Knuckles smaller than finger??

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2020 - City, State

I have small knuckles too!

My ring right now is 5.75 and I usually wear a 5.5. With the 5.75, I don’t have a muffin top, but I’m too afraid to wear it out of the house as a big hand motion would just fling it right off, especially in the winter.

I’ve tested the 5.75 ring on my middle finger which fits perfectly and it’s so much more comfortable. It sits properly — unlike on my ring finger, where it kind of wobbles and is never really straight. I do have the muffintop on my middle finger, but as long as I’m not looking at my hand up close, it’s not that noticeable. The side edges of my ring end up lining up with my muffintop (and my muffinbottom) so it actually looks pretty straight!

I will be resizing my ring to 5.5, maybe 5.25 since it’s quite thin.

Maybe you could take pictures of your finger wearing the right size to see what we think? I think it also matters what kind of design you get. Stones on the top of the band would probably help distract the eye and “fill out” the muffin, like on my ring.

Post # 3
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: London, UK

My knuckle is about 2 sizes smaller than my finger so I have to have a muffin top. And even then, my ring can still fall off if it’s cold. I got a ring sizing spring that gives me some grip to prevent that. It cost literally a few pence and can be put on an off in seconds. On Amazon UK it’s listed as ‘ring size adjuster’. Highly recommend! 2nd pic shows how dramatic the size difference between the base and the knuckle is. My knuckle is also significantly flatter than my finger which makes it even worse.

Post # 4
1644 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

I usually wear everything about half a size bigger than my 6.5 ring size because of wedding bands since adding rings makes it fit tighter. And since I will always have muffin top due to my finger shape I just deal with it lmao. Also only wearing 2 rings versus the 3 or 4 I wanna wear also helps. 

Post # 5
1496 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

Yeah, it sucks. My wedding band is a little bit bigger, so my e-ring keeps it in place and it minimises the muffin top but I’m always scared when wearing the wedding band alone so I don’t do that much. There is no solution to this dilemma…

Post # 6
33 posts

My step daughter has this finger shape (called tapered fingers). From what I’ve read, it’s important for the ring to be tight, since your knuckle won’t hold it on your finger. I know you may notice the “muffin top,” but I promise it is not really apparent to others. Better to have it look a little tight than have it lost 🙂

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