How to Keep Wedding Rings Together

By Kathryn Walsh

You and your beloved will stick together until the end, but your rings might not be quite so bonded. It's intensely aggravating to have an engagement and wedding band that slip around constantly. Instead of fidgeting and twisting them back into place all day long, take a few minutes to figure out a lasting solution that will keep your wedding rings together for as long as you and your spouse are.

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How to Keep Wedding Rings Together

Use a Connector

A tiny piece of plastic could solve all your ring woes. Buy a flexible ring adjuster – a small spiral made of clear plastic – either online or from a jewelry store. This spiral is designed to fit around the band of a ring that's too large in order to create a snug fit. Some types are flexible enough to wind around two bands. Hold the two bands together and work the spiral around the underside of both, effectively locking them together.

This method works best if both rings are slightly too large for your finger. If they're tight already, attaching a plastic adjuster won't work.

Make Each Ring Fit Snugly

Sometimes adjusting the fit of each ring is enough to keep them both from moving around. That's especially important if one ring is a slightly larger size than the other. Get them both to fit snugly around the finger and they'll both stay put all day, every day.

One way to do this is to get two plastic adjusters and wind one around each ring separately rather than banding them together, but having two adjusters might make your rings feel too bulky. Alternately, ask your jeweler to add a sizing band or sizing beads to a too-large ring. These are small attachments that go inside the band, giving it a slightly tighter fit without changing the way the band looks.

Tie Them Up

It's a little low-tech and not a great long-term solution for keeping rings together, but in a pinch, a simple piece of string makes an effective temporary ring connector. Find string that approximately matches the color of the bands, fit the rings together and knot a short length of string around them. Cut off the excess and turn the string so the knot faces out, where it won't rub against the skin. If the rings are still pulling apart, tie on a second section of string.

Consider Soldering

Having the rings soldered together is a permanent solution, so it's not for everyone. Once the rings are fused together, they'll never separate. That solves the problem but could be an issue later if, for example, you want to pass your engagement ring down to a daughter someday, or if you decide to simplify things by wearing just one ring at a time.

Soldering the rings is also the priciest way to keep them together. Fees vary depending on the type of rings and the complexity of the job. A local jeweler may charge as little as $30, or it may cost $100 or more.