Ring too big in winter


It fit perfectly in Summer, but slides off your finger in Winter? This is why your ring seems to become bigger towards the end of the year.

Due to the warm temperatures in Summer, hands often swell a little. In comparison, the fingers are then a little bit slimmer in Winter. This difference is hardly ever noticed, except one wears a ring on a daily basis: It is possible that a ring which fits just right in Summer suddenly becomes too big in Winter. Consequently, the precious piece of jewelry is more likely to slide off the finger and get lost unnoticedly. Here is what you can do to avoid this:

  • As an interim solution, the ring can be slipped on the middle finger, which is usually a bit thicker than the ring finger.
  • If the ring is way too big, its size should be adapted. When Kate Middleton received her famous engagement ring, (which was previously owned by Lady Diana) for example, it threatened to slide off her finger. Hence, little platinum pearls were attached to the ring’s inner side in order to make it smaller.