*VENT* Why can't my fingers stay the same size?!

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
4956 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Dutchie27:  I do! I completely feel your pain. In the summer, my ring fits nicely. In the winter, it barely stays on my finger. Like you, I really am not sure what to do about it! In the winter, I used to wear a ring snuggie on my engagement ring, but now that I have a band, it won’t fit anymore.

Post # 3
312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I feel you, i sure do! I’m in MN, where the weather is just as unpleasant. I even got mine resized, and the jeweler put up a fuss about it. I’d rather rip it off my knuckle, then almost lose it when its spinning and cold!

Post # 4
8585 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

This is completely normal. I’m sure some people’s fingers swell more than others, but it happens to everyone. In the winter I can wear a size 3 ring size and when it’s hot in the summer or I’ve just finished working out my fingers can sometimes go up to a 4.25. My actual ring size is a 3.5 and my current rings are a size 3.75. So sometimes they are loose and spinning and other times they are snug. Just drink plenty of water and put a small ring snuggie on, it’s better than losing your ring!

Post # 5
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I am in the same boat… No advice here 🙁 

Post # 6
706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2003

My ring size is a 6.75 but I have my rings sized to a 7.25 for this reason I’ve never felt like they’d fall off. But it comes close. 

Post # 7
3432 posts
Sugar bee

Dutchie27:  I used to have that issue when I wore a size up.  I’m actually more a 3.25 or 3.5 depending on the style but I sized down to a 3. and it fits perfectly.  It rarely spins and I’m never afraid of it coming off my finger.  Whenever I wore a 3.5 it fit perfectly when I was warm or in muggy weather, but whenever it got wet or my hands got cold, I was always afraid of losing the ring.  I wear a size 3 with both the band and the ering.

Post # 8
2031 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

OMG I totally hear u! I live in Az and in summer 100+ outside rings get tight then I go into building with AC on and they are super loose! Grrrrr…. wish I knew the petfect fix! 

Post # 9
87 posts
Worker bee

Ask the jeweler if they have…oh what’ it called?! It’s like a small clear tube, rubber, I think? with a slit in it so you can put it on the back of your band when you need extra snuggness, and remove it when you don’t. I had one, but ultimately resized it because I constantly wore it. It was quite heavy, so even when it was warm, it slipped around a bit.

<br />When i switched to a solitaire, it was a little snug at the size 4, but I got used to it and my finger doesn’t swell enough to make much of a difference

Post # 10
293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Michigan bride here too!

I worry that I am going to lose my ring too. I wish there was a fix. I have insurance so if I ever do lose it I don’t have to worry.

Post # 11
10877 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I don’t know anyone for whom this is not true. I deliberately ordered my rings a half size larger than the jewelry store representative recommended, because I hate having my rings feel too tight when my fingers are swollen. Most of the time, and especially in cold weather, my rings spin to the left or right (one goes in each direction).  However, they would not literally fall off of my hand or spin all the way around so that they are fully upside down on my finger.) I think you’re right; your problem likely will lessen somewhat by the presence of a wedding band.

Post # 12
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My fingers do the same thing and I’m in Texas…

You might want to try the sizing balls.

I wear my hubby’s grandmothers wedding ring and when my MIL gave it to me, it was way to big but it had sizing balls so it didn’t really bother me too much. It was never too tight but it would be a lot looser when my fingers weren’t swollen for whatever reason and when they were swollen, the balls never dug in or anything like that.

I would wait until after the wedding to get them though… I want to get them on my rings (I got it sized down and the sizing balls taken out) but I don’t want them showing in the wedding pics if our photography takes pics of them not on our fingers.

Oh! they also help with keeping them from spinning on your finger.

Good luck!

Post # 13
21 posts
  • Wedding: May 2016

My fingers do the same thing. I used to always be a size 5.5, but then I got diagnosed with MCTD (bascially, I have lupus, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, plus other problems all at once) and my fingers going from a size 5.5 up to an 8 all the time. I can wake up an 8, and by lunch be a 6, then go to bed a 7.5. Some days I’m back at 5.5, then a few hours later, I’m a 7

This happens alll day, every day. I have no idea what I’m goingt to do when I get a ring in a few months. Ugh.

Post # 14
4760 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

yes.  Some people are just not meant to wear rings.  It helps to live in a place without change in weather, obviously not really a choice here.

my e-ring is a bit on the big side since I got it during summer and my wedding ring is a bit smaller, so when I have to I have a summer ring and winter ring.  I also often don’t wear any rings, I feel bad, but I never really wore rings so not sure how they were suddenly supposed to be on 24/7 after marriage. 

Post # 15
2031 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

Bioshock:  oh my gosh! Look into a treatment for autoimmune disease called LDN (low dose neltroxine) it could help with flare ups.

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