(Closed) Engagement ring problem? Need some advice.

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which ring would you rather have?
    Original ring : (27 votes)
    47 %
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  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper

    With a large knuckle compared to your finger, I think your best bet is “sizing beads” on the bottom inside of the band, which help stop your ring from spinning on the narrow part of your finger, but don’t make it much more difficult to get over your knuckle. Your jeweler can add these at minimal cost.

    Congratulations on your engagement!

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    If you were to get a different ring entirely, I’d suggest something like this: http://imgur.com/DXweX

    Post # 7
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    Worker bee

    I agree with previous poster.  I had ‘speed bumps’ put in my band.  They are smaller and less round than sizing beads. I’ve been wearing it for about a month now & it is very comfortable. 

    Your ring is beautiful! Congratulations on your engagement!

    Post # 9
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @octohands:  

    First of all, your engagement story is so cute! I tried to comment on your last thread (showing your now-FI in the midst of his treasure hunt!), but I was having computer/Internet problems and it didn’t post. Congratulations to your Fiance, and best wishes to you, on your engagement! How exciting!

    Second, I can relate to the spinning problem. I had that problem while I was engaged, and I still have it now that I’m married and wear my wedding band — and sometimes my thin anniversary band, too — with my e-ring. It’s very annoying, but I do not like having my rings feel tight, and I always want to be able to remove them no matter how swollen my fingers may become as the weather changes or what time of the month it is, etc. So, I don’t really have a permanent solution for you, other than what prior posters already suggested. As a temporary solution (until you decide whether or not to keep the ring), you could wrap a thin strip of soft fabric/yarn/or tape around the bottom of the ring to keep it from spinning. If the sides of the band still irritate your adjacent fingers even while the ring is stationary, you probably should consider exchanging your ring for a solitare or other setting with a smooth-metal band.

    Finally, I must have missed this part of your story the other night, but how/when did you get your e-ring, if you proposed to him? It’s very pretty!

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    @octohands:  No, sizing beads won’t help enough if it’s that much too big! I think your plan of exchanging it for the other ring sounds sensible.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @octohands:  

    Oh, OK! I missed the part about both rings being in the treasure chest. 🙂

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Well I’d say that you’d get used to the texture of the band once you’d worn the ring for a while, but it would take wearing it all the time for that to happen I think.  Since you can’t wear it to work, and only wear it for a few hours a night, I thnk it might be best to exchange it.

    This could be a fun opportunity for you and your Fiance though!  Why not pull up the site and do a little shopping with him there this time?  He could help you pick the new setting since he wasn’t involved the first time!  🙂

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

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