RIng size and fit?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2005

I don’t have that issue with eating (all that bloat goes straight to my stomach, never to my hands), but I do have a similar experience from winter to summer. In the summer my hands are hot, sweaty, and swollen and it takes more effort to get my rings on and off. Honestly it’s just uncomfortable to wear rings in the summer. In the winter my hands are freezing cold and my rings feel so loose they might just slip off!

All that to say, yes, I think it’s normal. 🙂

Post # 3
1735 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

renaalecia :  Yes, it’s normal and your ring is lovely! Especially with changes in weather like the PP mentioned. xoxo

Post # 4
258 posts
Helper bee

I got my ring in winter and it fit fine, but now in this heat and humidity, I often struggle to get it off, and some mornings I can’t even get it on without force, so I just wear my wedding ring (which is a size bigger.)

So I think your experience is really normal, but of course very unfortunate.

Post # 5
3530 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

renaalecia :  totally normal. My ring goes from almost too big to almost too small several times a day. As far as sizing, a good rule is to get the ring as big as you can when your fingers are at their skinniest without any fear of it accidentally slipping off. That should give you a bit of space to work with when your fingers are bloated, but it still shouldn’t be too big when they’re not. 

Also, I’ve learned over the last year that my finger finger has shrunken! Literally wearing my ring 24/7 has caused that spot on my finger to get smaller. So maybe also give it some time. 

Post # 6
108 posts
Blushing bee

I have a bit of swelling in my fingers, off and on, but it really bugs me when my rings feel too tight. I’m thinking of resizing my rings, maybe 1/4 size up, and adding sizing beads.

Post # 7
656 posts
Busy bee

My fingers change from a 5.5 to a 6.5 on the daily. Since my fiance and I shopped for a ring together, I noticed how radically different my fingers were given the time of day or whether we’d stopped for a beer before looking in a store. A jeweler suggested I split the difference and order a 6 when I chose a ring, so that it would fit most of the time. Like you, it can get tight literally as I’m eating brunch, but not so much that it is noticible (your photos don’t seem noticible either). I’ve heard this issue can go away in the winter, so I’m looking forward to that! 

Post # 8
76 posts
Worker bee

YES! I feel like I wrote this (don’t have an ering yet, but rings in general).

If I eat something particularly salty my hands blow up! On normal eating days my rings twist and almost fall off all the time. I think its normal–some people bloat in their hands and some don’t apparently. Guess we got lucky undecided

Post # 9
1670 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018 - Our Backyard

Yep, normal. But mine fluctuate more with temperature than food. Sometimes I can fit into a size 6 ring and others my size 7 ring feels so tight I can’t stand to wear it. So annoying. 

Post # 10
658 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

My finger size is a 6.75 but swells when it gets hot or if I’ve been walking around for a long period of time. Conversely it shrinks a bit when it’s cold or if I’ve been sedentary for a long period of time. Honestly I’d rather it swell up a bit than be too big and fall off! My other rings are a 7 so if needed I’ll just wear the 7. 

Post # 11
2631 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

Congrats!! Your ring is perfect!

Yes, my ring sometimes fits perfectly and sometimes I can barely get it off. I’ve noticed that in the morning, I almost have to shove it on but if I take it off midday to shower, cook, clean, etc. that it slides right off. My body must get kind of puffy in the mornings.

i don’t think it’s a huge deal unless you regularly can’t get it off. That would scare me. 

Post # 12
1794 posts
Buzzing bee

Normal. My finger fluctuates between 4 – 4.75 depending on the time of the day (what I ate haha). Also when you add the wedding band there will be more squeeze on your finger depending on how thick it is.

Post # 13
112 posts
Blushing bee

Totally normal. It isn’t bloating, it’s water retention from increased sodium intake; when you drop the salt back down, it’ll chill out. It may fluxuate with your menstrual cycle, too, and as others have said weather will shift it as well. No biggie!

Post # 14
2660 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

renaalecia :  I don’t remove my rings at all, but my finger fluctuates bin size drastically throughout the day. Sometimes my rings feel loose and spin around my ringer quite easily and other times my finger is puffy and they are harder to turn. I doubt I could get them off when my finger is puffy, but I never try so it’s not an issue for me. Just leave your ring on your finger all the time and it wont matter and after a while you finger will get used to it being that and you won’t even feel a difference when your hands are puffu.

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