Post # 1
My SO and are in the midst of ring shopping! I had a surprise, however. I always thought my ring size was a 7-7.5. My ring size in highschool was around a 6.5- and I have since gained 60 lbs.
The jeweler looked at me and had me try on a ring sizer- and said that I was a 5.25. She said that a snug fit is better- especially as the weather gets colder and putting on gloves will be an issue. I shouldn’t size for when my fingers are swollen, (and they always are- I’m really sensitive to salt,) I should size for when my finger is at it’s thinnest in case I lose it.
While I can accept the fact that I have always been wearing the wrong size- I don’t know how I feel about a ring that fits THAT snugly. Fellow bees, how tight is your ring?
Post # 3
I have to twist mine over my knuckle. I used to have it a little looser but I was afraid I would catch it on something and it would pop off!
Post # 4
I was originally sized at a 7, and the jeweler said to go alittle snugger also, but the ring still spinned to much. I had it resized to a 6 3/4 & the fit is much better. My knuckles are bigger than where my ring sits.
Post # 5
Mine is probably a half to 3/4 size too big right now. I’m going to get it resized down, but I am going to ask them to size it a 1/4 bigger than I measure because my fingers change size SO much in the heat.
I may have them add sizing balls as well to keep it from spinning on my finger.
Also, something to think about that my FI’s jeweler told him, when you add a wedding band the ring will feel tighter becuase there is more width on the finger.
I have a ring I wear on my middle finger that fits well when my fingers are small but I have to take it off when my hands swell because I feel like my circulation is being cut off.
I want to be able to wear my engagement ring all the time, so I don’t want to have to take it off in hotter weather.
PS VERY exciting you are ring shopping!
Post # 6
If your fingers are swollen the majority of the time then you should consider getting what feels right. I think getting it a little snugger is always a good idea, but personally I tend to take on water and I wanted my ring to fit all the time so I found a happy medium. My ring will shift or spin a little when it’s really cold out, but it won’t come off my finger easily. I hope you get what I mean. I wouldn’t do it too too tight because as a fellow bee with swolle fingers I know how horrible it would be if I COULDN’T get my ring off due to swelling…that would be the worst!
Post # 7
my fingers change size pretty drastically so the fit depends on the day/season. When my hands are swollen i have a slight “Muffin top” to my ring that is not all-together pleasant… but i can still make a tight fist with no discomfort to my finger. When my hands are cold, my ring spins like crazy and seems loose (although not so loose it would fall off).
My fingers actually have a permanent dent now from my ring (like… even after i wake up from sleeping without my ring for 8 hrs it is still there). You can see the dent all the time but it feels even more obvious. I think it makes my ring a little bit looser than it used to be. I would definitely not size my ring any bigger though because I think it really WOULD fall off then when i was cold.
Took a pic of my dent for you to see… haha
Post # 8
@CorgiTales: Sound like your fingers do the same thing mine do. No dent on my finger yet since my ring is too big. But I do have a permanet dent on my toe from the toe ring I’ve been wearing for 10 years!
Post # 9
Mine’s pretty tight. I’d say 8 days out of 10 it feels really tight, and 2 days out of 10 it’s just right. My jeweler said the same thing–size it for your slimmest days, so you don’t lose it.
Post # 10
I too have the finger dent. My fingers are tapered and I don’t have a knuckle that sticks out, so my jeweler said ring muffin top was the only way I could keep them on.
I’m a little worried about what happens when I put the wedding band on with it and it’s even tighter, but I guess we’ll see….
Post # 11
I also have a dent. I always thought I was a size 7 in rings but she sized me at a 6 and I told her a 6 and 1/2 felt better so she made it a 6 and 1/4. I get the dent but it’s not as tight as the 6 would have been so I’m really glad we found the happy median between her suggestion and my comfort.
Post # 12
I told the FH that i wear a 5.5….i dont wear rings really so i was guessing. my moms wears a 5 and i tried hers on and it fit well so i wanted to be safe…
so we got engaged and it was (what i thought) just a little big…i was digging for something in my purse and it fell off (oops!) so after a week or so of wearing i finally gave in to go getting it sized (i didnt want to let it go for a week or more) we went in an i was a size 4! a whole size and half smaller than i thought, and when i first got it back i found it to be a little snug but now im so glad i did it…it fits perfect really. not to mention your hands swell in the summer so she said this will be a much better fit in the winter. Even still my ring turns around on my finger so im happy to have sized it smaller…
oh p.s. i have the indent too…
Post # 13
I say as snug as you can stand it. It’s better to err on the side of being too small.
Post # 14
I have a slight impression where my rings sit. My fingers change size a lot (any temperature change, salt intake, etc) so sometimes I have to run cold water over them to get them off more easily but they never hurt or feel too tight on my finger.
I’ve always been told that a good rule of thumb is that someone else should not be able to take the ring off your finger. If your SO could take your hand and get the ring off without too much difficulty, it is probably too loose.
Post # 15
I just have to say I’m glad I’m not the only one with an indent. I seriously thought I didn’t get the right size even though my ring seems loose most of the time (not extremely loose, but not super tight).