Post # 1
My SO is out of town today and he asked me this morning to send him my ring measurement. He is planning on proposing very soon, though I’m not 100% sure when. If I had to bet, on our year anniversary on the 1st.
Anyway, I’m a little torn on how tight the sizer should be! I have one of those little white plastic deals. I also tried an online ring sizer program. The engagement ring has at least a 4mm band plus a matching wedding band, so I’m thinking a little on the larger side? My claddagh is 7.5, but it’sjust a tiny bit tight. Not tight enough to keep me from wearing it and it slides on my finger just fine, but I do notice it a bit. 7.75 is available as a size, so I thought maybe we’d get that? Then I wondered if I should just go up to 8 since I’ll be wearing it with an equally wide band?
Also what is the best time of day to size your finger? I want to do this right so we don;t have the get it resized!
Thanks in advance for your help! Also, I’m excited!!
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
Yes, you can get your ring sized in quarters…mine is 5.75, I believe. They say the best time to size your finger is at the end of the day. You could also go to a jewelry store and have them size you real quick.
Post # 4
I would say get a 7.75 and it will almost for sure fit, and if its a little big or small you can get it resized accordingly after wearing it a while! So excited for you!
Post # 5
I would go to a jewelry store and try on a few in different sizes and get their advice. The sizes are a rough estimate and it’s very hard to tell how comfortable you’ll be with a ring thats a bit more loose or tight. It might also depend on how heavy it is. You might want a different size for a slim gold band than for a heavy stone ring.
Post # 6
@kala_way: Agreed, go to a jewelry store or even Walmart, anywhere they sell rings. Have them size you at 4mm and try some on. They sized me to a 4.5 but it was really uncomfortable on my finger so I went with a 5. I didnt know until later I could go to a 4.75 but its been fine and its worked out.
When Fiance was looking at rings we did the at home sizer too but couldn’t get a handle on it so we went to two different jewelery stores and he still ended up getting the wrong size and I’m guessing thats because he didn’t try any on. He got a 10 because a 9.5 he thought was too tight but when his ring came in it was loose and had to be sized. So yes the best suggestion is to get sized and try some on.
Post # 7
The width of the ring plays a HUGE factor in the size, so you should definitely go to a jeweler and see if you can try on sizers that would be the same width as the band. My husband wore like 2 sizes larger than our little Blue Nile sizers measured, just because of the width!
Post # 8
You should go to a jeweler to be the most accurate. They have metal sizers that are the typical width of a standard ring (2mm). The wider the width of your band, the bigger your size will be.
In my experience, I would have chosen a size 4 ring based on what a plastic sizer told me, however, an actual size 4 ring slid right off. I am a 3.5 according to the jeweler, and there is still wiggle room with that (not enough to fall off, though). The jeweler said your ring should slide on effortlessly and require a tug to come off.
I would only trust the sizing of a jeweler, IMO. You never know how a band will truly fit until you try on an actual band/metal sizer.
Post # 9
Thanks for your help, ladies! I’m going to drop by a jewelry store today. I’m pretty certain 7.75 should do it.
Post # 10
While one perfectly accurate and stable ring measurement is ideal, just know that if you’re still not 100% sure which size you need after your visit you should overstimate and go up instead of down. They can almost always size down and sizing down is cheaper than sizing up since sizing up requires them to add metal. I started with a 5 for my wedding band and probably wore it for 5 months before I decided to have it sized down to a 4.75 just to be sure. Then again, my hands fluctuate a lot during the day and I’m not sure how your hands are. 🙂
Post # 11
I told him 7.75, so we’ll see! I found a ring in my jewelry box that’s an 8 and it slides a lot. I guess I’ll find out soon enough. I’m pretty sure he bought it today.