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How to preserve a haribo ring?

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WhoPooped Wed 02-Jan-19 14:01:53

Ok this may seem a bit random but bear with me 😂
My lovely DP proposed on NYE, totally unexpected (even by him it turns out) and totally lovely but without a ring!
We ended up at a friend’s house and I was gifted a haribo ring a substitute!
We’re going shopping tomorrow for the real deal but I feel strangely attached to my haribo ring and want to keep it 😂
It’s gone a tad sticky but I’d like to varnish it or something and put it in a frame to keep.
Any ideas on the best way to do this?


MrsWillGardner Wed 02-Jan-19 14:03:17


Do you know anyone who can set it in epoxy resin? That’ll keep it forever.

Passmethecrisps Wed 02-Jan-19 14:03:30

That’s very cute. Congratulations!

I think some sort of resin would work poured over the top. Then you could pop it in a box frame.

JacquesHammer Wed 02-Jan-19 14:03:37


You can get kits with resin for setting things (flowers etc) to make jewellery. That might work?

WhoPooped Wed 02-Jan-19 14:03:51

Ooo good idea... but not sure who I could ask? Who uses that?

MrsWillGardner Wed 02-Jan-19 14:05:50

Carpenters, artists those sorts of people?

Unescorted Wed 02-Jan-19 14:06:36

You can buy it from art stores and there are plenty of you tube videos on how to do it.

Unescorted Wed 02-Jan-19 14:07:04

Congratulations btw!

PennyMordauntsLadyBrain Wed 02-Jan-19 14:07:10

Search “resin preservation” on Etsy and a few things come up- they normally do flowers but I’m sure would love the novelty of working with a gelatine sweet!

Myheartbelongsto Wed 02-Jan-19 14:08:47

Congrats on.

My boyfriend proposed Christmas morning, biggest shock ever.

My ring was two small so is back with jewellers being re sized. I didn't want a different ring in my size as, well it wouldn't be my ring would it.


Passmethecrisps Wed 02-Jan-19 14:09:05

This seemed a good demo

WhoPooped Wed 02-Jan-19 14:12:27

@Myheartbelongsto CONGRATULATIONS to you too ❤️

@MrsWillGardner my brother is a carpenter 😂 I didn’t even think to ask him!!! I’ll text him now x

Alabasterangel6 Wed 02-Jan-19 14:13:15

I have made resin jewellery in the past but I’m not volunteering (sorry) as I’m no expert and if I melted your precious haribo I’m not sure I could forgive myself!!

You could do it yourself. You need a 2 part epoxy resin and a mould. It would cost around £15 for both. Practise on another haribo to check it doesn’t melt and to practise getting the airbubbles out. I can link you to supplies if needed!

SmallYappyTypeDog Wed 02-Jan-19 14:18:24

I would set it resin but maybe spray it with varnish or similar first to provide a solid coating. Otherwise I think the sweet could start dissolving while the resin sets and a crisp outline would look far nicer. The range normally has a kit or they are available on Amazon. Ikea do box frames for mounting.

Congratulations on your engagement!

Beefandmixed Wed 02-Jan-19 14:23:26

My dp gave me a haribo ring 3 years ago and I put it on a ring holder, it’s still there now and it looks exactly the same although Iv never touched it.

Fluffyears Wed 02-Jan-19 14:25:38

If you have wedding favours they have to be haribo rings!

MrsWillGardner Wed 02-Jan-19 14:25:39

MrsWillGardner my brother is a carpenter 😂 I didn’t even think to ask him!!! I’ll text him now x

Go for it and when you’ve had it set, we all want to see it!!!

WhoPooped Wed 02-Jan-19 14:30:37

@Fluffyears great idea! Yes definitely having haribo favours 😂

WhoPooped Wed 02-Jan-19 14:32:40

Yes after googling I’m worried the resin would melt it confused
Do you think just getting some clear craft varnish would work?

greenpop21 Wed 02-Jan-19 14:33:04

Frame it.

greenpop21 Wed 02-Jan-19 14:33:55

Oh and congratulations!

Gth1234 Wed 02-Jan-19 14:34:22

I would stick with diamonds, I think.
Have a wonderful life together.

WhoPooped Wed 02-Jan-19 14:36:19

@Gth1234 I’m getting a big beautiful sapphire engagement ring tomorrow and I can’t wait!
But my little sticky haribo engagement ring will always be special to me 😂

MyGastIsFlabbered Wed 02-Jan-19 14:37:32

You do realise you have to post pictures of both your rings now don't you? And congratulations!

WhoPooped Wed 02-Jan-19 14:37:39

@greenpop21 I’m going to frame it with the date of our engagement on it too, I was just worried because I wore it all night and it went a bit sticky (and covered in celebratory champagne) I was worried it may decay

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