What would you do if the ring was too small?

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
749 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My ring didnt fit the day we got engaged, we just took it to the jewler and had it sized that same day.. took about 30 mins. Most rings come in a 7. Its def not a huge deal to get it resized.


Post # 4
301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Buy a Fashion Ring in your size to wear for “special occasions”. That way he has something you don’t wear often to take to the jewelers. πŸ™‚

Post # 6
749 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@lsimpson:  the jewlers know how to fix it girl! πŸ™‚ its def not something that you hav to worry about. if youre really worried call a jewler and ask about the process of making a ring bigger. 

Post # 7
7198 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@susi_petunia:  +1 this is a fantastic idea


No I wouldn’t be mad, I might be a little sad that I couldn’t wear it right away but it can be fixed. Most rings can be sized up to a certain point. the metal will just be little thinner in the band. If he goes with the average size there should be enough room for them to make it bigger if necessary.

Post # 8
1132 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I didn’t have this problem because we were very open about the engagement process and shopped for rings together. When you guys start talking marriage, you can just throw your ring size out there or he might ask. You can get sized easily and for free at a local jewler. If you go shopping for rings together that would be a great time to get sized.

Post # 9
3574 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You get it sized.  

Post # 10
1459 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo

Rings are hard, and your fingers will swell up and down depending on air pressure and temperature etc. I’d struggle to buy myself a ring (and have failed many times lol), so I would advise you to try not to be too sad if your ring is too big or small, especially if your guy never askes for your size (to keep it a surprise maybe).


What would I do i were proposed to and the ring didn’t fit? πŸ™‚ I’d probably try to put it on another finger first of all (I already wear a matching ring with my BFF that I have to swap between two fingers depending on the weather), or if he completely messed up and that didn’t work then hopefully i’ll be wearing a necklace that I could put the ring onto the chain. If I’m not wearing a necklace and the ring wouldn’t fit any fingers then it’d just have to go back in the box for a bit πŸ™‚ no ones fault, we’d probably have a laugh about it tbh ^^

Post # 11
11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Why can’t you tell him your ring size? I told my Fiance before we started talking seriously about marriage. It really wasn’t that big of a deal. Or just wait until you guys start seriously discussing marriage and tell him then, or suggest you go to a jewelry store and have them size you while he’s there.

Post # 12
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

Unless it’s a really intricate style, it can generally be sized. Mine is one of the only ones I’ve ever heard of that “can’t be sized,” and even that I think it COULD be sized, just that they’d have to basically reconstruct the ring after doing so, and I’d probably have to pay quite a bit to have it done.

But if you don’t have an eternity ring, or a huge number of side stones, it probably won’t be an issue.

I second the suggestion of buying a non-adjustable fashion ring.

Post # 13
2556 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’d just get it resized.  Easy peasy! πŸ™‚

Post # 14
503 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Go to a jeweler and get your left ring finger sized. It’s free. You can even do it at James Avery. Then tell him

Post # 15
76 posts
Worker bee

@lsimpson:  You can usually go into a jewelers by yourself and be sized for free…then tell your parents/siblings/etc.


My SO got me a ring for valentines day a few years back (not engagement, just a pretty one :)) and he said “I didn’t know your size so I tried it on my pinky finger and got that one.” I thought that was so cute cause I could just picture him being in the jewelry store all confused and “trying on” rings lol. It fits perfectly btw.


I worry the ring won’t fit because I wear this one on my right hand (and for some reason my ring finger on my left hand is smaller lol) but you can always get it resized easily. Up or down sizes. No biggie



Post # 16
1183 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My ring did not fit perfectly- even with him knowing my size!

I had tried on my mom’s engagement ring and it fit so he brought that to the jewler to have it sized. When we got engaged it was too big. I still wore it but with in the week we went back to have the balls added to the inner sruface of the band (in all honesty it still doesnt fit perfectly- but I am reluctant to get it resized in fear that if I gain weight or bloat I wont be able to get it off). 


If it was too small I would have been VERY sad… because of course you want to wear it right away! I would drop hints! If that didn’t work I would be blunt! Nothing will ruin the proposal more than not being able to wear the ring right away! 

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