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Temporary ring liner?


#1

I have a customer whose finger has changed size, so that his custom-
made ring no longer fits. It fit “perfectly” (his judgement) in
September. Now it “falls off”. He thinks it’s a response to seasonal
temperatures (we’re in temperate west coast Canada).

While I can offer a number of options for resizing it, what I’m
looking for is a temporary solution, a liner that can be removed at
will by the ring owner.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Susan Ellenton


#2

You could maybe make a liner with a thermo plastic that would fit
like a temp. gasket then, he could take it off and on at will.
Stuller
settings tool catalogue has the product. You just heat it with hot
water and form a thin piece that would overlap the edges and when it
cools, it should lock over and be removable like a metal ring guard
except it’s plastic and more comfortable.


#3

I have seen plastic ones. Not sure but Rio Grande may have them


#4

Susan, One of my customers had the same problem, and wanted a
temporary solution. So I rigged up a very simple way of dealing with
it. I balled both ends of some gold wire, long enough to be wrapped
around the shank several times, with the balls inside. So far it
seems
to be working just fine—no complaints from her.

I would imagine that over time, if she removes the wire a lot, it
will become work hardened, at which time, I will make her another
one. so far, it has not been a problem.

This is not an ideal solution, and I am sure others will come up
with a better one, but it was the best I could think of at the time.

Alma Rands.


#5

This is a piece of plastic, like a trough, cut to fit, insert. I had
some when I owned the store. It will work,

I’d suggest a ring guard, you install wit pliers and he can come
back in the spring and takes 2 seconds for you to take it off.

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I have a customer whose finger has changed size, so that his custom-
made ring no longer fits. It fit “perfectly” (his judgement) in
September. Now it “falls off”. He thinks it’s a response to seasonal
temperatures (we’re in temperate west coast Canada).

While I can offer a number of options for resizing it, what I’m
looking for is a temporary solution, a liner that can be removed at
will by the ring owner.

David S. Geller
JewelerProfit


#6

Susan,

If you are saying that the ring is now too large than try this for a
temporary fix that the owner can remove. Get a piece of clear
flexible plastic tubing. The type used on the mini torch or fish tank
pumps. Obviously you will need a larger diameter for a man’s ring but
check with your local hardware store to what is available. Cut a
piece of the tubing to the proper length and then slice it down it’s
length along one side. It will now slide onto the shank creating a
temporary ring guard that is easily removed.

Greg DeMark
www.natureinspiredjewelry.com


#7

Hello Susan,

If the ring is a band, make a narrow band that fits well in the
winter. It can be put on after the larger ring, and becomes a ring
guard to be worn at will. Sizing balls might offer a good fit for the
colder season, yet still allow the ring to be removed when the
temperature warms up. I’d try the guard ring first - it’s simple.

Judy in Kansas


#8

You might try a section of plastic tubing, the soft pliable type. I
know that Home depot has it, probably lots of others, in various
sizes. Cut a section 5 - 7 mm and then slit lengthwise. It can be
slipped off and on easily Try different thicknesses, but it must be
the soft plastic tubing, not the stiff variety.

KPK


#9

Susan,

I have a customer whose finger has changed size, so that his
custom- made ring no longer fits.

If you are looking for something that is temporary and can easily be
removed by the customer, you might check out the “The Spring” ring
guard sold by Cas-Ker. They come in widths of 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, and
4.0 yellow or white gold filled. I sell them as temporary fixes, as
well as a cost-effective method for customers who have enlarged
knuckles and cannot afford to have an adjustable shank installed.
They work especially well in helping “top heavy” rings stay in place.
They are $4.00 net. I charge $10.00 installed. I install them by
placing ring and guard on a ring mandrel, then moving the assembly up
until the guard has the same curvature as ring. Two simple bend-over
tabs hold them together.

Cas-Ker is the only vendor I know of who sells this product. Their
telephone number is 1-800-487-0408. Usual disclaimers–just a happy
customer.

Del Pearson
http://www.eaglecreekcs.com