Finger size difference?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

zengot :  hi yes the size in fingers are way different.  And for a 5mm you do need go a size bigger to wear it.  

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

zengot :  my index finger is slightly larger than my ring finger, but my engagement ring still fits on my index finger (I just checked).

The width makes a big difference. Just my engagement ring is 2mm, but my wedding band adds another 3mm, so it feels tighter.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

zengot :  Index and ring fingers are most of the time different sizes. My index fingers are larger than my ring fingers. If you get her a 6.5 and it doesn’t fit her ring finger, you can have it re-sized.

5mm is a pretty thick band of a ring. You might possibly need a different size based on that, but it definitely is much wider than most engagement rings. My engagement ring and band together only come to 4mm. Is having a thick band something you know she will like? 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

My ering is sized probably a half size to a full size too large for me right now, and it still can’t even begin to fit over the knuckle of my index finger. So I’d definitely check with her! 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

zengot :  That sounds lovely! It is much diferent than the average for my area, but seems like it’s common in your area. Ask the jeweler if you get the resizing for free if it does not fit her well. Otherwise, for that type of ring it shouldn’t bevery expensive to resize.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

zengot :  If you’re planning to switch it from left to right, then also keep in mind that a person’s dominant hand is usually larger than their other hand. I’m right handed, so my finger size on the left ring finger is slightly smaller than my right ring finger. A ring sized to be just right on my left hand would be too small on my right. If she is also right handed, then you might want to size the ring to be slightly loose on the left hand. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

zengot :  My culture also switches the ring from the left to the right once we’re married. My jeweler told me to just get it sized to the finger that will be wearing it and get it resized later when they’re switched. I would just ask her to go get her left ring finger sized by a professional jeweler and let you know. I got my ring finger sized at a 4 with one of those regular ring sizer things and the ring was made to that size, but I needed it sized down because with a diamond on top it just felt like it was going to slip off. I didn’t realize it should be a snug fit.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

I can’t get my engagement ring over my knuckle AT ALL on index finger.  Something to take into consideration, some bands with pave cannot be re-sized or certain bands may be limited on how far down they can be sized.  A wider band will need to be sized up.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

zengot :  yes a huge difference!! I suggest buying like a small gift for her (ring of course) or just buy size 6.5 and then get it resized! Most jewellers offer complementary first resize.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

My index finger is probably an 8, my ring finger on my right hand is a 6.5 and my ring finger on my left hand is a 6.25. Those sizes are based on a 2mm band. I would need another .25 or .5 for a 5mm band to fit.

 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

zengot :  do you have a Micheal’s store there? If so, and you are trying not to tip her off, you could take her there under the premise of supplies for some craft, then wander into the jewellery making aisle, find the ring sizers and just start trying it on your finger, then tell her you want to see how much smaller her hands are then yours and hand it to her. Just be sure you are measuring your ring finger so if she uses a different finger you can tell her to use the same one you did for an accurate comparison.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Oh my… just stop!  You’re not a professional jeweler and sizing rings will need her opinion of what fits or is too tight.  I think you’re over thinking it completely.

Rings usually come a standard 6.5, just buy the ring and size it correctly afterwards.  Trust me in that you don’t want to have to deal with sizing a ring twice.

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