(Closed) help help help, newly engaged bee over here with a sore finger.

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@ohhbitty:  Is it too small? Does your weight fluctuate much? Mine does so when my ring was too big i didn’t bother resizing it becuase I knew i would put on weight (Oh dear lol) If its too small though I would probably resize it because you want to wear this ring forever and you want to be comfortable!

Post # 5
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Happened to me too. In my case my finger just needed to get used to the ring and develop a callous because my ring has a double pave band (which is as rough as sand paper if you really think about it…)

Post # 6
9948 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi @ohhbitty: Laughing *Smiley Face*

I’d give it a bit of time (knowing that you just got engaged)

It could be just a case of getting used to it.

Wear it a month, and then decide if you need to do something to alter it.


Post # 8
3551 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I had a promise ring before my Engagement Ring, but it’s sides were smooth whereas my Engagement Ring has engraving on the band. It definitely bothered my neighboring fingers for awhile until I got calluses. My ring also swings from nearly falling off when my hands are cold in the winter to barely being able to get it off in the summer. I would say give your ring a bit of time before you make any changes to it. You may just need to develop some calluses.

Post # 9
1369 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would size down. I hate those beads.

Kays will also go down 1/4 of a size as well if that is a better option. You aren’t limited to 1/2 size incriments.

Post # 10
3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I would definitely give it some time to get used to it, but, with that said, I would never resize pave/micropave. They’re delicate enough as it is, no sense in making it MORE likely for your little stones to fall out!

Post # 11
2742 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

I have sizing beads. I love them but unless you have a very top heavy ring with small hands I dont think its worth it. My ring is tremendously top heavy with a 2.36 carat sapphire and another whole carat in diamonds at the top. I also have very small hands which means that spin is typical. Plus I have arthritic joints so we intentially sized my ring to a 4.75 we thought that was only a half size big until my rheumatologist and a jeweler both found out I had a whole size worth of slack for my crazy joints. The slack is needed so we did put sizing beads in. Typically they size your ring up for the beads by half a size they did only a quarter with mine. The beads in mine are large so they bring a size 5 down to a size 4! It fixed the spin! I also get the space of about a 4.75 to weasle my rings off when my joints swell. My wedding bands are all a 4.25 and they spin a little because they have a half size of space but I can get them all off too when my joints go wonky so we win!

Post # 12
464 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 1993

I would wait until summer comes around and then see how it feels.  Mine are a bit loose in the winter and fit perfec tly in the summer.  If it is still loose in warmer weather then i would have it sized then.

Post # 13
10359 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

I would also wait and see if you get used to it. And yes, sizing down with a pave band will most likely cause problems. If you do decide it’s too big I would opt for sizing beads or a spacer bar.

Post # 14
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I agree about waiting til summer! I wear a 4.5 but 85% of the time I’ve had it it’s been swiveling around, sometimes so much I’ll get scared I’m going to lose it. BUT – in warmer weather sometimes it feels like it’s cutting off circulation! I’d say wear it in different temperatures before you make a decision. I know having it feel lose all the time is annoying but I think it would be worse for it to be too small. I have a clear plastic spacer thing for when it’s super cold out. 

Post # 15
460 posts
Helper bee

I would agree to PP give it some time….but I really wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS!!!! 

Post # 16
12244 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

If it’s just turning a little side to side and not falling to your knuckle, I would hold off and see how you feel in another few months!

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