(Closed) If he proposes the ring probably won’t fit!

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@cali_cat:  It costs more to size up, than down, because they have to add more metal. He’d be smarter to overestimate than underestimate. But if you ask me, you should just stop by a jewelry store (any store, you don’t have to buy anything) and get sized. If he’s going to propose, he might as well be prepared.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Will your ring be custom ordered? If not, it will come inthe stock size 7 so fitting should be no problem, unless he asks them to size it before proposing.  Ifs he open to you being sized first? or is he the ” we dont talk about the ring at all untill I propose” type?  Another option is to give him a ring you already have that fits, and he can take it to the jeweler for them to measure the size there.

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@cali_cat:  From my experience, it is easier to size a ring up than it is to size it down.  My fiance overestimated my ring size by 2 sizes.  We had issues sizing it down because the side diamonds might pop out.  I refused to let them replace the setting because I wanted the ring he got down on one knee with, haha. In the end, we told them to resize it to the smallest size possible that would leave the side diamonds intact. So, my point is, resizing up should be fairly easy if you got a good jeweler.  =)

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@cali_cat:  I totally understand him wanting it to be a surprise (i.e. you don’t pick it out), but I’m surprised he wouldn’t want to know your ring size so at least it’d fit!!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@cali_cat:  Post-It note on his alarm clock!!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I told my FI my ring size (I had tried on my mom’s rings and shes 1/4 size bigger than me). The jeweler refused to make it in my size (4.5) just in case he guessed wrong. So it came as a 6, and I wore it on my middle finger for a day lol. Then we got it sized for free, and we got it back in under 24 hrs. So it wasn’t the end of the world.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I would definitely find out what it is then relate the number to something.  Mine is a size 6 and it is also my birth month of June!  Then he can’t forget right?

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My DH is pretty clueless too. Yet he some how managed to get my ring size perfect. He had secretly measured my promise ring one day while I was sleeping. So you never know! Do you have other rings laying around that he has access to?

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

It all depends on the style of ring he/you have chosen.  If it’s a solitaire, or if there are no side stones in the band, you have a lot more room to resize as needed.

If there are a lot of side stones, resizing may pose a few risks (losing side stones). 

Is there any way you can go somewhere to get sized and let him know?  Maybe you can even do it at a department store or Walmart just to get an idea? 

Idea #1:  Can you suggest a friendly bet that would enable you to be sized before he gets the ring? 

My SO likes to bet back rubs. . .If I were in your shoes, I’d bet him a back rub if we were at Walmart or the mall. . .this way I could get my finger sized. . .and probably get a back rub out of the deal as well.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Idea #2: If you know which jeweler he is going to, you can start a file there and they would size you and note the styles that you like.  This way your SO would have your actual size and you don’t have to worry. 

Idea #3:  Get sized and buy yourself some sort of ring that fits your left hand.  Even if it’s an $8 costume jewelry ring, you will know your size, and he can hopefully use that for comparison.

Post # 15
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Busy bee

It’s much easier to size a ring down than up. I ordered a free ring sizer online (pretty much every jewelry website will do that, I ordered it from blue nile) and just show it to him so he *gets it*, lol.

ETA: What I did is I ordered a sliding ring sizer. Once I sized myself to the perfect notch on the band, I just left it in his drawer and told him where it was. That way he could check my ring size at his convenience.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I got a ring that was sized 7, I’m a size 3.5 I had it re-sized, no biggie really.

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