It's simply referred to as a ring stretcher reducer (see left picture). You position your ring on the mandrel and pull the handle. It's really that simple. The mandrel has numbers and sizes written on it, and as you pull the handle, the mandrel opens up and pulls the ring outward, stretching it.
There are two types of ring stretchers: hand-operated and machine-operated. A hand-operated ring sizer requires only your strength and patience to stretch a ring. With practice, you can easily stretch rings as large as you need without breaking a sweat. A machine-operated ring sizer is attached to a motor and will automatically stretch your rings while you sleep. They come in handy for when you have an event to prepare for and don't want to spend the time stretching rings by hand.
Both types of ring sizers are easy to use. Just place your ring on the mandrel, pull the handle, and wait until it's time to move on to the next one!
If you'd like to learn more about ring sizing, check out our article on jewelry repair tools. There, we cover tools for stretching rings both manually and mechanically.
The Ring Guard is a low-cost and convenient solution to the problem of spinning rings. We think it's the finest answer because it's so straightforward! The Ring Guard, often known as the Ring Noodle, is a thin tube made of clear medical-grade plastic that can be easily put on and off the ring. There are two parts to putting on a Ring Guard: removing any debris from inside the ring and slipping the guard onto the finger. Once on, you simply need to gently slide your ring into place over the end of the guard.
There are several reasons why this simple solution is so effective at preventing rings from spinning. First of all, because it goes on and off very easily, wearers don't have to worry about taking the time to clean their rings or remove loose hairs from around the band. This also means they can wear their rings in places where there might be dirt or oil (such as while cooking) without having to take them off first. Finally, because the Ring Guard is transparent, wearers get a clear view of the ring when it's covered by the casing. This helps prevent accidents such as swallowing the ring or pulling out hair roots!
People tend to think that only women who wear expensive jewelry have the problem of losing rings. But men also suffer from this predicament. Actually, it's one of the most common problems among bakers because they have to handle hot metal every day.
The most popular method of increasing ring size is to add metal to the perimeter of the band. The jeweler will clip the ring's band (or shank) and insert a small piece of metal between the two cut ends to extend the ring's size during this operation. The ends are soldered to the new metal component. When the band is reclipped, it will now fit more comfortably and securely on your finger.
There are several other methods for widening rings. If the ring is made of silver or gold, you can file down the inside surface of the band to make it wider. This would need to be done by a professional jewelry cleaner because it is very difficult to get the ring clean enough for further treatment at home.
If the ring is made of plastic or resin, you can use a sander to sand off some of the material from the inside diameter of the band. You could also try using a belt sander with a fine-tooth disc to smooth out the inside diameter of the band. Be careful not to go too far when using a sander or else you might damage the ring. After filing or sanding, the ring should be cleaned with alcohol or another solvent to remove any dust that was stirred up during preparation.
Last but not least, you can buy rings in different sizes and attach them together with a pin, nail, or screw.
Details on ring stretching: If they need to be larger, they may simply be extended to approximately one size larger using a jeweler's stretching machine. The metal added would match the metal of the ring; for example, if the ring is platinum, the metal added to size the ring up would be platinum.
There are several different ways that rings can be enlarged including by adding metal, removing some metal, or making the ring more flexible. Rings can only be enlarged so much before they become too large for their owner's hand. Enlarging a ring makes it heavier and lowers its flexibility. If these changes are not taken into account when sizing up a ring, it will be too big once it is made into jewelry.
Jewelry makers often use a technique called "ring stretching" to make oversized rings easier to wear. With this method, a ring is stretched beyond its normal size, then fixed in place with an adhesive or solder. The person wearing the ring cannot feel the stiffening material, which allows for the ring to be made without altering its shape.
This process can make an otherwise difficult-to-wear ring more comfortable to wear. But since the ring is still made from solid metal, it will still weigh the same as a normal sized ring and may even be too large for some hands.