(Closed) Half eternity wedding band – resizing questions

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

@peppybride:  i have a semi eternity and i have sized it from a 5 to a 7 and then to an 8 (when I got my third band I needed to size them all up and I never had a problem. As long as you get it done at the place you bought it and it is under warrenty with that store then they will cover anything that happens to it from sizing. Let us know how it goes. Below is a pic of my band

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Hi! Welcome. πŸ™‚ Whatever you do, you have a year to decide, I wouldn’t make any decisions until much closer to the wedding. You could gain or lose weight, you could find out come summertime that your finger swells in the heat and you should err on the larger side, etc.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

@peppybride:  good idea no hurry on the sizing

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Remember too that the more rings you have on your finger, the snugger all of them will feel. And your band will be behind your e-ring, so your 3.75 e-ring will hold it on.  I probably wouldn’t have sized it down that far, if it is snug over your knuckle; I would have gone with a 4 with sizing beads. 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The only thing to be careful of is the settings of the side stones when sizing from a large ring to a small ring.  When FH bought my ring, it was a 6.5 (the normal size most jewelry stores carry) and it was sized down to a 5.75.  A few months after we got engaged, I lost some weight and had my ring sized down further to a 5.  A couple of weeks later I noticed that the very bottom side stone had fallen out.  My ring has a lifetime warranty, and it had just been sized, so I took it back in and they put in a new side stone.  Two days later, the new side stone fell out, so I took it back in.  I was LIVID at this point, because it was my e-ring and I loved it and every time I took it in I was without it for about a week.  They explained to me that a ring with side stones (and mine is a half eternity band with a round solitaire in the center) shouldn’t be sized more than half a size down or the settings on the side stones can lose their integrity and you may lose the stones.  I asked them why they didn’t tell me this the first time I brought my ring in and they said that unless you tell them what size the ring started out as (a 6.5 in my case), they wouldn’t know.  Really, taking my ring from a 6.5 from a 5.75 was pushing it.  But, since my ring has the warranty, and they are the ones that screwed up, they ordered me a new e-ring and band (because they came as a set) and all is well.  Except that I’ve since had it re-sized again, but only to a 4.75.  And I really don’t think it’s getting much smaller than that.  And I’m keeping the band at a 5 because the e-ring will hold the band in place.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

This is a picture of my ring, sans the center stone.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

@peppybride:  I would try on the sizing ring, and then stack your ering on top of it, and see how that feels.  You might find both of them being a 4 feels good and keeps them both on.  πŸ˜‰

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was considering a similar issue. I have really slender fingers but large knuckles in comparision. This means that putting on my wedding band takes some pressure and twisting but once it’s on, it fits very well on my finger. It’s an eternity wedding band, which doesn’t get rezised without being remade all together.

I already anticipate that it would be too awkward for my fiance to put my wedding band on at our wedding. My solution: I have a side-kick eternity band made of silver and cubic zirconia. It looks amazing and shines just as much as the gold and diamond one. The side-kick is sized large enough to go over my kuckle easily during the ceremony, and I will take it off and switch with the actual one the second I can. For me, the rings are just beautiful symbols in what is a life commitment between my fiance and I. Using a temporary wedding band is what I need to do considering than hands I have! πŸ˜‰

Here’s the real wedding band with my e-ring πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

I read recently that many grooms just slip the wedding ring on to the knuckle and then the bride slides in past her knuckle after that by her side or whatever.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@GelaMac and @peppybride

How are your rings doing after sized?  I also have a half eternity that I need sized from a 7 to a 5.25.  @SeptHydrandgea said this could be a problem with the stones falling out.  The store can’t get it in my size directly, so if it can’t be sized we would have to return it! πŸ™

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