Post # 1
So….I got engaged last month and I love love love my diamond round solitaire ring!
however it is slightly on the large size. Took it to the jewellers who will happily resize it for me but I can’t decide if to go down 1 or 0.5 sizes – go down a whole size and it feels a bit tight, especially when it’s warm- half a size still feels a bit big.
so my question is…is it better to have a ring a little tight or a little loose? Decisions decisions! Just to complicate matters, I’ve not been wearing my ring to work as I work with my hands a lot and am terrified of losing it in work!!
Any advice appreciated thank you
Post # 3
@ExcitedFlower: I had a similar decision to make, and my jeweler suggested putting in a bridge. It looks like this (size 4.75 band, with a little less than 1/2 size bridge):
The advantage is that it holds the ring more firmly against your finger while not taking out all the space–so you get more secure, but not tighter. You can get a similar solution with sizing beads, but the jeweler feels that these are more comfortable. When my fingers are smaller (winter), there is a little gap at the bottom where the ends of the bridge are soldered to the ring. In the summer, my fingers swell to fill out the whole ring.
Another bonus is the bridge is white gold, while my ring is palladium. The bridge can be melted out (gold has a lower melting point) without any damage to the band itself, so I could remove it for weight gain or pregnancy without resizing my ring a million times.
Post # 4
Is there any reason why you can’t go down .75 sizes? Most jewelers that I’ve been to size in quarter sizes for jewelry made of out gold, palladium, or platinium. This sounds like it might be your “just right”.
Sizing beads or “speed bumps” might always be a good idea. I would talk to your jeweler about what they recommend.
Post # 5
Yes, my jeweler can also size down in denominations of 0.25…maybe down 0.75 is better. I personnaly prefer having a ring that’s slightly too large…but then again, I have larger knuckles than my fingers so once my rings pass through with a lot of tightness, I never have to worry about loosing them! They do spin though…but they feel loose on the lower part of the finger.
Post # 6
Thank you bees, I will speak to the jewellers – great ideas.