Fingers swelling during summer time

posted 11 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

It’s quite normal actually. If your ring sits perfectly during winter it may get too tight in summer. But if you feel like your fingers gets abnormally swollen, it could be excessive sodium intake or dehydration resulting in bloating etc. 🙂 

Post # 4
59 posts
Worker bee

I think it is very common, unfortunately. My ring spins in the winter but when I get hot, i can barely move it. Silicone or Pandora rings are a great idea, I wear my silicone one when my ring feels too snug.

Post # 5
1368 posts
Bumble bee

This happens to me when I’m dehydrated, and since I live in the desert that happens quite a bit! If it happens to you after exercise AND in summer, it may be that 2 liters a day still isn’t enough for your body. Try drinking even more and see if that helps (in spite of how often you’ll be peeing your brains out!). 

An alternative is to get an inexpensive and temporary wedding set for times like these! I’ve got a temporary set that I wear to concerts, and it’s a size up because I get super dehydrated and chubby-fingered with all the dancing and fist pumping. Honestly, it’s FUN to get and wear temporary sets! 

Post # 6
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

The same thing is happening to me right now although it’s not summer where I live (but it’s still warm). I can’t wear my rings because I murdered my finger and got a big old blister trying to get them off. I got my e ring resized a tiny bit bigger but have to wait until my finger heals completely to wear my set again. 

Not sure why it happened, maybe I need to drink more water after working out but I also went off birth control recently so maybe the change in hormones is causing this temporarily.  

Post # 7
6608 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

missviolet92 :  I just wear mine on a necklace if I want to have them with me. I am incapable of hiking without them getting stuck on if I don’t. Otherwise I just don’t wear them at all because it’s not worth it and I’m usually home all day in the summer. Meanwhile in the winter they spin round and round, LOL

Post # 8
3416 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

My fingers swell and shrink a TONNE, which I had never noticed before getting engaged (never wore rings before). In fact, my first post here was me freaking out about accidentally getting my ring re-sized too small the day I picked it back up lol

Turns out my fingers were just super swollen because of a combination of heat, salty food and alcohol (it was during our city’s big party week in July). 

I did size my ring small enough that I never have to worry about it slipping off when it’s cold, so when it is really hot or I’ve been drinking it is very snug and almost impossible to get off, but it’s not to the point where it is physically uncomfortable or cutting off circulation so I am happy with it. I’d rather it be a bit tough to get off sometimes than loose enough at others that it might sliip off.

Post # 9
1299 posts
Bumble bee

In the past I would take my rings off before bed on hot summer nights due to swelling, yes

Post # 10
39 posts
  • Wedding: June 2017

My fingers are size 5.25 in winter and size 6 in summer. So Darling Husband got me five rings. A stack of three in size 6 for summer and two additional rather snug bands for cold weather. When I wear my full stack in winter the smaller size 5.25 rings keep the size 6 rings in place. Maybe you could re-size your set and just add one ring in winter/NZ summer to keep the other rings in place.

Post # 11
72 posts
Worker bee

Yep, same here. It’s a very common issue.


When I first got my e-ring in the summer, it only spun a tiny bit but was the perfect size. Now that it’s cold, I can almost slide my ring off, past my knuckle and everything, without trying. I just purchase those clear plastic ring coils as a temp solution thru the winter in hopes that will alleviate the problem. 


Maybe size your set to the size you need in the summer and get a ring guard or something temporary so you can wear your ring in the winter? 

Post # 12
3545 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

missviolet92 :  My rings fit perfectly in the summer but are prone to a little spinning in the colder months. They are never loose enough to be able to slip past my knuckle, though. If you don’t want to get your rings resized then stand-ins might be the best solution. I’m not sure if the amount of swelling you’re experiencing is normal though, so that’s something to look into as well (I know you mentioned staying hydrated, salt intake, etc.).  

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