(Closed) E-ring too big, resize or something else?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Go to a jeweler and ask their opinion. They’ll tell you whether it can be resized or not. I can see that being super annoying. My mom’s engagement ring is a little loose on her so she’s always worn her wedding band on the outside of her ering to keep it in place (rather than the other way around, like it’s traditionally worn).

Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2017

That looks pretty loose. I’d go to a jeweler to discuss options. You can try on ring sizers to see what you can realistically fit over your knuckle, and from there either get it resized (if they are able to do that) or get the spacer balls.  Those may end up being the best option. I don’t have them but I hear they work well. They are especially helpful in situations like yours. You’ll still be able to fit it over your knuckle but it will stay in place once you have it on.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’d probably do 4.75 AND sizing balls. If 4.75 is the smallest that you can fit over your knuckle but still too loose then the sizing balls should help with the spinning.

Post # 5
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473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Get the balls…it’s a shame for that beautiful ring not to be front & center !!!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I was going to recommend those flexible plastic ring guard sizers like this one: 

RinGuard Ring Size Adjuster (Set of 3 Sizes) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PI0T25Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_VkqlxbVWTM2MC

 

I used this for about a month before I decided to size down 1/4 size. Yours looks almost as loose as mine was so it may be worth a shot and they are cheap to see if it will suffice as a temporary solution. If you do decide to size down, I would say do 1/4 down and add sizing beads so that it will go over your knuckle. If you gain weight in the future, they can always shave down the sizing beads .

 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

breatheandrelax:  so glad to see someone had this problem too. My ring is a 3.75 and I do have a hard time getting it over my knuckle but I forced it and let it stay there. My first ring was a 4 and it did just that and I HATED it. But sizing it down was the worst thing I did because my diamonds started to loosen and my band was oval shaped. It’s worth asking. Also look into the beads they can place inside to keep it from moving. Or Walmart had these clear things u clip on the ring for cheap that stopped the moving also. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

If you have a competent jeweler, then sizing down as little as 1/4 should not affect the integrity of your ring or stones. You can absolutely resize eternity bands. This was also my hesitation with getting an eternity band down the line but my jeweler has told me that he can do it without compromising the integrity of the ring and stones so I’m sure it can be done and you won’t have to worry about losing stones. Unless you have to go to a certain place for work on your ring, I would suggest finding a good jeweler that does a lot of custom work and does their work on premises because I find they tend to better due to working with all sorts of designs and styles. 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

desirella:  yes look into ur option please. I just give my input as I am now having a very hard time with my ring and is identical to ur ring. I’ll link my thread to show u. 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Keep the diamond..WITH PICS? * calling all moissy & morganite girls!!!*

As u can see I’m on my third ring all because of the sizing Of my first ring. I’d try the beads. yesterday I was looking into the eternity wedding band with a custom jeweler who hand made the ring that’s shown in the last photos and he told me it’s not worth it because once u size down u will lose diamonds there’s no way around it if theres no gold for the diamond to sit on & they wont be seen. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

diamondmadee:  was your first ring resized by kay jewelers because if it was…and I don’t mean any disrespect to people that bought rings from Kays, but that may have been the main issue as to why you had so many issues with the ring. Just too many horror stories from Kays, even with things as simple as resizing a plain band with no stones. However, I was happy to read that you found a set you love!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

The ring is a little loose. They really can’t change sizes drastically because of the pave; sizing weakens the prongs. Down a half or quarter size should be fine. As a person with larger knuckles, I have to forcibly push the ring down over my knucke in order for it to sit right on the finger. Otherwise I end up wearing the stone on my palm half the time. Very annoying but it is what it is. 

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