(Closed) He proposed! But is my ring too tight?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
1320 posts
Bumble bee

I would definitely get it sized up! It’ll still be the same ring, just a little bigger. It shouldn’t be that hard to get off or cause you any pain…

congrats btw on your engagment!! 

Post # 3
9575 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

You gotta size up! Talk to your jeweler about it.

Post # 4
2668 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

From the sounds of it, I would say that your ring is too small. I used to work in a jewellery store (in Australia, so not sure how things work in the US) and we resized rings all the time – they always looked the same when they were finished, the band was just slightly bigger or slightly smaller. It’s even possible to go up or down by half a size, which it sounds like is all you need.

Post # 5
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I have issues with my hands that cause swelling, and I’ve had my ring sized up a bit. My band is plain, so it didn’t affect the look. Do you have pave stones or anything in the band? That would be my only concern, but it’s still doable. Resizing your ring is generally a very quick and easy thing to get done.

If my ring is snug and I’m having problems getting it off, I run it under cold water (anything cold will help reduce the swelling) and use hand soap to slip it off.

Post # 6
2118 posts
Buzzing bee

If it is that tight it needs to be resized – what if one day its hot and your fingers swell up and you can’t get it off and need to get it cut off (Learn from my mistake)

Congratulations on your engagement!

Post # 8
249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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jwaka24:  Don’t worry it will be fine 🙂 I sized my ring up from 4.25 to a size 5 and its a little loose now but I like it like that. The ring looks the exact same. Remember when you add a wedding band it will feel a little tighter. Just take it back to the store he bought it from, they will likely do it for free too.  They are professionals! 🙂

Post # 9
415 posts
Helper bee

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jwaka24:  What you’re describing is repeated physical trauma to your finger.

You’re going to ruin your knuckle if you don’t get it sized up. Get to the jeweler!

Post # 10
9525 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Size that baby up!

Post # 11
6332 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

Get the ring sized up

Post # 12
2294 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Getting it resized does not change how it was when he proposed.  Being comfortable for the rest of your life is so much more important.  And when you add a wedding band, the ring will feel even tighter.  Resize it.  A good jeweler will know how to not hurt the side diamond.

Post # 13
6930 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Definitely size it up – remember, it’s more your original ring when it’s been enlarged slightly than it will be when they have to cut it off! (and they really will someday if you don’t deal with it now).

Post # 14
611 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Outdoor


Definitely size it up! If you didn’t have to take it off all the time, it might be less of an issue, but it’s literally hurting you every day. A good jeweler will be able to add the space you need without changing the look of the ring, and they will make sure it is sized correctly (not too loose either!) Just make sure you go to a reputable, well reviewed jeweler where they do the work onsite.

I had to get my engagement ring sized up because it was a 4 and I needed a 7.5! It was my Grandma’s and it means so much to me, but it is absolutely the same ring as it was before, just with a tiny bit more metal <3

Edit to add: Just saw what a PP said about your ring getting tighter once you add a wedding band- it is absolutely true! The wider a ring is the more it compresses your finger. My Engagement Ring without the wedding bands is significantly looser, even though they are all exactly the same size.

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 10 months ago by  Stephefanie.
Post # 15
182 posts
Blushing bee

Nothing wrong with having it resized!

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