Post # 1
My current dilemma is this: my finger size is a 3.5, and 3.5 sized rings slide very easily down my finger, and requires a little wiggle to get over my knuckle when coming off. Every jeweler I visited insisted that it was perfect, and I should not go any looser. I know a 4 is a bit too loose and comes off when I was my hands, which is what everyone told me I am trying to avoid.
However, there is something about that little wiggle I need to do to get the 3.5 off that makes me paranoid. What if my finger swells? What if for some reason it gets stuck? I know that it fits, but there is something about it that I am just not totally into — I like the idea of needing a tiny bit less wiggle when getting it off my finger.
So, I am thinking about ordering my ring in a 3.75 — it’s only slightly bigger than my 3.5 finger size, so it won’t be rolling around. I don’t think it will fall off of my finger when handwashing, but it would provide a little more wiggle room when getting it off of my hand, so I don’t feel as paranoid about swelling or the ring just getting stuck.
Is this good or bad? Should I do a 3.5 or a 3.75? How do your rings slide off of your hand?
Post # 3
I was in the same situation..kind of inbetween 5.5 and 6.. I ended up getting 5.75 🙂
Post # 4
@october22: Does it slide off of your finger too easily or just right? It’s so hard because both a 3.5 and a 3.75 fit me nicely! Neither is too loose or too tight! So frustrating!
Post # 5
I sized at a 5 but when I got it in it was too big, so I sized down to 4.75. It’s perfect in summer when my fingers swell and a little bigger than I’d like when my fingers aren’t swollen!
Right now, my ring goes on super easily and takes a little wiggle to get over my knuckle – it wouldn’t fly off if i was swinging my hand around. When my fingers are swollen, it takes about 2 seconds to get on and 4 to get off.
keep in mind I think your e-ring will fit a bit snugger once you have the wedding band on there too. (thats what i’ve heard at least!)
Post # 6
I had something kinda similar; my original size was a 5. The size of my finger is about a 4.25 but only a 4.50 will go over my knuckle. It still slides a bit on my finger from side to side but not as bad as when it was a 5. 😉
I would go with the size 3.75 if you can. Sounds like the best bet. You wouldn’t want to do the 4 and always worry about your ring falling off down in a sink when you wash your hands.
Post # 7
It seems to be just right..and it works out great in the summer when my fingers swell a little bit, if it were any tighter I think it’d drive me nuts lol. I guess it depends on where you live, if you don’t have very hot or humid summers then you might wanna go with the 3.5.. if you do have hot summers you should go with the 3.75 I think. Either way, you could always get it resized down the road if u ever had to, right?
Post # 8
fingers will swell as we age, get pregnant, etc. how long have you had your ring at a 3.5? i think you should wear it for a while (if it hasnt already been a while) and then if you find that your finger swells (in the heat or when you just wake up etc) to the point where it bothers u then resize it to 3.75. give yourself some time first.
Post # 9
I haven’t gotten my ring yet, but we are about to buy it. I have tried ring sizers at the jewelers, but no actual rings because they don’t seem to carry any in my size. The jewelers insist that a 3.5 is the best bet, and while it fits perfectly, I’d rather risk going too big than too small. I just don’t know if I am comfortable with the wiggle it takes to get the ring over my knuckle when coming off.
Post # 10
I’m also a 3.5. I had my fiance order my ring in a 3.75 and I wish like crazy I didn’t. It fits wonderfully when it’s hot out but now that the weather is cool, or inside with AC, it slips and slides. Honestly, I would order the 3.5. The wiggle off is not as bad compared to the sliding.
ETA – I just noticed you’re in Georgia, though. I know when I’m in the south, my fingers swell just enough to make the 3.75 stay on (but it’s still loose). When you’re regularly in that warm weather, it *might* be better to size up to the 3.75, although like I said the AC always made it loose again for me.
Post # 11
I’m a 3.5 too and I like the need for the wiggle because I am paranoid it will fall off otherwise! When my hands are cold my rings almost spin and when they swell it’s a little tight but not uncomfortable. It is true that when you have a wedding band on, they will fit tighter or if you get a thick band it will fit tighter. Most sizers I have seen are thick and so you might actually be a 3.25 if you get a really thin band. My e-ring band is a 1.8mm (very thin) and it spins like crazy by itself at a 3.5 but when paired with my 2.5mm band it does not spin at all.