Help! My ring is too big – AND too small!

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1385 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

It really does, I got my engagement ring in the summer and it fit well, now it’s a bit lose and will turn side to side occasionally. I feel your pain I’m a size 5 ring. But I swear when it heats up it fits better.

Post # 4
2280 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have the same ring size and have the same problem. It doesn’t bother me enough to size it down further, though, because it does fit well in the warmer months. Jewelers can add two “balls” to the inside of your band so that it doesn’t slide around as much, without changing the actual size.

Post # 5
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That’s what my ring did last winter too.  And this winter.  It definitely is the cold weather.  Definitely don’t go to the jeweler and have them re-size it.  There are ring guards (get the plastic ones) that you can put on the bottom of it to make it less loose, then you can just take it off if it becomes too tight when the weather gets nicer.

Crap, I tried to show you a picture of ’em, not cooperating

Post # 6
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You could get one of thos silicone bands that sort of slip over the shank of your ring….where it would be hidden in your hand?  I have the same problem…and I have already had my ring resized twice so I am afraid to have it resized again!  Hope this helps….

Post # 7
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yes… ugh. So annoying! When it is hot, your fingers will swell and the ring will be kind of tighter. Do you ever feel like your ring is much tighter when you wake up in the morning?

I’m thinking once I get the wedding band it won’t feel as loose in the winter?

Post # 8
639 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m a size 4 with the same problem – huge knuckles!  I can’t get my ring sized any smaller or it won’t slip on, but it is reallly loose once its over my knuckle.  I understand that you can get a small dot of solder metal put inside the band to help with this – it doesn’t size it too small to go over the knuckle, but that added “bump” helps keep it from twisting once it’s on.  I’m looking into having it done for my ring.  

I do agree with Az though too, I have this problem less in the summer when my hands aren’t all constricted from the dry/cold.

Post # 11
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Do any of you ladies have a picture of these silicone band ring-thingys?  Thinking I might need one.  I did a google search for it but only came up with silicone cases for the iphone.

Post # 12
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

haha thanks surkim !

Post # 13
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heritage Square Museum

@danadelphia: eek I was just debating putting this same post up on the boards! My ring definitely fit “better” in the summer months, but DAMN these knuckles.  I’m definitely gonna get the little balls put in….

@krazeekat: They have the little silicone things at your local mall cheapie jewelry store too. i.e. Claires, Icing, etc… I use ’em for actors jewelry all the time, and they do work well….just not the prettiest b/c they’re a little bulky….

sigh. we need a little finger/big knuckle support group it’s so frustrating! 🙂

Post # 14
18645 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Your fingers swell up during different times of the year.  They are actually a little smaller in winter and bigger in summer (or when you are hot).  These are the things I used before I had my ring sized down.


Post # 15
1111 posts
Bumble bee

krazeekat, do you want one?  I got a package of 10 for one ring, I can send you one or two if you want.

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