(Closed) Have ring sizes changed over the past decade or so?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
7964 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I have not experienced this at all. I’ve been married for many years, and have had my ring resized along the way, but all the rings I purchased during the years I wore the same size ring were the same, from my high school and university class rings to my engagement ring. My size has changed due to osteo-arthritis, but has consistently gone up little by little over the years (no significant change in weight). My class ring now fits my pinkie instead of my ring finger, just like any ring in that same size from a jeweler would.

Post # 3
536 posts
Busy bee

I am still the same ring size since high school and that was 20+ years ago (no major weight loss/gain). 

Post # 4
733 posts
Busy bee

Same as echomomm. I was a 3.5 before arthritis set in, and now I’m a 5. I don’t think that rings sizes are a victim to vanity sizing like clothes are.

Post # 6
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Yeah, that’s weird.  There’s definitely a marked difference between my 8 year old size 8 ring and my 1 year old size 6 ring.  Hmm…

Post # 7
1117 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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thelibrarylady:  Before DH bought my ring I got my finger sized at a whole bunch of different stores. One told me 6, another 6.5, another, 7, and one even told me I was a size 9! DH’s ring is size 9 and is definitely too big for me. I just figured differrent stores/ chains might have slightly different sizing systems. Your theory about Canadian sizes might be a good point though- our clothes definitely have less vanity sizing than American ones!

Post # 9
6809 posts
Busy Beekeeper

My ring size has fluctuated over the years, but that’s because my actual fingers have gotten bigger (weight gain) and smaller (weight loss). Rings that I had before I gained weight and that I know are a smaller size now fit. Or, in some cases. are too big. But the size of the rings themselves (as in size 7 or 8 or whatever) hasn’t changed.

Post # 10
4259 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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thelibrarylady:  This is the first time I’ve heard of vanity sizing but it’s something I’ve noticed when it comes to clothes. Not so much rings for me. I’m glad to know there’s a term for it! 

Post # 11
2732 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: County courthouse

When my husband and I got engaged I was a size 6. Now after two kids and weight gain, I’m a size 7.5-8. Finger size fluctuates through a life time.

Post # 12
5766 posts
Bee Keeper

My fingers change all the time and it is annoying.  So much so that I bought my own damned sizer.

Post # 14
4232 posts
Honey bee

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I’ve not noticed any vanity sizing in rings, either. But now I’m jealous of having my own personal sizer. Santa’s been asking for ideas. Hmm.


Post # 15
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Garden

Same here!! I had a class ring in high school and it was a size 7. 8 years later now I’m a 6! My Fiance went ring shopping and he needed to get my actual size before purchasing. The size 7 was way too big for me. And clearly telling him kazillion times I was a 7. 

I was 115 lbs in high school. I was 97 lbs in college so over night at school I lost my class ring. :((( it just fell off. I was stressing and not eating for days trying to pass my last classes to graduate. My Fiance (best friend at the time) kept on getting on me for not eating so he had to buy lunch for me everyday after that becaue I tend to not eat at home) hard times man….

Well back to the ring shopping. I’m 106lbs now. In the winter my fingers tend to be like super thin but over night they get thick because of the salt intake. I kept on bragging to get a 6.25 ring because I had a feeling in the summer of next next my fingers will blow up like sausages. But now my ring as a 6.25 is so loose I’m like….what’s going on? Even a 6 my jeweler is telling me is still loose. 

Yes I should have listened to my Fiance when he told me to get a size 6…..:( I’m a very stubborn one but they’ll all see when I was right the whole time in the summer!!!! 

A rin guard also hepls if its still loose. That’s what I have now.

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