DIY Wedding Ring Adjuster

Updated July 20, 2017

A wedding ring is a daily symbol of commitment and loyalty to the one you love. After many years of marriage, however, fingers sizes can change and wedding rings can become too small or big. While enlarging a ring is a task for a professional, there are several different methods available for people who would like to make their wedding ring snugger.

Types of Adjusters

There are three major types of wedding ring adjusters: plastic clips, metal bands and plastic tubes. All three work in the same fashion, in that they fill the gap between the band and your finger. Plastic clips and metal bands are secured to the inside back of the band, making these adjusters a discreet way to tighten your band. Unlike the metal band or plastic clip, plastic tubes encircle the base of your finger, much like a ring, and are made to fit between a wedding band and the finger. All three types of adjusters can be purchased in stores and fitted into the band at home to make a wedding ring fit properly.

Metal Adjuster

If you do not want to purchase an adjuster, a thin piece of metal can be cut and formed to fit the inside of your band. Be sure to measure your finger and your ring beforehand to determine how much space you need to fill. The width of the back of the wedding band should also be measured so that the adjuster will fit the band well. Cut the metal so that it is a little longer than the diameter of the ring. Make sure to cut small tabs at each end of the metal to wrap around the back of your wedding ring so that your adjuster will stay in place. Fit the metal piece inside your band, then gently push down towards the bottom of the band. Make sure to smooth the edges of the metal so that it will not cut you.

Plastic Adjuster

Another technique is to encircle the bottom of your ring in a small piece of malleable plastic. The plastic can be wrapped and glued around the bottom of your ring (be sure to glue just the plastic and not the ring itself) to help the ring fit better. Clear plastic is best, as it will be least noticeable.

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About the Author

For the past three years Abigail Davidson has served as an editor and writer for Hometown Publications, writing for the Dover/Sherborn, Westwood, Needham, Walpole and Medfield Hometown Weekly newspapers, as well as the Hometown Magazines. Before Hometown Publications, she wrote for YOGA Magazine in London. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Boston University.