(Closed) Advice Needed on Sizing Solutions

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Member
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Have them both sized up, but ask a jeweler about having sizing beads put in one of them (whichever one you wear more often, or if you wear them both together all the time, whichever one sits closest to the tip of your finger).  The beads should keep them from sliding around too much in the winter without inhibiting how they fit together, and shouldn’t make it so tight it’s uncomfortable in the summer. 

Post # 4
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46 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have sizing beads in my e-ring, which are perfect!  It’s very comfortable in the winter, and keeps the ring from flipping around too much. In the summer it’s a little tighter, but definitely not uncomfortable.  I’m going to have to figure out what to do with my wedding band . . . it feels super tight on hot/humid days, and I struggle pulling it over my knuckle.  Not sure if I should have it sized up or leave it.

Post # 6
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2411 posts
Buzzing bee

Argh. This thread is very well timed.

My correct ring size is 8.25. I got my e-ring this past winter, and it was custom sized to 8.25. This winter it was prone to spinning a little tiny bit, but mostly was a good fit.

 

Fast forward to May. It is really hot and muggy down here in Florida right now! My fingers have puffed up like little sausages. Then factor that in with water bloat or water retention from PMS or eating salty foods. It seems like my finger sizes are constantly going up and down.

Anyway, we ordered my wedding band a few weeks ago, and since it is an eternity band, there were no custom sizing options — it was only available in standard sizes. So I ordered the size 8, thinking it would be OK. Well, the ring arrived this week and I loved it, but WOW was it hard getting that thing on and off.

 

My finger felt uncomfortable this week with that wedding band on — almost like the feeling when you are wearing a bra that is too tight. My poor finger had a little muffin top/roll of fat on either side of the ring, and I hate the way that looks.

So this morning, much to my regret, I took the wedding band back to the store today and exchanged it for an 8.5 …. now I have to wait another few weeks for the new, larger size to come in.

 

I know that come winter, it will probably spin on my finger, but I figure that since it is an eternity band, it won’t matter because it will always be right side up, so to speak.

Also too, eternity rings cannot ever be re-sized to be *larger* since the diamonds go all the way around. (I think they can be made smaller though — someone once told me that a jeweler can add extra gold to the inside of the band, to make it smaller.) At any rate, I figured it would be better for it to be a bit too loose, than a bit too tight, if I am wearing it every day for the rest of my life.

Overall, this is very frustrating. I may try the sizing beads at some point. I also am about 40 lbs. overweight, and if I lose that weight this year, perhaps my ring size will end up being smaller.

For now though, I’m afraid not to order the larger sized ring. Once the 90-day return time frame expires, there’s no going back. And I don’t want to spend the rest of my life wearing a ring that is too tight whenever summer comes around.

 

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