Post # 1
Hey all, I just had a quick request for some advice. I know there are probably a million threads out there about sizing down to small sizes and using sizing beads and horseshoe springs.
My problem is this…My ring size is a 4.5, the ring that FI and I picked out has a lot of detail:
They would only size it down to a size 6, and I understand that’s due to all of the detailing/diamond settings. I totally get that, and I would hate for the setting to be easily damaged because of the sizing down, so what we did at the time was size it down to the 6 and then have the horseshoe spring put in place to make it fit to a 4.5. At the time, we had the option of special ordering the ring in a size 4.5, but it would take UP TO 2 MONTHS for it to come in…and at that point I hadn’t had a ring to show anybody and I was I’ll admit a little greedy to have MY RING RIGHT THEN. Now, we’ve had it for like 3 weeks and I’ve noticed as the weather is getting cooler that even with the horseshoe spring it gets a little loose and I notice the spring even though other people don’t when they look at the ring. I have 60 days to return the ring/make any changes, and so now I’m wondering if it would be wiser at this point to just request for them to order the 4.5 special order and wait for it, or to just stick with the ring with the horseshoe spring in it.
Any opinions? Anybody out there wearing a larger ring with some type of spacer?
Post # 3
Order a ring that fits. You’ll be much happier with it.
Post # 4
My ring came in and it was too big even though it was special order. I had the size beads put in which helped a lot! But it is still a little big. It does not slip off though and that was my main concern. If you are not at ease with it I would return it. But if its big but does not slip off then I would say just keep it. My ring is a 4.5 but i think my finger must be a 4 or 4.25. So I can imagine how a 6 on a 4.5 finger would be.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2017 - Vegas Wedings
Do you really want to wear a ring with some sort of spacer for decades? Didnt think so. Order one that fits you. Maybe get a pretty fake/ cheaper ring to tide you over?
Post # 6
Agree with PPs. Yuck for the extra waiting time, but you really do want a ring in the correct size!!!
Post # 7
I agree with PPs. Make sure it fits. I currently have a promise ring that isn’t sized correctly and once it gets cold I have to wear it on a chain around my neck.
Post # 8
Yes, definitely order the ring that fits. I wear a 4.5 and cant imagine a size 6 ring for it.
Post # 9
If you don’t want to order a whole new ring, take the ring to a speciality jeweler who does custom pieces. I had the same issue with my ring since I have pave diamonds in the band. My ring was custom made in another state so I had to find someone near my home who would do it. It was a PAIN!!! But the jeweler I took it to did a fantastic job and made sure to go in and check every diamond & even added some metal to ensure the stones wouldn’t fall out! It was a little over $100 and took just a few days (I’m in portland Or) I’m sure you’d be able to find someone in Austin!
Post # 10
I would get a ring that fits. The piece of mind it brings will be priceless. You will be too worried about losing it the rest of your life if you don’t. I know it is no fun to be ringless- my wedding band is at the jeweler’s right now and has been for a month. I hate not having it and if I didn’t have an e-ring, I would definitely get a stand-in to wear while I wait. Good luck and remember in the grand scheme of things, waiting 2 months to get your ring isn’t that long! 🙂
Post # 11
Get the one that fits! Being without it won’t be fun, but it would really be better in the long run to get the one that fits. 🙂
Post # 12
Hopefully in those 3 weeks you had a chance to show off to all the most important people? I’d say return it and order the right size.
Post # 13
@Stephamus: Beautiful; ring, get it special ordered, you don’t want to lose it one day while your busy doing something and not notice.
Post # 14
@OctBride-2012: This. My FI ordered my ring at a 5.5 and I wore a sizer on it for a couple of weeks until we could get it in to be resized. I hated it. The sizer punched, and it never fit right. Eventually we got it sized down to a 4.5 and I’m so much happier.
Post # 15
I hate to say it, but I would recommend ordering a new ring in your size.
Post # 16
@Stephamus: I hate to say it but I think you’ll always have a problem with it if you don’t get it in your size.