(Closed) Ring Sizing

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MsGinkgo:  im experiencing the same thing with my ring. im considering and most likely will go with ring sizing beads. a reputable jeweler can add and remove them easily without changing the integrity of the ring design. i believe kate middleton has sizing beads in her ring as well. just google ring sizing beads and see if its something you think might work for you. hope this helps 🙂

Post # 5
Hostess
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would wait until summer, it’s likely your fingers could swell!

Post # 6
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158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MsGinkgo:  I was in the same boat. And it doesn’t help the fact that no one seems to carry the .25 or .75 sample. But if you feel 6 is too small and 6.5 is too big… then I woud definitely go with 6.25. Your ring size wont change too dramatically, if not it all by summertime. I’m a 4.75 and it fits perfectly. But in the meantime, get those ring bumpers, so you don’t loose your ring! 🙂 You can get those at Claire’s…

Post # 7
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285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Glen Sanders Mansion

I wear a 3.75, you can definitely size up and down by .25 to a 6.25.  When did you get engaged?  If you recently got engaged in the cold months, I would recommend waiting until the summer to see how it fits then.  I was going to size mine down a bit (definitely loose when it’s cold), but I want to see what my fingers swell to once summer hits.  I would recommend waiting for now, and definitely don’t do an insert.  Those scratch rings up something fierce.  The sizing beads are more easily removed and don’t cause damage.

Also, I put the ring on my right ring finger (which is bigger than my left ring finger), and it fit perfectly (which is about the size my fingers swell to in the summer, I think).  Maybe try that and see how it fits, might give you a better idea of finger swelling in the summer!

 

Post # 8
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14443 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If it is loose enough at all to be flung off wiht a few vigorous shakes, it is too loose!  I should be able to sit here all day and shake my hand vigrously and it should not come off for it to feel secure to me.  Hands will swell in the summer, but if it’s loose enough to spin and not choke your hand when it’s cold, then that should be enough room for swelling.  It can get to the point where it’s hard to take of wiht swelling, but not tight enough to hurt.  I put some clear fishing line on mine in the first winter I had it to tighten it up since I didnt want to size it… which turned out to be a good move since I’ve gained 7 lbs and it fit ok this past winter. 

Post # 9
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285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Glen Sanders Mansion

@pinkshoes:  That’s an amazing temporary fix for winters!  I’ll have to try that next winter if it’s still as loose as it was this winter.

Post # 10
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261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@pinkshoes:  genious idea!!!  how did you secure the line? melt it? tie it? i want to try this right NOW!

Post # 12
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77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 1998

Here’s a shot of my sizing beads so you can see what they look like. I really like this option. I got medium sized beads and my jeweler told me that I could have them filed down if the ring was too tight. I chose to do this after I had already sized my ring down but still had issue with spinning because the ring is top heavy. I live in Northern California and we’ve already had almost 90 degree weather so far this year and the ring gets a little tight when my fingers swell, but I think the effect is lessened because the ring itself is still a good size for me. I do have to use lotion to get it off every night because it’s tight around my knuckles (I don’t sleep with it) but it doesn’t squish my finger and I never have to worry about it falling off. 

 

Post # 13
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601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

If you do go a quarter size it can make a difference me like you was between sizes a 9 1/2 was to tight but a ten was to big for my ering so its a 9 3/4 or a quarter of a size smaller then a ten and it fits perfectly but for my wedding band I did a ten to account for swelling and when you wear two rings it makes them fit a little tighter so you want some extra room. But if your worried about sizing it the you can always do what pps have stated and get a temp fix until your sure.

Post # 15
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261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@pinkshoes:  WOW!!  Thank to so much for that idea and tutorial!!!  I Just did it and my ring fits PERFECT!!  And a bonus is it protects my band from dings and scratches.  It was a little tricky to get started, but once I got it in place it was easy to understand hoe it works.  Thank you again 🙂  

 

 

 

ETA: I used 20lb test clear fishing line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 16
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2376 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Mine’s a 4.75 and it’s perfect.  The 5 just slid off my finger and the 4.5 gave my finger the ‘pinched sausage’ look that I hate.  I had the ring custom done anyway, so the quarter sizes weren’t a big deal.

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