How to resize / make a ring fit smaller using tape

UPDATE: For a more semi-permanent solution, try foam tape, as shown here. It’s the best!

Recently I figured out a trick to fix rings that are too big for small fingers. I’ve tried the rubber band tip before and it nearly cut off my circulation, so I was thrilled to find a new method that was easy, comfortable, and cheap. This isn’t a permanent fix, which is nice if you like to switch up the fingers on which you wear your rings. Short demo:


(In video) Blouse – H&M;     EarringsF21 teardrops   Lipstick e.l.f. “Classy”-$1

Change the 360P to 1080P HD for best quality : )   Resized rings in action:


Lately I’ve been loving Forever 21 rings that come in numerical sizing (avoid the stretchy one-size-fits-all bands that are still too big). Their size 6 is more like a 5, and fits me almost perfectly. Currently I like this Oversized Beaded Ring in coral, and this Emerald Ring in light brown.

Nail polish in the video is ULTA “Chic Peek” ($5 or less) which is a glittery dark purple-gray. I heart it. These are frequently on BOGO, which works with their plentiful coupons good for online or in-store use.

Coat: J.Crew Lady Day Coat size 0P (buy here)
Faux Fur Collar: H&M; (similar here)
Ankle Booties: Calvin Klein (similar here, on sale & highly rated)

The H&M; faux fur collar proves its versatility yet again. This weekend I dressed up my coat with the warm collar and a waist belt. I hope those interested in this coat were able to snag it with the 40% off sale (code MUSTHAVE, ends tonight).

Sunnies: Chanel Wayfarers Style #5182

Readers – any other tips for fixing rings that are too big?

55 thoughts on “How to resize / make a ring fit smaller using tape

  • Reply Anonymous March 23, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    I sadly wear a size 3.5!

  • Reply Ro March 23, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    :p Join the club!
    I have a hard time myself trying to find myself a good ring with an actual diamond!

  • Reply Krystal Celeste January 12, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    This is such an awesome tip! Just bought a really cute ring that I didn't discover till I got home was just a little bit too big. Will definitely be trying this trick soon, thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Reply Insiya Challawala August 27, 2014 at 1:17 am

    Another effective way is to use band-aid instead of tape. I tried this and it works just as wonderfully. The gum is extra sticky, plus the risk of it coming off under water is low.

  • Reply Anonymous April 2, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    I wear a size 3.5 too! It is an absolute nightmare trying to find rings to fit me and to make rings look like they fit me!

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