Post # 1
Hi Bees, I have been browsing on these forums for awhile and love the community here. Recently my now fiance proposed and I love the ring, but my fingers are somewhat of an odd shape. I have largish hands with long narrow (in comparison to the size of my hand) fingers. My knuckle joints are not abnormally large, but most rings are somewhat loose around finger. I currently have a 6.25 size ring that I am probably going to reduce to 6. But even so, I think there will be extra space inside the ring so that the stone always twists to the side so that it is resting on my middle or pinkie finger. Do any other bees have a similar experience or advice? I posted some pics to show the issue. Thanks so much!
Post # 2
seesom: Your ring is beautiful! It is set high, so I would recommend getting a Euro shank. I have one and love it, because my ring never spins now. It requires getting the ring “re-shanked”, but it is something the jeweler can do very easily. I have the same issue with rings spinning, b/c my fingers are also long and slender. Basically a Euro shank balances the weight of the top side. You can google it to see what they look like. The back side is squared off. You get used to it and it’s actually super comfy. It beats having the jewels on the underside of the finger instead of on top! If you don’t want to go that route you might consider “sizing beads”. The jeweler adds them inside the band to help keep a snug fit. Good luck!
Post # 3
seesom: Like the PP said, I was going to suggest sizing beads 🙂
Post # 4
Your ring definitely looks too big… It’s a good idea to get it sized down, like you already mentioned.
Also, sizing beads can help!
However, if the ring is sized appropriate, it shouldn’t twist around much. I have really tiny/narrow fingers (size 4.25) and some VERY top-heavy rings that don’t twirl at all.
Post # 5
Is size 6 what your finger was measured at? I assumed I would be a 5-6 since I rarely wore rings on my ring finger and figured I was average, but my ring actually needed to be much smaller than that. Unless you have very big knuckles, your ring shouldn’t be sized so large for your finger.
Get a second opinion on your ring size, then consider resizing and getting sizing beads.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2014 - Easton's Beach Rotunda Ballroom
seesom: Gorgeous ring!
The sizing beads will definitely help, though if sized properly it shouldn’t twist too much.
I think I might win the smallest/narrowest finger contest — my ring is a size 3.75 and the only time it twists around my finger annoyingly is when Im in my work environment (they keep our office like a meat freezer).
Post # 7
seesom: Lovely ring! It sounds like you’re saying that your knuckles are larger than your finger and so in order for it to fit your knuckle you need a size that is bigger than your finger. Is that correct?
If so, the issue is not likely the size of the ring but the knuckle/finger differentiation. My sister has the same issue. She has to get a size 7.5 to fit over her knuckle but her finger could probably fit a size 6.5, so her rings spin. One option is a butterfly spring- which flattens out when going over the knuckle but grips the finger once the ring is on your finger. Flexible sizing beads are another option. Do you like ring stacks? I think that could also be a solution. This is a common issue and any jeweler should be able to talk to you about all of the options and help you find the best one for you. Best wishes finding something that helps you enjoy that pretty ring!
Post # 8
I have this same problem. My ring started as a 4.5 and I got it sized down to a 4.25 but it still spins (not as much as at first though). my finher is prob like a 4 but my knuckles are a bit larger so it has to remin big enough to get the ring on and off. sizing it down a quarter size helped a ton, and on hot summer days my ring def fits much more snug, so you have to remember that your finger expands during certain times (like during your period too- I always notice mine fits better then). my jewler told me that once you add the wedding band underneith it helps a ton too. I didn’t try the beads because it voids the warranty on my setting (something to look into!). ive just accepted the fact that it will spin on ocassion and I’m pretty used to shifting it back by now!
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago
I was having the same problem, my ring size is 4.75 but my knuckles are a size 5. My originaly ring was a 6.5, they sized it to a 6…then added sizing beads, then added larger sizing beads. That was mostly okay but it was still too lose for my liking and still didn’t stay straight. So I finally sized it down to a size 5. So happy i did. Granted when it’s really hummid out I can not get my ring off and even when it’s cold it is a bit tight coming off the knuckle, but it is so much more comfortable, besides I only take it off and put it on once a day so I’m not really worried about that being difficult! I would size down if I were you…if it’s too tight they can always re-size it larger. Good Luck, I honestly don’t think it will ever be pefect!!
Post # 10
I have the same problem! My ring is a size 3.25 but my fingers are actually a 3, but i have large knuckles so it was sized up slightly so i can get it on and off. I’ve heard of sizing beads but i’m afraid of damaging the ring. my ring fits so much better when its humid out (had a few 80+ degree days here and the ring finally fits!) so I am also afraid it will be too tight with sizing beads.