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    Ring stuck on finger

    My wedding ring is stuck on my finger and I have tried almost everything, but am not able to remove it. I have read on a website that the binding of a ring around the finger may act as a tourniquet and cause permanent damage to the finger if not removed promptly.

    I have decided that I have to now go to the local jewellers and get the ring cut.

    I have a H Samuels & a F Hinds store locally - which one should I go to first.

    Do they charge to cut the ring. If yes, then how much? I am not sure which store to go to first.

    Any advice would be highly appreciated.

    34 Comments

    Have you tried running hot water on the ring, the heat will cause it to expand and may just give you enough room to take it off.

    have you put your hand in cold water for a while then used a load of soap?

    have you tried margarine or oil 1st? if that fails go to your local hospital who will cut it off free.

    I dont think Jewellers will cut a ring off your finger

    Current compensation culture would not allow it

    If its affecting your health go to the hospital who would be able to do it

    Yes try hot water and soap on the finger where the ring is stuck. Don't think jewellers would cut it off while on your finger, more likely somebody such as the Fire Brigade would help here.

    Original Poster

    gimmeabargain;7492394

    Have you tried running hot water on the ring, the heat will cause it to … Have you tried running hot water on the ring, the heat will cause it to expand and may just give you enough room to take it off.



    Tried almost everything in the past one week - hot water, cold water. The finger has had some swelling now and I have started feeling some discomfort in the finger as well. I haven't tried the Dental Floss Method method however, as can't understand how it will work.

    wikihow.com/Rem…ing

    Go stick your hand out in the snow then put oil on it!
    Jewellers will not remove it - you'll have to go to the A&E.

    Its not cool to play around with your ring

    Original Poster

    Jumpingphil;7492427

    When was the last time it came off?



    I believe a year and a half back.

    Your finger may be swollen from all the attempts at removing it. Leave it along for a few hours then try again. Put something well oily on and try spinning the ring up and around slowly.

    Oooo sounds a bit rude!

    hair conditioner i found is the best thing. I tend to sit in luke warm bath and put gallons of teh stuff on my hand

    BabySmurfette;7492463

    Your finger may be swollen from all the attempts at removing it. Leave … Your finger may be swollen from all the attempts at removing it. Leave it alone for a few hours then try again. Put something well oily on and try spinning the ring up and around slowly.Oooo sounds a bit rude!




    this ^^^^^

    Original Poster

    Yes, I also think going to the A&E would be the best thing to do, but the idea of turning up in the A&E to get a ring cut when they are over-whelmed with extreme weather emergency issues was keeping me away.

    Should I go or wait till the weather clears up, I am in some discomfort though.

    Attach weight to ring and drop it from a good height

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2122/2302405917_2929cc68ef.jpg


    sry I just got no advice really

    boothy;7492415

    I dont think Jewellers will cut a ring off your fingerCurrent … I dont think Jewellers will cut a ring off your fingerCurrent compensation culture would not allow itIf its affecting your health go to the hospital who would be able to do it



    Really? - no problem at my local jewellers. They have a special tool which cuts rings off and is completely safe.

    why no just leave it on?? My wedding ring hasn't been removed in 20 years and def wonlt come off! Sorry if you have a good reason to remove it tho.

    Cut you finger of and send it to cash for gold.

    seems youve eaten a few pies since you last took it off

    Cut your finger off with a sharp blade and stick it in the snow. Run up to Hospital and ask them to take the ring off before they sew your finger back on :whistling:
    Note:- Remember to pick your finger up from the Snow before you go to hospital

    Look up whether you have a Walk in Centre nearby, they have the equipment to do it. If there is any discolouration or pain on your finger, you must get this done today.

    hto water makes your hands swell not shrink.
    Put ice in a bowl and hold your hand in it for a few mins. Worked with my son

    :oops:

    boothy;7492415

    I dont think Jewellers will cut a ring off your fingerCurrent … I dont think Jewellers will cut a ring off your fingerCurrent compensation culture would not allow itIf its affecting your health go to the hospital who would be able to do it



    the local fire brigade office, not 999, will do it. they had to cut my mum's off, 30 years after she put it on.:oops:

    DIVA1977;7492490

    hair conditioner i found is the best thing. I tend to sit in luke warm … hair conditioner i found is the best thing. I tend to sit in luke warm bath and put gallons of teh stuff on my hand



    why sit in the bath, surely only his hand needs to be submerged :giggle::giggle:

    Just call in at your local firestation and they'll use a little ring cutter to take it off, only takes a few seconds.

    Divorce, that'll shift it :thumbsup:

    I got one off once using a thin piece of printer paper. Roll it up into a tube ( cut the paper down so it's no thicker than it has to be to cover your pinky)and insert the finger, with the ring on the outside, wiggle it off over the paper. It worked for me... super dry hands though, or the paper will go soggy, use talc to get them super dry. In an emergency I used thick protective hand cream, not the moisturisery sort that gets absorbed. Try a thick coat of vaseline or similar. It'd be devastated it I had to have one cut off, so please try anything and everything first! If it's only just a bit tight, not cutting off circulation or anything, can't it just wait until you've lost some retained water or go on a crash diet for a week or two?? Unless the ring doesn't mean much to you, in which case I'd get a wee saw out the garage and have a go myself...

    [QUOTE=Penny Saver;7496194]I got one off once using a thin piece of printer paper. Roll it up into a tube ( cut the paper down so it's no thicker than it has to be to cover your pinky)and insert the finger, with the ring on the outside, wiggle it off over the paper. It worked for me... super dry hands though, or the paper will go soggy, use talc to get them super dry. In an emergency I used thick protective hand cream, not the moisturisery sort that gets absorbed. Try a thick coat of vaseline or similar. It'd be devastated it I had to have one cut off, so please try anything and everything first! If it's only just a bit tight, not cutting off circulation or anything, can't it just wait until you've lost some retained water or go on a crash diet for a week or two?? Unless the ring doesn't mean much to you, in which case I'd get a wee saw out the garage and have a go myself...[/QUOTE]

    OMG don't do that:w00t:

    I'm guessing you've either split with O/H and want to go out on the pull now or you're about to meet someone you've been chatting with online and you've told them you're single!

    dip your hand in melted chocolate then lick your finger don;t know if your ring will come off but it will be tastey

    michelleleemoo;7493480

    why sit in the bath, surely only his hand needs to be submerged … why sit in the bath, surely only his hand needs to be submerged :giggle::giggle:



    Idk i just kill 2 stones with one feather i wash my hair in bath and then tackle finger, plus the shrivelled prune look you get from sitting in luke warm baths helps too (get ring off)

    Penny Saver;7496194

    It'd be devastated it I had to have one cut off, so please try anything … It'd be devastated it I had to have one cut off, so please try anything and everything first!



    I don't understand that?

    Why does its importance to you mean you shouldn't have it cut off? If it's important, then the only way to be able to keep wearing it is to have it enlarged - which means getting it cut anyway!

    Jazz;7499067

    I don't understand that?Why does its importance to you mean you shouldn't … I don't understand that?Why does its importance to you mean you shouldn't have it cut off? If it's important, then the only way to be able to keep wearing it is to have it enlarged - which means getting it cut anyway!



    I didn't say you shouldn't have it cut off, I said I'd be devastated if I had to - and would try ANYTHING else first. Some things mean more to people than others. My wedding/engagement/eternity rings mean an awful lot to me, cutting them off would be an absolute LAST resort. I certainly did not mean to imply one should never have them cut off. Crikey.

    Original Poster

    Thank you all for your responses.

    Its been sorted now. Called the local jewellers and they said they can cut rings (free of charge). Went there and it was less than a minute's job. Feeling a bit of relief now.

    He used this to cut the ring:

    maplin.co.uk/Mod…ule
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