Post # 1
If you lost weight, did your ring size decrease? By how much did your ring size decrease? How much weight did you lose?
If you lost a significant amount of weight, were there intervals you noticed (ie. lost 40 lbs, lost a ring size)?
I’m planning on losing about 70 or so lbs in the next couple of years. I ballooned up unexpectedly in the past 3-4 years due to some health issues and a medication I was on.
My Boyfriend or Best Friend says he is planning to propose sometime in the near future, so…
We’re obviously planning on spending a good chunk of money on my engagement ring, and I was wondering whether I should plan for my current finger size or a smaller finger size in terms of how large my center stone should be. I know the common wisdom is to plan for the body that you have now and not what you think you may have in the future, but I want my center stone to have a pretty narrow range of finger coverage and it’s hard to say what will fit the bill if I’m not sure what size my finger will end up being. The ring I’m not so worried about since I can have it resized or even get the center stone reset.
I don’t really know what my smaller finger size would be. My ring finger is a size 8 on average now, depending on the weather. I know I had a 6.5 size ring that I wore when back when I was significantly thinner but I it may have been tight on me, I am really not sure. Anyway I figured I’d ask for your experiences so that I could have more information about the subject.
Post # 2
I’ve lost about 40 lbs since the proposal. It was originally a size 7 and at 20 lbs lost, I had it resized to 6.75, which turned out being just a little too big. I have now lost another 20 and have not gone in yet, but I think I will need it to be resized to a 6.25. So, 40 lbs for me = about .75. Everyone is different in how and where they lose weight. Hopefully, that helps some. Plan for the size you are now, most jewelers resize for free if it was purchased from them and is in their warranty/contract. Mine costs $50 to be resized (was not purchased from a local jeweler).
ADD: I am 5’4 and 134 now. So, not tall and I don’t have long slender fingers.
Post # 3
almostttttengaged: I lost 55lbs and I had to get my ring resized from a 9.75 to a 8.25, so I went down a size and a half. I started noticing that it wasn’t fitting properly after I lost the first 25lbs. would definitely plan for the size you are now though, it’s easy and pretty affordable to get a ring resized when you need to. I have a friend who also lost a significant amount of weight but her ring size didn’t change at all so it really can’t be predicated.
Post # 4
I gained 30 pounds since getting married (I know, I know!!) But my rings still fit exactly the same. I wouldnot assume weight change will impact on ring size, as it does not for me.
Post # 5
I went from an 8.5 to 7 when I lost ~50 lbs.
Post # 6
Lost 40 pounds and went from an 8.5 to a 7. Gained 13 pounds and now I’m back to an 8. Not sure how I managed a whole ring size from 13 pounds, but it happened.
Post # 7
I lost 30 lbs and maybe lost a quarter of a ring size. I would imagine the most you would change is 1/2 a size which can be fixed with sizing beads until you get a wedding band which would make it fit better.
Post # 8
I lost 160 (yikes that’s a big number to type) so more than the 70lbs you are aiming for. I went from a size 10 (my graduation ring), to a size 6.5. It’s likely you’ll go down ring sizes if you lose weight, especially since you stated you had a smaller finger. I didnt resize my graduation ring until I was at goal, so not sure about how many pounds to lose ONE ring size.
Post # 9
I’ve gained about 30 since college (SADFACE) and my size has gone up by about 0.5-0.75. I’m hoping to lose it, but had it sized to what I am now. If I do go back down, I’ll just get it sized back down (and what a great feeling that’ll be!!!)
Everyone is different though so I would just get what fits you now (maybe go a bit on the tighter side, but have it at least fit). Doing calculations of the size you might end up at means you might not get to wear your ring as much and I’m all about rings being worn and enjoyed, not being in a box until you can fit into it.
Post # 10
almostttttengaged: When I got sized I was an 8. I since lost about 25 lbs and my ring can be loose, so I’m guessing a 7/7.5…though I’m afraid to get it sized because it fits nicely when I work out or am too hot (bad swelling). When my hands are cold though I’m so afraid of it falling off because it’s quite loose. I hate that I have such an extreme so it’s hard to say. I think it depends on if you swell or shrink a lot in your hands in different temperatures.
Post # 11
Thanks so much ladies, you are all so kind to have answered my post! I’ll definitely plan for the size my finger currently is. I don’t know my previous ring size because I never wore rings until the past few months.
I think my hands change a lot based on heat and cold because the same ring can be falling off my hands when it’s freezing cold and pretty tight in the hot, hot heat. I think that comes with my fingers being a “tapered” shape, but that’s just how they’re shaped no matter my weight. So basically my fingers are pretty pudgy or maybe muscular idk and they are a little wider than my knuckles. I guess that’s why I’m worried about finger size, but like you all say I don’t think it’s something I’ll be able to predict unfortunately.
Post # 12
cadillacbesos:I came here curious about the answer to the OP’s question, and wanted to say HOLY WOW, great job! 160 is a feat that I am only dreaming of accomplishing in the next few years before SO and I tie the knot. Congrats!
Post # 13
I lost 32 pounds, and I went from a 7 and 1/2 to just a tad under a 7. I haven’t decided to resize it yet. We will see after the wedding lol.
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I’ve lost about 35 pounds since May, and I’ve gone from an 8.25 to an 8 for my rings. I’ve still got more to lose (making them even looser) and we also want to get pregnant (making them tighter again), so I’m not resizing just yet. I may have sizing beads put in if I have problems with them being too loose in the winter when my hands tend to shrink from the cold.
Post # 15
thank you! It took almost three years of healthy eating and exercise to lose it but I did it, and you can too especially if you give yourself time 😀