We are able to help you remove a stuck ring, and we are also able to safely cut the ring off your finger if none of the above tips work. There are times when cutting the ring off is absolutely necessary, and when we have to resort to cutting it, we want you to understand that torquing it to remove it can damage the ring and cause it to need more repairs than just sizing. The majority of rings can be repaired to like-new condition, though.
PLEASE, NOTE: We cannot remove rings if your hand is in need of medical assistance. We will not cut rings off if your finger or hand is stoved or broken. We will not cut rings away from open wounds. We are not medical personnel, and so we reserve the right to refuse to remove a ring if we feel you need medical assistance.
If your finger has ever had a "muffin-top" from wearing your ring too tight, if you can't get it off, and you if fear you might have to have it cut off...try these tips first:
Relax! Do not try to force the ring off your finger. Pulling on it, and panicking will only cause your finger to swell more. As long as your finger still has circulation, let your hand rest for a day before trying again.
Soak your hand in cold water for 10 to 15 minutes. Cold reduces swelling.
Anti-inflammatory medicine for arthritic knuckles (if arthritis is the reason your ring is stuck) can help reduce your knuckles long enough for you to remove your rings. Warning! We do not recommend taking medicine not prescribed to you!
Windex works! I know, I know...you've tried butter, soap, oil etc. and they didn't work, but every one of those products take up space, where window cleaner just makes things slippery. The bonus is that window cleaner won't gunk up the ring, nor will it hurt your stones or metals. Spray liberally, and try to wiggle and spin the ring over the chunky part of your finger.
Don't use side snips! Your well meaning handyman may suggest he can snip it off for you...don't do it! Side snips will cause an uneven joint and metal damage, which will cost you more in repairs! Remember, we don't charge to cut your rings off, and our repair prices are reasonable and more than competitive!
Do you have any good solutions for removing stuck rings? We'd love to hear from you!