Post # 1
I just got engaged on Friday and am absolutely ectastic! However, I am very upset because although it does not appear that my ring is too small, my finger has been aching ever since he put the ring on. : ( It’s sort of this dull ache or bruised feeling through the whole finger. I feel like it feels like circulation is cut off, but that seems like it would only make sense if it was way too small. It is loose enough that it spins sometimes, and comes close to coming when I wash my hands, and I can’t detect finger muffin top… It’s also not a crazy huge ring! I have worn rings for longs periods in my life and never had a problem, but never worn one on my left ring finger… Could that be it? Will I get used to it eventually? It’s making me so sad because I keep wanting to take my ring oof! : ( Please let me know what you think! Here is a pic to show to see how it looks size/weight wise etc.
Post # 3
Is it possible you are allergic to the metal? Sometimes allergic reactions can produce an achy feeling.
Post # 4
Your ring is so pretty! I think the ache is normal. My finger ached a bit/ felt bruised when I first started wearing mine and even now since I don’t wear mine at work during the week it aches a bit when I first put it back on.
Post # 5
Not sure about your finger hurting… maybe take it off for a little while and see if it gets better?
Post # 6
Congratulations!! Your ring is beautiful!
You will get used to it! I had never ever wore a ring on that finger either. My ring felt soo awkward for a few weeks after I got engaged, it made me uncomfortable, I kept wanting to take it off. But after a while I feel perfectly fine wearing it, and I feel naked without it. Be patient 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@Jazzylove: Your band looks pretty thick and that may be irritating your finger. It may or may not go away with time. You may want to consider resetting your stone in a thinner band but I would buy a cheap thin band to wear for a few days to make sure before purchasing.
Post # 8
Is it white gold? Nickel allergy would be my first guess…
Post # 9
Thanks ladies! It is palladium, so I’m not sure if that could be a problem and cause an allergy perhaps? I take it off to sleep or work out, so it’s not on all the time. I am wondering if it is in fact because of how thick the band is going vertically (I think called the bridge?) I’ve never worn a ring that sits up high like it does or that bumps my other fingers… I’m hope hope hoping that I will just adjust to it because I love the setting so much. However, I will definitely consider a less substatial band if the aching doesn’t stop after a few weeks. : (
Post # 10
Hmmm… Also upon further inspection although there isn’t side of finger muffin top, there is muffin top on top of my finger if that makes sense… Like my finger gets fatter from the base of my hand out toward my first knuckle on top of my finger and when I look from the side with my hand flat out in front of me the ring is certainly pressing down making “top of finger buldge.” Maybe after I lose my first 10 pounds of planned wedding weightoss weight it will feel better…
Post # 11
It is pretty tall.. are your other fingers bumping it and pressing it into your finger? I immediately thought of a metal allergy as well, but swelling and irritation ususally accompany a metal allergy.
Post # 12
@Jazzylove: You can be allergic to palladium.
But my guess is that you’re just more aware of your finger now! Example: start thinking about your tongue. You probably didn’t notice or care before, but now you’re thinking, wow, my whole mouth is filled with tongue. It’s a weird feeling.
Maybe that’s what’s happening now- you’re just more aware than yes, you do have a left ring finger.
Post # 13
Yes, I think my other fingers may be pressing it into my finger… Also here is a SUPER unflattering but true pic of the “top buldge” that I just discovered. Ugh my fingers a re really fat on top. So lovely… Do you guys think this looks like it could be the problem? That it is cutting in too much from the top? In that case maybe losing weight will solve the problem…
Post # 14
@Jazzylove: it is unlikely that you are allergic to palladium it is supposed to be hypoallergenic. My ring is definitely not too tight and my finger looks exactly the same from the side when my fingers are out straight, it’s just the muscle/tendon. For me the bulge goes away for the most part when I curl my fingers. Do you still have a bulge when you curl your fingers?
Post # 15
@Apple_Blossom: That’s exactly what I thought of too!
@Jazzylove: First of all, congratulations! I love your ring, it’s beautiful. Do you think it’s possible you’re so aware of your left ring finger now and maybe subconsciously afraid you’ll lose the ring that you’re holding your finger kind of stiff all day?
Not long ago, I had a very mild case od tendonitis in my right wrist and my doctor prescribed some elastic bandages and giving my right wrist a little rest for a few days. I’m right handed and had to think extra hard not to use my right hand too much so I guess I became so aware of it I never relaxed it and as a result it became really sore and stiff! Maybe that’s what’s happening to your ring finger.
I thought about allergies too but I think palladium is hypoallergenic so I doubt it’s that!
Post # 16
@Jazzylove: I think you will just need to get used to it. My rings arent too tight but they do leave an indention. I dont notice them hurting but I can see the mark they leave on my finger long after I remove them.