Post # 1
I’ve been a fan of these boards for some time and finally decided to write a post myself. 🙂
I was just engaged this week (July 14). I was sized 3 times for my Engagement Ring. The first time I was told size 6, the 2nd and 3rd times I was told 5.5.
I finally received my e-ring and wore it for 2 days. The 5.5 seems loose to me. When I shake my hand, I feel it slide over towards my knuckle. When I wash my hands, it spins like crazy and can come off easily. I feel that I should get it resized to 5.25. It is hard for me to try a 5.25, because no jewelry stores I have visited have a ring at that custom size. When I put on a 5 it will fit, but it is hard to get off of my knuckle so I know that a 5 is too small. I also am usually trying these things on in air conditioned buildings, so I do want a LITTLE extra space.. It’s just with my 5.5 I feel there is too much space. And truth be told, as a school teacher I am usually IN the cold…
Then I started reading things about how once you put your wedding band on, you will need extra space. I am not sure what to do as a result!! Any tips, advice, etc are appreciated. Here is a pic of my ring. 🙂
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
@mnp: Thanks for your reply. If I resize it, I will have to send it back to NY. My ring is black gold, and most stores here do not specialize in it. I think a quarter size would be the best bet, too.. Thanks for your advice!!
Post # 6
@Pollywog: You are right! It is much too big. I am in the same situation as you about that. I am in the cold about 80% of the time.. That’s why I’m not sure if it is worth it to keep it at this size when it always seems big. 🙂
Let me know what you decide! I am wondering if I am even overthinking it. I don’t know how much different a quarter size is anyways.. seems like it can’t be that much!
Post # 7
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
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
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 🙂 I’d get it sized down the quarter size and that should help.
Post # 10
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
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
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
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
Sounds like it does need to be resized. Visit a reputable jewelry store…good luck!
Post # 15
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.
Post # 16
Thanks to everyone for advice! I went to a local jeweler and again he sized me as a 5.5 (haha). I explained my situation with my Engagement Ring being loose and he suggested me sending it back to be sized down a quarter size. He said a quarter size only made the tiniest bit of difference anyway. He also said different jewelers can use slightly different sizing methods! He said if it ever felt too tight I could just stop at his store as he knows how to work with black gold and that he would size it back to 5.5. I shipped my ring back to NY to be resized and I’ll update you on how it goes. I’ll add pics to those who were interested in black gold as soon as it arrives 🙂