Use this guide to learn how to change your
ring size by using a ring guard.
A inexpensive plastic ring guard is a great option to use on
rings that will soon be permanently sized. For a ring that is too large to
wear, a plastic ring guard can easily be snapped onto the band for an immediate
fix. They act as a temporary solution to ring resizing. The plastic material will prevent from any scratches or harm being
being done to a
metal band. Another advantage of using a plastic ring sizer over a metal
one is avoiding the possible irritation that can sometimes be caused by base metal versions
of ring sizers. Those with sensitive skin can use a plastic ring guard to
avoid a possible allergic reaction.
You must first measure your ring so you know
which size plastic ring guard you need to fit your ring. Take your
hold it in your hand so that the bottom
of the band or the portion of the band that usually sits on the inside of your
finger is facing out. Grab your digital gauge in your free hand and open
the jaws wide enough to fit on either side of the outside of the band and then
close the jaws around your ring band and record the millimeter measurement of
Since there are 3 available thicknesses
for the plastic ring guards, each one will size the ring a different amount.
stamped reference number that represents its mm width and the amount it will
size your ring down. For example a "5L" stamping on the ring guard stands
being a 3.5 mm wide in the low
size, allowing to fit onto a 3.5 mm wide band and size down around 1 finger size.
These plastic ring guards are also available to work on double rings that have
been soldered together or that are worn together as a set. Review
available sizes to find the right fit for your ring sizing needs.
Low: Sizes down
Medium: Sizes down
2 ½ finger sizes.
Sizes down about 4 finger sizes.
Once you have your plastic
ring guard in hand you can install it into your ring. Holding your ring upside
down, place the ring guard inside the band with the smooth side facing up toward
the top of the ring.
If the ring guard does not fit inside the diameter of your ring, you can make it
smaller by shaving off small amounts of the edge of the guard with a razor blade
or exacto knife. When doing this, only remove a small amount from the side of
the ring guard at a time to ensure it won’t be too small when you are done.
Turn the ring and ring
guard on its side so you can grip the ring guard in one hand and the top of the
ring in your other. Gently pull the ring and the ring guard in opposite
directions so that the band will fit into place in the ring guard.
If the ring guard is being
stubborn, you can wiggle the ring a little until it slips into place. Then slide
the ring guard around the inside of the band until it is in the correct position
Once you have positioned
the plastic ring guard, you’ll need to try your ring on.
If your ring still doesn’t fit – it may be too big still or too small, you can
remove the ring guard and try on a different version plastic guard and check the
Once your ring fits again, you can continue
wearing it without fear. To learn more about ring guards and how to
install them, you can check out these related articles:
Using a Ring Guard for Ring Sizing
How to Size a Ring using a
Spring Ring Guard (our #1 Seller)
How to Size a Ring
using a Stronghold Ring Guard
How to Size a Ring using a School Ring Guard
How to Size a Ring using a Counter Loc Ring Guard