Post # 1
So my ring was made a bit too small for my finger but I have forced it on for the past two months anyway. The spot on my finger where the ring sits is a size 4 or smaller but my knuckle is now close to a 6 six from being irritated by me forcing the ring on. It was probably close to a 4.5 or 5 before (and yet when my finger was sized the sizer in 4 fit fairly well). The jeweller is going to make the ring bigger and put in slopes so the ring can get over my knuckle but won’t spin around once it’s on. Are slopes the same as sizing beads? I’m really worried that doing this will ruin the ring or make it look strange. I’m also worried that resizing will weaken the prongs and make the diamonds in my halo and the little ones on the band fall out. Am I worrying for no reason? I wish I could just leave it as is but I can’t get it on anymore at all.
Post # 2
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
Resizing concerns depends on your setting but those are viable concerns. Any reputable jeweler will check the prongs closely before and after resizing and if done properly shouldn’t cause too much stress. My jeweler just sized my ring up in 15 min this weekend and he did it all in front of me. No issues and i can’t even tell anything was done to the band. As for slopes I don’t know what that is. Sizing beads could help in your case. Or maybe a ring guard- it’s a bar that stretches across the back of the inside.
Post # 3
bw04: I don’t have sizing beads, but if you go that route, give us an update. I am purchasing a new ring that I’d like to alternate on fingers (primarily a RHR), but my fingers vary in size. I want to size it to the largest finger size, but add sizing beads so it won’t twirl when I decide to wear it on my other hand.
Post # 4
I have sizing beads. We ordered my ring in a 3.5, but had the sizing beads added in afterwards so that the top wouldn’t spin. You can’t tell that they’re there at all.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery
I also have sizing beads because the halo of my ring is heavy and makes my ring flop around. I cannot even feel them.