(Closed) Ring Question With Possible TMI

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It’s highly unlikely you would retain enough water to cause the ring not to fit. This is one of those things you shouldn’t waste your time worrying about!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Wonderstruck: I agree.

 

My fingers fluctuate with heat/cold, but never so much that my ring doesn’t fit over my knuckle. Plus, you’ll want it in a size that you’ll keep for a while. Re-sizing rings repeatedly wears down the metal and can cause the band to break. I’d say go with a size you KNOW you will wear for the majority of the year. If for some weird reason your fingers swell enormously, wear the ring on a chain around your neck! 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Flucuating 5 pounds shouldn’t change your ring size…I fluctuate 5 pounds all the time as well, it’s normal. Like PP my fingers flucuate a lot with heat/cold and I’ve never had a problem with getting my ring on or off…well sometimes off during the hot summer months like now, but it still comes off with a little forceful tug.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I agree with Melanie 422.  My rings have to be big enough to fit over my knuckles, which don’t seem to fluctuate the same way my finger around the knuckle does.   It takes a really HOT day for my hand to swell up enough to make it not come off easily.   (Doesn’t happen too often in Canada!)    Its never a bad thing if you can’t get a diamond off your finger though, is it?  

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

5lbs isn’t going to change your ring size.

I’ve fluctuated in a 30 lb range and my ring size hasn’t changed at all.

The only time my ring gets tight is when it’s really hot and humid out and my fingers swell but that happens regardless of what my weight is.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Hope2BeeMrsC:OMG this happens to me also… It does affect your ring size at times…. I experience it even with my current rings…. Some days it fits the other days it’s a really tight fit…. I’m from the Caribbean so there is no way it’s fluctuating with heat/cold lol… I notice it happens alot when I eat something salty… So try to stay away from salty foods as you retain more water then… 🙂 But don’t worry about it, I used too then i said what the hell it’ll a temporary situation i’ll just squeeze it on for now lol…

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Have your ring finger sized at 3 different jewellers then take the average and ask their advice on the best size. 2 people who sized my ring finger said I was one size, another said I was one size bigger (was a hotter day!)

Personally get something on the bigger size rather than smaller, I would hate to lose circulation in my fingers  Foot in mouth

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

If your fluctuation only about 5 lbs then it wont affect your ring size I wouldnt worry to much about it!! 🙂

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I am one of those Oprah Winfrey yo-yo dieters. I gain and lose the same 25lbs on a fairly regular basis. That said, my ring size is a 7 at 190 lbs. When I was in high school, I weighed 145. My ring size then was a 7. I think you’ll be fine.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

I wouldn’t worry about it. I’ve worn the same ring size 30 pounds ago as I do now. Fluctuating up or down 5 pounds won’t make a difference.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

My weight fluctuates a lot, and my ring size does shrink slightly when I’m at a lower weight, so I understand your concern.  My hands also swell quite a bit in the heat and shrink a bit in the cold.

My best advice would be to get sized at a jeweler that uses 6mm bands to size your finger.  This will give you the BEST indication of your size.  Many stores use thin, metal sizers on a key-ring to size your finger, and your ring may very well be thicker than this type of ring sizer.  Thicker bands fit differently, and, according to my jeweler, the 6mm bands are a bit more accurate. 

Yes, there are days where my ring are a bit snug and other days where they seem a tad too loose, but most of the time, they are perfect! 

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

stick with the 7. most jewlers will resize a ring for free or very inexpensive so if it dosent fit later it wont be a big deal to fix.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I was terrified that my ring wouldn’t fit because I also fluctuate a lot. When he proposed, the ring was actually a full size too big! It was a relief, for sure. I wouldn’t lose sleep over it, but I know how you feel.

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