(Closed) How tight engagement ring should be?

posted 5 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
9443 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Mine are tight enough that you can’t pull them straight off but if you twist and pull then they come off easily. They are tighter in the summer and I toyed with the idea of resizing them up but ultimately decided against it because they are comfortable 97% of the time and it’s only slightly annoying when my fingers are swollen.

I also don’t typically wear jewelry – never worn rings before my engagement ring but I did eventually get used to them.

Post # 4
1949 posts
Buzzing bee

your ring should go on easily with gentle force but take a few seconds and a twist to pull off. It should not slide off easily, even if your hands are wet and soapy.  It should not be so tight that you feel restricted.  It takes a few weeks to get used to wearing a ring and you may find that if you sleep wearing it in the morning it is tighter, this is normal.  The metal will slightly bend to the shape of your finger with time and  become more comfortable.

 Do not worry about your muffin top, it happens to everyone because fingers are soft, not rigid and smooth.  I would rather have a muffin top finger than these boney, vein-covered sticks I call fingers. They look like they belong to a 90 yearold, they have looked that way since my teens.  It doesnt help that they are freakishly long too.  My middle finger is 5″ long, its hard to use it and not have people laugh instead of being offended. LOL 

Post # 5
457 posts
Helper bee

The lady who sized me for my ring talked me in to getting a size smaller than I wanted. She tried to get me to order it two sizes smaller! When it came, it was to small and not comfortable. I had it resized to what I originally thought and now it’s fine. 

Some sales people have a weird idea of what fits. 

Post # 6
680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I am worrying about this too…don’t have my ring yet but I thought I was a 5.5 and then when I was double checking my size at a store the woman had me try the 5.25 and I found it a bit snug…she said that is how it should be so I told my SO that is my ring size and now I am nervous it will be too small! Guess I’ll find out! Hopefully sooner rather than later…hehe.

Post # 7
745 posts
Busy bee

It really shouldn’t be tight. My fingers swell a ton in the summer so I have mine where it’s pretty loose in the winter (it rolls) but in the summer it takes a bit of tugging to get it off. My hands swell/shrink so much that it’ll never be perfect but it’s never way too tight. 

Post # 12
730 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I would give it some time and see how it fits in a couple of weeks. I always find that after I’ve worn a ring for a while my finger ‘molds’ to the ring a little. I now have a small indent permanently on my finger, it stays even if I leave my rings off for a couple of days. If you still dislike it, or find it so uncomfortable that you can’t force yourself to wear it for that long, then get it resized! Comfort is key, so long as it’s tight enough that it won’t fall off and get lost then it doesn’t matter exactly how tight it is!

Post # 13
1351 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2020 - Santa Barbara

It also depends on how wide the band is too at least for me. 

Post # 14
5986 posts
Bee Keeper

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kanchan3 :  I love my ring tight so that I have to fight to get it off when I’m washing my hands because I get so paranoid about losing it in the sink. However when I’m pregnant my ring doesn’t fit after the first trimester because of the bloat. 

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