Ring Size – Perfect in Heat, Loose in Cooler Weather

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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2355 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I like looser rings. My ring size test is very scientific. I shake my hand a few times and see if the ring flies off my finger. If it does, it’s too loose! Wink

 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@mrswedding16:  The jeweler sized me at a 6, but I specifically chose to order a 6.5. My ring is snug when it’s hot and humid, when I’m at the beach, and in the morning when my fingers are swollen. It spins the majority of the time but cannot actually fall off my finger.  Although the spinning annoys me, and I constantly am straightening my ring, I couldn’t stand to have my ring feeling extra tight on those other occasions.

Post # 5
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6407 posts
Bee Keeper

That’s normal. Fingers will vary over different situations. Damn living things, lol.

Mine is a little pinchy/muffin toppy at very tightest and somewhat concerningly loose at the other end of things, but on an average day it sits happily upright without pinching at all, like it was made for my finger (which, incidentally, it was…lol). I think that’s the best I could possibly expect the interaction between a non-living metal band and my real finger to go 🙂

Post # 6
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3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would just get sizing balls.  That should fix it for you

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

@mrswedding16:  I think I would leave it.  You don’t want to resize it and then feel like it’s too tight when you get hot.

Post # 8
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926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I was sized in the spring of 2012 for a 5.25 so we ordered a 5.25.  I’ve had it since fall 2012, through all seasons now and never had a problem with it fitting.  It fits the same no matter the time of day or year.  I don’t actually sleep in it for fear of the swelling factor.

Post # 9
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236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Mine spins a bit, but I kind of prefer that because I like turning it around easily if need be. I don’t always want to show it off 🙂 I have small fingers but kind of big knuckles, so it’s basically sized to fit over my knuckle but be slightly loose on my finger. It definitely fits more snugly in the summer (now!).

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

I have arthritis…and in my hands i find the same thing happens to me

i can go from a size N to an L in winter!

I have mine half sized so its currently a UK M and a half.

This means its not too tight and its not gonna fly off anytime soon, either!

Post # 11
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749 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

@MsW-to-MrsM:  How Clever lol I will Have To Remember That 😀

Post # 12
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670 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

mine spins like crazy but is perfect when its hot – and after I work out or forget to take it off while sleeping I cannot get it off to save my life.

I probably could have gone down a 1/4 size but im glad i didnt – it still wont slip off when its spinning since my knuck is large enough to prevent that  – but if I got pregnant and it it became perma-stuck I think that would suck.

As long as there is no risk for it slipping off I would just leave it as is.

Post # 13
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362 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My ring is a little loose and hangs at a weird angle when I’m cold but I’m scared to get it sized even smaller because it feels snug when I feel hot or warm. I have a large knuckle, which is another reason I wouldn’t get it sized smaller.

Post # 14
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47 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

If its an eternity band there is no  “safe” way to size that ring. Some jewelers will say they can size it but you will foever be dealing with loose diamonds if you size it. U can do 1 of 2 things if it worries you sizing balls or of they r uncomfetable for you you can have the shank built up a tiny bit. talk to your jeweler and ask more then one so you know you are talking to someone highly skilled (there are alot of sortof skilled jewelers out there). I worked in jewelry for a long time and I have seen more diamonds fall out for the sizing reason then almost any other.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’d say hold off on resizing until you start wearing a wedding band as well. I’m really a 5.25, but have a 5.5 ring. When I tried it on with a wedding band it’s not as loose (doesn’t spin as much).

I’m not in any danger of it falling off though, even with my small ring size I have “meaty” knuckles.

One of my friends actually had little sizing beads attached. That should maintain the integrity of your ring and help with the size. It looks something like:

 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@mrswedding16:  this happened to me too. i had it sized down and had no problems. its back to hot and humid and it feels fine. although, at the end of my last pregnancy, i had to take it off.

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