Post # 1
I really don’t like the look or feel of tighter rings and love wearing rings that move around easily on my finger (mainly because I love playing with them at random times). This has been fine for my rings so far because most are thin bands, but I’m not sure how the weight (and weight distribution) of an e-ring would factor in.
Do any of you have any experience and insight into how loose your ring could be without having to worry about it slipping off somehow? I’m not an active person in case that factors in… I have a desk job and do light housework and that’s about it.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
Honestly, I would go to a jeweler to get sized and talk to them about it. They would find the perfect size for you.
Post # 3
My ring is a tiiiiiny bit too big on me. It can slide around easily if I’m playing it and when it gets wet it slides all over. I tend to like it that way because during the summer months my fingers swell and it’s too tight, in the winter it’s pretty big on me. I never wear it in the pool or shower. I mainly just wear my wedding ring around the house. My engagement ring is very top heavy to it tends to flop to the side of my finger a bit. When I want it to fit snug, I just slip on one of those cheap plastic ring sizer things and it doesn’t budge.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery
I had my ring made a half size too big because I’m going to stack and didn’t want muffin top! I then had the jeweler add sizing beads so it doesn’t slide off because its top heavy. I’m pleased with the fit of it. It moves around (I like to fidget with mine too) But it still feels secure due to the beads. The beads are very comfortable and I don’t feel them at all.
Post # 5
My ring is too big, but that’s how I like it. My finger swell in the summer and when I’m working out but because it’s big it doesn’t feel too tight. I like being able to move mine around too!
I’m pretty active, constantly going for walks/hikes, camping, fishing, swimming, canoeing. I haven’t had an issue with my ring, and I wear it everywhere!
I read somewhere that it should take 1 second to put your ring on and 3 to take it off. I’m more like 1 then 1.5-2 (depending if my finger is swollen) but again, no issues here. It’s just personal preference.
Post # 6
TheGridMonster: I personally can go up half a size without having to worry about my rings slipping off. Also remember you can have a jeweleer make your rings in a quarter of a size too. My main wedding set is my exact size of 5.5, yet my vintage yellow gold set is 5.75.
Post # 7
TheGridMonster: My actual size is between 5.75 and 6 depending on if it’s Summer or winter. I like to stack and change up my bands a lot so I get my bands at size 6.5. But my ER size is 6 and a quarter. I love the looser fit. And since I like to wear stacking it make a the fit easie.
Post # 8
Muffin top fingers are the worst!! I like mine a tad loose. I always wear a size 7 but I’m really probably an 6.75
Post # 9
TheGridMonster: My finger can be anything from a 5-5.5 depending on the weather/temperature. My ring is a 5.25 which for me is a good compromise; it means it’s a bit snug in warm weather, and a bit loose in cold weather, but it never slips off and I can shower and siwm in it without worrying.
I’d be cautious about going too big, depending on the style of ring. Mine has a large head and so even if it’s only 0.25 sizes too big, it slips around and it’s quite irritating. If I’d gone bigger it would be swiveling to the side constantly and that would seriously bug me.
Post # 10
From my research I learned that the safest/best fit should take 1 second to put the ring on and 3 to take it off- there should be a little 3 second struggle/wiggle and the ring should not fit comfortably at the knuckle.
I thought i was a 6 but moved down to 5.5. if it’s quite hot it takes a wiggle to get it off, but it still slides around from the weight of the solitaire. It moves around, no muffin top, but it’s not falling off even if I’m swimming in cold water.