(Closed) How do you tell if your ring fits?

posted 5 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
8601 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

it should be uncomfortable at the knuckle and take 3 seconds to wiggle off, 1 second to wiggle on. (from Good Old Gold’s website).

Post # 3
7268 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I was so stressed about this when I got my ring sized. I wound up going for a size that feels a little loose when it’s cold out cause I’d rather it be a little big than too tight. I would just continue wearing yours for a few more weeks and then reassess. If you’re constantly wondering if it’s the wrong size, then it probably is the wrong size. You shouldn’t really be too conscious of how it fits, if it actually fits. If that makes sense? lol

Post # 4
1042 posts
Bumble bee

I think you should wear your ring for a few days to see, rings always feel a bit foreign at first if you never had one on that finger, or the ring style/weight is different from what you’re used to.  Usually for me, the finger sizes vary. When I wake up rings normally slide on a bit better, and throughout the day if I’ve been eating or drinking a lot or in general get bloated in some way, rings tend to fit more snug.  I would try to find a happy medium there.  Honestly, if it doesn’t roll around your finger or slip off very easily in the morning and doesn’t cut off circulation when you’re more bloated, I think it is okay.

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Post # 5
8516 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Yeah I’d give it some time to see especially since warmer weather is around the corner (if you’re in the northern hemisphere). Part of it is personal preference too. I like mine as loose as possible without it just sliding off my finger and I don’t mind spinning (I actually like it!). 

Post # 6
2979 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

It sounds like you might need it sized down, but have large knuckles? If that is the case you’re best to either leave it as is, or add sizing beads.

I’m sure if you sized down it would fit great – you’d just not be able to get it on/off over your knuckle, so not really a great option!

Keep in mind, when you add a wedding band they’ll both fit a bit tighter together. So even if it feels a tad loose on the finger now it might be ok with a band.

Post # 7
900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Yours sounds about how mine fits.  It is looser when my hands are cold, but requires a little wiggling around the knuckle almost always.  I wouldn’t want it tighter just because I wouldn’t like it to be really tight when I’m really hot or retaining water or anything ๐Ÿ™‚ The thing about pressing your fingers together though–could you have it sized only a quarter size smaller?  And it might be worth a quick trip to any jeweler and compare the ring sizing tools to see what a step down would feel like…

Post # 8
6217 posts
Bee Keeper

Sounds like it fits just fine.  Remember, if your hands shrink with cold, they will swell with heat and you do not want to have your ring cut off.  As long as it’s not falling off your knuckle, you’re doing well.  Mine has flown off about twice ever, while exuberantly petting the dog with freezing cold hands.  On the other hand, if I forget to pull it off while hiking, it’s a real struggle involving squeezing my hands a lot to reduce fluid and pulling my knuckle skin through before sliding over the knuckle, if that makes sense.  If I went larger, I’d lose it, smaller, I’d have to get it removed medically.

Yours sounds pretty similar.  See how it feels as the summer gets hotter.

Post # 9
1939 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have mine pretty snug because I don’t like it when my ring spins. I know a lot of women experience the spinning thing due to their knuckles being larger than where their ring sits, but I have the same size all the way through. I would agree that waiting until the summer to see how it fits is the best idea because that’s when your fingers will be the largest. 

Post # 10
769 posts
Busy bee

Consider that it’ll fit tighter once you add your wedding band, so it might not be worth it to size it down!

Post # 11
3936 posts
Honey bee

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MrsBuesleBee:  +1

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beautifullife9:  I have several different sizes and shapes to my marital bling due, in part, to some of the circumstances you’ve described. You are not alone. Our fingers aren’t quite like our feet that almost always stay the same size upon adulthood, whether it’s a loafer or a heel. Try to find what works best for your finger/hands/lifestyle and then go with it. Worse case scenario is that you either get the ring resized or you get another ring to switch out when needed.

Just my $0.02.




Post # 12
2156 posts
Buzzing bee

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beautifullife9:  you want the ring to be as large as possible without any risk of coming off your finger, when your fingers are at their smallest (because fingers shrink and swell a lot).

Post # 15
107 posts
Blushing bee

I had this same problem when I was designing my ring. The first cast felt loose but took a little effort going over my knuckle. I was worried if I went any smaller it would hurt my knuckle taking it off and on. But I went down 1/4 size and I’m so glad I did because it does take a little more effort to go over the knuckle but not too much and even sized down it still feels too big sometimes because my finger adjusted to having this ring around it all the time now. So maybe go down 1/4 size If it still bothers you adter awhile. 

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