(Closed) Do people generally choose too small band sizes?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@nelliel:  I agree! I don’t want the ring to feel super tight and sometimes it looks like the ring was made on their fingers they’re so tight! haha

Post # 4
8449 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@nelliel:  I think it’s hard to say because everyone’s fingers are shaped a bit differently.  My ring is a 4.75, but the size of my finger where it actually sits is closer to 4.5.  However, I when we first purchased the ring I was 35 lbs heavier so it didn’t spin.  Now, the ring spins like crazy, but in order to fit it over my knuckle comfortably (without having to use soap or oil) I have to keep it at a 4.75.  I wish my ring would squeeze my finger a bit, but there’s not much I can do.

Post # 5
4495 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I agree! A lot of rings look tight on people and like they would be really uncomfortable. Mine fits perfectly – it slides on and off easily, but not too easily. But when I see flesh puffing out around a ring I feel like the person should be a half size bigger.

Post # 6
2863 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Yeah there is a lot of ring muffin top going on on the Bee. 

Post # 7
1293 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

@nelliel:  Mine fits normally when I’m a normal temperature, but can feel tight when I’m really hot (to the point I couldn’t pull it off even if I wanted to). When I’m cold, it could nearly fall off…Maybe I am strange to have my body parts shrink and expand with heat, lol. A 5.5 ring fit, but a 6 fit comfortably. That’s what I ended up with.

Post # 8
2497 posts
Buzzing bee

@mixtapehearts:  +1. 


OP, I think it happens when the base of someone’s finger is larger than their bottom knuckle. It can happen in all ring sizes, but it seems most prominent in larger ring sizes (8 and up). I also have to wonder if that’s even comfortable, but maybe it’s a way to keep the ring from slipping off.

Post # 9
3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

mine fits perfectly, cold or warm 🙂 size 3.5

Post # 10
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@BoxerLady:  That’s how mine is, too.  In the cold, my ring literally falls off my finger (I have to be careful in the winter and at my office, where I am usually freezing), but when I get warm or if I have something like deli meat at lunch (salt), or after a run, I would be hard pressed to get my rings off.  The size of my fingers fluctuates dramatically.


Post # 11
7444 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Yeah, I really don’t understand the ring muffin top. It seems so uncomfortable and makes the ring and the finger look bad IMO. All it takes is a little resizing…

Post # 12
1416 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Agreed. I find a lot of people here (but not as much in real life oddly?) have finger muffin top, and I wonder how the hell they aren’t in pain every day, I get uncomfortable and have to take my rings off with the slightest swelling and their fingers look squeezed all the time!

Post # 13
6355 posts
Bee Keeper

I think some people are lucky and have a finger that a ring fits well on, some people have loose rings because their knuckles are larger than the rest of their finger, and some people probably need to have a bit of muffin top for it to stay on.

Mine doesn’t usually pinch my finger fat, nor is it generally loose…the diamond stays up straight on its own most of the time, but on the coldest days, it does feel a bit too loose and spins so that the diamond falls sideways…and on my most bloated days, a bit of finger fat indeed be pinched. And I think I’m a lucky one, with an “easy” finger and the “right” size ring. Fingers…tricky things.

I know what you mean though, some pics I’ve seen here look painful. (I think it’s easier to see “too tight” than “too loose” in photos). I guess it just looks that way though. After all, the top part of the finger isn’t usually purple in those pics… 🙂

Post # 15
943 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

my band is snug (when I drop weight it spins though) and I think it’s just due to the fact that my fingers get plump when I retain water.  I look like I have “muffin top” of varying amounts at different times of the month but I don’t feel it A BIT.  My ring fits over my knuckle (snugly) and I like that it is snug on my finger, when it’s loose and slides off easier it makes me worry I’ll lose it.  But I don’t feel it at all.

Post # 16
1748 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think it depends on how you want it to fit and look. In order to take my ring off I twist it to the side and slide it right off with minimal effort and zero tugging- my finger measures a 6, but my ring’s closer to a 6.5- I think I could go down to a 6.25, but a 6 would fit too tight for my liking. As for the muffin top- I’ve always been super paranoid about that, I just don’t think it looks pretty at all.

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