Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2013 - The Gables at Chadds Ford
I have worn my engagement ring “loose” for over two years. I am a size 4, but with the setting my ring has, the jeweler did not want to make it too small because it would make my ring oval-shaped. It would nearly fall off if I washed my hands or if it was cold out, it would easily slide off. I had sizing beads put in, and it fits great! However, sometimes I can’t get it off! When I wake up, I can’t get it off, but after a few hours, or if I wash my hands I can twist or slide it off. It’s winter now, so I’m worried that in the summer I am going to be stuck with it on. Of course i can always have the sizing beads removed, but my wedding band is already sized down and doesn’t have sizing beads to remove. I know you are supposed to wear it all the time, but I feel claustrophobic when I can’t get it off!
Does anyone else freak out when their rings are stuck? How do your rings fit, and when, if ever, do you take them off?
Post # 3
eynaweddingbee your rings are tighter in the morning because you have more fluid retention from lying down/not drinking water thought the night (hence puffy eyes or faces people get too)
If your rings do get stuck tight then you can use the old grease with butter/oil/gel trick or as I’ve done, I’ve actually put my hand in the freezer till it made my hand go cold (and fingers shrink) and got them off with ease.
I take mine off to shower/sleep/clean up but I gym and wash my hands in them. If I take them off they go back in the same spot, if I can’t get to my bedside they stay on!
Post # 4
My rings aren’t loose but they turn to the bottom all the time and its annoying. I’ve had them sized down already but they still do it. Maybe it’s worse right now cuz it’s winter and my hands are always cold. I can’t get them sized down more because then they won’t go on.
Post # 5
I don’t wear my ring at night when I sleep. It makes it too tight and uncomfortable and like your experience- I’m afraid it won’t come off! I just put it on every morning and it’s fine. Maybe don’t sleep with your rings on?
Post # 6
My ring isn’t loose where it slides off, but if my fingers shrink too much it will turn. In the summer my fingers tend to puff up a little more. If they do the jewler gave me a great trick to use Windex and they slide right off.
Post # 7
Why do you think you need to wear your ring at all times? I mean, by all means if you want to- plenty of women do, but you don’t HAVE to.
I don’t sleep with my ring on, I run/work out without it, shower without it. Shoot, there are days when I don’t put it on until 5 PM and then take it off a few hours later when we go to bed.
Post # 8
Aww.. mine have been flying off with this cold weather!
Post # 9
My fingers swell and un-swell throughout the day sometimes….I don’t sleep in my ring because I’m usually a bit puffy in the morning!
Post # 10
@reynaweddingbee: My engagement ring and wedding band fit PERFECTLY during the day but my fingers swell during the night when I’m sleeping so I have to take them off before I go to bed or I will wake up with tingling and pain in my ring finger. I also take my rings off before I go swimming and sometimes when I’m cleaning. I wear them as much as I can and wish that I never had to take them off but sometimes it just isn’t possible to wear them 24/7. You have to keep yourself and the rings safe even if that means not wearing them sometimes.
Post # 11
PS: I also can’t STAND the feeling of having a ring stuck on my finger, and if mine were ever so tight that I couldn’t get them over the knuckle, I’d have them enlarged half a size up. Better to have them slightly too big than too tight in my opinion, and that’s exactly the way it is with my family ring–it’s a little too loose for my preference (and it honestly annoys me) but it’s not so loose that it’s in any danger of falling off and my knuckle would cause it to get stuck if it were even half a size smaller. Sometimes there’s no happy medium with ring sizes, I just got extremely lucky with my ring finger and wedding set!
Post # 12
@RockStar33: If your rings turning really bugs you, talk to your jeweler about weighting the bottom or creating a flat bottom. This makes them not so top heavy so they wont turn.