Engaged!! (Ring slightly too big…advice?)

posted 2 months ago in Rings
Post # 3
3622 posts
Sugar bee

Congratulations! Your ring is absolutely gorgeous! I think going with sizing beads is a great idea. If it’s only slightly big, I wouldn’t rush to have the beads removed and the ring resized. Once you add a wedding band, your engagement ring will fit slightly tighter.

Post # 4
127 posts
Blushing bee

My ring fits like this and you might be glad when the weather is hot and your fingers are puffy! As long as it isn’t sliding over your knuckle I would leave it as it is! 

Post # 5
1447 posts
Bumble bee

Second the advice to wait awhile.  My e-ring was very loose,especially in cold weather, but it fits a lot better now I have a wedding ring too.  And it can be a little too snug in very hot weather.  Better to live with it large for a while until you get a feel for how much your finger size fluctuates.

Post # 6
497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2021

You can just wear your ring on a different finger! I had the same exact problem and my engagement ring was just slightly too big for my left ring finger, so I wear it on my left middle finger instead, where it fits perfectly. Congratulations on your engagement!

Post # 7
24 posts
  • Wedding: October 2022 - Leicester United Kingdom

Hi I got sized for my ring but lost a bit of weight before he proposed so mines also a bit too big. I brought a ring Snuggie off eBay like a silicon coil and you can cut it up into different sizes so if your hands are a little puffy one day you can use a smaller one. It’s comfy and doesn’t damage my ring x

Post # 8
280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Once you get the wedding band, it will fit perfectly! Congrats! Gorgeous ring. 

Post # 9
1422 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Congrats, it’s stunning!


My advice is to test out how it fits with a band, slightly loose now might fit perfectly with a band, also if you are nervous about any other jeweler handling your ring, you could get those temp ring sizers off amazon. 



Amazon.com: Ring Size Adjuster for Loose Rings - 12 Pack, 2 Sizes - Jewelry  Sizer, Mandrel for Making Jewelry Guard, Spacer, Sizer, Fitter - Spiral  Silicone Tightener Set with Polishing Cloth: Arts, Crafts & Sewing

Post # 10
3 posts
  • Wedding: October 2021

No advice on fit but just here to say I LOVE the twisty band with diamonds! That’s so pretty! Now I wish I had seen that when we were looking a few months ago! Congrats!!

Post # 11
1591 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@vicky47991:  Congratulations it’s beautiful! I love how it seems low set. In addition to the sizing coils a pp mentioned, you could try these which I prefer: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07VQ5QC5W/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1

I agree once you have the wedding band the fit might be perfect, and in the meantime an independent jeweller in Texas should be able to add sizing beads while you wait — I wouldn’t leave the ring with them for such a simple thing.

Post # 12
173 posts
Blushing bee

No advice but DAMN that’s beautiful 

Post # 13
92 posts
Worker bee

Okay so my ring size is correct which is 5 1/2 which is my Engagement Ring. However…. my diamond is bigger too which makes it too heavy I guess…. so my ring spins . My fiancé got me those ring guard inserts which adds either a half a size up to 1 size I think. They work great ! Bc you don’t need to have your ring tampered with… it won’t damage your ring and this can just come right off as you wish. And when I first saw them I thought “ugh, everyone’s gonna notice this.” But it’s not true. It blends right in and you can’t even tell that the piece is there. 

Post # 15
1662 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

Dang that is a nice ring!

I’d use temporary sizers for now. When you add the wedding band or when your fingers swell in heat, you’ll be glad you waited to resize

I had to resize my e ring to be bigger, and there are still times when it’s too snug ::cries

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