Post # 1
Hello! We are less than a year from getting engaged and I have started to think about the details of my ring a lot more.
I have a size 6.5 ring that I usually wear on my left middle finger but have been putting it on my ring figner to see how I like the size. My right hand ring finger is a size 6 and I wear a size 6 ring on that one, and I’ve tried putting it on my left ring finger and its definitely waaaay too small. So I think my left finger is between 6.25 and 6.5. I also have the type of fingers wear the knuckle is smaller than the base of my finger, making sizing even harder, lol. I know they say to size up .5 typically because wearing a wedding band + ering makes them feel tighter, but I worry a 6.75 or 7 will be too big. The 6.5 is comfortable and easy to get on and off.
Any advice?? Should I get a 6.5 ering and maybe a 6.75 wedding band? Or do both as 6.5? I plan on getting very thin bands for both (probably matching pave 1.8mm or smaller).
ALSO bonus question, would a 6.75 band make my stone look smaller? I’m getting something between 1.5 and 1.8 carats. Does the band size effect how the stone will look? (I know this is probably the dumbest question please be nice lol!!)
Post # 2
you should probably go to a jeweler and have your finger sized.
Post # 3
Yes, as PP mentioned, go to a jeweler and get sized. They have metal sizers, which are more accurate than the plastic ones.
Ring sizes will differ depending on the shape, dome, width, etc.. Try on different ones and see what you like!
And you’ll have to wear it for a bit, then choose a band, so no use fretting over quarter sizes now. Good luck!
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2019 - Huntsville, AL
Agree with both previous posters. I did not want to go into a brick and mortar store because I was nervous that they would pressure us to buy, but it was fast, simple, and informative.
We ordered a plastic sizer online and it’s just not as accurate as the metal ones in stores. The store I went to also let me try out how they would fit together. Definitely go when you can.
Post # 5
Definitely go to a jeweler to get sized before you order anything!
Personally, I haven’t needed to size up for wearing my wedding band with my ering. That said, my rings are sized slightly on the larger size because I had them sized in summer when my hands are more swollen, so that’s also something to take into account. If you get sized when it’s cold/dry out, I’d consider going a quarter size bigger.
Post # 6
I thought I knew my finger size but even I was surprised when I went to a store and was sized. Definitely recommend that because they are the experts!
Post # 7
I ended up being a size and a half smaller than what I was 100% sure I was. Definitely go get sized!
Post # 8
OK so I should have mentioned that I’ve gotten sized 3 times and each jeweler has told me different, hence why I’m asking here!
Tiffany’s told me a 6.75 first, then I went back and we sized me again and it was a 6.5. Jared’s sized me at a 6.5 but their’s felt tight (it was also a hot June day). Fink’s sized me at a 6.75.
I am at a loss for sizing.
Post # 9
What time of day are you sizing? You’re more bloated at the end of the day.
For me, my knuckles are slightly larger than the finger at the base, so I usually have a smaller size to accomodate the finger size because in winter my rings are spinning. I sized up from a 3 to a 3.75 beacause my ring and my band were so wide I needed the extra room.
Post # 10
If you have been professionally sized multiple times I would definitely go with the larger size then. I vote both rings at 6.75
Post # 11
Hmm I’d say then go with the 6.75 for both and if it feels too loose you can always size down a quarter!
Post # 12
Hi Bee! I actually had the same problem as you when I was ring shopping. I was sized at multiple jewelers who gave me different sizes (anywhere between a 5.5 – 6.25) and my fingers are also wider at the base than the knuckle. I initially went with the 6.25 for my ering and it felt like it was going to slip off whenever it got cold :/ The jeweler was worried about me having a ring muffin top, but it wasn’t worth losing the ring.
I ended up having my band custom sized (in between a 5.75 and 6) and it’s perfect. It still gets a little loose whenever I get cold but doesn’t feel like it’s going to fall off, and it leaves enough room for swelling in the heat. I have been trying on wedding and stacking bands sized anywhere between a 6 and 6.25 (the ering keeps them on even if they’re a little loose, but they spin).
Something else to consider: the thickness of the ering band. The thicker the band, the tighter the ring will fit and the same goes for the wedding band.
Post # 13
You have so much time. Order a couple of cheap rings which are close to what you have in mind and wear them for a while during all kinds of weather conditions. also try to wear two rings to see how band and ering go together. and when something feels comfortable go to a couple of jewelers and have them measure the rings for you.
I never paid to much attention to the size before I had to really think about it as in: you really really want this ring to fit perfectly. For example, I noticed that when it gets cooler my fingers get a tiny bit smaller but when it gets really cold my fingers swell a lot (which in my case isn’t a lot because I am lucky enough not to swell or bloat extremely). It’s also a thing of personal taste – some like it tighter some like it looser.
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2018 - Tizer Gardens/Carroll College
The ring I was wearing before we got engaged was a size 6.15-6.25, and it always felt big, but it was comfortable – the band was very thin. Somehow or other, I ordered my Engagement Ring in a 6 and it was ginormous – the band is considerably wider. I still have no idea how I was able to wear the old one and not lose it.
So I don’t know what to tell you, other than to try everything on, and make sure you try the different widths, because my scenario is usually opposite of what is true. The jeweler wanted me to change the e-ring to a 5.5, and I refused, I think we ended up somewhere in the 5.75-5.875 range.
Post # 15
this is so helpful! yeah I know its a little ways out, but like you said this ring really needs to fit perfect! I want to get it right on the first try. I would be so sad if I had to get it resized and be without it for a few days or weeks. Plus I know the more you resize the more the band weakens. My fingers get SO much smaller when I’m cold and I’m cold more often than hot lol. My fingers get slightly puffy in heat but I’ve never had any issue. Hmmm much to think about. Thank you!
Ah yes someone who understands the knuckle-to-finger issue!! I never even thought about it until I started reading boards here and actually looking at my fingers, its such a weird thing!! The 6.5 ring I’ve been wearing on my ring finger feels perfect and I know its a true 6.5 because the lady at Tiffanys measured it lol. I want VERY thin bands so hopefully it won’t be too much of an issue.