Post # 1
I’m planning on getting engaged to my girlfriend in the near future and her ring size is 4. I asked her to check.
But the ring she wants has a minimum of size 5.
I know her finger will get a bit bigger over time so a size 5 should work okay, right?
Will it fit alright on her finger now?
I don’t want it to be too loose.
Post # 3
@xLolitaChanx: Sorry, but it won’t work that way. A size 7 on me is comfy and when my hands are cold it is LOOSE. A size 8 would slide off my finger.
Unfortunately you will need to find another style that can take a size 4 band.
Post # 4
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Honestly I have a size 5 finger and my ring size is a 6 and sometimes in the winter, it slips of my finger (wth, scary right?)
But during the summer, it fits. I really think I should have it sized to a 5.5 or around there becasue its so scary to think it could slide off. I really think its a matter of what she is comfy with though.
Post # 5
No. it will be annoying as heck.
I have a size 4 or 4.25 finger, and in the winter, when my finger is closer to 4, it is SO annoying, I almost feel like my ring is going to slide off sometimes! (I can’t even imagine having a whole size too large!)
Post # 6
do mean that the ring only comes in a size 5 or that it isn’t possible to resize it(an eternity band)?
Post # 7
The sizes are there to help guide you. If it was a half size difference it could be ok but a full ring size I’m not sure. Could you possibly ask the if the ring can be resized to a size 4, just explain your situation to the jeweller. All rings should be able to be resized down one size without weaking the metal. If sadly they can’t do it for you you may have to look for a similar look, shape, cut and style ring that comes in her size. Best of luck.
Post # 8
Why do you think her fingers will get larger? I’m just wondering.
Post # 9
No way!! My ring finger is 4.25-4.5, and my middle finger ring is a 5.5. If I put that on my ring finger it slides right off without even shaking it. One size is a HUGE difference. Even half a size too big, my ring wont stop spinning and I have to put a sizer on it.
Post # 10
It absolutely will not fit. I’m a jeweler. Everyone’s fingers change about a quarter size throughout the day, so sizing is not an exact science, but a full size too large will be impossible for her to wear. It will not catch on her knuckle and will slide off when she washes her hands, takes off her gloves, etc. If she is a size 4 she needs a ring that is a size 4, period. Her hands may get bigger as she ages, but unless she is already arthritic, you’re talking years in the future.
The only circumstance in which a larger size would be appropriate would be if the ring was VERY wide – I’m talking 7mm, 8mm, much larger than most ladies’ rings are. Larger rings fit tighter, but engagement rings are almost never that thick.
Post # 11
If she is a true size 4 then I would go with a 4.25-4.5, no larger. If you’re ordering it from a website find out if the metal type can be resized. If so, when it arrives take it to a local jeweler and have it resized.
Post # 12
No, the ring comes in different sizes but what i meant was that on the website it says size 5 is the minimum. Maybe i can get it custom sized?
Post # 13
I know it seems too young but its a personal thing so i’m not going to post it on here right now unless i need some advice. eh heh.
But i thought maybe as she ages a big more it’ll fit snugger or something.
Post # 14
@xLolitaChanx: depending on the style, just get it resized to a 4 no big deal.
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Post # 16
Let me have a look at the ring and I (and others) can tell you if it’ll be possible for it to go down a full size. You should be able to take it to a local jeweler and have it done, if so.
At 18 her fingers won’t become bigger for two or three decades unless she gains a significant amount of weight, so you will need to have it sized.