(Closed) Ack! a Ring size conundrum…please help asap

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: 4.25 or 4.5
    4.25 : (26 votes)
    58 %
    4.5 : (19 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 3
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Maybe try the 4.25! I’ve resized my ring three times already! So it’s always an easy fix if the size isn’t right. : ) Good Luck! 

    Post # 4
    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Go with the 4.5. She needs to have it large enough that she can comfortably wear it when it’s warm and her fingers swell. I wear a 4.5, and yes, it can be a little big when my fingers get cold, it’s absolutely perfect any other time. Having had my ring sized down from a 5.5, a quarter size is not going to do much in terms of fit, especially from her not being able to get the 4 on at all.

    Post # 5
    25 posts
    • Wedding: September 2013

    i tried on a 4 at the store and it fit perfectly but it was cold and we ended up getting a 4.5 and it fits perfectly! 

    Post # 6
    8884 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper


    Post # 7
    14337 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m a 4 at the smallest when cold and 4.5 is tight when swollen.  My ring is 4.5 and it annoys the crap out of me whe it’s spinning all winter or cold at all.  Even though 4.5 is too tight to get off (but doesnt hurt and isnt cutting off circulation), I’d go with 4.25 if I had the choice since the spinning is really annoying.  Or you’d have to size it every time it get cold with a ring snuggie or soemthing.

    Post # 8
    40 posts
    • Wedding: October 2012

    better a smidge too tight than too loose. hopefully she won’t be taking it on and off.

    Post # 9
    2607 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    If it was tight enough to hurt when she tried to pull it off, I’d say that warrants a half size increase, so I’d go with the 4.5.

    She’ll need the extra room once she has a wedding band sitting behind it anyway, since wearing 2 rings takes up more room on the finger, and makes them seem tighter.

    Post # 10
    2207 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    do the 4.25! my ring is only a quarter size too big, but it spins terribly and feels like it’s going to fall off so i really do need to get it resized (i’ve been tying string around it in the meantime).   i would rather my ring was a little too tight than too big! plus my ring is always difficult to get on in the morning because my fingers swell.

    Post # 11
    328 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’d go with a 4.5, she can always resize it and she can wear a ring guard if she choses not to resize it since her fingers may swell in the summer!

    Post # 12
    666 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I was unsure for my own ring – similar to your Girlfriend I tried on different sized rings at different times and my finger felt differently sized depending on weather.  For me it was either 6 or 6.5, the jeweler convinced me to do 6 and it fits pretty well and occasionally even seems loose now.  I’m really glad I didn’t go too large.  I had always thought in the past I needed a size 7! 

    Can you have the jeweler measure her?  They should know what fits the best based on the width of the ring you’re buying. 


    Post # 13
    1152 posts
    Bumble bee

    OP – does she have knobby knuckles?

    I don’t mean that in a derrogatory way, I just don’t know what other word to use. 🙂

    My finger is a 5.25 or maybe a 5.5, but we ended up being able to go all the way up to a 6 because my knuckles are so prominent that I don’t have to worry about the ring falling off. My fingers shrink when it gets cold and the ring slides around but stays on. And when my fingers swell, the ring doesn’t get uncomfortable. I’m hoping it can even last through pregnancy weight. 🙂

    If she has good knuckles, you’re probably good going with the 4.5!

    Otherwise, just to be safe, I’d get the 4.25 and see how things go. If it needs to be resized, sounds like that’s perfectly possible. 🙂

    Post # 14
    1505 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    It’s easier to size a ring up rather than down.  Go with the 4.25.

    Post # 15
    663 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2017 - Vegas Wedings

    This might be too late for you (you may be able to call the jeweler though) but might help others. There are things called sizing beads/ balls. They are tiny balls put inside the band that drop the ring size down however much. I lost some weight and my size dropped down a whole size, but my ring has an intricate design all the way around. Having it re-sized plus redoing the desing would be ciostly. Plus, I might gain weight and have my ring size change AGAIN. Needless to say we had some sizing beads put in and Im thrilled with how my ring fits.

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