(Closed) How to pick a ring size?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

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 # 5
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
1761 posts
Buzzing bee

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 # 8
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
4478 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2004

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.  

Good luck!

Post # 11
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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.

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