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

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
1323 posts
Bumble bee

jwaka24:  I have literally the same exact side profile on my ring, little diamond at the bottom included. We had to size mine up 1.5 sizes, and it’s still perfect. 

Post # 17
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Resize it.  You will be more upset if you get it stuck  or can’t wear it at all in the summer. 

Remember most if not all women have to resize their rings at some point in their life, not a big deal just means you can wear your ring without worry or pain.  

If it’s resized properly by a professional it will be fine and it shouldn’t be made too big because they’ll measure you properly.  

Most stores allow resizing in a certain time window with engagement rings  so find out where he bought it and they’ll probably do it free of charge.  

Honestly just bite the bullet and get it done  you will thank yourself in the long run. 

Post # 18
8504 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

jwaka24:  Size it up. You don’t want your hands to swell at any point and have to have it cut off.

Post # 19
245 posts
Helper bee

have you tried taking it off before bed? your hand swell a little when you’ve warmer so it might just be that. otherwise try running your hand under cold water.

I know I get warm over night and can never get my ring off first thing in the morning but can later on in the day. I have big knuckles so need it tight over them or it will spin.

Post # 20
10577 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

jwaka24:  it sounds like you only need to go up 1/4-1/2 a size, so the little diamond in your shank will be just fine.

Post # 21
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

“I really don’t want to get it resized because I want to keep it the way it was when my fiance proposed”

You’re so cute OP! hehe, but thats silly, just have it resized 🙂 I think most people need to have their ring sized one way or the other when they first get it, its not going to mess up the ring they know what they are doing.

Post # 22
5532 posts
Bee Keeper

They cut the bottom, add gold, buff it, check the stones to make sure they are secure, and viola, done.  It will look brand new, don’t worry!  I had a problem with my ring as well and was using the lotion before I could wear it in the morning, what a pain in the …  then finally I had it resized [my band is 12mm wide.. what a pita!] and now it goes on nice and easy..


Congratulations Bee!

Post # 23
1610 posts
Bumble bee

jwaka24:  First of all congratulations on your engagement! Your ring is beautiful, I love the detailing on the sides.

There is nothing wrong with getting resized, particularly if it’s done with a good jeweller. Take it to a jeweller and ask how they resize it. Most will say they do it with a professional laser, which will basically leave no marks on it and no stretching. Beware of ones that soulder on though, I met one that did this and left nasty marks and stretched it out. But they weren’t very good and tried to take it up 8 sizes without permission! By the sounds of it you need to go up a size or two, it shouldn’t be that hard to come off and cause that much pain. It’ll look exactly the same because you not taking it up that much, it’s only more noticeable when its a lot more sizes. It’ll be exactly the same. 

Post # 24
3829 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

You will need to size up. My ring fit loose the year i had it on its own. It spun alot especially in the winter and i was very tempted to get it resized. 

Once my wedding band was put beside it everything was fine. It barely ever moves and i barely feel it anymore.  So you will definitely need to size up to comfortably fit your band with it. 

Post # 27
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

jwaka24:  that’s alright! 

Just glad to hear you feel better about it and your poor finger won’t have to suffer 🙂 

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