Post # 1
Hi girls. FH gifted me an amazing full diamond eternity wedding band for Christmas. It’s more beautiful than I could have imagined, and perfectly compliments my pear engagement ring. However, we ordered it in the SAME size as my e-ring and so wish we had ordered 1/2 size up.
No one told me bands fit snugger than engagement rings! And while I always sleep in my e-ring with no trouble, I tried sleeping in my new band and can’t get it over my knuckle in the morning! I know eternity bands can’t be resized… so I’m wondering…
Should we just have the band remade in a larger size to accommodate swelling / weight fluctuations? We’re not getting married until 11/13 so we have time… Figured even if it’s loose, my e-ring will “anchor” it in place.
Also… did YOU have these worries with a diamond eternity band? What size did you order vs your e-ring? Larger or the same? Would love your advice! Thanks so much! xo
Post # 3
I’m not a fan of full eternity bands for myself (logistically…aesthetically, I love them!) but if I were to buy one I’d definitely get it larger than my normal size.
Does the band fit OK on its own, or too snug? Because if it’s just a matter of the two rings being too tight when worn together, getting your ering sized up a bit might be a good solution! That way you won’t have to deal with an eternity band getting sized and the two rings will fit nicely together.
Oh, and fingers swell at night, so taking them off before bed will help. Plus, you don’t want to get fibers stuck in the prongs of your eternity band.
Post # 4
I sleep wearing my rings. When I wake up in the morning I always shower first thing and I just put my hand under the warm water for a few seconds and those suckers slide right off
Post # 5
@kmconda: don’t sleep with your rings on. this will prevent the issue in the morning.
i have a full eternity band. i love it. it was sized 1/4 larger than my ering. mind you, my ering was sized fairly snug b/c it’s so top heavy and i didn’t want it to flip around. i never wear my rings to bed.
Post # 6
I never sleep with my ring on. I have a simple ring too, no prongs to catch and mostly it is a smooth metal band. I just can’t stand how hot it feels in the morning. I actually kind of like putting on a freezing cold ring to help me wake up.
Post # 7
I take mine off because my fingers swell over night. My rings fit perfectly the rest of the time. If it’s only too snug in the morning, I would just take them off before bed.
Post # 8
Not sleeping in your rings will also help protect the integrity of the prongs, assuming the eternity band is prong set. If you are really concerned about size fluctuations, prehaps returning it for a 3/4 eternity ring may be a practical solution. I have one that’s a full ctw, and the diamonds go down the sides of my finger, so it looks like a full, but I can resize it at any time.
Post # 9
i am no help but do you mind posting a pic of your rings? My ering is almost identical to your setting and I’d love to see it with a band! 🙂
Post # 10
@pink0815: Sorry for the delay! I tried grabbing a few photos really quick… apologies for my yucky-looking hands!! Take a look… STILL deciding whether or not to have my band remade… but I’m attached at this point, lol!
Post # 11
My rings are the same size. My rings are always 1/4 size larger than what I could wear to accomodate swelling. So a 4.5 fits perfect, but I have 4.75 rings.
I also don’t wear my rings when I sleep for many reasons. I don’t worry about not being able to resize my eternity band, if I did I would have gone with a 3/4 band.
Post # 12
@kmconda: Beautiful band! I love eternity rings & plan to add one to my set. I prefer them to a 1/2 eternity or 3/4 because I never have to deal with the spinning.
As of right now, I sleep in both my ering and band. When I first wake up, my fingers are slightly swollen & both rings are alittle snug. But that goes away within an hour or so, I assume it does for you as well? If so, I just wouldn’t sleep in them.
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I’m confused about the sixing issue. Both my rings are the exact same size and they fit the same. Is it because of where you end up wearing the rings on your finger since your e-ring is so large?
Your concern here is precisely one of the reasons I wouldn’t get a full eternity. I have a ahalf pave eternity and I can size it if I want. i also don’t have to worry about the stones falling out as much because none of them are ever on the palm side of my finger.
You probably shouldn’t sleep in either ring, so maybe your concerns don’t really matter.
Post # 14
@kmconda: Oh wow I thought I didn’t like pear shapes but that set is just gorgeous! If I were you, I’d get the band remade.
Post # 15
@kmconda: Pretty! Do you plan to keep the gap? I am not sure what the setting part of your ring looks like..but mine’s a “basket’ type setting. I plan to have a notch cut out in the basket so that the wedding band sits flush. That may help the band fit better, and not push the rings upwards to the knuckle, where it’s usually a little thicker (if that makes sense? haha).
Either way you may have swelling in the Am. My fingers swell so bad at night and when I wake up I sometimes have an indent from my ring. And when it’s cold my ring is spinning around and halfway falling off. It’s annoying.
Post # 16
@kmconda: I have a wide 6mm non-eternity band (which is like 3/4 eternity).
If I leave it on when I sleep, either I cannot get it off in the morning, or it’s so tight that I can’t actually fall asleep! It would bug me that much.
I take it off when I sleep and shower, etc.