Post # 1
FH proposed without a ring, so I get to pick it out myself. I’ve picked it out, and we’ll be ordering it online; I want to order it right away, but I have a concern. The website we plan to order from only offers free resizing within the first 30 days. The problem is, I plan on continuing to lose weight (which will obviously take longer than 30 days) and I’m not sure whether my ring size will be affected.
I am 5’2. When I started losing weight, I was 198. I am now 165, but hope to get down to about 115. I haven’t noticed changes in my finger size since I started losing weight, but I guess I also haven’t been paying attention. If I look at my hand, though, my fingers look pretty petite and they always have, at least to me, even when I was larger. So I also began thinking that perhaps my ring size won’t change at all since it isn’t as though I’ll be loosing 100lbs, just 50.
So, to the bees out there who lost weight, how much did you lose? Did that affect your ring size? If so, how much did your size change?
Somewhat unrelated, but kind of related: How much space should I allow for summer swelling? It is winter right now, and a 6 seems to fit snug (I ordered a free ring sizer from the website), but perfectly fine and comfortable. 6.5 also fits well; it does not slip off easily, but it feels noticably looser. Yet, I could also go with 6.25 (though, the ring sizer does not have quarter sizes to try on), and I have a feeling that would feel perfect, but I am not sure if that is enough to allow for summer swelling. Any suggestions?
Post # 3
@LostInWonderland: In the past, I’ve fluctuated in weight about 50 pounds. My ring size has never changed any more than a 1/2 size each way, so really not enough to make a difference. I’m sure it could be different for you, or anyone else, but for me, 50 pounds didn’t make a huge difference in ring size.
ETA: I would allow 1/4 to 1/2 size for seasonal swelling. I wear a ring snuggie if necessary in the cooler months.
Post # 4
I really think it varies from person to person. When going down 40 pounds my finger went from a 6 to a 4 1/2. I’m somewhere in the middle now.
Post # 5
I lost 20 lbs and went from a size 7 to size 6. I don’t plan on losing any more just toning up.
Post # 6
I lost 40 pounds and went from an 11 to a 10. Strangely, my ring size changed after the first 20 lbs but has stayed the same after losing the next 20.
Post # 7
Thanks for the replies, everyone.
I guess it looks like I can’t be sure what will happen if I continue losing weight. Bummer. Looks like I’ll have to pay for a resize, which is incredibly inconvenient since we barely have money as it is for our wedding. -sigh-
Post # 8
I’m losing weight and my ring was originally too big to begin off with.
It’s 8 3/4 right now and today, I’m getting it sized to 8 1/2. But I also have a size 8 stopper ring in front of it. It’s tiny and fits very nicely under my ering so it’s barely noticable. Totally stops my ring from going anywhere. My fingers are really puffy and bounce back and forth from having a horribly snug fit to then being obnoxiously loose.
Post # 9
I lost 35lbs and my ring is too big now. I’m not sure what my actual size is now, but I think its around a 7.25. My e ring was ordered as a 7.75 and it was VERY tight on me until I started losing weight now I need to get it sized down some.
Post # 10
@LostInWonderland: Can you possibly purchase an extended care plan? That way if you ever need to get it sized or the prongs re tipped or the stone tightened it’s free. That’s what we did with my rings and it’s a lifetime deal.
ETA: I’ve had the same size finger since high school and I’m significantly bigger now then I was then aalways ring size has always stayed the same. I think it just depends on the person.
Post # 11
@MrsHovzilla: There is an extended care plan available, but it specifies that it covers cleanings and repairs that result from “normal wear”. I don’t believe resizing counts as normal wear. Plus, resizing — I would imagine — would cost less than the extended plan anyway, so a resizing would be preferable to a care plan, but we’d definitely prefer to not need to pay for either.
Post # 12
for me it did change my ring size, im normally a 5-5.5 and i went to a 6. Now that ive lost that weight, my engagement ring is loose on me, i just went to a jewelry store and they put on this ring cozy thing on the bottom of it, to make it smaller, but its not permanent, so i can get it smaller or larger if i want to.
Post # 13
I’ve been everywhere from 117-210, and my ring size has ALWAYS been 6.5
Post # 14
I’m just shy of 40 lbs down, and I would guess that my ring size has shrunk about 1/2 a size. I’m holding off on thinking about getting it sized, because although it’s a little loose, it’s not completely falling off yet, and might as well wait since I still have maybe 30 lbs to go.
I’m also holding off until summer because, like you said, I’m not sure how much room to allow for summer swelling! It was hard to gauge the different last summer because I was also at my peak weight.
Post # 15
First congrats on your weight loss and engagement! Im down about 35 pounds and my rings now have to be worn on my middle fingers. im still a waiting bee so when i git sized my ring size is now 5.75 when it was 7.
Post # 16
My ring size went up from an 81/2 to 91/2 when I gained weight at university. I lost about 30 pounds and it hasn’t changed back. My puffy fingers have always swelled up to about a 10 in the heat though so now I can wear my rings all the time! It’s more convinient this way actually.