Guy here, help just resized my wedding ring and it feels a little tight….

posted 1 month ago in Rings
Post # 2
3026 posts
Sugar bee

In my expeience, most staff at jewelry stores seem to be trained to size rings as tight as possible.  Most people I know are more comfortable sizing up a bit from the store recommendation.

Going from your photo, that’s a bit tighter than I would be comfortable wearing, but I also HATE the feeling of a tight ring. My fingers tend to swell a lot and I wouldn’t be able to wear my ring over half the time if I sized it as small as some stores have wanted me to. (I have my rings sized on the large size and then have sizing beads added, so the ring stays on when my fingers aren’t swollen, but they they do swell, there’s room for the swelling.)

Was the ring sizer they used to size you the same width as your actual ring?  You generally wear a larger size in wider rings, so if they sized you using a narrow ring sizer, it won’t be correct.  

Post # 4
330 posts
Helper bee

If it’s uncomfortable then definitely go up a half size, but I wouldn’t go up more then that. Also too in warmer weather our fingers swell quite a bit too, so in the winter it’ll feel bigger. I size my rings on the bigger side for summer, and in the winter I use these rubber ring sizer things that wrap around the bottom of the band. But I still have the same issue as you, I’m considering taking my wedding band in YET AGAIN to have it sized up a bit. My jeweler is probably sick of seeing me. 

Post # 5
1175 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Maybe go up a quarter size? 9.25? Im sized at 7.5 but prefer 7.75 for my finger. It still fits without falling off and is comfortable to me.

Post # 6
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

If they’re sizing the ring, you can go up a quarter size for sure.  My e-ring is a 7 but it definitely spins and during the winter its way loose.  I got my wedding band made to 6.75 and it’s perfect so I am going to have my e ring sized down as well. The .25 made all the difference but I tried on a 6.5 and it was definitely tight enough to cause some discomfort if my fingers swelled etc.  I have also heard as above posters have said that wider rings fit tighter so you may need some more room.  Maybe the half size is too much though.  

Post # 7
31 posts

Looks too tight. Also, is that your middle finger you are wearing the ring on?

Post # 8
46 posts

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@dmjj07:  I have a very wide band ring 10mm across. When they sized it for me they gave me 3 of the sizer bands to put on at the same time. That way you will get a feel for what it might be like once the wider band is on your hand. Hope you hit the right size. Third time’s the charm.

Post # 9
377 posts
Helper bee

I had to get me ring sized a few times, so don’t feel bad. The thicker the band, the bigger size you’ll need to go too. I originally got a 6, which was good for summer but the ring fell off my hand during winter. Got sized by jewler as a 5, but that felt just a little to snug for my own taste. I now have a 5.5 and have no complaints.

Post # 11
976 posts
Busy bee

Such a nice ring! Looks tight for me. I prefer a spin and movement toward the knuckle. 

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