(Closed) Ring size question…does a 1/4 size make a difference? Eternity band

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Member
4659 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i think it does matter.

my e-ring is 1/4 larger than my wedding band. i think the larger is more comfortable as long as it doesn’t slip off your knuckle and risk losing it. my e-ring spins a little and the solitaire is sometimes slightly off centre because the ring is a little loose. but i still prefer the larger size because it doesn’t squeeze your finger (reduces the sausage finger look) and if in doubt, i would go for bigger because it is easier to size down than size up and places prefer to go down rather than up from what I have been told.

It’s also nice if you retain water or bloat or eat a lot of salt one night to have that extra room for water retention in your fingers.

Post # 4
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

I would do the 1/4 size up, because you need to size up rings the thicker the band is.. and since you’ll be wearing both the eternity band and your e-ring, you should get it a bit bigger. 

 

Post # 7
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

If anything, I’d get an eternity band slightly bigger just because it can’t be resized. 

Are you ordering online?  

Post # 9
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

@bodie7cheet:  Can you return? 

What I did when ordered my ring online was to measure the mm diameter of a band I already had.  Can you get their sizing chart and measure the the diameter of a band you have?  Because that will be more accurate. 

I noticed that the size I got online was different than the size I’d been quoted in stores.  So just be safe!  they aren’t always the same size. 

Post # 11
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

@bodie7cheet:  Just to give you perspective, in stores when I got my promise ring I was a 9.5 – and I was really a lot skinnier then.  Now the e-ring, it was a 9, when we ordered online.  And it fits perfect – even a teeny big. 

Post # 12
Member
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My *perfect size is a 4* but my Engagement Ring was a 4.5. Just resized it to a 4.25 because I want a little wigle room. Main different between by 4.5 and 4.25 was the the 4.25 won’t go over my knuckle as easily which is good but doesn’t feel much tighter when on. I honestly probably could have lived with a 4, 4.25 or 4.5 just fine. And with an eternity band having it wingle around isn’t really a problem like having a diamond fall to the side so go with the slightly bigger.

Post # 14
Member
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My e-ring is a size 6 and my eternity wedding ring is a size 6.5. When they are worn together, I don’t even notice the size difference! I was worried about future sizing like you so you should go with the 5.75 🙂

Post # 15
Member
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’d say go for even a 1/2 size larger if you can. it won’t be that much bigger. I think 1/4 is not enough if you want to account for future weight gain. also note that for some people, their fingers are much smaller in the winter when it’s cold outside– so keep that in mind too.

if it’s really an eternity ring, then it doesn’t matter if it spins. 

I’ve been wearing my size 6.5 rings for 2 years.  they fit like a glove, but sometimes I switch into a size 7 ring when I get home, and it is so much more comfortable! 

Post # 16
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

I too recommend going with a size bigger.  Eternity rings can’t be sized well, if at all, so I’d go with the size up.  

How did measuring go?

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