Post # 1
I’ve lost somewhere around 7-10 pounds recently due to medical issues, but at some point, I will be gaining that weight back (and I need to.) My wedding is in 7 weeks. I’ve already received the ring that I ordered in size 4. I was sized in May at 2 different jewelers as a size 4, but I’m not sure if I was at my ideal weight back then or if I’d already lost a little bit.
Currently, the ring is slightly big on my left hand. It fits ok on my right hand. My fiance suggested that I return the ring and do something different (maybe a CZ ring) for now, until I gain the weight back. He is worried that we don’t know what ring size I will be when I return to my normal weight.
Then I got concerned because people are telling me that you can’t resize a channel setting by much. If you change sizes too much, you have to get a new setting.
I am just under 5′. I am wondering how much difference 7-10 pounds makes in a ring size. It can’t be that much, right???
I don’t know what to do… I am still within the return window for the ring. I don’t want to gain the weight back and find out that the ring can’t be sized to my correct size. I do like the idea of having my “real” ring be the one we use in the ceremony, but only if the risk is low that 7-10 pounds is going to make the ring too small to the point that resizing is not an option.
Any suggestions welcome!
Post # 2
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
Would a sizing bar help? Jewelers have bars or beads that can be a temporary solution for a slightly large ring. Ask a jeweler for an opinion.
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
The jeweler would know best if it can be sized easily or not… ask them!! I lost almost 20 lbs and i think my ring size only went down about 1/2 size.
Post # 4
You said the ring is only slightly big. Why not just wear it anyway? At least for the day of the wedding (I also couldn’t bare the thought of my wedding band not being the one that we actually got married with) and then if you don’t feel comfortable wearing it day to day, wear it on your right hand until you return back to your normal weight. Good luck with that by the way 🙂
Post # 5
I’m 5’3″ and gained about 50lbs and my ring size went from 5.75 to 6.25. Just a half size. I don’t think a 7-10lb loss will change your ring size too much.
Post # 6
Yeah, if anything it would only be a half size. I recommend getting sizing beads put in it for now so you can wear it until you gain the weight back.
Post # 7
This varies tremendously from person to person. I wouldn’t think 7-10 lb would make a huge difference one way or the other, but some people gain weight in their extremities while others don’t. I went through a time with medical issues when I gained a tremendous amount of weight, and my ring size didn’t budge. I since lost the weight, and my ring size still remains the same. However, I know others who have had much smaller weight gains or losses affect their ring size significantly. If you aren’t sure how much or how little your weight affects your ring size, it might be safer to wait until you are at a stable weight to have a forever ring made.