Post # 1
my fiance did a wonderful job picking out a ring for me, but it was too big 🙁
he picked out a 6.5, but i got it re-sized to a 5.25. however, it still feels kind of loose. i can wiggle it and spin it all the way around my finger, but it doesn’t feel like it could slip off accidentally or anything like that.
i can’t decide if i should bring it back to get it sized again. it’s probably possible to go smaller, because i don’t have very big knuckles, and cost isn’t an issue because the jeweler said he’d adjust it for free if i needed it.
i was thinking that perhaps i’m just not used to wearing a ring on this finger so it feels weird. also, some days or times of days, it fits better than others. we’re not planning on starting a family for a few years, so i don’t expect any big finger eight gains.
i asked a colleague who recently had her e-ring re-set, and she said she perfers it looser, especially now that she wears it with her wedding band. i haven’t talked to anyone else about it, so i wanted to get your opinions.
do you prefer it looser or tighter and why?
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)
My e-ring is also 5.25 and it’s also a bit loose! But I think I prefer it that way. I hate having a ring squeeze my finger, and I definitely don’t like getting that “muffin top” look on my finger from a ring that’s too tight. I don’t have my wedding ring yet obviously, but I think the looser fit is better with my band because my e-ring will move to a wider part of my finger anyway.
Also, it’s totally normal for a ring to feel looser at different parts of the day. Our fingers tend to swell in heat and shrink in the cold, so at certain times, my ring feels like it fits perfectly, whereas at others my diamond can almost spin around on its own. But overall, it fits pretty well, but still a little loose, just like I like.
Post # 4
A little loose, but still secure enough not to slip past the knuckle. This gives room for hot humid days when my hand expands and not feel like its going to cut off circulation. But I have to slip on a ring sizer in the winter when my finger drops half a size. There’s just no winning with the ring size.
Post # 5
Mine fits comfortably, but it doesn’t spin at all unless I’ve got soapy hands or have just put on lotion. I think I’d be pretty uncomfortable if it spun because I’d be worried it could possibly fall off. I couldn’t blame you if you got it sized smaller.
I’m thinking that some people have thin fingers, but kind of larger knuckles (in comparison), so they don’t worry about the ring slipping off even if it’s a little loose. I’m not built that way cuz I’m really short with small hands, but my fingers aren’t that thin.
Post # 6
I’m having issues with my sizing! Fiance is ready to kill me, I’m always obsessing over whether I should get it resized or not haha. I got sized anywhere from a 4.5 to a 5.5 at 3 different jewelers, and I now know why – my fingers fluctuate like CRAZY throughout the day! In the morning, my fingers are super swollen and my ring is snug – not tight, no muffin top, but very difficult to get off my finger. Throughout the day, it gets quite loose and I can easily take it off, though if I shook my hand, it wouldn’t fall off. I also have huge knuckles, so at most points in the day, the ring spins around a lot. I’m scared that if I size down any more (I ended up getting a 4.75), I won’t ever be able to take it off. I just bought some ring snuggies, so maybe those will help. I’m also worried during the winter, the ring will be HUGE. Stupid knuckles! But in the end, I guess I’d rather have it be a little loose than too tight, as long as it isn’t falling off.
Post # 7
I have skinny fingers too (size 5) and I prefer it on the looser side. I agree with pinkshoes and having it a little loose allows comfortable room for finger swelling with heat. I’ve noticed my ring feels different on since the weather is cooler but unless it moves past my knuckle, I’ll leave it the way it is.
Post # 8
I go between 100 degree TX summers and freezing NY winters so there’s really no winning. right now i have a little indention on my finger from where my ring is but it isn’t uncomfortable. in the winter it spins and is annoying but I might get a sizer
Post # 9
Just remember that in the winter time, your fingers “shrink” a bit, so if it’s loose now, it may even be more so when the weather cools down and our fingers are no longer swelling from the summer heat.
Post # 10
Mine did spin a tad and it drove me nuts because when I would workout and get sweaty, it was way worse. It was a 4.5 and for it to fit me snug, a 4 would have been the size….so I asked them if I could go .25 of a size. They said yes and it is perfect now. When I get hot it fits, when I am cold it it ever so slightly loose… I mean not even big enough where it will spin. So that worked for me…. good luck 😀
Post # 11
thanks for the feedback so far everyone! glad to know i’m not alone…
Post # 12
Mine sounds like it fits about like yours – maybe it’s a TINY bit too loose, but I’ve decided I like it that way.
If it bugs me more after I add my wedding band, I’ll resize it then I guess.
Post # 13
When you add your wedding band that will make it feel a little tighter. Try adding another ring and see what happens. My ering slides on and off pretty easily on its own but when I add my two wedding bands and try to take them off it’s a struggle. I don’t exactly know why that happens. It just does.
Post # 14
I actually wear a Ring Guard…it’s just a plastic tubing that slips under the band. I got a pack at WalMart. I have a pave band, so I didn’t want it sized out of fear of losing some diamonds. However, when I tried on bands with it, the e ring fit a lot tighter with the wedding band behind it.I think I’ll leave mine as it is for now.
Post # 15
@2ndtime: there’s more of the rings surface area so it doesn’t allow your finger to conform as easily?
When we went to look at rings for Fiance they said with a wider ring you have to go up a size. So If you’re planning on adding multiple anniversary bands you don’t want it to be really tight
Post # 16
@mrsdooks: I’m in the same boat!! Like @Nicoley1985: I’ve had my e-ring and wedding band resized 3 times. Ugh. I’ve never really worn rings before, except for the very occassional cocktail ring so I didn’t know how I even liked a ring to fit. Plus the person who originally sized me told me I should size according to where the ring would sit. OK, well that was a 4.25. Holy toledo it was tough getting on much less being a nightmare to get off because I have larger knuckles too!!! Ugh. Plus no one told me about summer swelling. Plus no one told me things would fit differently with the e-ring and band on at the same time.
So fastforward to now and my rings are a hair too loose over my knuckle (5.25), getting them on is a snap and getting them off is pretty easy. Once on they flop a lot. The 5 seemed like it would be ok over the knuckle under normal circumstances, but once I swell even the slightest it seems too tight. Could probably be sized at a 5.25 tight (5 1/8) but I don’t think I really want to get them sized AGAIN for such a small amount. So think I’m gonna opt for sizing bars instead…my jeweler said that will definitely help with the flopping/spinning too. He said he doesn’t like sizing beads bc too many find them uncomfortable and he said the horseshoe spring is too temporary and will need replacing every so often over the lifetime of the rings. Sizing bars he said are the best option because they are more comfortable, less permanent than resizing because they can be taken out pretty easily, and they won’t need to be replaced like the horseshoe spring.
Overall though, after my experience with these rings I’d much rather have rings a smidge too loose than too tight…you have more options to try to make them fit better (other than resizing). Plus I just couldn’t stand having the rings so tight…felt like I was suffocating!
Another option I’m trying to do is to get a second wedding band. Hoping having 3 rings instead of just 2 will take up enough room on my finger so I don’t even have to get the sizing bars. BUT it’s proving difficult because I need a countoured band…but I don’t want the same exact band as the one I already have bc it’s too much bling for me. It’s really hard to find a more plain contoured band. I’ve resorted to trying on just different designs that have enough of a notch to fit w/ my e-ring. OR maybe I just need to get over it all and get used to them being kinda loose and floppy???? Argh! 🙂
I dunno if that made any sense at all, sorry! Ha! It’s just difficult & frustrating & I hate having to keep giving up my rings to be fixed & dang these knuckles!!! LOL 🙂