(Closed) How should your ring fit?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
252 posts
Helper bee

That is how mine fits as well. When my hands are cold, or I’m in the shower, it spins around, sometimes 360 degrees. But when I’m hot, or my hands swell, the ring is sorta tight and wont move. 

Does your ring fall off your finger? Or just spin around in the same spot? If it falls off, then I would say to have it resized again to make it a little smaller. But if it just spins, I would keep it that size. 

Post # 3
3016 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Maybe you should go down a half-size? Does it still spin when you’re swollen/hot or first thing in the morning? If so, I would def have it sized down. Especially if you find it uncomfortable. I personally prefer mine a bit loose, so mine are a half up.

Post # 4
5521 posts
Bee Keeper

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ebowers23:  Mine is like PPs; my fingers fluctuate in size depending on temperature, so I have it sized so that it fits perfectly most of the time. That does mean that if it’s very hot and my fingers swell it’s snug (though I can still take it off fairly easily), and that when it’s very cold it does the whole 180 spinning thing; but the majority of the time it sits as it should (and I’ve got quite a heavy ring).

If yours is always spinning, then quite simply it is too big and you should get it sized down again. If the issue is larger knuckles, then sizing beads will help. If however it only spins occasionally, I think that’s just pretty normal.

Post # 5
10041 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

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ebowers23:  if it’s spinning completely to the palm then I’d suggest getting sizing beads put in. Your ring may be top heavy and these will help balance it out and make it fit better

Post # 6
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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ebowers23:  It also comes down to preference since some like a tighter fit and some like it looser, but if it’s bothersome to you, I would get it sized down by .5.  Just keep in mind that your fingers may swell depending on weather or time of day.  You could also get sizing beads added which would help with the spinning if feel that the current size of your ring is comfortable.

Post # 8
855 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think it’s a bit of a personal preference thing, but I would definitely advise against having it sized to fit snug.  It should have a bit of play and allow some room for your fingers to swell slightly.  In really warm weather, my ring is difficult to get off without wetting my knuckle (sometimes a little soap is even necessary) and yet in cold weather, the band and e-ring will spin around and move towards my knuckle but requires a pull to get by my knuckle.  It took me 2 times to get the sizing right!  After having it sized too small, I had it increased by .25 and that was perfect.

I was like you and rarely wore any jewellry so it came as a huge surprise to me how much your finger size fluctuates!

Post # 9
2221 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I have sizing beads which keep it some spinning and give a lot more wiggle room in terms of size. 

Post # 10
8602 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

It should take 1 second to put on and 3 seconds to wiggle off. It should not be comfortable at the knuckle.

Post # 11
3058 posts
Sugar bee

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ebowers23:  How thick is your band, and how large is your center stone?  Both of those play into spinning.  My center is 1.7 carats, but my band widens to 4 mm at the top, plus it is platinum, so it balances well.  My ring is pretty snug, and honestly doesn’t spin much, if at all.  I agree with MrsBuesleBee on how the ring should be fitting you.

Post # 13
4176 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

4.75 is small but there are several bees here with size 3. somethings and I think even a 2.5 🙂

I think sizing beads first are a good way to go before plunging for a full resize and losing the metal that goes along with sizing down. 

Post # 14
78 posts
Worker bee

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ebowers23: I was never a jewelry person either bc I could never actually find rings that fit. When I first got sized for a ring (had to go custom), my jeweler made sure that he sized me as snugly as possible to lessen spinning, while still being able to get the ring over my knuckle (I never worry about my rings falling off on their own). Anyway, when you push your ring up from the bottom (so put your hands parallel to the floor and push the ring up from the bottom), do you have a ton of space between the ring and the top of your finger? That is the test my jeweler had me do and said that was ideal to leave a little bit of room for possible swelling. If you have a lot of room, you can try to size it down .25 or do the beads.

Just a note – I don’t have sizing beads, and my rings fit well most of the time. However, it still spins..I just got used to it after a few weeks, and now it’s just kind of normal. It spins the most when my hands are wet, cold, when I’m driving (hand at 10 o’clock)…but when my hands are slightly warm to hot, they sit upright perfectly and never feel tight.

Post # 15
869 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Hmm… mine spins slightly.  But not to the point where it annoys me.  My ring actually feels tight most the time.  I’m getting it sized up a half size.  Especially since I’m adding two bands when I get married.  I would maybe recommend sizing down a quarter size.  When I went into the jewelry store, they recommended I size up a quarter size… but I personally didn’t feel that was enough.  They did inform me though that it does make a big difference fit wise without it being a super drastic change in size.

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