You got a great ring –maybe that wished-for engagement ring —but it’s too big! You can take it to the jeweler and have it sized, but it’ll cost you, and of course, you’ll have to leave it there. You can add a ring guard, but they are cumbersome and sometimes, uncomfortable. You can wrap wads of tape around the ring base, but that’s just plain ugly.
Another inexpensive and easy solution is to “size” the ring yourself, at least temporarily, with the Ring Guard Solution from Luc-Co. This “as seen on TV” product is a gel in a tube that helps stop rings that are too big, from slipping or falling off your finger. It also stabilizes really large rings so they stay upright. You simply squeeze a small amount onto the inner side of any ring and let it dry. The gel dries to the ring and is soft and comfy, yet it holds the ring securely to your hand. The gel is clear, so you won’t see it, and when you want to remove it, you can just pull it off.
Sounds great, doesn’t it?
I tried it on a large ring, let it dry overnight (but you really only need a few hours) and I loved the way this worked. Sadly, when I went to wash my hands, the gel fell off. There is a video below that shows you the proper way to apply the gel (if you don’t, the instructions warn you that the gel might not hold). So while I thought I applied it correctly, I tried again. But when I re-applied the gel, it fell off again. That was frustrating. However, the 5.5 gram tube holds enough gel to size (or re-size) at least six rings, so I can give it a few more tries. More successful was the dab I applied to some very large and uncomfortable, clip earrings. Now they hold fast, and the gel softens the impact on my earlobes. The box also includes two “toothpicks” to smooth out the gel.
While my first attempts at using the Ring Guard Solution weren’t an unqualified success, I still love the idea, especially for a temporary fix until you have the time, money, or resources to size a ring that’s too large, permanently. If you want to try the Ring Guard Solution you can get it online at http://www.luc-co.com/ or call 630-852-3586
Copyright ©Alison Blackman Dunham. All rights reserved. The Advice Sisters is a registered United States trademark. No content may be used or copied with written permission. If you want to use my work, please obtain it legally. For more information, Email Me. You can show your interest and support by subscribing to this blog. Several options are available on the right hand side of this blog. Also, you can follow me on Facebook and Twitter (@advicesisters). You can also read and subscribe to my National Luxury Lifestyles Column on the Examiner.com.
*I use provided samples for most of my reviews. Learn more in the “A Note About Compensation” section of the Advice Sisters What Works Beauty, Cosmetics and Fashion Review column