Watch more Jewelry & Watches 101 videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/490-Jewelry-and-Watches-101 Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Remove a ring that's stuck on a finger to avoid uncomfortable swelling by following these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Don't force it Avoid pulling and tugging too hard, which could cause your finger to swell and make it more difficult to remove the ring. Step 2: Lubricate your finger Lubricate your finger and the ring liberally with hand lotion, petroleum jelly, cooking oil, or soap. Step 3: Work the ring off Turn the ring around your finger to get the lubricant underneath. Gently work the ring off the finger, turning it as you go. Tip Cover the drain if you are working over a sink so that the ring doesn't disappear down the pipe. Step 4: Bring down swelling Dip your hand in cool water for a few minutes to help reduce swelling if the lubricants don't work. Elevating your arm can also help reduce swelling. Step 5: Try dental floss Wrap dental floss tightly around your finger starting just above the ring. Lubricate the floss and then slip the ring off over the compressed knuckle. Did You Know? In 1477, the Archduke Maximillian of Austria gave Mary of Burgundy the first diamond engagement ring recorded in history.
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