How tight is your ring?

posted 3 weeks ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 1996

I think it’s totally personal preference.  I like my rings very snug so there is no possibility of them coming off unintentionally.  So they at times look a little tight.  Also, in very hot humid weather I cannot even get some of them on or off, or I need to use soap and water on my hands to be able to do so.

Others like their rings pretty loose.

Post # 3
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Newbee

I have the same issue. My rings spin freely on my finger while not swollen but take a little pull to get over my knuckle. This will be my first summer with wearing both so we will see how it goes. Maybe go up .25 instead of a half size. I’m a 5.75 for reference and don’t have the “muffin top” effect  

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I can’t stand tight rings (and actually like spinning) so mine is on the loose side. Whenever it feels *too* loose (in the winter or otherwise), I wear a tiny 1mm spacer that’s sized down on top of it to lock it on.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 1996

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@Grid:   That sounds like a great idea to me.  I never would have thought of that.

Post # 9
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Honey bee

I don’t like tight rings and my are probably about a 1/4-1/2 size bigger than my jeweler would have recommended.  

I’m not too worried about them falling off though. 

 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I can’t stand my rings to be tight. It gets worse when you add a wedding band to it. I never noticed my ering being too tight on its own even through the summer, but once I added my wedding band it definitely fit more snug. I have a stand in band that is one size larger than my actual wedding band that I’ll wear during particularly humid days or days when my hands are feeling extra puffy.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

I’m having this issue with summer heat and baby weight. I am spending $200 on an Etsy standin moissanite ring. Can’t wait to get it! 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

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@Grid:  I do the same – works great!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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@lyni12:  Mine fit about like yours in hot weather. You have tapered fingers like me also, so it’s almost like I have to wedge my rings on to get them to stay securely. It’s uncomfortable right after I put them on, but I get used to it after a couple of minutes. 

I’d recommend not wearing it when you walk the dog on general principle, but especially if the swelling gets so bad. Perhaps a silicone ring would work better for that kind of thing. 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2020

I have tapered ish fingers (wider at base) 🙄 so my rings always “look” tight even when they are not. They take a second of wiggling to take off which I’ve heard is a good rule of thumb for how your rings should fit. They do spin but like some of the other PPs, I actually like the spinning and glancing down to readjust them! Here’s what they look like most of the time (my solitaire spins more than my wedding band, both same size):

 

Post # 15
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Worker bee

I take mine off at night, and it’s tight enough that you can visually see that my ring finger is rough and callused and the knuckle is sometimes swollen.

I also have an index finger ring that glides over the knuckle without too much resistance as that’s how the sales associate told me it should fit. This was how my e-ring was originally sized, but I took it in 1/4. I ended up losing that index finger ring for a month and eventually found it in my lab coat bag. It must’ve come off when I took my lab coat off! That helped me decide to not resize my e-ring again… I can deal with the calluses.

Post # 16
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Helper bee

My loose enough that it spins a bit on my finger but tight enough to take a solid few seconds of twisting to take off.

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