Post # 1
Is there a noticeavle difference between a 4.5 ring size vs. a 4.25 ring size?? my e-ring is 4.5 and most days it would spin making the diamond sit on the palm side of my hand. so my fianxe suggested a 4.25 wedding band…in the morning, my e-ring is tight but still comfortable…so would a 4.25 wedding band be perfect??? or too tight?? I’m afraid…would a .25 make a noticeable difference..just don’t want it to feel TIGHT on those times during the day when your fingers get a tiny bit swollen..thoughts??
Post # 3
I would keep it the size it is now. Because in summer time fingers swell in heat. and if you got even a little bit smaller it might be uncomfortable. Mine twists around a lot, it doesnt bother me. but ik if I went down a little bit it wouldnt fit anymore. You could get one of those spacer things that go inside the ring so you dont have to get it sized again.
Post # 4
My ring is a size 4.5 and it does spin a bit. Since adding my wedding band and spacer band though it spins a lot less. Is your ring a solitaire? Sometimes the weight of the stone will make it,spin even if it is the right size.
I’d suggest looking into sizing balls that go in the bottom of the band. They keep the ring from spinning but dont make the band much tighter.
Post # 5
I have a size 5.25 engagement band – I ended up purchasing a size 5 wedding band (for much the same reason as you described…it’s snug only if I’m hot or being active and my fingers swell…otherwise it’s *slightly* too big). That being said, the size 5 band is a tiny bit too snug for my liking. I have a feeling that if I swell up there is no wiggle room. So we’re resizing it to give me a little more room to “breathe.”
ETA: One of the things my jeweler did for me as my ring is very top heavy…when he resized it, he made the band an oval shape (rather than a perfect circle) so that the bottom of the band sits flush against my finger. It has helped A LOT in terms of keeping the band from spinning.
Post # 6
I would suggest going to the store and getting sized and ask their opinion. Mine doesnt seem to move too much and i’m a 5. I almost got a 5.25 thinking i needed more space. But the guy at the store had a look and said “NOPE, your a 5. Done.” and ordered it.
He was right because it doesnt move too much at all.
And yes also remember your fingers swell and change depending on heat and their temperature. Warm hands are best when trying on rings.
Post # 7
A quarter size does make a difference. My Fiance didn’t know my ring size when he proposed so had the sizing beads put in to make my size 7 ring a 5.5. It never fell off but just didn’t feel secure. We went to get it really sized and I went with a 5.25. It’s perfect now, even with the summer swelling. I have a solitaire and it will spin a little but not a ton. I’ve heard that when you add your wedding band it’s more snug because it ends up feeling like a thicker band. Good luck!
Post # 8
It will make a difference. Like PP said, I would leave it due to swelling and whatnot. I actually wear a “ring snuggie” for looser months. They’re around $5 on amazon.
I do suggest going to the store also. You can get advise and see how comfortable you are.
Post # 9
I had to get my 5 resized to a 4.5 because it spun. It’s a little snug in the morning, but otherwise it’s perfect.
Post # 10
Have your jeweler size your finger. If it is the right size maybe you could have little sizing beads put in to keep it from spinning.
Post # 11
I had this same problem, too. I ended up sizing my ring 1/4 up. The Fiance proposed in March (it was cold and windy in Boston) and the ring was tight then. Fast forward to July, I would wake up with my ring finger would be uncomfortable not unbearable but I felt “ring claustophobia”. I wore a ring that was 1/4 bit bigger for a week to see how I felt with it. Maybe you can get a cheap ring in that size to wear for a few days?
Post # 12
I had exactly the same problem. I’d order a 4.5 wedding band though… since it wont be top heavy, its less likely to spin and wont be too tight when your fingers are swollen. I’d look into the sizing balls for the e-ring and keep the set a 4.5. It’s hard to tell even when the jeweler sizes you since tehy just have all the sizers on the big ring and you’re still holding the sizer and its not top heavy. They sized me to be a 4 and told me I shoudl size my ring to a 4… well sometimes I can even take my 4.5 off without nearly ripping my finger off so a 4 probably would have cut off circulation! If you’ve already had your ring for a year and know how it feels for all seasons, go by that.. if even in the warmest days your ring is not TOO tight, then sizing down might be what you need.
Post # 13
I do think .25 makes a noticeable difference. My original e-ring was a size 6 and fit perfectly when he proposed… while we were hiking in 90 degree heat! Over the next 5 days of wearing it, it moved around a TON. We exchanged my ring, not just for size but also for a few design tweaks, and I went with a 5.75. It’s perfect now. It can move a little bit but generally stays in place.
I’d note that I had my finger sized 3 times by 3 different jewelers and 2 out of 3 said I was a 6 – one woman said I could go with a 5.5. I’m most comfortable with the 5.75.
It sounds like a 4.5 band would probably work well for you.
Post # 14
Read my first and last posts here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/how-to-pick-a-ring-size
Now that it’s summer I can share a bit more info:
When I’m out in really hot, humid weather, my hands do swell up. And that 4.5 starts feeling really small. But I’ve lost a few pounds since I had it resized and some places like to really crank up the AC and I do notice that when I get cold, my ring is super loose again. I’ve decided there’s no winning this game. 🙂 At least not with just the e-ring. Maybe as a wedding set I’ll have more luck. But it just seems that (for me anyway) fingers shrink and swell too much to have the perfect sized ring everyday. All you can shoot for is having the perfect size on the majority of days I think. 🙂
Post # 16
My wedding band is an 8.5 and my e-ring is an 8.75 ( I know, HUGE fingers!!!) With the wedding band, my e-ring sits on the fatter part of my finger, so I needed it to be a bit bigger. I think it depends on how wide your two rings are, mine are pretty wide.