Post # 1
So I’m not engaged.
The Boyfriend or Best Friend MADE me a set of rings for Valentine’s Day (he bought some rings on the internet and learned how to electroplate things with rhodium…throwback to college chemistry where he made a galvanic cell, took two metals of opposite charge, a solution, a power source, etcetcetc..he put some nice sparkly gems in them…we are both starving grad students..how smart is he?? AWW! <3_<3 ). They were all my ring size on my left hand – gah. I think Boyfriend or Best Friend did not realize that my right hand is slightly bigger (woe is me!) – the rings are way too tight on the right hand.
On the left hand, the ring slips comfortably on but if I am holding something for a long time or clenching my fist I get those lines similar to what you get when you wear tight socks. It doesn’t hurt or physically bother me but it looks weird if the ring shifts around. Does that mean it is too tight?
I have rings that are the next size up that I wear on other fingers but they are definitely too big for my ring finger. I guess I am some in between size which I anticipate will be a big pain in the a$$ in the future (love the look of eternity rings).
How tight or loose do your rings fit?
Post # 3
Mine are on there pretty good. To get them off, I really have to work at it. They spin comfortably on my finger, but they’re not coming off easily. I pretty much have permanent “sock marks.”
I like that way because I know they won’t just slip off in the water or something.
Post # 4
Aw that is adorable!!
I think ring size is a bit of a personal preference. Try going to a jeweler and having them size your finger to try and figure it out. Good luck!
Post # 5
So, my rings won’t come off on their own, but I do have to push a bit to get them over my knuckle. If it slips easily on and off without any resistance, it’s too big. But if you have to totally struggle to get them off, then they’re too small.
Post # 6
Personally, if I got the “sock marks” that would be uncomfortably tight! I would try and get them sized.
Post # 7
@hotchildinthecity: i’ve got permanant ‘sock marks’ too!
my ring fits comfortably – more big than small and i still have the marks. If it doesnt hurt or isn’t uncomfortable i wouldnt worry too much about it.
Post # 8
My fingers seem to change almost a whole size depending on the season or situation. My E ring goes from being way to big so the stone slips to the side, to perfect, to tight where I get marks. I would love to have it so that I can wear it all the time and not have to worry about it falling off when swimming or whatnot, but I feel like if I made it any tighter then some days it would be too tight! So annoying!
Post # 9
Ring size is pretty personal.
My left ring finger is a 5.25-5.75 (smaller when I am cold, a little more when it is very hot, or my body temperature is hot from sleeping or working out and hands are swollen). I wear 6.25-6.5 rings on it as I like to stack rings, absolutely despise snug/tight rings, and have slightly larger knuckles and since I do take my rings off during the day hate scraping rings over my knuckles over the day. I stack them enough that they are not going to fall off and go anywhere when I shake my hand around (wider bands fit snugger, as do stacks). They do end up fitting more like bracelets on my finger than rings when my fingers are colder but they still are on there unless I pull them off because of the stacking.
My right ring finger is slightly larger, and I wear the same sizes on it as I do on my left. My other fingers are all over the place and I tend to not wear rings at all on them as for my own comfort I would need them to be sized at like 8’s and up to fit as I prefer my rings to fit.
I still get slight marks sometimes when my fingers are more warm, but this is mostly as I like to play with my rings a lot with my left thumb from the underside, etc!
I have a REAL “thing” about wearing anything constricting, and a slight phobia about rings I can’t get off my finger. I have almost had to get a ring that was sized around a 5.25 or so cut off my finger when I banged my hand and it swelled up enough. It was not a positive experience, so I started wearing them loose right after that!
ETA: Jewelers are always trying to get me to wear a 5.25 or 5.5. No way.
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Post # 11
@RayKay: omg..ouch! that sounds scary!
thanks for all of the responses ladies. i guess i will just keep wearing it a while and see how i feel. i also notice that my hand seems slightly different sizes at times which makes sense.
Post # 12
@tenacity: I would not worry about being “in between sizes”. A jeweler can make a ring in quarter sizes, and I have even seen 1/8th sizings done.
Or, you can opt for slightly larger to allow for swelling and have sizing beads put in or wear a ring snuggie when it is cooler and they spin more.
For full eternity rings, they usually recommend going larger to accomodate for long term wear and adding sizing balls or something of that sort which can be removed later (i.e knuckles tend to swell with age, fingers can change with age and pregnancy, etc). Unless you just want to replace it when you need too!
Post # 13
Mine fit nicely at the size I have. If it’s warm, they are a bit snug and stay in place. If it’s cold, they are a bit loose, but do not spin too much and cannot fall off. In either situation, I always have “sock marks” on my fingers.
Post # 14
@Tigrrlily04: My fingers are the same way with the weather. I’m worried my band wont go on since im getting married outside in sept,
Post # 15
@ItsDestiny: fingers crossed that it will :]
@MrsBlueSeptember: i think i am the same way..i guess we can all be sock mark kind of girls 😉
@RayKay: yeah you’re right i shouldn’t think too much about the minutiae..it will work out/we will make it work, i guess i just assume it will be cheaper to buy a stock ring in a regular size since going up a full size is pretty big on me. sadly, starving student turned starving worker bee will be my future for quite a while! i think too much! :p
Post # 16
I get “sock marks” for just about anything. If I put my arm on a blanket for more than 2 minutes, I’ve got lines! My ring is pretty loose– I used to even wear a little plastic ring guard– and I still have a mark that will last for the few hours I take my ring off for the gym or something. I’ve had marks for over 24 hours when I took a RHR off.