Is it worth resizing by a half or quarter?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

I would wait on it for a bit and see if you need to just adjust to wearing it, maybe look into sizing beads as a temporary fix until you pick out your actual wedding band and see how they fit. I know you tried it on with a ring but not knowing the style of wedding band you’ll ultimately get, you can’t be sure.

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

I would add beads/balls and save any decision about sizing until after you’ve worn it with a band. They will also help to keep it from spinning. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

I agree to wait a while. I personally like to wear my rings a little looser, and mine also slips to my knuckle when I’m cold. Maybe grab a cheap resizer on amazon to try out?

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - Canada

I sized mine down a half size and it made a HUGE difference. My fingers swell and shrink a ton, so I really needed it to fit well. 

Post # 6
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Newbee

I had mine resized a quarter size down and it was much more comfortable. I’d do it!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - Canada

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utb1992 :  Yup, my jeweler helped me decide. I dont know if it’s the same in the UK, but jewelers in Canada have ring sizers, which are a selection of rings that go up a quarter size that you try on. I was going to go with a size 5 until realized it was too easy to take off. I have a solitaire & I wanted it to be a little snug so it didnt spin around all the time. She felt how it fit on my finger and also watched how easy/difficult it was to take off and then made her recommendation. I ended up going with 4.5 because she said you should have to “rock” it from side to side to get it off, especially because my hands shrink in the cold. I’m really pleased with the sizing, it’s perfect!

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I have a UK size H ring which is a US 3.75. I also have some size 4 rings and although they work, they swivel and are annoying in the winter. For me a quarter size makes a big difference. I was fitted for my ring in the summer and was surprised that the jeweller said to go this small – but they were right. I’d go to see a good jeweller and see what they say.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

I recommend this. I find it nice and easy to use! And inexpensive. 

GWHOLE Ring Size Adjuster with Silver Polishing Cloth,Set of 4

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M0OX3EW

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

I sized down from 4.5 to 4. I did go to a jewelers to make sure on size before I sent it in to be resized because I wasn’t sure if I needed to go down a quarter or a half. I actually got sized at a couple different places. It’s perfect now. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

Can you get an inexpensive ring in the smaller size(s) and try wearing them for a bit to see how they feel?  Maybe a simple silver band in the same width as your ring?  I find this is more effective than trying to make a decision based on fiddling with a ring sizer.  Plus you can wear the ring around for a few days to see how it feels under different conditions, when your finger swell, etc. 

I’d go for sizing balls until you get your wedding band, so you only have to resize once.  It’s very likely that if you size down now, you might need to size up a little once you add your wedding band.

Also, you might want to wait and see how much your fingers well during your period before sizing down.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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utb1992 :  the jeweler will be able to tell you what to resize it. But I would wait until you get your band (both of mine needed to be resized) and I wore a rubber bead on my ering at first. I went down by 1/2 size and it’s a perfect fit

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

As it’s summer and still this loose, I would get it down by a half or a whole size. I wouldn’t bother with a quarter. My ring also came in a size I first as hubby thought that that’s what I was and I went down to an H. This was in winter, so that’s the ‘smallest’ my finger would be. It’s still a comfortable fit in summer. If it slips up to your knuckle and can be shaken off (no matter how hard you have to shake), it’s too loose for sure. 

ETA: I say consider a full size as you will be surprised how minimal the difference is between full sizes. Go to a jeweller and try on the sizer rings. 

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