(Closed) Anyone else surprised on what your correct ring size is?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee

Yes i was suprised at how small my ring finger is. I order size H (3 3/4) but its too big and keeps spinning. I think i am actually a size E or F (2 2/3 – 3) but i can’t make my ring smaller bec my knuckles are massive 🙁

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by  1judejude.
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

The wider the band, the more flesh it compresses/squeezes (or the higher it sits under your knuckle on the fleshy part) so usually you need a bigger size. A thinner shank obviously compresses less flesh (and they also have a tendency when worn alone to sit lower on finger, below the “fat pad” where they slip a bit more. 

My rings for my left ring finger are generally sized, depending on width, to about a 5-5.25 (depending on width and if I am wearing them alone or not) to go over my knuckle. My knuckle is a bit bigger than my lower finger (which is probably closer to a 4.75 like yours, but I can’t get that size over my knuckle!) so they can spin a bit when actually on, especially if thin and top heavy, so I like using sizing beads/speed bumps or ring snuggies for that reason. Plus, they allow more room for finger swelling which can happen over the day, week, month, year! 

I’d actually recommend looking into sizing down less and adding sizing beads because your ring IS pave. If you add a wedding band, it will likely fit snugger (and push the engagement ring up to the fat pad), and over a lifetime your fingers can change – illness, pregnancy (if you have children), getting older, arthritis all might mean future size changes and you want to limit how often – and how much – you resize a pave band. This way, if when you get your band, it feels too snug, they can just file down or remove the sizing beads.

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Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I was schocked when I found out my size! For the longest time I’d worn an 8, but after a significant weight loss, I never got resized. When my DH proposed, the ring was a 5, and although snug it fit. I was like giirrrrl what? haha

When I took it to the jeweler to actually be sized, I ended up being 6.25 comfortably, and 100% shocked. Now I’m probably a 6, but I’m okay with the ring being looser because I do NOT like tight. It isn’t loose enough to fall off or anything and my wedding bands (stack) make everything fit snug but comfy. 

Post # 6
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futuremrss17:  yes I was the same. I’d tried a friends silver ring on and thought that fitted me but when I tried that size on in jewellers they were all saying I need to go down. I was worried 4.5 would be too tight especially with ering and wedding band but nope they do indeed know what they are talking about. If my hands are really hot is probably struggle to get the rings off but 90% they are perfect and they spin a bit when my hands are cold but do not slide over my knuckle without a pull. So yup, don’t be surprised if the jeweller recommends you go down in size. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Yea, I thought my fingers were about three sizes bigger than they actually ended up being.. had to have my ring re-sized 3 times before it fit perfectly. Oops.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

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futuremrss17:  It’s a myth that popping your knuckles makes them bigger… 

As for the ring size, if they measured you a 4.75 & you like to have a bit of room (personally, I like a bit of spin room), I’d order a 5!

Post # 10
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  • Wedding: January 2010

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futuremrss17:  AS I mentioned before, ask about leaving it a little bigger and getting speed bumps. If your ring is top heavy, even if it is sized rather snug, there may be days it spins. The right size will still be loose part of the time.

Speed bumps prevent spin even AND leave room for swelling. Like I said, I love them. But they can easily be removed if you don’t like them.

These are not mine, but this is an idea of what they look like:

You can also get a single sizing bridge:

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Jewelers always size a bit small for my taste. I’m measured at a 6 but have severe ring claustrophobia lol so I wear a 6.5 for swelling and knuckle comfort. What one jeweler told me that I actually agree with whole heartedly is its perfect if you can take it off easily but harder for someone else to. And if you can shake your hand and it doesn’t fly off. I stick to those two rules to make sure I don’t have it so loose I lose my ring. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

And yes the more bands you add later the tighter they will feel all together. I honestly wouldn’t go down to “as snug as possible” like she said. That always freaks me out how tight they always like to make things. Honestly I would wait until you pick your bands and see if you need it sized at all. 

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Post # 13
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  • Wedding: January 2010

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schmeckpepper:  Yes, a lot of them do like to size really snug and can be very pushy about it! I am always happy when I find one that totally understands what I mean when I tell them “but my fingers swell!”. I have had better luck with women who seem to be more understanding of the effects of hormonal fluctuations or a salty meal!

I never go AS small as they recommend, though only 1/4 size or so up seems to do.

I walk the line between being ring claustrophobic (had to get a ring cut off once!) and paranoid a ring will slip off (even with being insured) as that has happened to me before.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

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futuremrss17:  Yes, I was surprisingly smaller than the measurements anticipated. It was thought that I was a size S- a 9.25 in US size and turned out I needed an R-8.75 on my enegagement ring and still got plenty of room to be very comfy. When the jeweller suggested that my ring would be made in that size I thought she would be off but surprisingly right and proved all the other jewellers wrong. 

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