Post # 1
Like the title says!
To be specific, I want to make a stack (to wear as an alternate set time to time) for my left ring finger which is a size 5.
I want to get a 3mm ring (standard fit), and two bands that measure between 1.2-2.2 mm (taper) for a total of 5.4-7.4 mm.
I would always wear these three rings together, though they would not be soldered. I would not add more rings to them.
I am not sure if I should look at a size 5 1/4, 5 1/2, or something else!
I also want to get a 3mm or 4mm band (comfort fit) to wear with another 2-2.5mm ring (which is a size 5 1/2 plus sizing beads). I am not sure if I should size up the 3mm or 4mm ring by 1/4 or 1/2 – some say comfort fit fits 1/2 size looser to begin with, which would suggest I should stick to true size but I am not sure how accurate this is.
Post # 2
I wear 3 rings stacked and they are all the same size (4.25). But my fingers don’t swell much and I have a lot of space palm to first knuckle. In winter everything fits looser so I don’t size up b/c spinning annoys me. 🙂
How were your brushed finished rings sized? All the same or different? How did that stack feel on w/ the ering?
Post # 3
I had to size up an entire size when i stack more than 4mm on my finger… but it also may be because of how my fingers are shaped.
Post # 4
Gemma, for those the width of all four together was over 10-11mm. I think I had originally ordered them as a 5.5 each and I seem to recall they fit okay that way most of time but it was a while ago now! When I soldered three of them together my jeweler had to resize them “as soldered” as it now had to go on and off my knuckle all as one ring. So they sized them to about a 5.5 as soldered at that width (they wanted to do a 5 but that felt way too snug for me over my knuckle!) and so when they were separated again they were more like a 6-6.25 individually and so too loose for sure on me without ring snuggies!
My antique ring is actually sized a little above a 5 – maybe 5 1/4 or so, with sizing beads on it, so if I put it on a mandrel it stops at like 3.75 because the beads throw things off. I don’t like my rings too tight (and my fingers do swell over day!) but spinning annoys me too! Even this way, even during the same day sometimes my ring feels quite snug, and sometimes it drops to the bottom of my finger as it is loose (but the beads keep it from spinning or slipping off). But I do wear it alone, and I know when you have more rings on it does make things fit a little snugger.
I think going up an entire full size would be way too much for me for sure. But I think staying a 5 would be too snug, as even if I wear one ring as a 5 it is too tight feeling for me at times (which is why I like to go up and add beads) So I think my debate is between going up 1/4 size and 1/2 size. I am ordering from the US into Canada, so the less I have to ship back and forth the better!
Post # 5
honestly, I had to do some trial and error after getting married and adding bands.
Post # 6
I didn’t have to size up but I have fat fingers lol but i love the way it looks.
Post # 7
My ering is 4.75. I got my other rings in a 5 and they all feel good on my finger together. I did notice that when I included my eternity band in my set (making it about 8mm total coverage) that I felt a noticeable difference when making a fist but I’ve decided to give up punching people for at least a full month after the wedding so . . .
Post # 8
No sizing advice here, but just wanted to say that I can’t wait to see these stacks of yours! Do you have any inspo pics?
Post # 9
I have a 3 ring stack and wear them a .5 size too big (normally an 8, rings are 8.5). My ERing and wedding band are soldered together… both are quite thin, maybe 2.5-3mm together. My second band is 2mm.
My fingers swell quite a bit and I work in an environment where the temperture can swing drastically (between -20F to 100F), so I thought the 1/2 size was a good comrpromise. In the cold my rings slide a bit, but never feel like they can slip over my knuckle. And in the heat my fingers rarely swell to a point where the rings are uncomfortable.
Post # 10
Thanks all! I went ahead and ordered the 3mm comfort fit band in a 5 to wear on my left when I wear my three stone moissanite over there. The three stone is usually worn as a RHR and so is a tad loose on left hand even with the beads, but I thought a band might snug it up when I do wear it on left (I just like switching my rings around a lot for different reasons…the only one that can’t be switched over is my antique cluster as with the beads it is too tight to get over knuckle on right hand so it is strictly worn on my left!). I have some Loyalty Points with Moissanite Co I wanted to use up too.
I think my regular size makes sense for that hand since my three stone has more room in it already due to the beads so will stop things feeling too squishy when the band pushes up the fat pad. Plus that way the band can be worn on it’s own at times without being too loose; a plain band comes in handy sometimes.
Hopefully it works out, I have had two 3mm comfort fit rings before from Brian Gavin that I wore together and I seem to recall they were sized a bit bigger than a 5 because of the total width, but I was still pretty new to wearing rings then and I prefer them to fit a bit more snug than I did then.
Ha ha. Yes, give yourself a fight free break after the wedding!
Yeah, I am hoping to avoid trial and error again with sizing. Everytime I have got a new ring it has been an adventure. I had to reshank my antique ring a month or so ago after a jeweler resized it and messed up badly, so I am a bit burned out this year when it comes to playing around with sizing!
I described the one above. Not much inspiration or stacking fun, just this band but in 14k yellow:
to go with this ring (shown below with a 2mm band from debblazer which is just too thin and gets lost next to the ring!):
The other one – I have an inspiration picture of it on my ipad but I don’t have it at work, and I can’t find it via google at moment. It would be an engraved/floral band with thin bezeled diamond rings on either side (just half/partials, not full eternities). I am thinking of going 14k rose gold for that set. I might hold off a little longer on putting that together though…it might be more of a next year thing. I do think I will size up .25-.5 though when I do!
Post # 11
I’m sizing up between .5 and .75 depending upon the ring — I hate ring muffin top and with eternity bands would rather have to use sizing beads than not be able to wear my rings for any reason down the road.
I was nervous about sizing up, played with different sizes in a jewelry store and even ended up purchasing a set of sizing rings through Amazon to play with to make sure wearing different sizes wouldn’t be too weird. Jennifer Garner’s looser stack below:
Post # 12
I never get full eternities so that is not a worry for me 🙂
I also don’t really worry about muffin top. My knuckles are a bit bigger so I need to wear a size to get over my knuckle which automatically means it will be a bit looser below it.
I adore sizing beads though – means I can get it over my knuckle AND have it sitting nicely on my finger. I like a little play in my rings, but I don’t like them looking or feeling like bangles either!
Post # 13
How do you deal with spinning on half eternities? Until my last half eternity smashed itself into a nice oval to fit my finger I found myself constantly correcting it…
Post # 14
Honestly it has never really be an issue for me…maybe little minor adjustments a mm this way or that way but I have never had the “half plain shank” think showing some have issues with. I have never really worn a 1/2 or 3/4 eternity on it’s own though, it was always worn with another ring or two so that might have helped secure things up? I can imagine bonier fingers and such may have a bigger issue (maybe?).
Ha, the oval shape is actually supposed to be more comfortable anyway as it is more in line with actual shape of your finger!
Post # 15
I wear a 4.25 so my e-ring and w-band are both that size. I find a 4.5 for a third ring works fine. But my rings are all pretty narrow. In the hot summer weather or overnight my fingers swell and it can be uncomfortable so I don’t stack and don’t wear my rings to bed either. My right hand ring finger is a 4.5 but I buy size 5 for it due to swelling and stacking 3 rings on it. But as pp said, in cold winter fingers shrink and rings will spin. Sizing beads sound like a great option to help with things rather than the dreaded muffin top finger.
I am Canadian too and ordered rings from US (Berricle, Debblazer/Etsy) and found that 1/2 and 1/4 sizes are not always accurate especially from Etsy sellers. I had a supposed 4.5 fit tighter than a supposed 4. Very frustrating.