(Closed) How tight is your engagement ring?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

There are tons of women who never EVER take off their wedding/engagement rings, so I really wouldn’t worry about keeping it on while you wash your hands. You won’t damage the ring at all, it just might need a good cleaning every so often to get it back to 100% sparkling!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have never taken my ring off while washing my hands, I’ll only take it off if I’m washing up or cleaning (so that I don’t accidently bang it on anything or get harsh chemicals on it). Was it the jeweller who told you to take it off when washing? I’ve always thought that platinum and diamonds were the most durable materials for a ring (although I might be wrong). How are the diamonds set? With prongs? I’ve sometimes heard of stones becoming loose with a prong setting so maybe that’s it, although I doubt washing your hands with it on will make that much of a difference 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Mine swivels but it makes no sense resizing it since it fits perfectly with the band. And for the record I keep it on while washing my hand for fear of dropping it somewhere.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i always keep mine on when washing my hands, putting lotion on and stuff, even though they tell you not to in jewellery shops, when the lady who we bought my e-ring from said she always took hers off when she puts hand lotion on, she then told us how once she lost it in a parking lot because she took it off, put hand lotion on, forgot it was in her lap in her skirt and got out of the car! miraculously when she got back to the car she found it but there’s no way i’d take mine off every time i washed my hands or whatever! too risky! 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Mine is a little big around my finger because I have bigger knuckles too… so mine swivels a little bit on my finger, especially when it is cold!  but my fingers also swell when it’s hot so I don’t want to resize it, it’s not going to go flying off but I can get it off easily if I have to.

I only take mine off for work (I work on a horse ranch), showers and if I’m cooking/baking something messy… Sometimes cleaning if I’m using a lot of chemicals…

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My ering fits perfectly now that it has been sized down.  I wouldn’t call it tight.  I don’t take my ring off to wash my hands.  I wouldn’t dare take it off away from home because I’d be afraid I would lose it.  So, it gets soapy when I wash my hands.  I wash and rinse as though it wasn’t there.  I haven’t noticed any buildup.  I use home jewelry cleaner about once every 7-10 days and the ring looks great to me.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Mine twists and turns sometimes. But all and all its a good fit, and its an even better fit when my band is on with it. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@amybee444:  i don’t take my rings off to wash my hands.  i’m too paranoid of leaving it somewhere or it going down the sink.  i’m sort of like you in that my knuckles are bigger than my fingers, but i don’t have trouble getting my band over my knuckle (even though it’s more snug).  my ring is a bit loose when it’s chilly and a bit snug when it’s warm.  i also don’t take my rings off to sleep.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

Mine is a quarter of a size too big.  I resized it in April and was trying to guess how fat my finger would get in summer. Plus (fingers crossed) I will be pregnant soon so I was hoping i wouldn’t have a problem wearing it then that way.

It actually spins around when I’m cold.

But I am weirdo and I wear my band after the Ering so I plan on getting that a quarter of a size smaller to keep it snugger

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

My e-ring slides over my knuckle fairly easily. My e-ring is smaller than my wedding band, which my e-ring sit in. However, the added width with the two together makes the set fit perfectly. It does spin on my finger when my hands are wet or soapy. 

I don’t take my rings off when I wash my hands… But I do try to dry underneath them, because I hate the wet feeling.  I do take them off when I’m doing something messy or something with chemicals. 

My rings are white gold, so bleach will damage them.  You shouldn’t have to worry about that with a platinum ring, because bleach doesn’t hurt platinum. 

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If mine were to fit correctly and not spin, I’d never be able to even get it on.  Mine fits well when my finger swells in the summer, and slides off my knucle really easily in the winter and spins like crazy.  I prefer it this way a little loose, than to have it fit in the winter and then cut off circulation in the summer.  I just add a sizer in the winter.

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Mine spins when it’s cold and it’s tight when I’m bloated!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Mine luckily doesn’t spin but it’s about a 1/4 size too big, which I did on purpose so it wouldn’t be super tight when I got a band.  I think it’s a perfect fit because my finger isn’t strangled.  They saleslady wanted me to go down to my real “size” but what I got is great! 

I take mine off only when I’m at home in the bathroom.  I have a ring holder I put it in when I shower, use lotion, etc.  If I’m not at home, it stays on no matter what I’m doing.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Mine swivels quite a bit, but it is something I can deal with. Like some of the other bees mine does the most swiveling when I’m cold. If I lose weight before the wedding I might get the ring resized. I lost 10 lbs last year and that made me go down a ring size.

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