Post # 1
When I got the ring sized initially, I was between a 4.5 and a 4.75. I went for the 4.75, since the 4.5 felt a little tight and uncomfortable. Of course, now I have it back, and the 4.75 mostly feels loose! I’ve been wearing it for a day, and it goes off-center on my finger a lot, and I actually was able to shake it off…by intentionally shaking my hand really violently for a while as a test. (I can’t think of any context where I’d do that in real life.) It didn’t come off in the shower, while washing my hands, or while playing piano, though. And it feels like it fits perfectly first thing in the morning, when I assume my fingers are a little swollen. (Which might also mean it will fit perfectly in the summer.) Soooo I’m torn. Should I go down a quarter size? The 4.5 was a little uncomfortable (I was also probably PMS bloated at the time I initially got sized), but of course I really really don’t want to risk losing this! (And I’m clumsy and oblivious enough that it’s completely possible it could fall off my finger in some ridiculous way and I wouldn’t even notice for a while.)
Post # 3
see if your jeweler will put a temp sizer on it. I had the same thing happen to me- I got sized before FI bought the ring and it was HUGE when I got it! I eventually got it sized but only after having the sizer on there for a few months. it still fits completelydifferent every day!
Post # 4
@sunflower22: Hmm… If you can shake the ring off, even shaking your hand violently, that’s not a good sign. However, if the 4.5 felt too tight and uncomfortable, then you shouldn’t resize it. But I find it strange that there is such a difference between s quarter of a size for you. Can you add a plastic ring guard/sizer to the ring when it feels like it’s too loose (i.e. winter time and cold temps)?
Personally, I like my ring size a tad on the larger side, because for some reason I like when the diamond ‘flops’ to the side (strange, I know!), but even though I could probably go down another quarter size, there is no way my ring at its current size will fall of my finger if I shake it…
Post # 5
I wouldn’t get it changed personally. As you said, the only time it has come off is when you did something you wouldnt normally do under any normal circumstances. There’s nothing worse than having a ring that is too tight for your finger!
Post # 6
I had this same problem(and posed this question, too~last week!)
I took the ardvice of the Bees and went to a jeweler and had them put a ring adjuster in. It now fits perfectly and I’m not worried about losing it anymore!
Post # 7
Same problem here!
i recently got a new set
initially they sized it at a 5.
it kept spinning on my finger and drove me nuts.
so, they took it down to a 4.5.
Now I am unable to get my rings on in the morning.
however, later in the day they fit well.
i went back in to talk to them about it…they want to size it back up to a 5 and add sizing beads/bars.
i hope this takes care of the problem….I hate to keep having my rings resized!
Post # 8
@sunflower22: If you’re not married yet and not wearing a band with it, don’t get it resized. They’ll both fit more snugly when you wear them together. I have the same issue, and I’m going to go with the size that’s slightly big because I can’t stand tight rings when my fingers are swollen or it’s warmer.
Post # 9
@sunflower22: I had the same exact issue. IMHO–since it’s only slightly off, I would advise to have a jeweler sodder a spacer into the ring, which can easily be removed later on. My rationale is that if you choose to get pregnant someday, it’s alot more difficult to size the ring up than down.
Post # 10
I’m experiencing the same dilemma with my engagement ring, and know I just bought wedding rings in the same size… ugh! It’s pretty cold where I live already, and I know fingers tend to be looser in the winter and tighter in the summer, so I don’t want to get it sized down, because I worry I’ll just need to get them sized up again in the summer.
I just ordered a cheap, narrow gold band off of Etsy a half size smaller than my engagement ring, to wear on the outside of the ring. The band is only about a millimeter wide, and is really low-profile, so it shouldn’t look like an important ring… probably, it’ll barely be noticeable. But I plan to put it on the outside of my engagement ring (and eventually wedding ring) during colder months to keep the important ones from falling off.
Google “keeper ring” – it’s actually not uncommon, especially for people with extraordinarily expensive rings, to wear a tighter band on the outside to make sure nothing falls off accidentally. And if you get an extra band that’s a little bit smaller, that means that if your fingers swell a little bit or are bigger in warmer weather, that you won’t have to go back again to have them sized. I got the plain band for less than $50; totally worth it if you ask me.
Post # 11
I’d suggest asking your jeweler about sizing balls. (It’s not dirty like it sounds!). They are these little metal balls that are welded into the band, and they keep the ring from sliding off or sliding around on your finger. But they also allow for room as your finger swells or shrinks, like with the weather.
I had the same problem as you and my jeweler said that going down to the next size might have made the ring too tight when my fingers swell a bit in warmer weather. The addition of two sizing balls fixed everything. Good luck!