For most people, a wedding ring is a prized possession that represents one of the most important people in your life.
So what if that ring is a total showstopper but is completely uncomfortable to wear? Let’s find out the reason behind the discomfort.
The most common reason for a wedding ring being uncomfortable is because the wearer does not have the proper size. If the ring is too small, it will be uncomfortably tight. If the ring is too large, it will hang too loosely and sometimes even fly off the wearer’s finger.
If your ring has been seriously bothering you, don’t worry. There are plenty of reasons why that might be, but there are also plenty of solutions.
Read on to learn what some of those are and which solution you need.
Why Your Ring is Uncomfortable
As mentioned above, size is most often the reason for a wedding ring to be uncomfortable. If this is the problem, it will not be that difficult to tell.
If you have difficulty in putting your ring on, taking it off, or it is leaving indents and marks in your skin, that is a telltale sign that your ring is much too tight.
If you wear a tight ring for too long, it will cause circulation problems in your fingers.
If you suspect you need a resizing, you should get it taken care of right away.
The same is true if your ring is too big. If you find that it is constantly spinning around on your finger or even flying off your finger at random times, you should probably shrink the ring just a little bit.
While this won’t affect your circulation at all, it is still incredibly annoying. A ring that is too large will not be secure on your finger.
If it is flying off your finger all the time, the risk of losing your wedding ring is twice as high. Replacing something like that is no joke!
If your ring fits fine but is still somehow uncomfortable, consider the possibility that you might be allergic to the metal on the band.
If you happen to be allergic, there will be a few clues you should be able to pick up on.
If you are hyper-aware of the ring and how it feels, this could be indicative of your skin being extra sensitive to it.
If you start to get itchy around your ring and are constantly in discomfort because of that, chances are there is something about it that doesn’t sit well with your skin.
You may also begin to develop strange bumps, redness, flaky skin, or some other form of rash or irritation.
If this is the case, talk to a doctor to figure out what the irritation may be stemming from.
You may have to plate your ring or change the band if it is giving you serious trouble.
If you are not typically a jewelry person and are therefore not used to wearing rings, you may find wearing a wedding ring uncomfortable.
You may find that you are uncomfortably and extremely aware of the extra weight on your hand, that probably just means you have not yet adjusted to life with a wedding ring.
For this reason, many people choose not to purchase wedding rings at all, or else to use an alternative such as a wedding ring tattoo.
If you have a wedding band and engagement ring that are unconnected, they could end up pinching the skin on your fingers as well.
This can certainly be uncomfortable! To fix this, you could fuse or solder the two rings together.
If you don’t seem to be experiencing any of these problems, there is either something off with your hands or with your ring.
If you suspect your ring is broken somehow or wearing down, take it to a jeweler and have it examined.
However, you should also keep in mind that sometimes the size of your fingers will fluctuate.
This could be because of water retention, weight gain, or swelling due to temperature change.
An occasional fluctuation is completely normal so don’t be alarmed if your ring fits fine one day but has some issues the next.
Usually, this is not something you need to worry about too much.
How To Solve the Problem
It’s definitely unfortunate if your wedding ring is bothering you, but do not worry too much.
There is plenty that can be done to solve all your wedding ring-related issues.
Here are a few suggestions that might help you out.
The first and most obvious thing you can do to solve the problem is to get your ring resized.
Realistically, this will have to happen at some point in the future anyway because everyone’s body changes over time.
If you notice that your ring is consistently too tight or too loose, this probably has less to do with any bodily fluctuations and more to do with improper sizing.
Resizing is not a difficult process to undertake. The process can take as little time as an hour if no other customers are waiting.
However, if you visit a popular jeweler that is often busy, the process could take anywhere from one to three days.
You can take your ring to almost any jewelry store to get it resized.
If you go through the store where you purchased your ring, they will most likely do it for free.
If you do not want to get your ring resized for whatever reason, there are a few things you can do.
If it is spinning around on your finger, this could be because of weight loss or cold weather and may not require a resizing.
To stop it from spinning, you can invest in either ring spacers or sizing beads.
Sizing beads can be fit on the inside of the band to fit more snugly around your finger.
Unfortunately, if your ring is too tight, the only thing you can really do is go and get it resized.
If you are having a hard time adjusting to wearing a ring, you can either choose to get used to it or simply not wear your wedding ring.
Some people choose not to wear it except on special occasions like their special day or date nights.
If you want to get used to the idea of wearing a wedding ring, you can try wearing a few rings building up to your wedding day.
The best way to get used to wearing the ring is simply to wear it as often as possible.
If you still don’t like it, it’s okay to remove it every once in a while.