Post # 1
My S.O is on training out of province at the moment and at the end of his email last night he put a P.S…
“By the way… can you make sure your ring size is a 7.. thanks!”
So eeeeep!! Yippee to that.
But today I went to a fine jewelers and got sized. A 7 was great, but a tiny bit loose and a 6 3/4 was perfect. Just perfect.
In the past, for costume rings I have always just gotten a 7 but I figure an Ering will most likely be a lot more delicate than those ones. Would I need it to be snugger?
I am worried my fingers are just on the small side today as it is freezing out and I ran over there with no gloves.
Thanks for the advice
Post # 3
Hmm – have you tried on any 6 3/4 that are too snug on you? I would rather have a larger ring and get it sized down than not have it fit when he proposed. However if you know your size is 6.75 just go with that!
Post # 4
Well I’m not sure. That is zee problem. I didn’t try on an actual ring, just the sizer. I felt guilty about taking up her time asking to try on a real ring.
So I gather from your comment that sizing down is easier than up then?
Post # 5
1/4 size difference is the width of a saw blade. The jeweler insisted I was a 4 3/4, but I’m really a 5. My ring is pretty loose when my hands are cold but at the end of the day when my fingers swell I’m always reminded why I got the larger size. I’d say go larger.
Post # 6
@Oneeleven: I dont know whether its easier or not but if the ring is too small when he proposes and you can get it on your finger (or it hurts to put it on) then you wont get to wear it! If its bigger you can still wear it and just put a piece of tape around the inside until you can get it sized.
Post # 7
If your fingers swell in the summer, get a 1/4 or an 1/8 size up. When I went to get my ring sized they wanted to size me at a size 5, but I know that my fingers swell during the summer, so I had them size it up 1/4 size, and I have no problems at all.
Post # 8
Remember your fingers will swell a bit too in warm weather, if you’re exercizing, it’s your time of the month, or if you’re pregnant. I’d say stick with size 7.
Post # 9
Get a 7. There are more options when it comes to making a ring smaller (ie. sizing beads, sizing bars, horseshoe spring).
Post # 10
I always thought I was a 7.5. When I got my Engagement Ring it was big so I brought it to be resized and they fit me with a 6.5. Even when I am swollen, it’s fine (and I swell a lot). You really do not want it to be loose, it should not be able to easily pass your knuckle.
Post # 11
I would go with the 7 for a few reasons:
1) when it gets hot, your fingers swell
2) if you gain 2 lbs your fingers may swell
3) they may swell if you exercise
4) they may swell if you get pregnant
5) I have heard others on here say when you put the wedding band with it, it gets tighter
6) If he proposes with a thicker band ring, you’ll want it bigger
I got mine about a 1/4 size larger than that really fit and I am really glad I did. As long as it doesn’t come off on it’s own, I’d go with the 7! Hope that helps!
Post # 12
All of my rings are a 6 but my engagement ring is a 5 1/2. It’s not tight when it’s on and it een spins when I get cold, however it is snug going over my knuckles. I would just never want to worry about it falling off.
Post # 13
Wow, none of the places I’ve gone to even have 1/4 size is the sizing rings.
When he bought the engagement ring, he wanted it to be a surprise and didn’t know what size I was. So, it definitely was too small. We went to the jewelers and they thought I was about a size 9.5. I was worried it would be too tight (and this was winter, too), so I said 9.75. But within a couple days, it felt looser. I lived with it for a while, although I was afraid it would fall off my finger outside in the winter. I finally cracked and went back to get it sized the following fall and this time they said I was a 9! So that’s what it is now, and it still has a little bit of wiggle room. I haven’t seen another summer with it yet, and I ordered the wedding ring in a 9 too, so I hope it turns out fine.
I still am not sure why it was so off the first time. Part of it was me being afraid of it being too tight, because I don’t wear rings, but I really think I must have been retaining water that day or something!
Post # 14
I got 1/4 size bigger than I should have and I regret it.
I chose the larger size and am constantly scared that my ring is going to fall off when the weather is colder/my hands are chilly/etc. I thought that I wanted something that wouldn’t be too tight, like the rest of the ladies here are suggesting, but really wish I hadn’t. I’d much rather know it’s on my finger securely than check multiple times a day that it’s still there!
(I know the obvious solution to my problem is to size it down again, but I’m waiting until I get my wedding band so I can solder them together because my e-ring band is so thin from getting it sized the first time.)
Post # 15
I’d say go with the 7. My finger size is between a 4.5 and 4.75 but my ring is a 5 with medium spacing beads in it. On hot days I swell into the space between and cool days the beads hold it on. Perfect. Beads are easy to add and depending on the jeweler can be done in a day- sizing up can take a bit longer (every time I have mine sized it has to fly to CA- so I’m out of it for 3 weeks). Just my thoughts.
Post # 16
do the costume rings feel like they are going to fall off? if yes, then tell him it’s a 6 3/4
but if size 7 costume rings do not fall off, then go for that size. most jewelry stores offer one free resizing. if it feels like it’s too big you can get it resized asap!