Post # 1
I just got my E-Ring yesterday and I went to the jewelry store to be sized a couple of weeks ago to give Fiance a size to order and they told me 4.5 and the metal ring sizer was very snug. We ordered our ring online and the company sent me a plastic ring sizer but said they weren’t as accurate as the metal ones. The hard plastic ring sizer had me come out as much closer to a 4 but we went with a 4.5 anyways. When we got the ring yesterday it was pretty loose. So disappointing. So we took it to a local jeweler yesterday and they sized it down to a 4 for $30 (we could have sent it back but I wasn’t very comfortable with that). They had me try it on when I picked it up and the guy (who I happen to know personally) asked me if there was pull on the knuckle when I take it off and there is, but I’m just a little unsure if it is fitting as tight as it should. I’ve only worn it about a couple of hours and it is comfortable and it does catch on the knuckle coming off but it goes over the knuckle easily and I can move it around when it is on. If I shake my finger it won’t go over the knuckle but it will move. I wonder if it would come off with soap or in the shower.
I think I am going to keep it the way it is for now since it’s much better than it was before. I’m also hoping to lose another 15-20 lbs before getting married so it may be that I could need a smaller size at that point anyways.
Post # 3
I apologize. I meant to have this under the rings board but it looks like I accidentally posted under the general Weddingbee board. I’m a newbie and this is my first post. I’m not sure how to move the original post though or to delete it…
Post # 4
Sounds similar to how mine fits… it moves a little but I don’t feel like it’s going to come off. Remember that it will be a slightly tighter fit when you put a wedding band next to it.
P.S. Welcome to weddingbee!
Post # 5
haha my ring came in the wrong size too! I am hanging onto it till my engagement shoot (I wear it on my middle finger for right now or with a spacer if I really want it on the correct finger) then after our shoot I’m mailing it back to its creator to size it down. If it makes you nervous you should keep going smaller, it’ll just stress you out if you constantly wonder if it’s gonna fly off!
Post # 6
the size keys can have a difference of half a size between jewelery stores. Its a bit of a pain. but a useful fact to know. ALWAYS have your ring sized by a professional at the same store where it will be sized. stores that send repairs out may also cause a problem since the goldsmith’s mandrel might be different than the keys you were sized with.
keep in mind…wide keys for a wide ring and narrow keys for a narrow ring.
Post # 7
Thanks! I am finding a lot of variety in my finger. Sometimes it is incredibly easy to get off but today my finger was swollen and it took a lot of effort during part of the day. I am definitely going to keep it at the size it’s at and wait for the wedding band and then if I have an issue I’ll worry about it then. I don’t think it’s going to be loose enough to fall off.
Post # 8
Hey~I had the same issue. I got my ring in a size 3, but it was a bit loose and I was worried it would fall off. Also, when you get pregnant, your finger gets SUPER bloated, so you would have problems with it being too tight apparently. Still, it did exactly what you just described, so I decided to go get it sized down anyway. It now is a snug 2.75, and I believe this size is PERFECT (the 2.5 was too small. I have big knuckles and it would barely get over the knuckle without scarping off some skin).
You might want to try a 3.75. They don’t have a sample for that size usually, but it sounds like you’re having the exact same issue as I was. I am very happy with the 2.75, and I can honestly say that the 3 would have fallen off accidentally if I had left it that way.
Post # 9
Sounds similar to how mine fits. My fingers swell quite a bit when I’m nervous or hot so I didn’t want to get it super snug. You shouldn’t shower, do dishes or housework with it on anyways.
Post # 10
In the end you are the one who is going to be able to tell when you have the perfect fit or not. Rings should be comfortable with slight resistance coming off the knuckle. Changing sizes could be due to a few factors. Heat is a big one for most people. especially with summer just getting started we aren’t used to the hot weather that is going to change our hands. Too much salt in our diets can bloat our fingers. If changes are happening that don’t seem normal to you cutting back on salt intake or increasing water with your meals may help. Rule these out along with any new medications that our bodies are trying to adjust to.
If large knuckles are a problem for you then having sizing pillows put in your ring may be the best option. The ring is sized to fit over the knuckle but small balls of gold are soldered into the bottom of the shank. I cannot express how important it is to get this measurement done by a GOLDSMITH. It doesn’t matter how experienced the person behind the counter is, if they are not the one putting the pillows in they cant do it. I hear people I suggest this to say all the time that the pillows are uncomfortable. After taking a look it is obvious that the pillows were not custom fit to their finger. They had the measurement taken by a the person behind the counter.
If the pillow starts off uncomfortable, all it takes is a little bit of tweaking to accommodate your finger. This is a custom fit because nobody has the exact same fingers. Fingers with large knuckles are extra special. Another nice perk of sizing pillows (also called bishop balls) are that they will help it so top heavy rings wont flip around on your finger.
Some Chain Stores will squish the ring oval around your finger so that it wont flip. THIS IS WRONG!!! don’t let them bend the shank of your ring ever. it will cause the gold to become weak as well as, heaven forbid, disrupting the setting that could cause you to lose a stone. The rings with pave diamonds are very popular right now, and those little suckers get expensive to replace.