My engagement ring hurts like a you-know-what to take off, because I have big knuckles and slim fingers. Help me figure out what to do...resize (again)? Adjust something? Some knuckle reduction surgery? [Bonus Kitten photo for your help!]
A somewhat too long, incredibly irritating summary: I have these long, slim fingers (as my mother always said, 'french fry fingers') and very plump, rock-hard knuckles
...and that combo is about the worst thing I've ever experienced in the "really stupid physical problems I never knew existed" category.
My fiance proposed in November, and my ring
was originally a size 7, which was better suited for my big toe than my ring finger. We got it sized down to a 5, which cut the circulation off in my finger. Sized up to a 5.25 and it was perfect. Except
that is spun around and ended up diamond-facing-my-palm position. So we got those little sizing beads put in and for a few weeks, all was fine and dandy.
Cut to about 3 weeks ago. My finger literally hurts half of the day. I don't remove my ring except for the occasional lotion application and cleaning, but I've wanted it off lately because it's been driving me mad...and just hurting. AND it's started wanting to spin again! Isn't this contradictory? It takes a LOT of pain to get the ring off, because my darn knuckles are so big it won't go over them without a fight! I have done everything but stick my hand in a tub of Crisco to get the ring off in the most painless way possible.
You can somewhat tell in the photo above* of my fingers, there is a line in my skin that is apparently staying there. It's been about an hour since I took my ring off, and the line is still there...though not red like it was when first removed. Just an indentation. The ring didn't hurt before while it was on, the sizing beads didn't bother me (I actually forgot I had them about 4 days after getting them), and it never gave me such a hassle. It doesn't really feel
like the beads are what's causing such a problem, because they're not seeming to jab my finger when taking the ring off. My fiance suggested we get the beads filed down a bit, but since it's begun spinning again I'm just at a loss as to what needs done.
*disregard those awful fingernails/cuticles.
Anyone have any ideas? I'm guessing I'll have to get the ring resized yet again, but I just have no clue what would be best. The jewelry store he bought it from is a great place, but they don't seem to be able to help me much other than suggesting "size up/size down," and I was the one who had to suggest those stupid sizing beads. Because you MeFites are so wonderfully helpful, you get BONUS! KITTENS!
Please, think of the kittens. They NEED my fingers to be pain-free so that they can get as many pets and scratches as possible. <3
WTF is going on with my ring and my finger, and what can I do/should I consider to fix it? And OMG kittehs!