Use this guide to learn how to change your
ring size by using a ring guard.
This style of
ring guard is our number one choice for semi permanent ring sizing. Spring Ring
Guards are self adjusting ring sizers
allowing rings to adjust from 3/4 of a ring size up to three ring sizes. So if your finger consistently fluctuates in size this is the best style
to use because once the ring guard is on the ring it will adjust to fit your
finger. The hidden leaf spring assures a firm even tension when fitting over
knuckles, making it smooth and comfortable to wear. This
method of sizing a ring is cost effective and avoids permanently changing a ring
size by having to cut and re solder the shank in order to size the ring.
First measure the band width of your ring so you know
which size spring ring guard you need to use. Take your ring and
hold it in your hand so that the bottom of the band (the portion of the band that usually sits
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 bands width. Close the jaws and record the millimeter
Notice: This style of
a ring guard will only work with rings that are a finger size of 5.75 or larger. Spring ring guards
are not intended to be used on rings shanks that graduate significantly in
mm width. Also keep in mind the prongs of the ring guard are intended to
wrap onto a average size shank, where the height of the shank is not overly
thick for its corresponding width. If your rings width is between the available ring guard mm sizes,
then order the next size up. Ex: If the width of the lower half of the
band is 1.90 mm, you would need to order the 2mm width ring guard.
Once you have your ring
guard in hand you can install it into your ring. Holding the ring upside down,
place the ring guard inside the band so that the prongs are facing up and around
The ring guard should fit
snugly over the width of the band if it is the right size for your ring. If the
ring guard is very loose, it is probably too big for your band.
Then, holding the ring
guard inside the band, take your jewelers pliers and fold the prongs down and
around the band so they close around it. They should hold the band securely but
not scratch the metal.
Once you have folded the
prongs down press down gently on the ring guard inside the ring. It should
spring up and down slightly with the pressure of your finger allowing the guard
to automatically adjust to the size of your finger.
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 Counter Loc Ring Guard
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 Plastic Ring Guard