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

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Mine is a 3.5. When I got fitted, the woman convinced me I should get a 3.25. It came and it was SO TIGHT. Of course, I didn’t want to give it back, so I tried to believe that it fit. A week later I took it back in and had them bump it up to 3.5 and now it’s perfect. When it was too small, I had to tug and pull and yank to get it off. Not good! Now it can slide off with just a tug over my knuckle. I almost never take it off, and it’s the perfect fit so that I can wear it in the shower, the pool, anywhere! Yet I can still spin it around my finger easily.

Post # 33
12 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

I like mine super tight. I don’t want it to spin or wiggle. But… I can’t take it off to do dishes or to take a bath though because it’s too tight. (I have to vaseline my finger to get it over the knuckle).

Post # 34
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Before we got engaged, Fiance took me to get sized and the jeweler said I was a 4.5.  It was a little bit of a squeeze to get over my knuckle, but a little loose at the bottom of my finger. I told him I would be more comfortable with a 5, but he insisted I get a 4.5 because a 5 was too big and I would risk losing it. Fine.

We got engaged and FI presented me with a stunning ring and it was HELL to get over my knuckle but it fit perfect at the bottom of my finger.  I told Fiance I think the jeweler messed up.  Fiance insisted it was right and I continued to struggle with it every time I had to take it on or off.  Eventually my knuckle got so swollen I couldn’t get it off anymore and demanded Fiance call the jeweler to find out what size it was.


“I measured her, that’s what size she was,” the jeweler insisted.  We took it back and had it made a 4.75 and now it spins a little but I’m not in agony when I have to take it on or off.  Everyone says your fingers get fatter after pregnancy anyway.

Post # 35
5145 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

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@Frukaj:  In my experience jewelers seem to have this penchant for insisting on really tight rings no matter what the actual wearer finds works for them. It drives me crazy! I say I am a 5.25-5.5 but I have had one or two insist on putting me in a 5 though it hurts enough to get the 5.25 over my knuckle.

I rather like ordering online for that reason as they just have to take me at my word on what size I am.

Post # 36
1416 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Mine’s a little loose and spins sometimes when it’s cold out (my fingers seem to change size a lot depending on the heat, I never noticed before since I never wore rings before!) but I wouldn’t want it tighter. I find a lot of people seem to post pictures of rings that have…muffin tops, for lack of a better word, and I personally don’t want that happening with my finger. I’m currently at a 5.5tight, and could go down to 5.25 or even 5 and feel like it was more secure, but then it wouldn’t look as smooth on my finger, plus if it was really hot out, it might be painfully tight since fingers swell! Plus, I have insurance, so I’m not too worried tbh 🙂

Post # 37
1748 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

This is funny, to me. Both my fiancee and I wear an 8, easy for him to remember when getting my ring sized. The night he proposed it was cold out (thus my fingers should’ve been at their smallest) and I remember thinking my ring was a little tight. Since getting engaged I’ve lost about 24 lbs. and now if I shake my hand it’ll slip down over my knuckle. I desperately need to get it resized since I’m now at my goal weight. 

Post # 38
2141 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I normally wear a 5 but we had it sized to a 5.25 so it’s not too tight when my fingers swell. Sometimes I wish we had it sized to a 5 because it annoys me when it’s really loose feeling but it’s not so loose that it would slide over my knuckle on its own.

Post # 39
1437 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I wear a 7. and it fit perfectly when he first gave it to me, but a year later its actually starting to get too big. Which i guess is kinda weird??

Post # 39
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Garden

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mrsdooks:  I prefer a half size bigger than what your finger is normally . because over the course of the year your finger will get swollen in the summer and in the winter it goes down. When my Fiance and I were looking at rings in April i thought I was a 7( because of being 115 lbs in high school. Now I’m 106 and I’m a 6.5) didn’t know what I was until we tried it out. In the summer I was a 6.5.  Then a few months later in August I went back and found out I was a 6!!! So don’t get a tighter ring. Besides once you have a kid your fingers will blow up like thick sausages!!!! 

I know this post is really old but anyone who is thinking the same thing . get a size a half bigger than you’re normally. 🙂 it’ll be reasonable later

Post # 40
597 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I read that if your ring is properly fitted it should take you ~3 seconds to wiggle it off, and noone else should be able to remove it without significant effort.

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