skinny fingers….fat knuckles : /

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

There are sizing beads or what they call an arthritic shank.  It actually has a little hinge and opens.  The sizing beads would be cheaper.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

double post

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I have the same problem.  I haven’t actually worn my ring in the summer yet, so I’m waiting to see how much my hands actually swell with warm weather.  I’m also hoping that wearing my wedding ring with it will help things.  I think my knuckles are too big for me to get my ring on (size 4) but would help once on.  It’s a pretty crappy problem

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@lizardloo:  LOL I have the same situation. Only by about half a size but still, I have a spinning ring *and* a lovely callous on my knuckle 😉 #firstworldproblems!!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

Yea, I have the same problem, it’s irritating  🙁   My knuckle is fine for a size 5 or even 4 1/2 ring, mine slips easily over the knuckle, but my finger above the knuckle is  I’m guessing at LEAST a size smaller than the knuckle.

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have that problem.  My ring size right now is a 5…it needs to be sized down to a 4.5 or even a 4…but I fear that I won’t be able to get it over my knuckle!  So I just sorta deal with it..:(  I had it at a size 6 for a while, then got the nerve to go down to a 5…and it fits a bit better but not as good as it could.

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have that problem. I have a size 5 ring so it fits over my knuckle but it spins around and around so my finger size is probably more like a 4.5 or 4. I just deal. I never feel like it’s going to fall off luckily but I know anything smaller would never make it over the knuckle.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I have the exact same issue.  I’ve found that I can either do a 4.5 with a very skinny band (so it fits over my knuckle easier) or a 5 with a very wide band (which eliminates most of the spinning).  I believe the sizing beads that jewelers can solder into your ring will also help with spinning.  To be honest, I’ve been married for 12 years and I’ve always just wanted a wide plain band like Olivia Wilde used to wear.  It would make my  life so much easier!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Have you seen the bands that are square at the bottom?? Look up A Jaffe engagement rings if this link doesnt work. http://www.benbridge.com/shop/product.php?productid=16499&cat=4&page=1

 

I was told those help for it not to spin. Plus his work is beautiful. I too have a bigger knuckle, my ring is a 6.5 but could truly wear a 6. sometimes it spins, but I never feel like it will fly off, since I always have to give it a good tug or push to get it over my nuckle.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

The squared off bottoms are called Euro Shanks.  🙂   They are offered on most brands of jewelry or your jeweler could possibly order it.   Like you, I have also heard that they help keep the ring in place.  I’ve never tried one…not yet, anyway! 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have the exact same problem!!! Really skinny fingers but way larger knuckles. Kind of happy to see I’m not the only one with these types of hands…there are so many perfect fingers on theses boards, hehe!

Here’s how I’m dealing with it: I have my rings sized at the lowest possible to go over my knuckle. It’s still a struggle and I need lotion of water. But it goes on in 3 seconds and then it’s not ever coming off accidentally because the knuckle keeps it there. To save the life of my poor knuckle skin, I keep my rings on at all times. They got really irritated when I first got my e-ring and I was removing it at night and pushing it on in the morning when your fingers are swollen. 

My rings do spin but as the others say, I live with it. I pass a 4.75 over my knuckles but I’m probably a size 4 or lower. I had to solder my wedding band to my e-ring because they were both so loose on my finger they were hitting and rubbing each other. I do love the soldering because they are perfectly lined up and they’re more stable on my finger. 

Here are my funny hands, haha!:

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

Argh. I have this problem too, but only on one finger — yep, you guessed it, my ring finger.All of my other fingers are normal.

About five years ago I had an accident where I slipped and fell downstairs, and injured my ring finger. The ligaments were torn in that finger and even though I went to doctors and did physical therapy, I’m now cursed with a big ole’ fat lump on one side of my knuckle. It drives me nuts! I wonder sometimes if I could get liposuction or cosmetic surgery to reduce the size of my knuckle!

This accident happened before I met DH. I remember at the time joking to my girlfriend that someone was surely going to have to love me a lot to put a ring on that big finger! And, DH did!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@BelliniChic:  Haha, that’s cute and funny!

I too have huge knuckles but skinny finger-bottoms. I pretty much never take my ring off, so I was planning on sizing it down substantially, but I’ve kind of got used to it spinning and seem to correct it with my pinky each time without even thinking. Plus I get paranoid about resizing it and suddenly finding in many decades time that it won’t come off!

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