My Wedding Ring Is Bent – What To Do

By Kathy •  Updated: 11/07/21 •  3 min read

Have you ever heard of a wedding ring being bent? It is possible, but not very common. There are several different causes for a wedding ring to be bent. In this article, we will go over some of the most common causes and explain how to fix them.

Causes of a Bent Wedding Ring

  1. The ring is too tight. The most common cause of a bent wedding ring is that the ring is too tight. A wedding ring is not supposed to be worn on the finger where it was purchased. This could result in an indentation, or even a crack, in the ring. It is recommended that you always get your wedding rings sized before wearing them for the first time.
  2. Your finger has a bend in it. Some people have very narrow fingers or have a slight bend in their fingers when they put on their wedding rings. When this happens, the ring can’t be worn comfortably because it won’t sit flat against your finger anymore and will instead end up bent out of shape or cracked near the knuckle of your finger if you don’t have thin fingers or if you have very small knuckles (for example: women with small hands).
  3. The ring is not made of the proper metal. The band of your wedding ring should be made of sterling silver or gold, but some rings are made of base metals such as brass or bronze. These are not considered to be as strong as other metals, and they will stretch out over time.

How To Fix A Bent Wedding Ring

Removing The Ring

It is possible that your wedding ring has become bent from being worn for long periods of time and so it may be difficult to remove the ring from your finger at first. You can try wrapping a piece of cloth around your finger and sliding the ring off in this way if you find that it won’t come off easily by hand. You can also try using an old pair of jeans to pull the ring off by stretching them out over your finger while pulling down on them with both hands simultaneously with all of your might while removing the wedding band with a pair of pliers.

Straightening The Ring

You can try to straighten your ring by putting it in a bowl of water and then letting it sit for a few hours or overnight. When you remove the ring from the bowl, you should be able to easily straighten it out.

Remaking The Ring

If you have found that your wedding ring is bent, you will need to have it remade in a more durable metal such as sterling silver or gold. If you would like to have your wedding ring remade in gold, then you will need to find a jeweler who can make the rings in this style of metal. This is more expensive than the other metals, but if you want your wedding ring to last longer, then this is the best option for you.

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Kathy is a freelance writer who specializes in writing about all aspects of a wedding—from the planning to the event itself. She graduated from the University of Technology in Sydney (yes, Australia!), with a degree in media and communication. She also became an American citizen and loves her new home country. Kathy has somewhat of a boho spirit and enjoys some great rock-n-roll music. She is married and enjoys working from home with her husband, who’s also a writer. They both try to get out as often as possible by taking long walks, visiting wineries on the weekend, and more. While they don’t yet have kids, Kathy and her husband have plans to expand their family in the next year or two!