(Closed) A Sizing Question For The Hive

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: 6 3/4 or 7
    6 3/4 : (19 votes)
    48 %
    7 : (21 votes)
    53 %
  • Post # 17
    907 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Have you considered whether your engagement ring and wedding band will be soldered? If so, I would consider going with the slightly larger size. My jeweler explained that when rings are soldered together, they are wider, and therefore fit a bit tighter. Good luck!

    Post # 18
    2906 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    No sizing up is much much EASIER, but it means that maybe you can’t put the ring on at all if he messes it up in the too small direction.

    (To size up, the jeweler literally hits the ring with a mallet against the sizing block to widen it.      To size down, the jeweler saws a little piece out of the band, hammers the ring back together to get a good tension fit, then adds solder, then heats the ring, then melts the solder, then it may have to go in the pickle or other solution depending on the original metal, and then it needs to be repolished.)

    Get the 6 3/4.


    I could have sworn up and down forever that I was a 5. Or *maybe* a 4.5,  but I sized on the ring sizer at a 4. My e ring and my wedding band are both a 4 and the e ring still spins a little and the two both fit well. If I had a 5 or even a 4.5, it would be falling off!



    EDIT It doesn’t even leave a mark at the end of the day, and even when I go running it’s fine. It won’t slip off when I go running, that’s for sure, but it doesn’t get uncomfortable.

    Post # 19
    492 posts
    Helper bee

    It depends on how they fit. You’re supposed to have to put pressure (just a little pressure) to get it past your knuckle but once you get it past it should fit (not too tight) and it shouldn’t be able to move around easily….

    Post # 20
    1229 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    When you stack a wedding band with your Engagement Ring, it will fit more snugly.  I would size up the 1/4 inch.  I wish I had.  My wedding band and E-Ring are both size 7. I wish my E ring was a 7.25 because it sits up higher when stacked on my wedding band and is therefore snug.  When I wear it on its own, it’s perfect (if not a teeny bit loose in really cold weather).

    Just my 2 cents. 🙂

    Post # 21
    222 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    id say its safer to go larger. i’m technically a size 5, but due to large knuckles, i felt it was safer to get 5.25.  im happy i did. i went to try size 5 wedding bands today and nearly couldnt take one of them off, my knuckles became swollen from pulling on and off all those bands.  and the band really did help set the ering in place, so imo, go for a larger size ering and see how you feel and if its too lose, you can either size it down OR get a wedding band a size smaller to set it in place. that’s what i plan to do, im going to wear the band on the outside of the ering

    Post # 22
    645 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Depends on how thick the band of your e-ring is and how thick of a band your wedding band will be. My band is maybe 1.75mm thick at its widest point… I”m a 6.25… BUT, on the wider bands I tried, a 6.5 might have been better.

    Go to a jeweler and play. They can also make “loose” or “tight” on the quarter size if you go to a jeweler that sizes in-house. (They exist! You just have to research, your ring gets sized same-day!!)



    Post # 23
    1044 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @PitBulLover: “I would rather have a larger ring and get it sized down than not have it fit when he proposed.” This is SOOOO true, we had this problem with my ring. It was wayyy too small and it had to be resized immediately.

    I’d def. go with a 7.

    Post # 25
    363 posts
    Helper bee

    I say as long as there is not risk of the ring slipping off, go with the bigger size.  I don’t know if you’re like me but my fingers swell a bit when I’m warm.

    I had the same dilemma when we were sizing my finger….I am a 5 but the 4 3/4 fit nice and snug too.  I went with the 5 because there was no way it was going to slip off easily, I had to pulled it off my knuckle first and I definitely felt that. 

    However the jeweller said that the difference in size was minimal soooo I think either would’ve been fine.

    Post # 26
    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I was worried when i first got my ring because i was sure it was going to slip off since it was a little too loose. Until the heat kicked on and my fingers started to swell and it fit perfectly. Like PP you fingers may swell a little when its warm so the larger size will be better.

    Post # 27
    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Personally, whenever I start wearing a ring for an extended period of time, my finger gets a bit slimmer and the ring starts to feel loose. If the 6 3/4 size feels perfect on you, I’d go for that. There’s no worse feeling than having your engagement ring get so loose you’re afraid it might fly off. I’ve already had to have mine sized down once. It’s snugger with the wedding band added, but I’m still really glad I went smaller.

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