Post # 1
I got sized a couple weeks ago for rings because I was buying a ring for my middle finger on my left hand, and of course just for fun I wanted them to size my left ring finger. I found out my left ring finger is 6.75 while my right ring finger is a solid 6. I am right hand dominate so I thought this was strange. My left finger appears “fatter” to me and I’m weirdly self conscious that it’s almost an entire size bigger (I don’t go around telling people that, just something I think about in my head).
Im currently on the path to losing weight (looking to lose around 30lbs total) so I was wondering if any of you bees have had similar experiences with losing weight and your ring size changing?
Post # 2
I gained weight when I was pregnant and had my ring size change. It wasn’t a big change, but my wedding band was too tight to be comfortable until I lost all the extra weight, like a year after the baby was born.
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2019 - The Abbey, Raymond Island
Bodies are all very different in shapes and sizes, including our own body parts! I’ve been losing weight for a while, and sometimes one thigh is 3cm+ bigger than the other! Same with arms, wrists, and so on. I also have one foot that is an AU size 8 and the other is a 9. So it doesn’t surprise me to hear that your fingers are also different sizes 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard
I think it depends. I went from 150 down to 115ish and stayed there for a long time. My finger size went from 7 to 6 only. At the time of my marriage I was 6.5. Today after a baby and some ED treatment I weigh a little more and my finger size is only about 6.75. I wear a 7 to give myself breathing room while wearing a set of 3 or 4
Some people fingers may change size drastically when losing or gaining weight. Mine didn’t. I have no proof but I wonder if it’s about the shape. I have super short fingers that don’t have much discernable knuckle which results in finger muffin top no matter what my ring size is lol.
Post # 5
I have lost about 60 lbs since I received my ring. My ring size started at a 9.75 and is now a 7.5. I got a solitaire for this reason. I didn’t want to resize a pave ring so dramatically.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle
During my first pregnancy many moons ago, I swelled to a 7 from 5.5, but went back down shortly after I delivered. I didn’t swell much with my other 2 pregnancies. I stayed at 5.5 until about 4 years ago when I lost 30 lbs, but I only went down to a 5.
Post # 7
I lost almost 60 lbs, and I went down from a size 8 to a size 5.5. Rings on my left finger seem very slightly looser than my right though.
Post # 8
twocaratpeony : When I was pregnant my ring size went up a full size. And then after pregnancy I went down about a 1/4th of size.
Post # 9
I lost about 80lbs-90lbs a few years back. I went from a size 9ish to a 6-6.5
Post # 10
It’s pefectly normal to be a size different from one hand to the other. My dominant hand has always been a size smaller than my other, too. It’s usually the other way around, but it’s not a rule. Weight loss/gain can definitely effect ring size, but how much will depend on your individual body.
Post # 11
I lost 30 pounds and my ring dropped a size. It’s not a problem for my solitaire engagement ring, but can be problematic with my channel set wedding ring.
Post # 12
When I lost weight my ring when from a size 7 to a 6.25.
Post # 13
My ring size was a 6.75 (ring finger) throughout college. During my first year of grad school, I gained 20-25 pounds, and my ring size was still a 6.75! I’ve been gradually losing the weight again, and my ring size still hasn’t changed. My bra size and jean size is a completely different story, haha.
Post # 14
My weight has fluctuated up and down about 30 lbs total since age 21 (now 28), and my ring size hasn’t changed once. So weird!
Post # 15
My weight fluctuates 40 lbs. My fingers stay the same size at 120 or 160 lbs. But to be fair my fingers are not where I carry extra weight.