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Should a Ring Move on Your finger? How Loose Should a Ring Be?

by Omotayo Ogundipe August 22, 2022

As you will be wearing your wedding ring and possibly your engagement ring every day, it’s important that it not only looks good but also feels good!

However, sometimes It can be tricky to get your wedding or engagement ring to sit comfortably, even if you may have had your ring sized. So it’s not surprising that many of us wonder whether a ring should move on your finger or how to lose it for a perfect fit!

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Generally speaking, if your ring spins freely on your finger, it is usually considered too loose. A ring should only move around the finger or up and down the digit with manual force applied or friction and resistance. It should not be loose enough that it can slip over the knuckle.



Ultimately, there is no definitive answer to this question, as it depends on personal preferences and the ring type. However, a good rule of thumb is that a ring should be tight enough that it doesn't easily fall off but loose enough that you can still comfortably move your finger.

If you are struggling to move your fingers, then it's likely too tight. On the other hand, if the ring feels like it is going to fall off, it's too loose. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide how tight or loose you want your rings to be. If you have any concerns, consult a jeweller for advice on finding the perfect fit.

Making a ring larger requires cutting the band and soldering on an extension, which can be costly. If you need to make a ring smaller, however, an expert jeweller can usually do so reasonably quickly and easily. 

Remember that your fingers may swell slightly throughout the day due to heat or exercise, so a tighter-fitting ring could become uncomfortable. You may consider having your ring sized up if this is the case.


For example, if you want to wear your engagement ring every day, it must fit correctly. If your ring is too loose, it may fall off your finger. 

This can be dangerous if the ring gets lost or you injure yourself trying to catch it. If the ring is loose enough to spin on your finger, you should have it resized. 

If your ring is too loose, you may need to have it resized by a professional jeweller. Alternatively, you can try wearing it on a different finger or using a ring guard or ring adjuster to help keep it in place.

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One of the main reasons your ring may have suddenly become looser is because you have lost weight. If you've recently been on a diet or have been working out a lot, this could be the reason your ring is now too big or feels looser than usual.

If you can feel your ring spinning a little more on your finger than previously, It might also be that your finger has changed shape due to pregnancy, arthritis, or the ageing process. It could also be a sign that the ring is worn and needs to be reworked.

This is because worn rings can also become misshapen, making them feel looser on the finger. Trying to resize a ring yourself could damage it, so it's always best to leave it to the experts.


This depends. If your ring is spinning on your finger but still feels snug, it's probably not too loose, and you don't need to worry about it. However, if your ring is spinning easily and feels like it could fall off, it's likely too loose, and you should have it resized.

If you feel it spinning frequently, it's also worth taking it to a jeweller to check that the ring hasn't misshapen, as this could make it feel looser on the finger.


If your ring is loose, there are a few things you can do to fix it. The first thing you should do is try to determine the cause of the looseness. For example, if it's due to weight loss, you can try using a ring guard or ring sizer to make the ring smaller temporarily.

If your wedding or engagement ring is loose because it's worn out, you'll need to take it to a professional jeweller to have it resized or replaced. Wearing a loose ring can damage it, so it's best to get it fixed as soon as possible.


The best way to prevent your ring from becoming loose is to have it resized or replaced if it starts to feel too big.

Wearing a loose ring can be dangerous as it can easily get caught on something and pulled off your finger. 

If you can't get your ring resized or replaced, wear it on a different finger, so it's less likely to fall off. 

If you are concerned about your ring becoming loose, you can do a few things to help prevent it.

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  • Go to a professional jeweller: Make sure your finger is sized by a professional jeweller when you purchase the ring. This will ensure that it is the correct size to start with. If it has suddenly become loose, then a professional jeweller will be able to resize it for a better fit.

  • Changes in your weight: You should also have your ring checked and resized if you experience any significant weight changes.

  • Avoid heat and chemicals: Avoid exposing your ring to harsh chemicals or excessive heat, which can cause the metal to warp and become loose.

  • Remove your ring: You should also take your ring off before doing any activities that could damage it, such as gardening, working out, cleaning or any other kind of exercise.

Following these tips can help ensure your ring stays secure on your finger. If you notice that your ring is becoming loose, take it to a jeweller as soon as possible to have it resized or repaired.


If your wedding ring is too tight, it may cut off your finger circulation. This can be uncomfortable and even dangerous. If your ring is too tight, you may need to have it resized.

In the meantime, you can try removing it yourself. For example, you could try soaking your hand in cool water for a few minutes to help temporarily loosen the ring. If that doesn't work, you should consult a professional as soon as possible.


Here in our elegant flagship Dublin store, we can help you choose from our stunning selection of the finest rings, and crucially also find the best fit!

Our experienced and friendly jewellers can size, repair and adjust rings to make sure your ring is perfectly sized for you. Get in touch to find out more or book an appointment for a luxury VIP experience to view our world-class collection of diamond engagement and wedding rings.

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