Post # 1
Hi Lovely Bees 🙂
My solitaire ering was a bit big when I got engaged so, naturally, I had it resized. The size it is now is difficult.. ok very difficult.. to get over my knobly knuckles and fits snuggly on my finger. It still moves around a little but sits nicely sometimes moves to one side of my finger and doesn’t give me any ring muffin top (? lol). It does give me a little red line in the mornings due to finger swelling (and i’m yet to see what happens in summer but i’m usually cold all the time). So its not ‘tight’ but it is snug. I’m not sure if it is irritating to wear because it is simply too tight and I should seriously look at getting it sized up slightly, or because I’m just not used to the weight/feel of it (it is a 1.25 carat diamond with a plain platinum band).
So my question is.. how long did it take you to get used to wearing your ering? Ive been engaged for a week and it has been resized for two days. How long should I give it before considering resizing (again.. gahh)?
Thanks so much for sharing your experiences
obligatory ring pic 😉
Post # 3
I think it was at least 2 weeks for me, 1 week it was still weird to sleep with it on.
Post # 4
My experience with solitaires are that they always fall lopsided it drove me crazy. You could get those little gold balls inside your ring thill will help it stay upright. I’m used to my ring now after about 2 months but it still spins a lot bc I was cheap and didn’t wanna pay $120 for the little balls lol and I have big knobly knuckles also
Post # 5
You may want to consider sizing up and adding sizing beads (those little “balls” they solder on the inside of the ring). I can’t speak from experience, but there are other ladies on here with them, and they seem to work rather well. As for spinning, because the weight of the top of the ring is greater than the bottom, you’re going to have spin. I’ve found that my euro shank has just about cured that. I still have some spin in the winter, but my ring ringer is about a quarter size smaller at that time.
Post # 6
I think it took me about 2 weeks to get used to wearing my ring. Initially, it was too large and I didn’t like wearing it very much. Instead of sizing it down a quarter size (apparently I’m more like a 5.25 rather than a 5.5) I had sizing beads put in and that has helped a lot. And only took a few days to get used to.
Post # 7
It took me about a week to get used to wearing mine (also a solitaire), now that it’s in to get remounted I have to wear a cheap CZ ring so that my finger doesn’t feel naked!
I agree with the previous posters who suggested sizing beads. I think in your situation they will be your friend! Also, you might find that you’re more used to your ring than you think you are. If you were without it you might miss it and feel like you’ve lost something 🙂
Post # 8
It took me maybe 3 weeks to get really used to wearing it. It felt heavy and almost painful for the first couple of days, and then just a little funny after that. Now I am pretty much used to it, though when I got hot, it still feels soooo heavy, lol.
Post # 9
@lisslilly: Gorgeous solitare, and congrats on your engagement!
It took me probably 2-3 weeks to get used to it. I kept wanting to take it off to do things, and it is sized so it’s just a wee bit difficult to get over the knuckle, like yours. Because of that, my knuckle/finger started swelling a bit from all of the on and off.
However, I can always get it off with a little effort, and this way I’m never concerned about it flying off of my hand. Even though I feel like 1/4 size bigger would be perfect, the peace of mind is great. So, I’d say give the resized ring at least a week before deciding if you need to resize it yet again.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2015 - Historic Chapel
@lisslilly: Well I have the opposite problem! lol in order for my ring to go pass my nuckle it needs to be a 4.5 but after my knuckle I’m a 4, but I cant resize the ring to a 4 other wise it wont go in my finger 🙁 now as it sits 4.5 is always swirling in my finger, sometimes it even faces down I have to keep adjusting it, which is very annoying!
Post # 11
My ring was HUGE when I got it (a 6.5, I wear a 5 or a 4.5), so I got used to keeping my fingers together on my left hand.
Now that it’s properly sized, it moves around a little, but doesn’t spin or anything (I also have a solitaire). I think it helps that I still keep my fingers together 99% of the time!
Post # 12
I think it took me closer to a month when I first got my ering, partly because it was a wider setting that took up a lot of space on my finger.
I would probably give it more time before getting it resized again.
Post # 13
@lisslilly: I think you know it fits when you can take it on and off with your other hand, but not with the hand wearing it (mine was too small). It should be able to swivel and turn if you fidget with it, but it shouldn’t be TOO easy or a struggle.
If it fits that criteria, hold off on resizing it for a little bit longer. I never wore jewelry. It took me almost a month before wearing my ring felt normal and natural. Now when I forget it, I feel a little naked without it!
Post # 14
@lisslilly: I’ve had mine on for a year and most days it is totally normal. Sometimes though I do need to take it off as it is “irritating”. I noticed for me, days I went out and had too much salt my fingers swelled.
Post # 15
Took me a few weeks to get used to it; I also don’t sleep with it on.
@Jennifferq: Have you thought about putting size beads on your ring? I have them on mine and I can easily get it on and off without it swirling around!
Post # 16
- Wedding: September 2015 - Historic Chapel
@Artificial-Sweetener: i have been looking at that option. How exactly does it work? what if my finger gets thicker can I just have it removed? how much did it cost you to get it done?