Post # 1
This may be a dumb question, but does everyone wear their e-ring a smidge smaller, or as a perfect fit?
Maybe I’ve got freakish kielbasa fingers, but my ring is definitely more snug early in the morning. I’d get it sized up, but I’m scared I’ll lose it! It doesn’t hurt or anything, it’s just a little tight when I first put it on.
Post # 3
@MrsLongcoatPeacoat: Mine feels super tight when I first put it on. I don’t take it off while I sleep, but I do leave it off when I’m showering and getting ready (I’ve read heat can damage amethysts and my hair-dryer gets really hot – I’m not taking any chances). When I put it back on it’s much tighter than usual but after a little while it sort of loosens up and feels perfect again.
Post # 4
It is normal for your fingers to swell overnight. I purposely got my rings sized a 1/4″ larger than the jeweler recommended just for that reason because I sleep with my rings on. Also, I got them sized a little larger because my fingers tend to swell in the heat of the summer. I suggest going to a jeweler to get your finger sized again and see if a 1/4″ bigger might be a better fit for you.
Post # 5
Mine is tight in the mornings also and usually during the warmer months. In the winter it spins and drives me crazy! Too much salt makes my fingers bigger too. My jewler said to leave it unless it gets uncomfortable or your finger feels cold.
Post # 6
I have mine a bit loose right now, but only because Mr.ND got it about 1/4 size too big, but that’ll go away when I add the wedding band on and it’s just right. I don’t wear it in my sleep, but I wouldn’t anyway because my fingers get huge! Almost to the point that I couldn’t take it off. It’s also snug if I eat too much salt or if it’s hot.
If it’s only snug for a bit and then fits more normally throughout the day, I’d leave it as it is. And a cheat that I learned…just hold your left hand up in the air for about a minute or two, it should be enough to take some extra blood/fluid out of your fingers 🙂
Post # 7
Thanks y’all–this is great information. I don’t sleep with it on, and it always feels fine by the time I’m out the door. I’ll have to try the holding my hand up idea… I like that!
I’m worried if I get it sized up even a 1/4 size, it might slip off. 🙁 The center stone was my mom’s, given to her by Grandma the day I was born. Fi did a great job with the setting, but now I’m double-scared to lose it!
Post # 8
My ring is snug. When we got it the sales man said to get it tighter than I think, I was freaking out thinking it would be too tight but it is pretty much perfect as when I am cold it loosens up a little bit but even when I am hot is never too tight that it hurts to take it off.
Post # 9
My new ring is a quarter size less than my normal ring size and to be honest, I wish I’d gone half a size smaller because like PP’s said, it spins around. The stones make it top heavy. That might be equally as annoying to you as the snugness,
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
1/4 or 1/2 a size up or down tends to be useful in most cases. I got mine sized up a tiny bit too big, but I prefer it that way – it’s not loose enough to be lost, but it’s better than being snug and causing friction!
Post # 11
I prefer the perfect fit. When Fiance and I chose my ring, I decided to go 3/4 a size bigger because I didn’t want “muffin top” on my finger.. that was a little much so we had a white gold horseshoe spring soldered to the bottom of my ring so it doesn’t spin and I don’t have muffin top!
Post # 12
Mine feels comfortable but is actually very diffcult, and slightly painful, to take off. I think I’ll need to have it sized up.
Post # 13
I don’t have my ring yet, but I have noticed with my other rings that they always fit more snug in the mornings. I try to get my rings sized 1/4 size up from my ring size just to be safe. I’ve only had the issue of spinning during the winter with my heirloom ring, but it’s top heavy.
Post # 14
I got mine a little loose, cause I know my fingers will get fatter once I get pregnant
Post # 15
I had mine sized up 1/4 a size, against the jeweler’s advice. For me, this is perfect. My ring isn’t big enough to slip off or anything and it’s a euro shank so it never spins, but I find the 1/4 size up to be more comfortable and more “finger flattering” (I have an intense dislike of ering muffin top).
Post # 16
Mine is what I call just right. My knuckles are bigger than where my ring sits but I also HATE when my ring is too tight. I worried that when the wedding band went on, it would fit snugger so it could probably be 1/4 size smaller, but it’s comfortable so I’m leaving it.