Post # 1
I’m wondering about how you determined your ring size, other than by using a ring sizer. Sounds like a dumb question..but hear me out..
Logically, it makes no sense to say you are x size, when it totally depends on the width and shape of the rings you are getting!
So my problem is, I want a dainty ring, it’s approximately 1.8mm wide and with the wedding band it’s under 4mm total. I don’t want my rings to spin, and I don’t mind them being tight (as long as there’s still circulation, of course!)
..So is there some sort of magic calculation to figure this out? (i.e. I’m a size 6, but since my rings will be very thin, I should go down to a 5.5?..for example?)
Does anyone have any stories about your ering size that you’d like to share? I’m really interested in getting the right size the first time so I don’t have to fool with getting them resized!!!
Post # 3
I would strongly advise you not to go smaller than your calculated ring size; often people need to go a quarter to a half size up from their regular ring size when they add a second ring. Yours will be thin enough that you can probably get away with ordering your actual ring size, but I really wouldn’t go any smaller.
Alone, my e-ring (size 6.25 and 2.5mm wide) is about a quarter size too big. Ditto for my wedding band (also size 6.25 & 2.5mm). But when I’m wearing them together, they’re a perfect fit.
Post # 4
@linguo42: I’m really more than anything worried about the spinning thing. In your opinion would it be weird to get like a size 5.75 ering and a size 6 wedding band? Or do they need to be the same size?
Post # 5
@SecretBee23: If you are worried about spinning, then look into getting sizing balls soldered into your ring.
They are two little balls that go at the bottom of the ring to keep it from spinning.
The best thing to do is to wear the ring for a while first (in both hot and cold weather) to see how it fits before sizing it down. If you measure a 6, then get a 6. If after being in both hot and cold weather the 6 still feels too big then you can get it sized down.
Post # 6
@KatNYC2011: Great advice! I’d never seen those sizing balls before..very interesting! I’ll definitely try size 6 in hot and cold weather then decide. Thanks!
Post # 7
I originally thought I wore like a 7.5. Then when FI proposed, my ring was ginormous. Turns out I’m a 6.5 “loose”, or that’s what the jeweler told me when I went to have it sized. The difference in size is pretty miniscule, honestly. I also would advise you not to go smaller than your measured size–in the cold weather my ring spins, but this summer when it was hot and humid I couldn’t even get it off. My wedding band is supposedly the same size as my e-ring, but it’s definitely bigger. I’m going to have to have it sized down, but since i wear it inside my e-ring, it wont slip off
Post # 8
@SecretBee23: What is your band like? Are there a lot of side stones? If there are – either keep your size or go with a slightly larger size. There are more options when you size up then when you size down. Also, finger muffin top is soooooo unattractive. 😉
I am a size 3, but I ordered my ring in a 3.75. That was dumb.. and I would not recommend going that much larger. Lucky for me, my local jeweler is amazing worked with me to figure out a solution.
I tried sizing beads, but they hurt me. I then tried sizing bars (just like sizing beads, but flatter), but my ring was still way too big. So, I ended up with a horseshoe spring (aka butterfly spring). The horseshoe spring is a piece of white gold that is soldered to the inside of my ring. When I’m wearing it you cannot see it at all, but it keeps my ring snug. If my ring size ever grows (or I add my wedding band) then I can easily have the jeweler remove it. My ring still spins in the winter or when I’m cold, but it is comfortable during the spring.
With regard to your e-ring and wedding band being different sizes – I don’t see any problem with that.. although I would get the wedding band in a smaller size since it will sit on the “skinnier” part of your finger.
You can kind of see the butterfly spring on the bottom-inside of my ring.
Post # 9
@CaliforniaLove: your ring is gorgeous!
Post # 10
@CaliforniaLove: Haha I agree with the muffin top comment! And I have to say I LOVE your ring!! This is the set I’m going for (which btw the ering is the same one MsPanda has!):
The whole set is less than 4mm total width. Do you think it would even think it’s possible to fit a butterfly spring on such a thin band? Gosh, I’m such a noob at all this…!
Post # 11
@yellowshoe: Thank you! 🙂
@SecretBee23: Thank you! That ring is very pretty!! It’s simple, classic, and sparkly!
Yes, a horse shoe spring would be possible. My e-ring’s band is 1.5mm wide. The “spring” is just a small piece of metal that is soldered to the bottom third of my ring. It makes my ring 1/2 to 3/4 of a size smaller.
Here’s a picture of it from to top so you can see how thin the band is.