Post # 1
Since getting my engagement ring, I’ve lost 30 pounds (great side effect of having a super fit man) and in the process, I’ve gone down nearly a ring size (because of COURSE I loose finger fat before anything else. It’s like the workout gods say, “happy about another five pounds huh? Too bad I’m going to take it from your fingers before I take it from your butt”)
Luckily, my ring started off tight, so now even though it needs to be made smaller, it’s not loose enough where I feel like it might fall off. However, it’s spinning like crazy, and the solitaire is knocking around my finger. I’m not sure I’ve settled on the ring size I’ll stay, so I’m trying not to run right out and have it sized down, just to have it sized again. I know the clear little plastic ring sizers don’t get the best reviews, but do I really have any other option other then taking off my beloved diamond until I finish loosing weight?
Post # 3
First, congrats!!! I actually had the same problem and posted about it. Here’s a link to that thread, you might pick up some good ideas there:
Our long-term solution was to get a new ring, buuuut in the short term I actually did go to a Claire’s and pick up a package of those plastic sizers and they really do work. It was a little annoying at first, but now I don’t even notice it (and I love not constantly worrying about my ring slipping off!)
Post # 4
If the only issue is spinning (rather than falling off) have you thought about adding sizing balls to help keep it from spinning:
Post # 5
I had thought about sizing beads, but I guess if I was going to have it worked on at the jewelers, I might as well have it sized. Are there any advantages to adding sizing beads over having it sized down?
Post # 6
If you size it, it will feel and look better on your finger. My fiance got me a size 6 ring when he proposed, but in actuality my finger is a small 4.5. Now that it’s the correct size it still spins when I’m cold and more lately that I’ve lost weight due to stress, but I think if I resize it again I won’t be able to get it over my knuckle. That’s where the sizing balls come in! They’ll stop the spinning but it will be easier to slide over your finger than it would be if it was an entirely smaller size.
Post # 7
What they said ^^^ I’ve seen the metal fish wire wrapped around the base of the ring, the sizing beads, and the plastic sizers. It makes the most sense 🙂 Congrats on your (finger) weight loss!! hahah 🙂
Post # 8
I see you haven’t had your wedding yet. once that wedding band is added to it, the e-ring won’t spin so much. two rings together feel tighter than one ring alone. so I would not resize in your situation.
I would suggest going for the sizing beads as @KatNYC2011: suggested. they will not cost very much (I believe in the range of $30), and if you want them removed, it will probably cost even less than that.
Post # 9
Wrapping fishing line around it takes it down about a quarter to half size
Post # 10
I have e sizing beads in my ring, and it’s great. I dont feel them at all, and it made my size 7ring fit on my 5.5 finger. I work in a hospital, and I’m always wearing gloves, but never had a problem with the ring slipping off. If you resize it, you run the risk of the diamond settings getting stretched out and having your diamonds fall out. I have some tiny diamonds in my ring, and I was afraid of them falling of they cut the band. Plus, with the beads, if I gain weight later on, then i can just have the beads shaved down. And in the summer, when my fingers swell, I have plenty of space for swelling without worrying about it being so tight I get a muffin top on my finger.