Post # 1
My ring has already been resized once because the jeweler ordered the wrong size – a full size too big. After having it resized from a 6.5 to a 5.5, it still feels too big. It spins constantly (it is top heavy) and I can take it off easily. My knuckles are bigger than the base of my finger, so once it gets past the knuckle the ring just swims on me. I was originally sized at a 5.25 but the woman who sized me when I got the ring resized said I was a 5.5. I told her it still felt roomy and she dismissed me.
Is this looseness normal, even for winter time? I know I should live with it through all the seasons to see how my fingers swell, but I can’t help but think it’s still too big.
Post # 3
I would keep it a half size bigger for swelling and just wear a ring snigger when you need it. Your fingers will swell in the summer and during pregnancy.
Post # 4
I agree, especially if your knuckles are bigger, I would leave it is as for now, and see how it is in the summer.
Post # 5
I had a similar problem. We got engaged just over a year ago at Christmas. My ring was also spinning like crazy, but was not really at risk of falling off. It was really annoying though. I was worried that in the summer my ring would be too tight if I resized it, so I waited. Turns out, it was still quite loose in the summer. I ended up sizing it down a quarter size in the fall, and I haven’t looked back! It is so much more comfortable now that it’s not spinning so much!
So, I would say that if you can wait until the summer to see how it feels then, that would be the best. Because mine was still loose in the summer, I was no longer worried that I was making a bad decision by sizing it down. Because you definitely don’t want to have to size it back right after!
Post # 6
@newcitylights: That’s so frustrating! I’m sorry you’re dealing with this.
When I got my engagement ring, it was initially too large. I worried that it would fall off when washing my hands or in cold weather. My fingers are built like yours too, where the knuckle is the largest part. What I ended up doing is visiting a jeweler who installed “sizing beads” which are also called “speed bumps.” These are two ittle balls of gold (or platinum, or whatever metal your ring is made of) that are soldered on the inside of the bottom of the ring. Sizing beads don’t take up much space, so you can still get your ring on and off, but they prevent the ring from spinning once it’s on the smaller part of your fingers. Also, they allow your finger to expand without cutting off circulation (warm days, after you eat salty foods, etc).
That’s what I’d recommend. In the meantime, you can always swing by a Claire’s or other accessory store and pick up some ring snuggies.
Good luck and congratulations on your engagement 🙂
Post # 7
My ring is also too big even after being resized… I think it’s about 1/4 size too big. For me, the ring snuggies were all way too much and really uncomfortable. What I do now is wrap metallic thread around my ring and seal the knot with clear nail polish. It works really well and lasts for a month or two before I do it again lol. I’m considering having it sized but also think this size will be perfect when I have a wedding band with it so I’m holding off for that reason.