Fingers too swollen to wear engagement + wedding ring…. what now??

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I lot of my friends wore their rings on a chain around their neck. Most didn’t want to size their rings for a short period of time. Another alternative is to get a great stand in ring for the time being in your new temporary size. I’d check out places like Berricle, QVC, and Etsy for something that suits your taste in a good quality CZ. There are some beautiful choices out there. It can be fun to go with some different or find something that looks a lot like what you already have.


Post # 5
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I would suggest wearing them on a chain around your neck. That is what my SOs SIL did when she was pregnant with his nephew.

Post # 6
3596 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yeah a lot of people have this issue, so it’s perfectly normal. In a few months you probably  wear again. I wouldn’t stress over it. I think wearing it on chain is a good idea. I know some people buy rings but I honestly don’t see the point in that.

Post # 8
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Sizing your ring up and down too much can weaken the ring.  I say buy a stand in from somewhere like Berricle and wear your rings on a chain around your neck.

Post # 9
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

There are fixes for swollen fingers, but not fingers swollen from weight gain. That will only be fixed when the weight is lost. I’d suggest getting the rings resized or buying a cheap ring to wear in the meantime. I wouldn’t want to walk around pregnant with no ring on either.

Post # 10
4494 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’d get a fun stand-in like a Berricle ring.

Post # 11
6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d buy a fun stand-in from Berricle.

Post # 12
3237 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

Swelling is very common in pregnancy, with or without significant weight gain. Indeed, most of ring fitting issues arise from swelling and water retention and not weight. I would wait on resizing and wear an inexpensive stand-in for now. Many women have to resize a ring after pregnancy, but many others find that the swelling goes away and that their fingers are back to normal, but there is no way of knowing which group you will be in now. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!

Post # 13
3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Wearing your rings on a chain is so sweet. I always smile when I see a pregnant woman with her rings around her neck 🙂 

If I were in your shoes, I would get a CZ eternity band or simple silver band to wear on my left finger so you don’t feel naked.


Post # 14
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@becleeham:  I’m hoping my fingers don’t get too swollen for my rings since they’re a bit big to begin with. But, if they do I plan on buying a cheap CZ set to wear until they fit again.

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