Is your e-ring or wedding rings too tight at times (fingers swelling)?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

When it’s warm and humid, my rings are tighter.  When it’s cold out, the rings are looser.  I don’t think there is much to do about it because of water retention and things like that.

Post # 4
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I hate this!! lol, I would love to be able to sleep in my rings but my fingers swell so badly when I sleep. It also scares me when it’s cold out and they’re super loose and all spinning like crazy. So afraid I’ll lose them!

Post # 5
1756 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

When I got engaged, I was super paranoid about my ring being too tight and getting stuck, so I ended up erring on the side of the larger ring size (I have huge knuckles but little fingers, so I’m sort of in between sizes). And I lost my first engagement ring. Thankfully, it was insured, and I went with the smaller size with my second ring. Needless to say, my fear of the ring being too tight has been replaced by my fear of losing another ring!

Post # 7
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

i have the same problem – well opposite really. My ring was a 6, and at times was too loose. I also have knobby knuckles, so it wasn’t going anywhere, but would move around a lot at times. I went to have it resized to a 5.75, but the lady talked me into 5.5. So far, so good, but I am nervous it’s going to be too tight one morning! I would try to go up a quarter size if i were you, so it will be more comfortable.

Post # 8
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m usually freezing, so my rings feels like it’s about to fall off most of the time. So scary – but it hasn’t happened yet. I love when I’m warm and all of a sudden, my e-ring is sort of omnipresent. It’s like a mini-hug or something. Sorry, that’s a sappy way to look at e-ring tightness… 🙂

Post # 9
4824 posts
Honey bee

Mine ranges from being way to big to way to small. I dont think I have a “right” size. At the end of the day my goal is to not lose it so too small sometimes is preferable.

Post # 10
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My engagement ring is a size 6. Sometimes it feels like it is too big and i’m  afraid that it will fall off but other times it is tight during different times during the day. I have thought about getting it resized smaller but idk.

Post # 11
14657 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My ring fits just right when I’m warm to hot and its really loose when I’m cold.  I just got engaged in May, so I havent had to experience a Boston winter wtih it yet, but I’m a little worried it may slip off.  If its not terribly uncomfortable I’d leave it at the size it is, or make it just a tad bigger as long as its still not easy to get over your knucle.

Post # 13
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I actually think mine is on the small side. It’s turns around alot and it can slip on easily. I don’t fear that it will slip off though, which is a good thing

Post # 14
1569 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I have the opposite problem most of the time. I’m always cold and my rings spin around.

Post # 15
2402 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Mine usually spins around, especially in cold weather.. but it’s definitely not loose enough to fall off or anything. When it’s really hot outside, my ring fits PERFECTLY. Not too tight, just snug.

I did have a problem when I first got engaged with my e-ring being too tight at times, but we had it re-sized up a 1/4 size.

Post # 16
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

YES! My fingers swell up quite a bit when it’s hot/humid out.

The best solution for me has been sizing beads soldered into the inside of the ring. That way, it fits when it’s cold and my finger is "small" without spinning around, and if it’s hot, there’s room in there for my finger to expand.

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