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The perfect moment has arrived. You’re down on one knee, and she says “yes!” But then, a minor detail throws a wrench into your happily ever after: the engagement ring is too big. Now what?

Finding an engagement ring that’s the right size can be tough, especially since the average ring size for women is 7. But fear not! There are solutions beyond immediate resizing. This guide will explore temporary fixes for a loose ring and explain why, in many cases, exchanging the ring for an engagement ring for women in the right size is better than trying to figure out how to make a ring smaller without resizing. Let’s go! 

Finding the Perfect Fit

A well-fitting ring isn’t just about aesthetics — it’s about comfort and security. A loose ring can spin and snag on clothing, increasing the risk of losing a stone or even the entire ring. This is especially true for intricate rings with delicate settings. Conversely, a too-tight ring can restrict blood flow and become uncomfortable. Engagement rings and women’s and men’s wedding bands often hold immense sentimental value. Ensuring a comfortable, secure fit guarantees they can be cherished for years to come.

Non-Permanent Solutions for a Temporary Fix

There are situations where a temporary fix might be necessary. Perhaps you inherited a ring that’s slightly too large, or your significant other’s finger fluctuates due to weather or temporary weight changes. Here are a few non-permanent solutions to consider:

  • Ring Guards: These small, flexible bands wrap around the band of your ring, creating a tighter fit. Sizing bars are a popular option, offering a comfortable layer between the ring and your finger. Comfort guards come in various materials and designs, some offering a more discreet solution.
  • Ring Sizers: These transparent, silicone bands come in various sizes and simply slip onto the band of your ring. They offer a discreet, comfortable solution but are a temporary fix at best. They might not work for all ring styles, particularly those with intricate designs or sharp edges.
  • Tape or Thread: Wrapping your ring’s band with a thin layer of tape or thread can provide a temporary fix, but it can damage the ring’s finish or irritate your skin. 

The Limits of DIY Solutions and When to Consider Professional Help

While these non-permanent solutions offer a temporary fix, they aren’t without limitations. DIY methods can damage the ring, and a loose ring can cause irritation. For a long-term, secure fit, professional resizing is the best option — as long as the ring is made from a resizable material like gold. This guarantees optimal comfort and minimizes the risk of damage to the ring or the wearer’s skin.

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The Modern Gent’s Advantage: Easy Returns for a Perfect Fit

Getting the right size the first time around is ideal, but it doesn’t always work out that way. Here’s where Modern Gents steps in as your wingman. We understand that figuring out ring size can be tricky. That’s why we offer a wide range of sizes for all our rings, catering to a variety of finger sizes. 

But what if you’re still unsure? No worries! Modern Gents boasts a hassle-free return and exchange policy. If the ring you bought turns out to be too big, simply send it back and exchange it for one in the correct size. It doesn’t get any easier than that! 

The Perfect Fit Awaits!

Finding the perfect ring doesn’t have to be a difficult experience. By understanding the limitations of temporary fixes and the importance of a good fit, you can make sure your significant other receives a ring that feels as special as it looks. Modern Gents offers a wide range of sizes, a hassle-free return policy and expert guidance to navigate the selection process. Browse our engagement ring collection to find the perfect ring to symbolize your love for a lifetime.

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We hope this guide has empowered you on your quest to find the perfect ring. At Modern Gents, we believe every love story deserves a ring that reflects its uniqueness. With our diverse selection and commitment to customer satisfaction, we’re here to help you find the perfect fit for your happily ever after — even if you need to exchange your first pick for something that fits better! 

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