(Closed) how tightly fitted is your e-ring?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
108 posts
Blushing bee



Identical problem! My partner proposed just over a month ago, it was a complete surprise and he had had a ring made for me. I was massive but he was just glad it went on my finger! He had arranged for me to take it into the jewelers in case of this and they had it for 4 days whilst they re sized it a size and a half smaller! After I get it back I was away on holiday and was annoyed that the stones just vanished under my fingers again, I was so upset it swiveled around so easily I just had to take it back to see what could be done. 

Unfortunately my knuckles are much larger than my fingers so I couldn’t have it made any smaller, its a struggle to get it off anyway! They suggested putting some beads on the inside of the band and making it a little bigger….

Well that was well over a week ago now and I still haven’t got it back I am so upset being without it! So many of my friends haven’t seen it or event think I have one!! 

Post # 18
4581 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My e-ring was originally a size 5, which was snug but still able to spin around when I got it last fall. In the summer, my fingers started to swell and my ring was no longer comfortable so I sized it up to a 5.5. So now it’s definitely on the looser side and spins constantly (which doesn’t bother me too muuch) but it’s still not even close to sliding over my knuckle without some effort. I do NOT like the feeling of a too tight ring, so I’m glad I went a little bigger.

You’ll definitely notice your rings feel a bit more snug once you have a wedding band on as well.

Post # 19
1721 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I measured a size 5 at the store and ordered a 5.25.  It’s not loose enough to slide off but it gives me enough room to be comfortable on those swollen days, weight gain, etc.  Also, when you add the wedding band, it makes them feel tighter.  There’s nothing worse to me than a strangeled finger.

Post # 20
597 posts
Busy bee

Mine’s quite loose and I was also worried about it after getting it resized! It swings around and moves up and down. But I stlll have to hold my finger just so to get it off, so I think the size is perfect. Once I have the wedding band I think I’ll be especially glad for the extra room!

Post # 21
2312 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My fingers are a size 3.5, which is the size my wedding band is. However, that was a LONG way to size down my engagement ring, which basically had to be disassembled and reassembled to get it small enough for my fingers. I had it sized to a 4, because my Mother-In-Law told me with a bigger ring you don’t want it fitting too tight, and if I were to ever gain weight, I wouldn’t want it to be SO small that I’d need to get it resized up again. It won’t fall off my hand or anything, but I can slide it all the way around and it will slide up my finger a little bit sometimes if my hand is hanging down or whatever. 

Post # 22
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My ering was initially tight.  The jeweler said it was perfect, but whenever I got bloated, I felt like it was digging in to my fingers… and it’s not a comfort fit band, it’s knife edge, which made it worse IMO.

When we ordered our wedding rings (mine are two 2mm bands) and I tried everything on together, it was a TIGHT squeeze.  Even the jeweler agreed, and sized everything up 1/2 a size.

My ering is now too loose on its own.  DF was worried about me losing my ring, so I ordered a 1.5mm band from Etsy that’s my original size and I wear it as a ring guard when my ering gets too loose. 

Post # 23
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

When we purchased the ring, it was a size 7.  It felt fine, so we didn’t order it resized before getting my grandmother’s diamond put in the setting.  I pick it up, different day and temperature, and a few hours later it goes flying off my hand.  I go back and get measured at 5.75 ring size!  Big difference.  Resize… wear it a while… it’s too tight and I can’t get it off several times.  I finally compromised with a size 6.  On some days, it’s loose.  On some days, it’s tight.  I can never wear it to sleep because my fingers swell too much.  But most days, it works.

Which all boils down to the advice of figure out how it fits in different temperatures before deciding. :>

Post # 24
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have the same problem! I think it’s tough because my finger size is between a 3.5 and a 3.45. I think i will get it resized when I pick out my band!

Post # 25
5497 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2019 - Paris, France

my ring is a 4.5 and it spins like crazy! I wish it were tighter..

Post # 26
478 posts
Helper bee

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@MrsCoachBtoBee:   That’s what I should have done.  I was sized at 5.5, should have had them make it 5.75.  It feels a little tight, especially if I try to sleep in it, it’s so tight in the morning.  I mentionedt that it felt kind of tight, but they said that’s how it’s supposed to fit.  Now that I read it will fit tighter with a wedding band under it (presumably because it has to be pushed up to the fatter part of the finger), I’m worried about how it will fit with a wedding band.

It fits fine during the day, but other rings I had before were size 6 and they felt really comfortable.

Post # 27
4710 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

My ring size is a 7 but because I have a thick e-ring band and 2 bands on either side i had to size them all up to an 8 and they fit great now!

Post # 28
1029 posts
Bumble bee

I’m a UK size J technically, but I much prefer the feel of a size K (2 sizes up). I dislike that ‘muffin top’ look that’s previously been mentioned, but I also hate it when rings are too tight.

My current rings are slightly loose (but which I would consider the correct fitting) but on some days, my fingers swell so much I feel as though I have to take them off! That doesn’t happen often, but I’d hate for it to happen if my rings were any tighter!

Post # 29
2450 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

when i am cold, my ring spins and slides all over. it’s quite loose.

when i am warm or overhearted, my ring is tight and it can barely get it off.

Post # 30
5145 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

My actual ring size is a 5.25-5.5. My rings are sized at 6.25-6.5.

I just despise tight rings, even if jewelers are always trying to get me into them! I have a bit larger knuckle, that if it swells makes ring removal painful, and in addition to hating muffin top and the discomfort, I have some ring claustrophobia from an experience where I had to get rings cut off.  My fingers do swell over course of a day, or from one season to the next, and I prefer rings to be a little “too loose” than too tight as there are quick and easy ways to deal wtih them when they feel too loose.

I wear multiple bands so that tightens things up, and if they still ever feel too loose, I just use a ring snuggie, aquarium tubing or the sticky part of a bandaid around bottom of shank. Easily removable when I don’t need them again.

Post # 31
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m normally a ring size 4.5, and when he ordered my ring it fit a little snug. I probably could have kept it like that, but I don’t like my rings too tight.

We re-sized it to a 4.75, and now I think it fits perfectly. It does spin when my hands are cold, but it never feels like it’s going to fall off or anything.

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