(Closed) How tight is your ring (and how tight is too tight)?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve been told the same thing about the two rings fitting better just when wore together, but definitly when soldered together.  My e-ring is a quarter size too big also and spins like crazy in the winter, but any smaller and I have a really hard time getting it over my knuckle.  I’m going to order my band in the same size and just hope they fit better together.  If not, I’m going to look into sizing beads, or continue to use a sizer for winters.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

My e-ring is 5.25 and I have the same issues you have with your band. Once it is one my finger it fits perfectly but getting it over my knuckle is sometimes painful! Our house is kept at the same temperature as yours and we live in the same area (Northern VA) so its about the same temp year round. I am thinking of having my ring sized up. I dont think it should be that difficult to get a ring on/off. I have worn plent of rings before and never had an issue with it over the kncuckle. I would go to the jeweler and ask for your band to be shaped, not sized. They can make it into more of an oval shape to help fit the knuckle as opposed to round. My rings that Ive worn before will sometimes conform to my finger and then they will end up looking more oval than round and they fit perfectly.

Post # 6
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674 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My ring is like yours: slides on easily, doesn’t fall off because of my knuckle, and spins a bit.

I’m thinking of getting a half-eternity. If I do, I’ll make sure it’s slightly smaller than my e-ring so it doesn’t spin and hide the diamonds. If I end up going with a plain platinum band, I’ll get it the same size as my e-ring as I don’t like the look of two rings that don’t look like they fit well together.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My e-ring is also a 5 1/4.  It fits nicely.  Spins a little in the winter, is comfortable in the summer- won’t fall off either time of year.  Technically I should be wearing a 5, but what happens when my fingers swell?  If I get pregnant?  If I want to take it off to paint the house?  A 5 1/4 just seemed more practical/ comfortable for my hands.  

When they ordered my wedding band, they sized me as a 5.  Once I tried them on together, I didn’t like how it felt to have one ring fit differently than the other, so I had my wedding band sized up the quarter size.  

One thing on soldering them together- I’m not an expert by any means, but my understanding is that, once you’ve soldered your rings together, you can never get them sized again.  Meaning if you gain weight/ get pregnant, start retaining water post-menopause, etc, whatever- if your fingers get larger, you basically can’t get your rings sized up.  Like I said, I’m not an expert and I could be wrong on this, but that’s what the jeweler told me.  Just something to look into before you go ahead and do it.  

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My rings are a tighter fit now that they have been soldered together.  I wouldn’t have them soldered if one of them is that tight now.  My rings are fine when I’m cold but when it’s hot out my finger swells a bit and it is tighter and hard to get off.

Post # 10
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785 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m pretty much a perfect 5.  When it’s cold, the ring slips easily on and off my finger but doesn’t really spin very much.  In the mornings and when it’s hot, my fingers swell a bit and it’s a squeeze to get the ring on and off my finger, but I can do it.  At normal temperatures, there is definitely resistance getting the ring on and off over the knuckle, but it isn’t painful and it feels very comfortable on my finger.  It rarely spins and it has never fallen off–even with a vigorous shake of my hand.

I think you should probably get the wedding band sized up a quarter of a size. I have definitely seen it happen where the bride or groom couldn’t get the ring on the other’s finger during the ceremony.  You’re getting married in June, and that ring is going to be even tighter then! Plus you said that when rings are soldered they fit more tightly. Do you want to be struggling even more to get your rings on your finger?  It sounds like if they are both 5.25’s and you get them soldered, they will be a perfect fit!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

My rings are exactly the same size as yours.

Yes, Darling Husband did have a difficult time getting my ring on at the ceremony which made for some funny and very cute pictures. I told him he would need to push them over my knuckle and with the nerves I think it just slipped his mind.

Since when I’m cold my rings spin around and drive me crazy, I have kept them that size. It’s not difficult to get my rings off an on, I just have to push a little bit but I would much rather that than have my rings falling off.

I would recommend wearing them for a couple months after you get married to make your decision. Alsom in regards to soldering them together, do you even plan to wear just your wedding band. Sometimes like at the gym or if I’m in my sweats doing quick errands I only put on my wedding band.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My e-ring is sized at 1/4 size too big right now based on the size that the jeweler told me it should be. I was just afraid that going any smaller would make it way too tight in the summer. Mine also spins like crazy when my hands are cold, but I’d rather deal with that than have it be super tight when I get sausage fingers due to the summertime heat & humidity.

I won’t be soldering my e-ring and wedding band together, though. I am getting a plain band, so that I can wear it at work (no stones allowed, only plain bands).

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I have the same issue!!! 

Some days i think that my ring is way too big, others just perfect! In the morning, when my fingers are swollen, it’s hard to take my ring off. At night or when it’s cold, it spins and comes off way too easily and it’s so annoying!

My ring is top heavy so i am hoping that once i get to finally wear the wedding bands, it will be better. 🙂

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I have the same issue!!! 

Some days i think that my ring is way too big, others just perfect! In the morning, when my fingers are swollen, it’s hard to take my ring off. At night or when it’s cold, it spins and comes off way too easily and it’s so annoying!

My ring is top heavy so i am hoping that once i get to finally wear the wedding bands, it will be better. 🙂

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My ring is a little too big, but it looks sooooo much prettier that way imo…too small=sausage fingers 🙁

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