Post # 1
I just got engaged last weekend, and I could not be happier, with the engagement, the proposal, my fiance and my ring!
I do have a question, though – it seems like the only way for my pinky to sit flush with my ring finger is for my engagement ring to fit at an angle, like this:
And when I make the ring straight, my pinky sticks out, like this:
Is this normal? It is a little loose on the fleshy part of my finger so I planned on getting sizing beads, but should I actually get it resized? Will resizing even help or is it just that my ring is thick and will do that regardless?
Feel free to share opinions and pictures of how your ring fits when your fingers are closed. Thanks!!
Post # 2
Congrats!! Beautiful ring. I had this problem before I got it resized. I actually got it resized down twice and then got sizing beads put in (I got measured during the summer and got engaged when it was cold). I LOVE my sizing beads by the way! Good luck 🙂
Post # 3
Mine is like that too. I’m pretty sure its unavoidable with thicker bands because I had mine sized to where it just fits over my knuckle and it still looks like that. I don’t think it’s a big deal and we’re probably the only ones who will notice it about our own rings. Anyway, congrats an beautiful ring!!
Post # 4
It is just because of your ring. Mine does the same thing and mine is sized correctly and is similar to yours. Remember your ring adds thickness to your finger so hence why your pinky doesn’t fit snuggly against your ring finger.
But really if the ring fits your finger well this really isn’t a problem. I mean how often do you stick your hand out like that?
Post # 5
jojospooner: i sized mine down, and it still does it. if your band is thicker i dont think it will stop. it took me a few weeks, but now i let it sit straight and just let my pinky do its thing.
Post # 6
Congrats and your ring is beautiful! I think the ring will make your pinky stick out due to the thickness of the band. Keep in mind that sizing beads will only stabilize the ring and keep it from turning, not keep the ring straight. If the ring is too loose then resizing it down could make the metal hug your finger more and allow your pinky to get closer. You’re looking and analyzing it a lot now because it’s new…but when do you really have your fingers all flush with each other?
Post # 7
jojospooner: That’s normal unless the part that your pinky touches is just thin metal. If the metal is thick or there are stones or design sticking out a couple millimeters, then it’s going to push your pinky over a couple millimeters. If the ring is too big, that effect will be bigger, but even if the ring fits perfectly, the “fit” is the inside of the ring. It’s the stuff/design on the outside of the ring that pushes your pinky to the side.
Post # 8
jojospooner: Think it’s a common problem, most likely with the thicker band.
Congratulations! And your ring is beautiful.
Post # 9
jojospooner: I never noticed, but mine does it too! Now I see it… thanks. 😉 But mine is a knife edge, so it sticks out. Makes sense!
Post # 10
mine does that too. i have a crooked ring finger. (not broken or anything, it slants in)
Post # 11
jojospooner: Congratulations on your engagement! Your ring is beautiful, and it looks beautiful on you. Is it yellow gold? (It looks like it to me in the pictures you posted, but I wasn’t sure.)
I agree with PPs. It’s pretty common for rings to fit that way. Mine fit like that. Even the thinner bands do it to some extent.)
If you haven’t worn rings often before getting engaged, it will just take some time for you to get used to the way it looks. And then, you won’t even notice it. So long as the fit of your ring is comfortable on your finger and not so loose that it will shake off of your hand, you are in good shape.
Post # 12
<— raises hand
Add another one to the “my finger does that, too” group.
Congratulations, Bride to Bee!
Post # 13
Mine does exactly that. It’s loose to go over my knuckle so it spins and sits crooked if I hold my hand like that. Luckily, I dont really just hold my hand out like that so it doesnt really concern me.
Post # 14
Thank you everyone!! The response I got at work to my engagement was lackluster so it’s nice to actually hear some nice reactions! 🙂
Sounds like I’ll get used to it – I notice it now as I’m taking lots of pictures and can’t seem to get my hand to look right . I think I do need to have it sized down slightly, versus the sizing beads – thank you rimimi you make a very good point about those.. the ring spins but is also just generally loose (right now I have medical tape wrapped around the bottom to make it tighter).
longtimemrs: Yes, it’s yellow gold! With a platinum setting. We asked Verragio to combine two designs into one, it was a risk but turned out beautifully. Here’s a better picture.. I’m so excited I can’t believe this ring is actually mine to keep! Hasn’t sunk in yet.
Post # 15
jojospooner: Oh! I think I saw your ring earlier in another thread. I remember the beautiful profile on it. Such a pretty, pretty setting. And how awesome that they were able to combine two settings together for your ring. The yellow gold is beautiful, and looks really pretty with your skin tone.
Try not to let a lackluster response get you down. Just enjoy the high of being engaged and getting to stare at that beautiful, sparkly ring on your finger. Not to mention thinking about your wonderful and loving Fiance. It’s such a fun and exciting time. I’m really happy for you!