(Closed) How snug should my e-ring be?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What size should I go with?
    4.25 : (36 votes)
    92 %
    4.5 : (3 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1786 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    It’s normal for your hands to be a little different. I think the dominant hand is usually a little bigger. I’d go with the 4.25. 

    Post # 4
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    1420 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2017 - Downtown Riverfront Cafe

    @roxxx_m: Check your size at any local jeweler for free and be sure before ordering. One’s fingers tend to be larger on the hand they use more regularly. 

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    8587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Oddly enough, my left hand is larger than my right, and I’m right handed. I wear an 8 in my right, but had to go into a 9 for my e-ring [doesnt help the band on my ering is large, add that with the large band of my band and it’s super snug].

    That being said, my ring is super lose this time of year, being cold and all.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1509 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My left ring finger is slightly larger then my right ring finger(im right handed), I think thats pretty normal. Go for the 4.25

    Post # 8
    Member
    1420 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2017 - Downtown Riverfront Cafe

    @roxxx_m: My right finger is definitely larger than my left (of course, not visibly). As far as what is recommended, the ring should slide over your knuckle and fit snugly on your finger. If it requires a lot of manipulation to get on and off, size up .5. I can wear a 5, but I ordered a 5.5 for peace of mind and especially because fingers tend to swell in the hot, summer months. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    734 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    My ring is loose and it might slip off if it was soapy and wet…

    I was actually sized at about a 4.25/4.5 but the jeweler didn’t suggest I go with a 4.5 because when I got sized it was the beginning of January! We’ll see how it is in the summer, but I think it will be pretty exact then. I’d rather have my ring a little big in the winter than too snug in the summer (for my job I have to frequently take off my e-ring). I got a 4.75

    Post # 10
    Member
    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Well, do you like how it feels more when it’s snug on your right hand or a little looser on your left? Maybe in between? I prefer mine a smidge looser, can’t stand the feeling of anything tight on me – i also have a big turtleneck aversion 🙂

    Also take into account that your fingers change size a bit throughout the day and will be bigger in heat, humidity, with bloat, etc. If you like it loose, take into account that on a cold day your fingers will shrink further and too loose could result in a lost ring.

     

    Post # 11
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    481 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    Remember that your fingers swell and shrink with the temperature and the time of day etc. Try the ring on and shake your hand, and if it comes off it’s too loose. You don’t want it too snug, as in summer your fingers swell and it could get stuck! Go for something that feels a bit loose but wont fall off in cold weather, and something that fits more snug but not tight in summer Smile

     

    Post # 13
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    76 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I recently got a new engagement ring because my first one was too big and couldnt be sized down anymore. My current ring in 4.25 and though its pretty snug, i would rather it be snug than too loose.

    Post # 14
    Member
    752 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @roxxx_m:  Yes, it is normal for one hand to be larger than the other. Usually the dominant hand is larger, as a PP said. Also, thicker bands and/or multiple bands will fit tighter than thin bands. Try your ring on around the middle of the day, as hands tend to be smaller in the morning and swell more by the evening. Also make sure you haven’t just come in from the cold or just gotten a shower, as those things tend to make your fingers shrink and swell respectively. 

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