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

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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1266 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Just be careful if you’re going to wear the eternity ring right next to your ering occasionally, as a half size up can look big and loose next to a ring that fits more snugly. I’d recommend going for the 1/4 size up. It will be more comfortable than wearing two rings of the same size stacked. Even if you’re wearing it alone it will be more comfortable to allow for some fluctuation in finger size, and like others have said, if it spins a little bit that’s fine if it’s an eternity band. If it’s a really, really thin eternity band, even your exact size may seem a little large, though.

Post # 18
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3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I have a suggestion: buy a costume ring in the same size and width as the ring you want to get.  wear it for a few weeks or even a few months around the house with your e-ring. your hand can change so much throught the year! 

I really think it’s worth the wait to do a trial run before you rush into buying an expensive ring — especially if you plan to wear it forever and it can’t be resized.  

Post # 19
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3617 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

It makes a difference. I’m a 4.75 a 4.5 fits me just fine, but my finger swells during the summer months so a 4.75 fits more comfortably during those months and during winter months it’s a little large, but not large enough that it would fall off.

Also, if you wear your e-ring and wedding ring together the extra 1/4 size will help it fit more comfortably. I find that when they’re on together it feels a little tighter.

Post # 20
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867 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My wedding band is a 6.5 half-eternity band and my engagement ring is a 6.75.  I don’t notice a difference except around “that time of the month” when I have a tendancy to be a little more puffy!  It isn’t like I can’t ever get them off my fingers though – my actual ring size is 6.5!

Post # 21
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269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Go for the quarter size up. It is a microscopic amount but truly does make a difference in comfort. More importantly, you can size eternity bands down by adding metal sizing beads on the inside of the shank, but it is MUCH more difficult to size them down (I am a jeweler). Hopefully this helps!

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