Resize 1/4?

posted 3 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
5926 posts
Bee Keeper

So, a few options. When are you getting married/wearing a band? Once you add a band both rings will feel tighter on your finger. So if you can survive until then you’ll probably be ok. Instead of resizing, you can add sizing beads – much easier to remove vs resizing. Especially for 1/4 size, it’s a great option. 

You definitely don’t want your ring loose enough that it will slide off! 

Post # 4
161 posts
Blushing bee

When you say it “slides up your knuckle” when you shake your hand vigorously, do you mean it slides over your knuckle or up to your knuckle?  If it slides up to your knuckle and stops there, I would hesitate to size it down any for fear of damaging your knuckle by squeezing your ring over it.

My ring finger is 5.5 at the base at a size 6 – 6.25 on the knuckle, plus I am a big time sweller, so I feel your pain.  I’ve taken to wearing my rings to bed so I don’t need to muscle them over my knuckle in the morning when I am most swollen.  I take them off to shower/apply lotion/clean them in the evening and put them back on before bed.  My e-ring is sized 5.5 (only 1.8mm wide), but wedding bands (I have several that I switch between) are sized from 5.75 for the thinnest ones, 6 for my eternity band, and 6.25 with sizing beads for my thickest band.  

If you plan on wearing a band with your e-ring, that should help the spinning.  Have you talked to your jeweler to see if sizing beads are an option?

Post # 6
2367 posts
Buzzing bee

I would go to the jeweler where you got it and they have sizing rings.  Try on the 5.5 and see how it fits. 

I have mine sized up about a 1/4 bigger than I should (maybe even more) because i hate when it fits too tight.

Post # 7
879 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

catqueen92 :  I would use a ring snuggie until you are wearing a wedding band as well as the two rings together make them tighter. After you get married and you still feel it is too loose you could get it sized

Post # 9
313 posts
Helper bee

I went from a size 5 to a 4.75 and do not regret it at all. It flips way less now! I even wore it for 6 months with my wedding band and it was still flipping at size 5. 

Post # 10
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

It sounds to me like you should have it sized down. My knuckle is bigger than the base of my finger where my ring sits and while I could never shake my ring off, it doesn’t feel too tight even when my fingers swell. Before I had it sized to fit the base of my finger and it was very painful to take it off and on, so I had it sized up 1/4 a size (opposite of your situation obviously) and it made all the difference. It was easier to squeeze over my knuckle and it fit around my finger great especially with swelling. As a PP said, go to a jeweler and try the ring sizer on for reference. In any case, I don’t think I’d wear a ring I could shake off my hand or that came off when wet, especially not my engagement ring. 

Post # 12
673 posts
Busy bee

Same problem here! Both rings were 4, but my engagement ring was spinning enough that I made it into a 3.75 and still kept my plain wedding band at 4. I did noticed  difference and realized my hand swells at night, so I just don’t wear my engagement ring to sleep any more. Very happy now! 

Post # 13
1584 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Personally, I’d hesitate to get it resized for only a quarter or half size unless your weight is constant at this size and you don’t plan to get pregnant. 

If you do want to get pregnant, you’ll be happy to have a little more give. 

In the mean time, just try the plastic bands at the base.

Post # 14
817 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

Mine is about the same, just a little loose but not super loose. Thankfully we get married in 3 months so I just make sure to be extra careful. its definitely a lot more snug with my wedding band and I want a little room for pregnancy/summer months.

I will say – BE CAREFUL – I was previously engaged and the ring slipped off my finger and was never found. I was young at the time and the guy and I were totally not right for eachother but I kept trying to make it work. I look back on that as a sign that I was NOT supposed to be with him LOL… but I still feel REALLY bad about it all these years later

Post # 15
2409 posts
Buzzing bee

Sizing beads are pretty cheap, and easily removed/adjusted.  For some reason a lot of jewelers are resistent to doing them, which has always puzzled me.

My fingers tend to swell a lot & I have big knuckles, so in order for a ring to be big enough to slide over my knuckle without causing pain or damage, it’s going to be big enough that it spins and moves around a bit.  A lot of jewelers have tried to convince me to size dwn to a ring that fits more tightly than I can safely wear.  

I usually size my rings up half a size and then have sizing beads installed to bring the effective size down half a size.  This way, it fits and is secure on an average day but gives me room to swell.

Leave a comment

Find Amazing Vendors