(Closed) E-ring size advice needed

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1718 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would size it down. Spinning and sliding over your knuckle means it’s too big.   Could you go to a local, reputable jeweler?  I’m sure they would be able to size it down a teeny, tiny bit.  My ring was originally 5 3/4 so it was doable to do quarter sizes.

Post # 4
3729 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I had the same thing happen too. I was always a size 6– always! Well the size 6 fell off and I got a 5.5. This is how it is currently sitting:

And this is how it is supposed to look:


So clearly it is still too big. We are debating having it sized down again so it stays on in the cold and in the air conditioning or leaving it as is because it is perfect when I am outside or active (my hands swell when I exercise). 

In talking to 6 other recently engaged women, they all have had to get their rings sized down after getting measured. So annoying!

Post # 7
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I was in the exact same boat – sized as a 6 but my ring was clearly too big. I tried 5.5 at a local store and it was tight getting over the knuckle. I had my ring resized to a 5.75 and it’s made all the difference. Stays in place much better but still a little room for a future wedding band. I’d go for the quarter-size adjustment down. 

Post # 8
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Ooo, black gold would love to see a closer up picture of that!  

Talk to your local jeweler about your problem and see what they recommend.  Maybe it needs to be sized down or maybe just some sizing beads added.

Post # 9
5659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

It is definitely too big it sounds like. Yes having a wedding band on does make the entire thing feel a bit tighter (think about wearing a thick banded ring compared to a thin little band) but it shouldn’t spin and it shouldn’t slide off your knuckle. You don’t need to have THAT much extra room to accomodate a wedding band πŸ™‚ I’d get it sized down the quarter size and that should help.

Post # 10
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

If youre worried about sending it back or it not fitting with your wedding band, just bring it to a jewelry store and they can put a sizer on it (its like a removeable piece of metal – they wrap it around the sides and it makes the ring smaller). That way, if it feels too tight with your wedding band, you can have the sizer removed.

Post # 11
11231 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Resize it. My ring was ordered at a 5.5 (which I sized myself at–I wish I would have had the jewelry store size me) and ended up having to be resized to a 4.5!

Post # 12
1748 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d resize. I got mine sized down from an 8 to a 6.75 (I lost a lot of weight) and I could’ve gone down to a 6.5, but wanted to play it safe. I can turn my ring but it no longer slides down and almost over my knuckle. I’m waiting until I have it on with my wedding band to decide if I want to go down another .25.

If it’s sliding down significantly when you shake your hand, especially if it’s making you uncomfortable, I’d resize it.

Post # 13
742 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’d size it down a quarter. I just got my wedding ring and its not even a quarter size bigger, just a teensy bit bigger and it’s fine. 

Post # 14
1504 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Sounds like it does need to be resized.  Visit a reputable jewelry store…good luck!

Post # 15
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m also in between sizes.  The 6 was too big, but the 5.5 only fit on the coldest day of the year (I got engaged in January).  I ended up going for a 5.75 because I hate the feeling of tight rings in the summer and my hands puff up a lot in the humidity  It’s still a bit loose when I’m cold and especially in cold water, but I’m glad I didn’t go for the 5.5 because now that summer’s here, my ring is usually too tight – at least when I’m outside and not freezing at my desk in air conditioning.  So keep in mind seasonal changes, and go for whatever will be most comfortable most of the time. 

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