Post # 1
When my Fiance bought my ring, someone at the store told him he should buy it a half size larger than I told him my ring size is. So I currently have a 4.75 ring.
I’m going to take it in to get resized soon and I don’t know what size to pick!
Most of the time it fits well enough that I don’t worry about it. It’s never come off in a glove or anything. But right now as I’m typing (maybe I’m dehydrated or somehting) if I shake my hand a lot it just falls right off.
But it’s winter, and my engaged/married friends tell me it’ll fit more snugly in the summer. I know when I wake up in the morning, all toasty under the covers, it fits pretty well. Still not tight, but it would certainly never slip off.
I’ve had it for 2 months now, and I feel like it definitly needs to be smaller. But maybe I should just go down a quarter size to 4.5? I’m worried it’ll get way too tight in the summer if I go down to 4.25. Is this a silly worry?
What’s your experience with resizing?
Thanks so much for the advice!!
Post # 3
Try on the sizer thing at the jeweler when your hands are hot and when your hands are cold. As stupid as it sounds, I held a cold drink on the way to the store and then waited a few minutes between them, warming my hand up. I know, I’m weird, but it worked. My ring fits perfectly.
Post # 4
@AmeliaBedelia: That’s a genius idea! omg!
Post # 5
Also consider if you’ll be soldering a band to it, because the extra width will make you need a little bigger of a size. So if a 4.5 will stay on well enough in the winter, it may be a good choice if you plan to add on to the ring.
Post # 6
I went to a lot of trouble getting mine resized because my Fiance bought it in his hometowm and since it was custom made I didn’t want it touched anywhere else. When he got it for me it was 5.5 and it fell of once when I took my gloves off. Fortunately, we were in his hometown a couple months later. I went to the jewelers and he told me a 4.5 would fit, but I was too nervous to get it down a whole size, so I went down to a 5. Then it annoyed me for a whole year because it was still a bit too big. I was then in the same dilemma as you. . . go down a half size like the jeweler had said or a quarter size. I ended up going down a quarter size and it’s perfect. It can be a bit loose at times (when I’m really cold at the office), but in general it’s fine and it’s even sort of tight when I get warm etc.
Anyway, I would say try going down a quarter size first and see how it is. You can always get it resized again (and hopefully more than once a year).
Post # 7
@AmeliaBedelia: lol – I have the opposite issue. My hands are always always cold. So I’ll need to bring some hot tea instead of a cold drink. But it’s a brilliant idea! I would’ve never figured out how to get my hands warm at the store.
@NDBee: What’s soldering – like welding the bands together? I don’t think I’d do that. But even without that – you do have a good point that 2 rings fit tighter than 1. (Or a thick ring fits tighter than a thin one.) I guess that’s another reason to not get it sized too tight.
Thanks so much everybody!
Post # 8
when i had my ring made, it was made 1/2 size smaller. my ring is very top heavy so the jeweller suggested to size it this way so that it never turns around. it doesn’t move until i take it off and it’s not snug at all.
Post # 9
Could you try sizing balls? Have you also tried wearing it with a wedding band similar to your current one? Your ring will fit more snugly with a wedding band, so that’s worth keeping in mind for the sizing.
Post # 10
It’s a tough call. I would get the size that fits a little loose, you can get the band a 1/2 size smaller than the engagement ring…and when you wear your band it’ll keep your ring in place.
My fingers got so swollen during my pregnancies, that I could not wear my engagement ring, I had it resized 1/2 size bigger and my wedding band keeps it in my finger.
Post # 11
@koi424: Sorry, just saw that! Yup, it’s when they connect the two bands (usually the on the side that’s the underside of your finger) so that they don’t rub and wear away the basket or edge of your e-ring.
Even without soldering them, though, you’re right in that they will be thicker so they will need to be a little bigger in size than what you’d wear separately.
Post # 12
Got my ring back after having it resized to 4.5. I love how it fits!!
I used to kind of ‘hold on to it’ with my other fingers and it was always a worry in the back of my mind that it could fall off.
Now it feels like a part of my hand and I don’t even think about it being there sometimes. (And then of course other times I just sit and stare at its sparkliness. lol) It’s still a bit loose and spins easily when I’m cold, but I can’t shake it off anymore. And now in the morning when I’m warm it fits pretty tight. Hopefully in the summer it doesn’t get too tight.
But I’m pretty sure it’s just the right size now.
Thanks so much for your advice, Bees!!
I hope this thread will help others know what a big difference a 1/4 size can make.