- 2 years ago
Hi everyone! I just got engaged over the weekend and I ADORE the ring (I attached a photo at the end). It’s a compilation of family heirlooms (a complete eternity band) set in white gold from my fiance’s family. I love everything about it except the fit! I have larger knuckles and thin fingers. The ring is a size 6 and I think it’s about a half size too big. Not sure though. It tends to slide between where it SHOULD sit, and my middle knuckle, even when I’m warm it turns and slide a bit. It makes me REALLY nervous that I’m going to lose it! If I shake my hand vigorously it eventually will fall off. This tells me that something needs to be done about the size.
The jeweler who put it together is 6 hours away, so I visited two local jewelers who own well reputed small jewelry stores. One said that a stone needs to be taken out. I HATE that idea. I don’t want to change the ring, and I am concerned that when I decide to have kids, my finger may change. I do not want to have to worry about resizing and damaging the ring. The second jeweler suggested sizing beads, which I am leaning towards. HOWEVER, when my fiance talked on the phone to the jeweler who made it originally he said he’d re-size it and is sending me a shank guard.
I am terrified of using the shank guard as I’ve heard it can damage the ring by scratching it.
What was your experience and how did it turn out? What did you prefer? Do you have any suggestions? Like I said, because I don’t think it needs to be DRAMATICALLY resized I’m leaning toward the beads, but I’m very nervous about getting this right!