(Closed) My ring is too big…

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
889 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

my ring was too big too!  a full size too big.  so, i just took it back to the jewelers where my fi bought my ring and they did a FABULOUS job, and it was free.  it took about a week, but now my ring fits perfectly!  a week without my ring was definitely worth not having to worry about it slipping and falling off!  just make sure you go to a reputatable place to get it resized.

Post # 4
1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Other than gaining weight, which is what I did? : )

I had to have my ring resized and it turned out fine. Did he get the ring from a reputable jeweler that you could return to? 

Post # 5
3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My ring is too big too 🙁  I’m rockin the masking tape right now so you’ve got one up on me!

Post # 6
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Congratulations on your engagement!  I would find a trusted jeweler and just have it resized.  I’ve used the "snuggies" before and they eventually wear and end up falling off or not fitting on the ring properly.  As long as you take it to someone reputable, you should be fine!

Post # 7
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I recommend resizing it and insuring it….I personally have not heard any horror stories regarding resizing rings but your proposed alternatives already sound like horror stories…

Post # 9
45 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hey Bride2Be, where in Texas are you?  I just got a ring resized in Dallas at Village Jewelers and they said it would take a week, but I got it back in 2 days!

I had to get my engagement ring sized right after I got it, but it was too small!  I think you’ll be a lot happier with a ring that fits and you won’t be worried about losing it.

Post # 10
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Resize it. Is it a terribly complicated design? Then it might be harder to resize, but the metal balls aren’t *that* uncomfortable. I actually got a bridge on mine (same function, less pokey) that works well because my knuckles are pretty thick compared to the rest of my finger (so sizing down wasn’t an option).

The separate band-sizers (the plastic things you’re using) might not be visible, but there’s no reason to use them when you can go to a good jeweler who can fix the ring.

Post # 11
1944 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

You need to resize it, trust me you will feel better. Yes and insure it. Its not as bad as some of the stories out there. Find out where your Fiance got it and take it back there because most times if he is smart 🙂 (being nice) he would have gotten the warranty. They will size it free and some do it same day and you can wait in store if your nervous and they let you look under the scope to check out your diamond etc. Jareds does this and it taks about 90 minutes and if he didnt even get it there you can go there and its only $30.

I was in your situation when I got engaged. Everyone kept asking my size prior knowing he was going to ask and I had no clue so I said 7 thinking of something a long time ago. Well I am actually a 5 1/2! You want this ring to be the right fit, snug and not fall off if you wash your hands etc. I was claustraphobic about it being too tight until the day it fell off. I could not have ran to Jareds fast enough. Plus a good fitting ring does not spin as much causing future damage.

Post # 12
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree with resizing it.  It will be overall better in the long run.  Even after resizing mine it is a smigent big.  I just had the jeweler put on a ring gaurd on it so it wouldnt spin (which is want was bothering me in the first place).  If that is the main thing you can always try the ring gaurd.  i dont even notice mine. 

Post # 13
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It shouldn’t take a few weeks unless it’s really really intricate. I’ve had rings resized before: in on a Monday, back on a Wednesday. Especially if you’re really nice to the jeweler.

Oh, and if they ruin it, they have to fix it. They can’t just ruin your ring and say "too bad so sad" so go someewhere reputable. Preferably who he bought it from. Most jewelers resize an engagement ring for free if the bride didn’t try it on in store. 

Post # 14
2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

It is very common for the ring to be too big. Mine was a size 6 when I got it and I had to have it resized to 5. Wear the ring guard, show it off, then take it back to the jewelers for resizing. 

Post # 15
2022 posts
Buzzing bee

Congrats!  Resizing generally does not take a few weeks as far as I know…really only a few days.  Take it to a trusted jeweler – if you don’t know one, get a recommendation from family or friends.

Post # 16
5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had the same problem AND the same fears but my FH took it back to the jewler and they re-sized it free of charge and it came out lovely. The worst part was not having it, I HATED it, so my FH bought me a cubic zicronia one from Macys to wear that week  😉 haha

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