(Closed) E-ring too big, resize or solder balls inside?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My ering was too big when I first got it and I had it resized and have no problems with it now – personally I would prefer to have it resized especially if you are having the matching wedding band so they line up 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Definitely resize. Lil balls seem not so cool.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would personally prefer the sizing balls, but I’m freaked out at the idea of the ring getting stuck in the summer because my fingers do swell some.

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have sizing beads in mine. I wear a 5.5 but because it’s winter and freezing, my finger has shrunk making my ring about a half size to large.

I asked the jeweler about it and ultimately decided that sizing beads were better for now and that if it’s still too large in the summer I would resize it then since its easy to take sizing beads out. Plus, my ring has side stones and that can make it trickier to resize. If it helps you get an idea about what size beads to use, I have medium sizing beads in mine. 

 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

How long have you had your ring? Have you been through all of the seaons with it yet?  If not, I woiuld wait to make any major decisions.

I deliberately chose to order my ring a half size larger than the jeweler recommended, and it is extremely top heavy and spins all of the time (not all the way around but it definitely points quite heavily to the side.)

I don’t regret this decision at all, because there are times (in the mornings/when I’m at the beach/during hot weather/when I am retaining fluid etc.) when my fingers swell, and I hate having my rings feel too tight.  Even with the additional half size, my rings can still feel a bit too tight at times.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

As long as the integrity of the ring will not be affected, I would probably resize.  HOWEVER, you know how your fingers react to different climates, so if there is a big change between winter fingers and humid summer fingers, it may be worth going with the little ball things. Or maybe wait it out until summer and size it at that time, when your fingers are the biggest (definitely don’t want to make it too small….)

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you can, resize.  I had a sizing bar put in (essentially a lump of gold soldered on the bottom, sort of like sizing balls, only very very ugly) and the darn thing was incrediably uncomfortable and at times painful.  It made taking the ring off neigh on impossible and would make my fingers swell from trying to force it off over my knuckle, so I couldn’t get the ring back on afterwards.   I hated the sizing bar so much.    If we hadn’t developed serious issues with the ring itself to the point where I don’t have it anymore…I don’t know what I would have done!  Cried probably, ha!

What I did do before the sizing bar was put small pieces of padded bandaids layered on the inside bottom of the ring, and then wrapping them to keep them in place. It worked, and I only had to replace it every few weeks or so!  My ring was about 2 sizes to big and spun like the dickens.  

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

@PeachSnapple:  Thanks for the info about the sizing bar. My Engagement Ring is still a little large and due to the design, it cant be sized anymore. Everyone was suggesting the little balls, but I have worn a ring with those once and they HURT…. so i was going to go with the sizing bar.

I will have to rethink now!

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I have a bar/bridge, and I LOVE it.  I can’t feel it at all, but it prevents the ring from spinning.  The spinning was my #1 concern, and my jeweler basically said that if the ring could go over my knuckle, it was going to spin unless I made it less round.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@nonapkns:  Perhaps the poster above had a better sizing bar put in. The way my original jeweler described it was different than what I received, which is possibly why it hurt so much and I disliked it so intensely.    I wanted the jeweler to just fill in the inside on the bottom and the sides a bit, so it was a gradual, more comfortable thing, but they put this ugly lump of white gold in and it just bit into my finger so badly.     It looked like a shiny pommel horse sitting on the inside of my ring…ugh!

 

Maybe get a cheapie ring from online or someplace and experiment with that in regards to the sizing bar?   That way you can figure out exactly what would work for you in regards to the ring, but without the worry and cost of putting it into your Engagement Ring.  

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Resize! You’ll be wearing it foreves!

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