Should I get my ring resized?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I resize my engagement ring?
    Yes, size it to a 5.5 : (32 votes)
    84 %
    No, there's no point to resize to a 5.5, your mom is right : (2 votes)
    5 %
    Maybe, I'm not really sure. : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Size it to a 5.75 : (3 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    379 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @FoxyBride14:  I would resize it to the 5.5 because you aren’t going to be pregnant forever.

    Post # 4
    2534 posts
    Sugar bee

    I would re-size it rather than run the risk of losing it because it’s way too loose

    Post # 6
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @FoxyBride14:  Get it sized! I can fit a 5.25 but get a little finger pudge so I went with a 5.5 even though its not tight I still feel secure. It sounds like we’re the same size and I would be freaked out if I had to wear a size 6! I’d always be paranoid about losing it! 

    Post # 7
    4494 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Have you tried it with a wedding band yet?  Both rings will fit more snugly then – with a band it’s possible it’ll fit just right.  If with a band it feels nice, could you try sizing beads?  Will sizing beads invalidate the warranty?  if it’s still loose even with a band then you may wish to resize.  

    Post # 9
    108 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @FoxyBride14:  what kind of a store won’t stand by their work? Ugh. But I’d vote to resize the ring. It’s better to risk voiding the warranty than to lose the ring :-

    Post # 11
    131 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I was in pretty much the same situation, and I’m very happy now that I resized down.  My ring was a size 6.5 and just knew it was too big; it fit the way you described yours.  I even shook my hand in my room one night and it flew off into a corner and I panicked!  But when I went into the jeweler to get it resized, it was a hot day and I had walked a distance to get to the store and by the time I got there my hands had swollen so it fit a lot better.

    I knew I had to resize it down however, because it falling off again was simply out of the question!  The jeweler size me at 5.5, but I freaked out because it made my finger look fat.  I was thinking more along the lines of sizing down .25 of a size.  But they assured me that .25 wouldn’t make a huge difference. 

    I eventually settled on sizing it down to 6 and it fits perfectly now!  When we were moving and my hands swelled from packing and lifting, my hands swelled a lot and it still wasn’t too tight, so that gives me an idea of how it might fit when I’m pregnant someday and when I add the wedding band.

    Resize it down .5 size and you’ll be happy.  🙂

    Post # 13
    88 posts
    Worker bee

    What type of ering is?  If there are any pave stones, you’ll have to be very careful with resizing as it may affect the integrity of the setting and cause the stones to become slopes and possibly fall out!  If you have a solitaire, I would resize it.

    I’m just exactly a size 5.25 but since I have a pave ring, I ended up getting a 5.5 with the two the balls on the inside.  This way, the band is more forgiving when my finger swells but still snug enough when its not swollen.  In the future, if I need a more permanent fix for a size 5.5 (eg for weight gain or pregnancy) then I can have the balls taken out/shaven down.

    I’m not sure if the balls would work for you bc the size difference is so great but depending on the style, I would again be careful of resizing.

    Post # 15
    88 posts
    Worker bee

    @FoxyBride14: that must give you some piece of mind. I would definitely resize it then!

    Post # 16
    901 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @FoxyBride14:  If everything is covered, I would definitely resize it. My ring drives me crazy being probably 1/8 of a size too big. I can’t imagine 1/2 a size! Even if you do get pregnant, you aren’t going to have fat fingers forever even if they do swell, there are ring holder necklaces that are cute if your ring doesn’t fit for a couple months.

    Don’t go your whole life with an ill fitted ring for a couple months of it being *maybe* too tight!

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