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.