This Santa Barbara Jeweler loves wearing multiple rings together on the same finger. Do you? In my world it's called stacking. Stacking doesn't always go the way we plan.
In my five ring set, the ring closest to my palm kept spinning. And it was bugging the heck out me! Some of my stackers are eternity bands and the gems go all the way around. But some have gems only going partway around. This is my story.
The gemstones are supposed to face up and out beautifully…not down and funky! I had this one ring that was wrecking my whole look! It nestled in the area closest to my palm where my finger gets tiniest.
"What do Jewelers do When Their Rings Misbehave?"
The first thing I tried was sizing down the disobedient ring until I literally had to use gobs of hand cream to put it on and take it off. Not only did this hurt, the cream got all over the rings.
The cream attracted dirt and grime, and in no time, my whole batch of stackers was dirty. The gemstones had about as much pizzazz as dull chunks of coal. Back to the drawing board!
This Jeweler Faces the Facts, It's Not the Ring's Fault!
It was the extra tiny area of my finger that was the problem. That little area just let my ring sail around.
The next thing I did was size the ring back up to its original size and add speed bumps. Yes! Jewelry problem solved!
Wait… “Speed bumps,” you ask? “What are those? I thought we were talking about jewelry?”
Defining "Speed Bumps"
Speed bumps are small round “bumps” of gold soldered onto the inside bottom of the shank of a ring.
The speed bumps grip and help anchor the ring to the finger and keep it from spinning. Over the years, I’ve added many of these little problem solvers to client’s rings with great results.
Once again, I was wearing my Stack of Five. The rings all faced up like they were supposed to and all the gemstones gleamed. I was one happy-stacker-wearing-camper.
Why am I Telling You This Little Story?
Because I love stacking rings and normally my rings work on my fingers, so it was hard for me to recognize that I had a problem. So I thought if I told my story, someone out there with a similar tiny problem could benefit.
Video on Knuckle to Finger Differential
This video will help you to establish your knuckle to finger differential which helps your jeweler to determine if you need one of the large knuckle ring solutions and which would suit your finger and your ring style the best.
So What's My Takeaway Question for You?
Do you have a misbehaving ring that won’t stay where it’s supposed to? Try speed bumps!
Wear it, don’t warehouse it!
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