Post # 1
My knuckles are naturally pronounced, but I do a lot of rock climbing and I work with my fingers a lot at my work which makes them swell even more at times. My problem is, sometimes my knuckle on my ring finger is really swollen and my e-ring will be semi-hard to get off (which I’m fine with). But it is always a little loose below the knuckle (which is something I’ll just have to deal with).
But, on other days, my knuckle is not swollen at all, and the ring is quite loose. Like I can slide it off my finger without much resistance at all, and it moves around a lot below the knuckle. And it freaks me out, but I don’t know what to do about sizing.
I wear a size 6.5 and I’m afraid to go down to a 6.25 because like I said, it gets pretty tight and hard to get off when my knuckle is swollen, which is about half of the time.
Does anyone else deal with knuckle swelling fluctuations? I know it is probably rare, but maybe someone who works with their hands a lot? What should I do? Just deal with it? Any advice would be helpful
Post # 3
My ring finger knuckle is enlarged from several volleyball injuries so I have the same issue and it drives me crazy. On better days my wedding bands and e-ring slide and turn constantly.
I would recommend going with the size that can fit over your knuckle on a bad day, that is what I did. You can have sizing balls added to the inside of your rings (I am looking into this) to help when your fingers aren’t swollen.
Post # 4
Hmm, I just looked up sizing balls for rings, that looks interesting. Ill look more into that, thanks a lot!
Post # 5
I also have big knuckles. My ring is a 5.5 and sometimes (if I’m cold) almost slides off my finger, but if I go any lower it won’t fit over my knuckle. The jeweler suggested adding sizing balls. I don’t really want them, but I think they’re the best option for big-knuckled people like us.
Post # 6
I would look at sizing beads/sizing bridge or a horseshoe sizer, or ring snuggies.
I wear my rings quite a bit looser than my actual ring size due to a larger knuckle & swelling. My size can vary a full size over even the day. I just slip on a ring snuggie once the ring is on & remove it before I take it off. Others prefer beads or a horseshoe sizer as you cannot see it (they are soldered inside shank) but I find they still make it a bit snug for me over knuckle when swollen. I had to have rings cut off before so am a bit anxious about tight rings.
When you add a band it will fit snugger too.
Post # 7
I have a similar problem. My knuckles don’t fluctuate as much during the day, but there is a huge difference between the size of my knuckle and the “fatty” part of my finger below the knuckle. If I size my rings to fit over my knuckle with only a reasonable amount of effort (which I did), they spin when they’re on the lower part of my finger. It caused the parts that touch to show wear quickly, so I had them soldered to fix that. I’m interested in the sizer balls that PP mentioned, and I would love to hear from someone who has them to see how they like them/how much they help.
Post # 8
Agree about the sizing balls or ring snuggies. I have rheumatoid arthritis and often have swollen joints. Ihate that my ring moves around once its past the joint. For me, it was well worth it for us to pay extra for me to have lifetime free sizing for both of my rings. I did get a litle plastic ring snuggie for days when my joints aren’t swollen. Also a cheap fix: a ring that fits tighter to place on after your loose ring.