Wedding rings are considered sacred symbols of love and fidelity.

How to Keep a Wedding Ring From Sliding Off Your Finger

by Maria Pitts Roberts

For married couples, wedding rings become the most important pieces of jewelry they will ever wear. Exchanging rings during a wedding ceremony is just as important as exchanging the vows, as rings symbolize commitment and fidelity. Once a couple transitions into married life, the challenge changes from picking out rings to trying to keep them on the owners' respective fingers without losing them and potentially incurring additional costs to replace them.

Slide the ring guard inside of the lower curve of the ring. Press down on the guard to mold the guard into the shape of the lower curve.

Use the needle-nose pliers to secure the arms of the ring guard on each side of the ring curve by clamping down.

Put the ring on and and adjust the top of the ring guard to fit tightly around the finger.

Items you will need

  • Ring guard
  • Needle-nose pliers


  • If a ring guard does not solve the ring-sizing problem, the owner may have to consult a professional jeweler to have the ring properly sized. If the ring needs to be professionally sized, it may be best not to wear the ring until it is serviced.


  • When using needle-nose pliers to secure the ring-guard arms, be sure not to apply too much pressure so as not to break the guard or the ring itself.

About the Author

Based in Baltimore, Maria Pitts Roberts, known as RiaRob, is a writer, editor, blogger and consultant. She uses her years of communications experience to edit books, contribute articles to various sites, and assist businesses with brand identity, marketing and public and media relations initiatives. She holds a Master of Science in information systems from Strayer University.

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