Removing Tight Rings

This works every time. If you can't get your ring off your finger, spray Windex all around the ring and off it will come. You'll never forget this tip after it works for you just once. Have a nice day.

By Gayl from Walpole

April 24, 20070 found this helpful

Water works well, too.

Unlike using creams, your rings will stay clean. If you must use a cream, stick to vegetable oil.

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April 24, 20070 found this helpful

I tried this last night - it works! Water only seems to make mine harder to get off.

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April 24, 20070 found this helpful

I tried it too and it worked great! I hadn't been able to get the ring off since my husband gave it to me at Christmas. I love it but it is difficult to garden with it on. I will use this tip again and again. But there is one thing that I worry about. How caustic is the windex to gemstones? My ring is an emerald and I would hate to ruin it just getting it off my finger. Anyone know?


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April 24, 20070 found this helpful

Windex should be safe on any silver or gold ring and gemstones. Don't use it on pearl rings, pearls are very sensitive and easily damaged. Opals can be very sensitive also but mostly to heat.

Susan from ThriftyFun

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June 27, 20070 found this helpful

instead u could use the foam of a soap /shampoo and try releasing the ring ,there is not a better idea to this one

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January 1, 20080 found this helpful

Had quite an episode when out by my brother's place. Was doing dishes when I took my hand out of the water and my sterling silver ring was dark black, (his water was bad) well I just didn't know what to do and on the counter there was a bottle of Olive Oil, so I opened the bottle and poured it out on my ring (which is not an easy ring to get off) and turning it a bit each way, getting the oil under the ring, it slipped off with NO PROBLEM. I was amazed at how well and quick it worked. Put it in my pocket untill we got home. Then to cleaning it, my husband had looked up on web how to clean sterling silver and it said to softly put (with a soft cloth) toothpaste on it, while rinsing that off, used a tooth brush to get all of the toothpaste off. And I wannta tell ya, it sparkled like I've never seen before. Needless to say, now the ring comes off before I do the dishes !

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March 1, 20080 found this helpful

It did not work, but thanks anyway.

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January 15, 20090 found this helpful

Windex worked like a charm, after struggling and straining with hand cream and water.

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January 30, 20090 found this helpful

It worked like majic. Lotion and soap did not help. Windex worked after one try!

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April 7, 20090 found this helpful

Tried the Windex or any glass cleaner and slowly rolled the ring with a bit of pressure off.

Didn't think it would work, but it did, thanks

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October 20, 20110 found this helpful

Apply thick petroleum jelly in the morning because as the day progresses fingers do swell and it will be difficult and remove. Hope you get some relief.

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November 19, 20160 found this helpful

Sorry didnt work. Nothing is working I'm gonna have to get it cut off  and its my wedding band my husband bought so i dont wear my diamond to work

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