(Closed) Ring size… Confused

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Newbee

Sounds like they didn’t size the ring correctly and it may have been sized down more than just a quarter.  Did they put the ring on a mandrel to see what size line it falls on compared to the other ring that was sized?  I recently purchased a ring that was supposed to be a 5.5 but the manufacturer did not size it correctly and it fit a lot smaller than my other rings in that size.  Long story short, the ring is being remade.  

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

When I had my ering sized it didn’t seem to fit right and I couldn’t understand it because I had it sized to the same size as my promise ring had been. I happen to own a ring mandrel so one day I took it off and out it on there to see if maybe they had sized it wrong and what I discovered is that it had not been rounded out properly after being size and was more of an oval than a circle. I have a leather mallet as well so I was able to tap it round myself but if I didn’t have those tools and knowledge on how to do that I woukd have had to return to the store to have it fixed because that slight difference in shape made a huge difference in fit (it somehow made it fit looser and it moved around on my finger constantly)

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I find the thicker the band width, the tighter the fit, even if the rings are the same size…maybe your wedding band just FELT tighter because it is wider, but then when you sized your e-ring down it was too small? Also your centre stone on your e-ring makes the ring less balanced than a band would be, so maybe it seemed lose because it would be more prone to spinning since it is top heavy compared to the band?

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

The rings will also fit differently when you have both on as opposed to just 1 of them, the skin/fat in your fingers is distributed differently.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

I also think they may have sized down too much.  I wear a size 3 and with a 5mm combined band (wedding band and ering) I struggle a bit to take it on and off.  But at 4mm it’s very easy to take on and off.  Now I’m wearing a 4 because of my pregnancy and my fingers are fatter.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

assuming they have been sized correctly and the shape is not “off” (more oval that round, etc), are the rings the same width? 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

Do they have the same with band in millimeters or is the tighter one wider? A wider band or require a bigger size because it takes up more space on the finger. In this line of thought also when you wear more than one ring on a finger they fit tighter and therefore one may need to be sized up a bit. Any jewelry store employee should know this so I’m not sure why they were having such a difficult time with it. And like others have said have them both checked on a mandrill because maybe they were not sized exactly the same so even if they have the same width bands they may not be fitting the same way.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Maybe keep the ring a bit bigger and add sizing beads to help with spinning? 

I also have severe ring claustrophobia (lol) I’m terrified and absolutely hate rings that fit snug, so that’s what I did with my rings, sized them half a size bigger and added beads inside. 

 

Good luck 🙂

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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bee1988canada :  yes it was due to the resizing process. My ring was made smaller so a piece was cut out and the ends were bent toward each other and soldered createing an oval shape with the length of the oval being up and down, if a ring is made bigger, a piece is added in then it would be oval in the other direction (I used to do ring sizings for work so that’s how I know these details) then the ring is suppose to be put on a mandrel and made round again useing a leather mallet before it is filed and polished and stuff. I’m assuming they missed this step with my ring. The result was that it seemed ti fit looser than it should have. I’m wondering if your ring was not quite round when it was a 6 and that’s why it fit wierd and now it’s actually too small. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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bee1988canada :  if you go to Micheal’s craft store they have the ring size things in their jewellery making section and you can just stand there in the aisle and try different sizes on your finger without the stress of a jewellery store clerk staring at you while you do it (or you could use a coupon and buy the thing for like $10 or whatever it would be and really take your time with it at home) just to be really sure of your size.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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bee1988canada :  also when you get the ring back take the ring that fits right with you, take it off and hold both rings up together and look closely to be sure they are the same shape, that way if there is an issue you’ll notice it while you are still there and before you confirm that you are happy with the work.

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