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The Beauty and Care of Adjustable Rings: Tips for Proper Usage

Updated: Apr 18, 2023


Adjustable rings are a popular choice for jewellery lovers due to their versatility and ease of customisation. Here at Raw Spirit Jewellery and More I love offering my customers adjustable rings for their versatility. They are a great option when buying a ring as a gift if you aren't sure of the persons ring size. These rings offer the convenience of being able to adjust their size to fit different fingers, making them a convenient option for those who want flexibility in their accessories. However, it's important to understand that while adjustable rings are convenient, they require proper care to maintain their durability and longevity.

One common mistake that people make with adjustable rings is constantly adjusting them back and forth, making them smaller or larger repeatedly. It's important to note that repeatedly adjusting an adjustable ring can weaken the metal and potentially cause it to break or lose its shape over time. To ensure that your adjustable ring remains in good condition, it's best to adjust it to your desired size and leave it at that.

Typically, adjustable rings can be safely adjusted by 1.5 to 2 sizes up from their original size. For example, if the ring is originally a size 7, it can usually be adjusted to fit sizes 8.5 to 9. However, repeatedly adjusting the ring beyond this range can strain the metal and increase the risk of damage.

To take proper care of your adjustable ring, consider the following tips:

  1. Adjust to Your Desired Size: When you first receive your adjustable ring, adjust it to fit your finger comfortably, but avoid frequent adjustments after that. Find the size that fits you best and keep it at that size. Avoid making constant adjustments, as this can weaken the metal and reduce its durability.

  2. Avoid Over-Adjusting: As mentioned earlier, adjustable rings are typically designed to be adjusted up to 1.5 to 2 sizes from their original size. Avoid over-adjusting the ring beyond this range, as it can strain the metal and cause it to lose its shape or break.

  3. Handle with Care: When adjusting your ring, use gentle pressure and avoid applying excessive force. Pull or push gently on the band to avoid bending or warping the metal. If you encounter resistance while adjusting, stop and avoid forcing the ring to avoid causing damage.

  4. Store Properly: When you're not wearing your adjustable ring, store it in a safe place where it won't get scratched or bent. Avoid tossing it into a jewellery box or leaving it loose in a bag where it can get tangled with other items.

  5. Avoid Exposure to Harsh Chemicals: Adjustable rings, like all jewellery, should be kept away from harsh chemicals, including cleaning agents, lotions, perfumes, and chlorine. These substances can cause damage to the metal and gemstones, leading to discolouration or other forms of damage.

  6. Regular Maintenance: Periodically inspect your adjustable ring for any signs of damage, such as bends, cracks, or loose stones. If you notice any issues, have your ring inspected and repaired by a professional jeweller to prevent further damage.


So just remember, adjustable rings offer a convenient way to customise your jewellery to fit your finger comfortably. However, it's important to use them with care to avoid weakening the metal or causing damage. Adjust your ring to your desired size and avoid over-adjusting, handle it gently, store it properly, avoid exposure to harsh chemicals, and conduct regular maintenance to ensure that your adjustable ring remains beautiful and durable for years to come. With proper care, you can enjoy the versatility and beauty of adjustable rings for a long time.

Check out our range of adjustable sterling silver rings in our store via the link below, and happy shopping.

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