How to Make Rings Fit When Your Hands Are Cold

Updated February 21, 2017

Cold weather can cause your fingers to shrink. In the winter you may notice that your rings are loose and can easily slide off. The last thing you want to do is lose your rings. Getting them resized by a jeweller changes the size of the ring permanently, which means your ring can cut off circulation when your fingers expand during the summer months. One alternative is to apply liquid ring guard to your fingers to secure your rings in place. It temporarily makes your rings fit tighter. This solution will not damage the rings and peels off both your jewellery and skin when no longer needed.

Take off your rings and apply some liquid ring guard to the inside of each ring. Apply a thin coat to the inside bottom of the ring band.

Place the rings in a safe location and let them dry for 24 to 36 hours.

Put the rings back on your fingers. They should feel a little bit more snug. If they are still too loose, apply another thin layer of liquid ring guard to each ring. Repeat steps if necessary to obtain a proper fit.


Liquid ring guard can be purchased online and is hypoallergenic.


Liquid ring guard dries a milky white colour.

Things You'll Need

  • Rings
  • Liquid ring guard
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Shelby Winchell has worked as a journalist for more than seven years, covering the economy, political figures and celebrities for various websites. She has a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism.