(Closed) how tight is your engagement/wedding ring

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
2134 posts
Buzzing bee

My ring is sized so when I shake my hand it will not slide off my knuckle and someone would have to really yank on my finger to get it off. But it’s still loose enough that I am able to rotate it 

Post # 4
3332 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

If your fingers dont swell, why would you account for swelling?

What is the size difference between what you ordered and your usual rings? Your usual rings sound way too loose, but perhaps this is too tight for you. Maybe a quarter or half size up would be more comfortable for you – still snug but without spinning?

Your finger will also ‘adjust’ to the ring if you don’t normally wear rings on that finger. Also, if the size of the sizing rings is wider than your ring, it will feel tighter. Wider rings will feel tighter than thinner rings. So another thing to consider.  

Post # 5
455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

If you like your rings a little loose do not let a jeweler push you around on that. I had my ring sized at a 6 and it was the correct size according to every jeweler but a 6.5 felt so much better and wouldn’t come off if I shook my hand. According to a much smarter jeweler I met It should be easy for you to take on and off but hard for someone else to do it. 

Post # 6
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I like mine on the smaller side.  I actually need to get it resized again since losing weight.  For one, if it has a large stone or high setting and is top-heavy, it will keep falling to the side.  Mine right now gets stuck in between my ring finger and my pinky after spinning constantly.  It is especially annoying while washing my hands.  Second, if you plan on wearing your ring everyday, your finger will become indented there.  That will make it fit more comfortable overtime.  Its like my finger has an hourglass figure from the knuckle down.

Post # 7
656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

How wide is the band?  My wider rings feel tighter even if they are the same size as ones with a thinner band.

Post # 8
1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

mmmmouse:  What your describing sounds too tight to me. My first ring sizing was at a 5.5 . I ended up buying a size 5.75 ring and it’s PERFECT. Allows a little bit of swelling due to temperature but there is no fear of it sliding off and it doesn’t pinch my knuckle or feel uncomfortable.

My ring does move a little bit but I think that’s more due to the setting than the size. 

Post # 9
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Mine are pretty tight, I can’t get them off without soap and a bit of struggle, but as I surf most days I didnt want them to come off in the water (and they won’t) I worried a bit at first because I live in the sub tropics so in summer my fingers can swell, but all in all they don’t bother me. They dont spin too much or dig in (although you can definitely see an indentation underneath) The horror stories about ring accidents (dont google it) made me feel a bit claustrophobic at first, but for me if I had to take them off everyday to surf I would never end up wearing them and hence no point buying them. Be aware that if you are trying them on in an airconditioned jewelers your fingers might be the smallest they will be (although I guess conversely if it is a heated jeweler they might be swelled or normal) hope this helps 🙂

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 8 months ago by  spacediamonds.
Post # 10
2506 posts
Sugar bee

my fingers swell and shrink a lot – as in, i can easily go from a size 6 to a 7.5 in one day. it’s not weather/season related, more hydration and activity related. anyway, my ring is a 6.5. it’s small enough so that there’s no risk of ever falling off when my fingers are at their smallest – it spins quite a bit when my fingers are shrunken; it’s also loose enough to not feel uncomfortable when my fingers are swollen (though it gives me quite the sausage finger). when my fingers are swollen, the ring doesn’t spin at all. when my fingers are average, it might turn a bit to one side or the other, but not full-on spinning.

Post # 11
1909 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I’m a 6 and that’s what size my rings are, but I’m thinking I should have got them in 6.25 due to the swelling in warmer temps. I can barely get my rings off now, which is driving me crazy! But, I don’t want to part with them for resizing lol.

Post # 12
622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

My fingers can swell a lot, but in the winter they shrink a lot too. I have a ring that fits well and is a 5.5, and I got sized at a 5.5 but I asked for a 5.75 knowing that when I get a wedding ring they’ll feel a little more snug as a set, and that I’ll likely get pregnant in a few years and I’d like to wear my rings if I can. 

The 5.75 does fit a little loose but I’m never worried about it flying off. 

I am much more comfortable having my ring a little loose, rather than too tight. 


Post # 13
637 posts
Busy bee

mmmmouse:  I threw a fit on the size of mine (wanted a bigger size) because my fingers are chubby. My Fiance ignored me, and I’m sooo glad he did! i have learned there is an artform to taking my ring off (push up and out from the bottom) so my ring pits perfectly without spinning. i used to panick because my other rings are not that tight, and I thought I couldn’t get it off. I just finally learned the right angle. 

Also, your fingers are smaller in the winter. I have a friend and an aunt who both lost their rings in the winter, with no weight changes or anything. One after 20 years!!!! 

Post # 14
26 posts

Personally, I didnt like how chubby my finger looked with the size that I was quoted in the store. It was really tight and I didn’t feel comfortable with it. I went a half size up and I love it. My ring does slide when I shake it, but not over the knuckle no matter how hard I shake. I can very easily take my ring on and off. I haven’t had any problems losing it, but it would depend on your activity level and what your day consists of I suppose. 

Post # 15
848 posts
Busy bee

Definitely try it on with your band if you can! Mine is TINY but makes a 0.25 difference in size for my engagement ring. I could wear a 4.5 but once I put the band on that’s a 4.5 then the e-ring is way too tight so I had my e-ring sized to a 4.75 for when my band is on also! My fingers swell and shrink all day, I get really hot at night so when I wake up my ring doesn’t budge if I tried but during the day if I get cold  (at work it’s usually colder than I like), my ring spins all over the place and I hate it lol. Can’t wait to wear the band too! 

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