Ring Finger Size Estimation For Surprise E-Ring, Help!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Considering the data available, What ring size would you get?
    5 : (18 votes)
    67 %
    4.75 : (7 votes)
    26 %
    4.5 : (0 votes)
    4.25 : (2 votes)
    7 %
    4 : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Are you an engineer? Honest question.

    i would get a 5.5.

    Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I should elaborate. my engagement ring is a 6.75, it fits over my middle, left handle finger (snugly). worn aloneon my ring finger, it’s roomy. I can fit a 6-6.25 ring when sized properly. The reason I prefer my rings at least 1/2 size larger is because of how snug it gets when I pair it with my wedding band. 

    Also, I think the ring on her left hand middle finger looks snug.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    RastaCook:  Wow, very detailed. I would err on the side of getting a larger ring, if it is too small she won’t be able to wear it and she will likely want to show it off to friends/family once you are engaged. Resizing can sometimes take a few days depending on the jewelry shop. 

    Is she right or left handed? Because my right hand ring finger is slightly larger than my left (I’m right handed)- so if you are basing your calculations from her ring size on her right hand it might be off. 

    Post # 5
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    326 posts
    Helper bee

    What size shoe does she wear? 

    Post # 7
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    Newbee

    If you are getting a ring with side stones/pave stones, it is easier for a jeweler to size up rather than down.  Sizing down can force the side stones out of the prongs.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee

    RastaCook:  I have similar sized fingers to your gf. My left hand middle finger is a solid 6. I wear a 4.25 on my L ring finger (ering finger). My right hand ring finger is a between 5 and 5.25. So the ring fingers on either hand are almost 1 full size different. I hope this helps! I am right handed.

    The integrity of the ring should not get bent out of shape if you resize within a size or 2. For instance, I’ve had a size 7 ring sized down to 4.25 and it got a bit wonky. But they sized my ering from 6 to a 4.25 and it came out perfectly (it’s a solitare).

    Sounds like your guess won’t be more than a size off, so you shouldn’t have to worry about a setting getting misshapen. As far as resizing up or down, resizing down is usually a tad cheaper b/c they are not adding any metal. I have read that you can resize palladium, but that it is tricker to work with. Take it to an experienced jeweler when/if you have to. Good luck!

    Post # 10
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Your best bet is to see if you can find a ring thats hers that shes not wearing and take it to a jewelry store they can tell you the size it is. You can also order ring sizers off the internet..you could buy one and try to see what her ring size is while shes sleeping lol …im only 5 feet tall myself and wear a 3.5 ring..however my fingers are unusually small..I would go with something in the range of a 5 and if its too big or small she can have it sized after you propose..goodluck to you!

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    This post is adorable! If your calculations are leading you to a size 4.5, consider getting a size 4.75-5 just in case. It’s always better for her to be able to slip a too-big ring on than have it be too small!

    Also, are you purchasing the setting locally? It may be hard to find a jeweller that can work with palladium, so make sure you have a local bench jeweller that will, in case you’re ordering online.

    RastaCook:  

    Post # 12
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I agree with other posters that it’s better to go bigger just to be safe. My fiance had no idea what size I was. He bought a 6.5 and it sized down nicely to a 4.5 which is my actual size. 

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’d get a size 5.  The last thing I would want is an e ring that is too small on me and that I couldn’t wear right away!! If it’s a little big she can still wear it! 

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    If get the 5. You can always get it resiZed or get little sizing balls put in later! Also, this is adorable how calculated you are about this. A solitaire with side stones means many different things. Rings with stones all down the band are more difficult to size than those with plain bands and just a couple side stones around the main stone

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    RastaCook:  I don’t know why, but I think this post is adorable!  I love the effort that you’re putting into this ring, and your method of research is exactly how I research info.  I think everyone else has posted some good info for you.

    I’m 5’1-ish and my ring size is 4.5.  I would say my middle left finger is probably 5.5-6 depending on th weather, but I have a finger sizer at home that I’ll be able to confirm the size later on if you’d like. To be on the safe side, I’d definitely go for the size 5.  

    I’d also take the ring’s band width into consideration and the fact that it will eventually be paired with a wedding band.  Usually the thicker it is, the tighter it may feel so the 5 could be fine as is.

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