(Closed) choosing the right ring size

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Try on the tester sizes in the store. Maybe you need a 5.5 or a 5.75. Also post a picture so we can see your ring :). My ring spins occasionally, but really only when another finger moves it or my hands are wet. I know that varies, but part of ring sizing is preference. Some like them a little looser, and others a little tighter. (Thats what she said :P)

Post # 4
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11364 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

This is always a challenging issue.  The jeweler told me I should order a six.  However, I HATE when my rings become tight when my fingers swell, so I ordered a 6.5. I decided that I would tolerate the twisting and spinning just so my rings won’t feel as though they’re stuck on my hand.

Some things to keep in mind:  Not only will your fingers swell at various times, but also your ring will be looser in cold weather and tighter in warmer weather.  Also, the more rings you add to your finger, the more snugly your rings will fit you.  I now wear not only an e-ring and wedding band, but also a thin anniversary band. My anniversary band is actually a seven, and, although it, too, twists on my finger, it never feels loose enough to fall off of my hand.

I would suggest that you strive to make sure your ring is just snug enough that there is no way it could possibly fall off by itself in any temperature or while in water, but not so snug as to prevent it from twisting or spinning. 

Post # 5
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483 posts
Helper bee

My ring is extremely top heavy and does not spin … If the band is thin 2mm or less bloating and swelling in heat is tolerable but my ring is never to tight that it won’t come off and it is deffinately not loose to wear it slide over my knuckle easily … Everyone’s finger is different (skinny fingers but wider knuckles tend to give sizing issues) and those 1/4 of a size difference make a word of a difference  and also sizing beads can help with spinning 

 

Edit: you can also buy sizing rings that are plastic blue ones I have seen them for a few dollars on etsy and I’m sure they sell them other places but sizing you finger at different times of the day and in different temperatures will help

Post # 8
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746 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I wrote on someone else’s post about putting in size beads.  These are soddered gold balls on the inside of a ring.  You CANNOT feel it on, the back of your fingers is not very sensative and it keeps the gap tighter when you straighten your fingers.  Best part is it fits over the nuckle when you twist the beads so u benefit for a larger size.

 

here’s my old promise ring:

Post # 10
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483 posts
Helper bee

Just make sure you make the store write to double check and retip/tighten everything  on the repair sheet before they send it out and you check everything and make sure no stones are loose vefore you leave the store because sizing several times starts shifting settings but it’s nothing to drastic but it’s always good to double check

Post # 12
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746 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

That’s cool, I just wish your jewelery stores had a jeweler in back or nearby. I wouldn’t want to send my ring out either.

 

Soddering the beads is a matter of melting the metal into a ball, sticking it to the inside of the band, and polishing them smooth.  That is less invasive than cutting the gold, squeezing it together, putting sodder between it, hammering it against a metal stick to circle it out, then polish.

 

Its totally your call, but the size beads are what most jewelers recommend for eternity bands since they can’t be easily resized, or for people with authoritis that have larger nuckles for comfort.  I have big nuckles and smaller inner fingers, so without the beads its irritating sometimes.  This winter I may have to suck it up and put them inside this one too.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@AmandaShea8:  lol, I didn’t realize it was designer. I’m sure they’ll do a good job, and I am sure they’ve heard of this along with gold sizebars, temporary ring guards, etc.  Maybe they have a 1 800 to call and ask what they recommend?

Post # 15
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483 posts
Helper bee

Your store that you Baught it from may have to send it out but what about a local jewelry store with a jeweler on sight ? I dout they would be like ” sorry I can’t touch this ” they have no contract if they don’t sell Vera and they can do it right in front of you … Rings arnt like cars they don’t void Warranty’s if you alter it without the stores knowledge they arnt gonna know the only issue would be you have to pay out of pocket if you have a care plan that covers its but sometimes that’s worth not being without it… 

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