideways ring dug into her pinky finger. Ouch.
Rings That Cause Pain
She got it out and showed me how it couldn’t stay upright because her knuckles were way bigger than her finger at the palm. My mom is a happily married woman and a beautiful one too. It was awful that she couldn’t wear her ring. Something had to be done!
Then I Found the Finger Mate Corporation
Their smooth closing ring shanks that hinge open to go over the knuckle were exactly what my Mom would love. I showed her the brochure and said, “Let’s do this.” So we did and she wears her ring to this day.
Happily Finger Mating Around the World
Since then, maybe not around the world, but a lot around here, I have been working with larger knuckled women and loving it as their hands are once again happily and comfortably adorned with beauty and symbols of love.
Whether you have enlarged knuckles, arthritis in the knuckles, or they are big from cracking your knuckles in your youth, or sports injuries, they present a problem with wearing your rings comfortably.
Years ago my client Carroll had me put on a wider, more comfortable shank to make her diamond ring fit her better. That worked well till her knuckles grew larger.
Years later it was spinning as her knuckles got larger. So we had a Finger Mate Hinging Shank put on.
This was the widest shank I’d ever used with the Finger Mate Hinge and I wanted to share with you the flexibility that is available. It’s not a one size fits all deal. There is plenty of flexibility available.
The Filigree Gorgeous Diamond Ring Sitting in the Jewelry Box
I asked Lana, another client, if she had any jewelry she wasn’t wearing. It didn’t have to be broken, just not worn or infrequently worn. Out came this gorgeous filigree and diamond ring.
Her knuckles were enlarged just enough to make it uncomfortably loose once it was over her knuckle. That was enough to keep her from wearing it.
We put on a nice thin Finger Mate Hinged Shank to go with the delicacy of her ring design. Lana was jazzed and wears it a lot now.
What’s the Takeaway Message Here?
If you have a ring you love that just isn’t comfortable there may be a solution to that problem.
If you have larger knuckles that is not a reason not to wear your rings. Your rings make your hands look prettier. They are your rings, like little smiles on your hand. Wear them!
Wear it Don’t Warehouse it!
Check out my blog post about Speed Bumps for Stacking Rings.
Check out my blog post about “Butterfly Clasps for Rings” to stabilize spinning rings.
Check out my blog post about Ring Spin or Ring Flop…One Possible Solution – Speed Bumps