Post # 1
Hello ladies…well most of you know by now this has been an up and down ride for me, i have found several ring sets that i adore, but i have ran into a few things that i am unsure of….
Number one: I still do not know how well platinaire wears, is it as durable as white gold, or is it like silver rings which i recently learned can wear and become rough, and hurt your fingers and turn colors with age….
Number two: I got fitted for a ring for the first time since highschool…and on a normal day i am a 7.5, but heres the glich…growing up i have always been an avid softball player and played the position of catcher growing up and in college(now “retired”, the jersey and cleats are put up now), and in my junior year, i got my class ring and it is a 7, and it fits on a normal day but is a little snug, but at the end of the year (right before prom yay! NOT!) i was catching during the last game of the regular season…..and…i broke three fingers on my left hand right at the knuckle (i basically cracked the knuckle on my ring and middle fingers, and completely broke my pinky) catching a slider wrong, and then being slid into and taking a cleat to the hand moments later….so now when the weather changes esp when it rains, i try on my class ring which normally goes on, with out problems, except when the weather changes, i cant even get it on….but it was raining when i tried on the 7.5 and it fit fine, just needed a little help over the nuckle and the 8 was a little big….so my question is:
When selecting a size to get your ering, do you go up a bit, since i heard the rings can fit a little more snug after you solder them together….i just dont want it to be too big on my hand….or worse…not fit from day to day…
Love any suggestions….
Post # 3
When we looked at rings and were checking sizes, the jeweler said to err on the tight side, so the ring won’t get loose and fly off. She said you want to have to “work it a little” to get it over the knuckle, but it should fit better at the bottom of your finger. Not sure I 100% agree though….
If you know your fingers/hands swell from time to time, then maybe keep that in mind and get it sized up just a bit from “too tight”. My ring needs to be sized from a 6 to a 5.75 (apparently they have .25 sizes), which I worried might be too small when its warm, etc. But I’ll try it and if it needs to be sized up again, so be it!
Post # 4
I can fit a 4.5 just fine, but my fingers swell when it’s warm so I went up a quarter size to a 4.75. In the winter time my e-ring spins like crazy, but in the summer months it’s rather snug and really difficult to take off. Now that I have my wedding band it does feel more snug.
Post # 5
@softballchic_2006: you can go a quarter size up and get sizing beads put in. Although my actual ring size is a 4.5, we had the jeweler size it to a 4.75 (for sizing beads), but I just had my SO send it back to resize it to a 4.5 since my mom’s ring is that size and I tried it on in warmer months and it fits!
Post # 6
1. I’ve never heard of that metal until you mentioned it and I looked it up. Personally I would go with gold or platinum since that other metal is fairly new.
2. I have larger knuckles so I’ve been having that problem lately because the miracle of birthing 2 children has caused my fingers to be larger even though I lost all the baby weight. I’m a 5 1/2 past my knuckle but I need to lather it with soap or oil for it not to hurt so I went with a 5 3/4. Honestly in the summer my fingers tend to swell and I hate rings that are tight so I’d rather them have a little bit of give. Just make sure they don’t slide past your knuckle easily and you’re good. Also, some jewelers can size in between sizes and that’s what it sounds like you might need. Maybe you need a size 7 3/4?
Post # 7
thanks everyone! i appreciate the info! good to know im not the only one with fickle knuckles….