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?
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  1. Anonymous wrote:

    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!

    Posted 4.2.15 Reply
  2. 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.

    Posted 8.27.14 Reply
  3. 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! 🙂

    Posted 1.12.14 Reply
  4. Ro wrote:

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

    Posted 3.23.12 Reply
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    I sadly wear a size 3.5!

    Posted 3.23.12 Reply

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