Ring Muffin Top/Engagement Ring Too Small?

posted 7 months ago in Rings
Post # 3
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801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 1996

I agree it will look nicer if it’s sized a little larger.  And especially if you plan to wear it together with your wedding band.  Pretty ring.

Post # 4
Hostess
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2005 - Shreveport, LA

I think it looks fine, mine looks like that but is not tight at all. Does your ring feel too tight? I just think most rings will show some kind of indents unless they are just loose?! Idk but you do not have a muffin top imo, it is beautiful and looks great on you! Also once you pair a band with it you probably won’t even notice it anymore, I don’t when I have my bands on. With all that said if it would make you feel more comfortable having it sized I would start with local jewelers first, they may be able to match your gold so you don’t have to send it back off. It’s worth a try and they will also be quicker with it. GL and keep us posted what you decide. Here’s a pic of my ring to show my “muffin top” lol I think it’s because we have daintier bands and once more metal is paired with it ie the wedding band it is less visible! 

Post # 5
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202 posts
Helper bee

If you can take it off easily don’t size it bigger or you risk losing it. I think it looks fine. If it’s comfortable and doesn’t feel too restrictive then leave it. Mine is probably a half size too small, I need to run my fingers under water to take it off and put it on when I’m swollen but it’s comfortable when I’m wearing it and I know it won’t accidentally fall off.

 

Post # 6
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966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I don’t actually thinking that it looks bad. Btw I love the daintiness of your ering!! It’s beautiful. 
I don’t know that your set with your wedding band would need to be in a size 6, if you can comfortably take your ring off now. Have you considered maybe going up a 1/4 size instead. 
I am a 6.5, I guess my fingers are a little straighter at the base so I don’t see the “muffin top” that you and some bees talk about. I wear stacks of 3 to 4 rings that have bands way wider than yours and I went up 1/2 size with all of them so everything fits comfortably. With your rings being so dainty and thin, I’d worry that 1/2 size may be too big (I’m assuming your wedding band would be about the same, is that the case?) 

Post # 8
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1644 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

 First, your ring is lovely!

Second, eh. It might look “nicer” but it might not. I’m currently a 7.5 and my ring is sized at an 8.5. The thing is damn near falling off because it moves so much on my hand (because its TOO BIG) and I still have the muffin top that people on jewellery boards oh so dread. So I would focus more on comfort. Give it through summer and see where you are on how it feels. If you struggle getting it off  in the summer then upsize it a little at that point. Not all of us can have hand model hands and that should be OKAY. We shouldn’t need to feel bad about our hands because they look different than what the jewellery boards consider “pretty”.

Post # 9
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311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Tennessee

If that’s at your most swollen then I think it looks completely fine. As long as it’s not too tight then I would leave it alone. Or if you do go up, maybe just a quarter. Try a 5.75 because if it comes off comfortably then a 6 could possibly be too loose and risk of losing. Maybe order the band in 5.75 and see how that feels. If you like it then send your ring in and wear the band till it comes back so you won’t have to go ringless ☺️ And btw, I think they pair gorgeously together 

Post # 10
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1780 posts
Buzzing bee

I think it looks fine. Your finger does not look pinched at all and that’s good that you can get it on and off easily.  I have a size 3.75 finger and had my rings made a size 4 to accommodate my knuckle and swelling.  I get annoyed that my rings constantly spin on my finger because they feel loose at times, but they feel and fit nice.  I think going up a quarter size would be more ideal than half a size if you absolutely need to.

Post # 11
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1047 posts
Bumble bee

I actually think it looks fine, but it’s about how it FEELS. I HATE when my rings spin, so I prefer them a tad tight. I can’t mine off without water lol. I’ve known several people who lost theirs in the ocean, and I honestly don’t think that would ever happen to me because mine are pretty snug. Your finger doesn’t have muffin top in my opinion. I’ve seen rings that look like they’re strangling the life out of fingers, but yours looks fine to me.

Post # 12
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966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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@cynthiajewell:  yesssss!!! I think that will look amazing!! I love it!! 

Post # 13
Hostess
6820 posts
Busy Beekeeper

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@cynthiajewell:  Your ring is very pretty! And I think it looks very pretty on your hand, too. (I also love the band you are thinking of pairing with it. It will be a beautiful set.) I would love to see more pictures of that beauty!

I think the “muffin top” you are seeing may be due to your finger shape. I have the same type of finger — shaped kind of like cones, so that the most narrow part is at my finger tip. I generally have a “muffin top” look no matter what size my rings are. With that said, I don’t think your picture shows a ring that is too tight at all. It looks like it is a proper fit for you and for your finger shape.

I agree with PPs that it comes down to comfort. If your ring currently is comfortable, even when your fingers are at their most swollen, and if it is easy to get the ring on and off, I would say leave it for now. You can always resize it in the future, if you feel the need. When Summer hits with hot weather, you may find your current size is not comfortable. Also, as others have suggested, you might find going up just 1/4 of a size is enough for you. It doesn’t sound like a huge size difference, but it really can make a difference in how the ring feels on  your finger.

Post # 14
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298 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2022

im going to second everyone in saying that it really does look fine, especially if that’s the most ‘swollen’ your fingers are going to get. If you feel uncomfortable, going up a 1/4 size would be best.

since I’ve nothing extra to add….I want to ask for a closer look at your e-ring! I can tell it’s pretty but would love to see the details!

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