How To Make A Ring Smaller With Thread

Last Updated on May 16, 2022

Isn’t it frustrating when you love a ring that is bigger than your finger size? After all, sometimes, the standard sizes don’t fit everyone well, and you need to make the ring smaller to ensure it fits you. The good news is that you don’t need to invest a lot of time and effort into making your ring smaller.

Instead, you can use a thread to reduce the size of your ring. If you are looking to do this, you are in the right place. Here is your complete guide.


How To Make A Ring Smaller With Thread?

Firstly, you will need to keep all the items to help you achieve this aim. You will require the ring, thread, scissors, and some glue. Once you have all the items, it is time to begin.

Follow these steps to make your ring smaller with thread:

  • Use a 1mm or 0.5mm thread, depending on how much you want to make your ring smaller
  • Cut at least twenty inches of thread
  • Tie the side of the thread to the bottom of the ring
  • Grab the long head and begin the overhead knots one after the other till the ring is tight on the finger
  • Use the scissor to cut any extra strands
  • Use the glue to keep the strands from coming apart

That is how you can make a ring smaller using a thread. You can replace the thread if it comes apart or looks too worn. Finally, you can also try different kinds of threads to see which one works best for your finger.

How Do You Fix A Ring That Is Too Big?

If you don’t want to use the thread method, you can always make your ring smaller by going to a professional. Almost all jewelry stores will offer you a ring resizing service. You can go to any reliable jewelry store near your home.

Most professionals will take a few minutes to resize your ring and give it back to you. However, if the jewelry store has a lot of orders, it can take a day or two to resize your ring. So, you might have to give the ring for longer than you would like to.

Can You Use Hot Glue To Make A Ring Smaller?

Another way you can make your ring smaller is by using hot glue. You can do this by putting the hot glue on a piece of paper. After that, you must dip your ring into the glue and then let the ring dry for at least five minutes.

You can try on the ring for size, and if it is still too big, you can repeat this process until your ring fits perfectly. Remember that the other methods are much easier than using hot glue. You can try those first and then move on to using hot glue.

How Do You Size A Ring At Home?

You can easily measure your ring size at home if you don’t have time to go to a professional. The first thing you must do for this is to wrap paper or string around the finger’s base. After that, you will have to create a mark of the point where the end meets with a marker.

You can measure the paper or string using a ruler. Be sure to opt for the closest measurement on the size chart of the ring. It will help you to find your ring size in no time.

What Is The Average Ring Size For A Woman?

The average ring size for a woman is a size six, and the average men’s ring size is 8.5. Of course, if you are trying to guess the ring size of your partner, it can be a challenge as you need an accurate measurement. It is also important to check if your partner has petite or bigger hands.

That is because if your partner has petite hands, they will have small hands with slender fingers. On the other hand, if your partner has bigger hands, their ring size will also be larger. So, check their hands before deciding to get a ring.

Is It Better To Bigger Or Smaller On Ring Size?

If you are in doubt, it is always better to go a size upward. That is because it is easier to resize a ring and make it smaller. This is not possible the other way round.

On the other hand, it might be better to go a size upwards if you live in a warm environment. That is because heat can cause fingers to swell.

Jackie Palmer is a Houston-based coin journalist and fashion enthusiast. She joined Jewels Advisor’s content team after years of experience as a content strategist, managing blogs and social channels for local stores. Jackie mostly collects and studies US coins produced during the 20th century and over the years, published hundreds of articles for multiple coin publications.