(Closed) ring is driving me crazy

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
72 posts
Worker bee

Hard to say if it’s worth resizing it 1/4 of a size especially with all of the variables you’ve mentioned.  Maybe get one of those plastic tubes for the back of it during the winter?  The kind that has a slit so you can easily remove it when you don’t need it.

Post # 5
4006 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have a ring guard on mine – It’s a little piece of metal that wraps around the sides of the band making it smaller. It cost $5 at a jewelry store.

It’s removeable (easily) so that when you gain weight with pregnancy you just take the guard off and when you lose the weight you have one put back on.

I have a guard on mine because I haven’t been willing to give it up yet for sizing. What I think I’m going to do is get “bumps”. Basically they take two little dots of metal and build them up inside the ring to make it fit your finger. Then if your size changes, they can pop off the bits of metal and make it bigger or add more metal to make it smaller

Post # 6
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

my ring is about a quarter of a size too big even though i had it resized, and since i don’t want to part with it AGAIN i wrapped some clear fishing line around it.  it was a bit of a challenge to get the end of the line to be wrapped under so it didn’t poke me, but it works pretty well!  i bought the ring snuggies and it was just too bulky, even when i used the smallest one and cut it to be even smaller.

Post # 7
1294 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think it would make a difference, I am a 7 but in order to prevent the exact thing you described they told my SO to get it sized at 6.75

Post # 8
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think it does.  4.5 is too big for mine and the 4 doesn’t allow room for any swelling so my ring is going to be sized for 4.25

Post # 10
228 posts
Helper bee

You should look into sizing beads.  They put just two little dots of metal on the inside which makes the ring just a touch snugger and stops it from spinning around.

Post # 11
4415 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Sizing beads would work well in your situation as a permanent fix. They will keep your ring from spinning, but will still allow room for your fingers to swell in the summer. 

I’m having sizing beads put on my ring once I get down to my goal weight because I can’t have it sized down any further because the diamonds are channel set. 

Post # 13
1748 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

1/4 isn’t an enormous difference. I sized mine down from an 8 to a 6.75 and I could put a 6.5 on, but was worried it would be too tight and wanted to be safe. Now I wish I had done a 6.5, but I’m going to wait and see how it fits with my wedding band. I think you just have to find a happy size. I feel like most women at some point during pregnancy remove their rings so it’s to be expected.

Post # 14
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would suggest trying on a size 5 again. I think you and I have the same problem (skinny fingers, big knuckles), my ring is a 5.5 and in the summer time it is so hard to get on/off, I usually need lotion but once it’s over my knuckle it’s fine

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