Engagement ring sizing question!!

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What size should I get?

    6.5 ering + wedding band

    6.5 ering + 6.75 wedding band

    6.75 ering + wedding band

  • Post # 2
    1094 posts
    Bumble bee

    you should probably go to a jeweler and have your finger sized. 

    Post # 3
    198 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    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
    63 posts
    Worker bee
    • 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
    2794 posts
    Sugar bee

    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
    289 posts
    Helper bee

    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
    733 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    I ended up being a size and a half smaller than what I was 100% sure I was. Definitely go get sized!

    Post # 9
    6393 posts
    Bee Keeper

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    twocaratpeony :  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
    3432 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    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
    733 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    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
    87 posts
    Worker bee

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    twocaratpeony : 

    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
    852 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    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
    925 posts
    Busy bee
    • 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.

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