Do you sleep in your rings? Can you pry them off come morning? Eternity band ?..

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1266 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m not a fan of full eternity bands for myself (logistically…aesthetically, I love them!) but if I were to buy one I’d definitely get it larger than my normal size.

Does the band fit OK on its own, or too snug? Because if it’s just a matter of the two rings being too tight when worn together, getting your ering sized up a bit might be a good solution! That way you won’t have to deal with an eternity band getting sized and the two rings will fit nicely together.

Oh, and fingers swell at night, so taking them off before bed will help. Plus, you don’t want to get fibers stuck in the prongs of your eternity band.

Post # 4
3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I sleep wearing my rings.  When I wake up in the morning I always shower first thing and I just put my hand under the warm water for a few seconds and those suckers slide right off

Post # 5
11271 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@kmconda:  don’t sleep with your rings on.  this will prevent the issue in the morning.

i have a full eternity band.  i love it.  it was sized 1/4 larger than my ering.  mind you, my ering was sized fairly snug b/c it’s so top heavy and i didn’t want it to flip around.  i never wear my rings to bed. 

Post # 6
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I never sleep with my ring on. I have a simple ring too, no prongs to catch and mostly it is a smooth metal band. I just can’t stand how hot it feels in the morning. I actually kind of like putting on a freezing cold ring to help me wake up.

Post # 7
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I take mine off because my fingers swell over night. My rings fit perfectly the rest of the time. If it’s only too snug in the morning, I would just take them off before bed.

Post # 8
2981 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Not sleeping in your rings will also help protect the integrity of the prongs, assuming the eternity band is prong set. If you are really concerned about size fluctuations, prehaps returning it for a 3/4 eternity ring may be a practical solution. I have one that’s a full ctw, and the diamonds go down the sides of my finger, so it looks like a full, but I can resize it at any time.

Post # 9
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

i am no help but do you mind posting a pic of your rings?  My ering is almost identical to your setting and I’d love to see it with a band! 🙂

Post # 11
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My rings are the same size. My rings are always 1/4 size larger than what I could wear to accomodate swelling. So a 4.5 fits perfect, but I have 4.75 rings. 

I also don’t wear my rings when I sleep for many reasons. I don’t worry about not being able to resize my eternity band, if I did I would have gone with a 3/4 band.

Post # 12
4109 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@kmconda:  Beautiful band! I love eternity rings & plan to add one to my set. I prefer them to a 1/2 eternity or 3/4 because I never have to deal with the spinning.

As of right now, I sleep in both my ering and band. When I first wake up, my fingers are slightly swollen & both rings are alittle snug. But that goes away within an hour or so, I assume it does for you as well? If so, I just wouldn’t sleep in them.

Post # 13
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’m confused about the sixing issue. Both my rings are the exact same size and they fit the same. Is it because of where you end up wearing the rings on your finger since your e-ring is so large?

Your concern here is precisely one of the reasons I wouldn’t get a full eternity. I have a ahalf pave eternity and I can size it if I want. i also don’t have to worry about the stones falling out as much because none of them are ever on the palm side of my finger.

You probably shouldn’t sleep in either ring, so maybe your concerns don’t really matter.

Post # 14
1176 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@kmconda:  Oh wow I thought I didn’t like pear shapes but that set is just gorgeous! If I were you, I’d get the band remade.

Post # 15
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@kmconda:  Pretty!  Do you plan to keep the gap?  I am not sure what the setting part of your ring looks like..but mine’s a “basket’ type setting.  I plan to have a notch cut out in the basket so that the wedding band sits flush.  That may help the band fit better, and not push the rings  upwards to the knuckle, where it’s usually a little thicker (if that makes sense? haha).  

Either way you may have swelling in the Am.  My fingers swell so bad at night and when I wake up I sometimes have an indent from my ring.  And when it’s cold my ring is spinning around and halfway falling off.  It’s annoying. Undecided

Post # 16
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@kmconda:  I have a wide 6mm non-eternity band (which is like 3/4 eternity). 


If I leave it on when I sleep, either I cannot get it off in the morning, or it’s so tight that I can’t actually fall asleep!  It would bug me that much.


I take it off when I sleep and shower, etc.

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