'Almost' eternity band…has resizing your ring ever been an issue??

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
3524 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Thye problem is, when you size an eternity band, everything shifts.  It is like we never really feel the earth move (except for earthquakes), yet our pictures slide and plaster walls crack..  so even just sizing half a size can actually cause stone loss, and you really cannot be sizing up and down for kids etc.  I would get a full eternity a size to big and add sizing beads.  Sizing beads can be taken out and put back in over and over without harming the integrity of you ring, and you would be able to have an extra size in case you gain weight etc.

Post # 4
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My engagement ring band has side stones. When my husband bought it they had to bring it down about a half size. About 3 weeks later I lost a stone because like @jcent:  said, everything shifts. Since  my ering was still a little too big, I got sizing beads put in because I was too worried about losing another stone. My wedding band is a half eternity and needs to be resized (I am a 5.25 which isn’t a “standard” size, so most of my rings are 5.5). I will probably just get sizing beads in that too.

Post # 5
409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Lecate:  I definitely don’t think half a size is enough for babies, weight gain and what have you, depending on how your fingers swell, but definitely not with me. My finger changes a whole size to a size and a half just from cold to hot.

Also, as the girls said above, every time you resize a diamond band, you have to reset the diamonds otherwise they’re at risk of falling out, they’re no longer comfortably and securely sitting in the pockets they were set in. I would recommend going as far down as possible, but leaving a lot more than 4mm, possibly a centimetre? Resizing may cost you more if you ask for the diamonds to be reset, but it’s definitely worth doing otherwise you’ll be losing diamonds. 

Post # 6
5207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Lecate:  Purchased as 1/2 eternity band size 6. Sized down to 4.5. As you can see the diamonds appear to be going almost all the way around and I don’t have to worry about them getting scratched.


Post # 8
1140 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

@Lecate:  That is a beautiful inpiration ring. Look forward to seeing your finished set. 🙂

I went for half eternity to allow to size slightly if need be but to be honest, I am so glad I did as the ring doesn’t get as dirty as a full eternity would (for me). I don’t take my rings off in public or at the gym etc so my band would get so grubby from hand lotion and stuff otherwise. I would also be more worried about loosing stones with a full eternity though I loove the look.

However when I get pregnant I would probably just get a cheap plain band to wear if I wasn’t able to wear my rings. It would most likely only be for the last trimester anyway when you gain the most weight and I wouldn’t size my rings for just a few months. I know my finger size doesn’t change much with weight gain/loss as I was only half a size bigger when I was 60 pounds heavier,  and I really hope I won’t gain more than that being pregnant (iik!).   

Post # 10
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It really depends on how much your fingers change in general – I have gained and lost a ton of weight, gone through 3 pregnancies and my fingers have never swollen to where I couldn’t wear my rings – my ring finger has been a 5 forever 🙂


That said I ordered my rings in a 5.5 because I hate tight rings and I have to worry more about them being too loose in cold but so far so good!


So since I knew that about my fingers I went full eternity – and previously I had a tacori ering that couldn’t be sized and I never had a problem, but then again I knew my fingers which helped! 🙂


Beautiful inspiration pic!

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