Post # 1
I am thinking about getting an eternity band for my wedding ring, but I’ve heard that it’s not possible to resize them. This got me wondering about how likely it would be to ever have to resize the ring. Does most people’s finger size stay the same throughout their lifetime, or is it common to fluctuate? I know that your fingers can swell during pregnancy, but does it go back to your regular size after the baby is born? Did anybody get an eternity ring and regret not being able to resize it? Just curious! Thanks for any information you can share.
Post # 3
I wondered these same things too when I was hunting for my wedding band. I went with a 3/4th eternity just to be on the safe side…
Post # 4
I think it just depends on how much your weight fluctuates. Fingers arent going to just suddenly change sizes unless you gain or lose a lot of weight.
Post # 5
Really depends on the person.
Some people’s finger stay larger after pregnancy, some people develop arthritis, some gain or lose weight, or get other illnesses that cause swelling and so on. Others find their fingers shrink with age (fat pads usually do shrink on fingers with age) and so on.
For full eternities, unless you are prepared to replace it, I usually see it recommended to get it a bit bigger and put sizing beads or something in it. Some eternities can be resized but it is somewhat risky and pricey!
Post # 6
Thanks ladies! This is some good info. It seems a little bit risky to go with a full eternity band, but they’re just so pretty!
Post # 7
My jeweler put in a bridge (similar concept to sizing beads, but more comfortable). Since the bridge is white gold and the ring is palladium, they can just melt it out if I gain weight (or get pregnant). They said that they don’t want to resize the ring a bunch of times, but you can replace/remove the bridge as often as you want.
Post # 8
I had a size 7 ring from when my ex proposed and it fit fine when we broke up but then 10 months later when my DH proposed I was wearing a size 8. At that point I had gained weight but not tons, maybe 15 lbs.
Post # 9
My mom has had the same eternity band for over 15 years and her fingers haven’t changed sizes since she got her engagement ring over a decade before that. She has gone through 4 pregnancies but I believe she wore her rings for the majority of each of the pregnancies. She hasn’t gained too much weight since she got married. It depends a lot on the individual.
I would consider whether your fingers have changed sizes before and whether the women in your family have had their finger sizes change. My mom’s ring is uncomfortable for me to wear, even though it is only 1/4 size larger than my regular size. I think part of that is due to the total carat weight (3cts, which means rather large stones considering it is only a 4.75 size ring).
Post # 10
My fingers have fluctuated quite a bit with my weight. I wouldn’t get a full eternity because I know my fingers do change. It is probably pretty individual, and some people probably have no issues.
Post # 11
I’ve seen people get a wedding band a bit bigger for pregnancy, weight gain, etc., and “lock it” in place with their engagement ring that is fitted properly. That said, my ring size has remained pretty stable even with weight loss and now pregnancy. Just depends on the person.