(Closed) Ring size 4.5 vs 5

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Will I notice a half size difference?
    Yes, half size is a noticeable difference : (71 votes)
    85 %
    No, you wont hardly notice : (13 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @prncss47:My jeweller was insisting on 5.5 and I went with 6 just because I have swelling in the summer and wanted to have the little bit extra room. Also I know that when my mom was pregnant they had to drill her wedding ring off due to swelling so we also talked about that. I was happy with going with the 6

    Post # 4
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    673 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Definitely get the size you want! Trust your gut. I wear a size 5.5 and I’ve noticed that a lot of cheap rings that come in size 6 are always too big to the point that it really annoyed me. I’m so glad I knew my ring size before I ordered an eternity band, which can’t be resized.

    Post # 6
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    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Our jeweler could do quarter sizes.  Maybe check into that?

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I had my ring sized at 4.25 but when my Fiance went and picked it up the jeweler insisted he get it at 4.5. It almost falls off my finger. I need to get it resized badly, but I don’t want to take it off or give it up for the 10 days it takes to resize it. I really should get on that.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I would wait to get it before you make a decision.  Most people wear about 1/2 or 1/4 size different on their ring hand v. left, and most people’s hands swell/shrink dramatically at different times of the year.  My ring is a tiny bit tight in the summer, but WAY too big in the winter.  I would go with a smaller size, as long as it fit comfortably.

    Post # 9
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    1126 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Before you just call him and have him resize it, I’d go in and get your finger measured.  Ask to wear a ring in each size for a couple minutes.  And be aware of whether your fingers fluctuate throughout the day or year.  It would be a pain to resize it constantly, so just be sure.

    Post # 10
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    1124 posts
    Bumble bee

    My ring was made in a 5.5, and when I went back to have it sized down the jeweler insisted on 4.5. I thought it was too tight, and ordered a 4 3/4. After a few days, I realized that the 4 3/4 was too tight for my liking. I got it sized up to a 5 (even though the jeweler insisted I wouldn’t notice a difference) and it made a HUGE difference. I am so so happy I went with my own instincts about it. I’d say go for the 5, especially since its the winter and your fingers are likely at their smallest and need room for swelling in the summer.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee

    Also, when I asked what the real size difference was for 1/4 the jeweler said it was “the width of a saw blade”.

    Post # 14
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    344 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Even with a quarter size, i can feel a difference.

    Post # 15
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    572 posts
    Busy bee

    What is your ring size? did he measure you at 4.5? I am a 4.5 and yes there are times when it feels snug (not tight), but it also feels very loose at times. I’d get measured and stick with that. You don’t want it to fall off. 🙂

    Post # 16
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    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    My promise ring is a 6.5 and my engagement ring is a 7. I think that the 7 fits a little better when my fingers swell after working all day on the computer or doing school things.  The 6.5 fits a little snug unless my fingers are cold.

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