Ring sizing advice (.25 difference)?

posted 1 year ago in Rings
Post # 2
Member
1644 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

It’s a personal preference, really. My finger was sized at a 3.5, but I didn’t like how snug that fit so I went with a 4 knowing that once I add a wedding band a 3.5 or 3.75 would feel way too snug for my liking. 

Your ring should be just fine at a 5.75! Plus if it was cold, your fingers could swell in the summer and make the ring even tighter.

Post # 4
Member
1742 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Haha my story is funny. I have a size 5 claddaugh ring that fits my OTHER ring finger okay, so I, stupidly, told my fiance that I was a size 5 when he went to get my ring.

Little did I know that my left ring finger is a whole HALF SIZE SMALLER than my other ring finger. I was mortified. He put that baby on my finger when he proposed and the diamond promptly fell under my finger. 

I still have to get it resized – I have beads on it now because my fingers shrink an ungodly amount when it’s cold outside, but I definitely need it resized a quarter size or so. I’m keeping track of how tight the beads get when the weather gets warmer. 

Post # 5
Member
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Mount Princeton hot springs

I am a size 6 usually but my knuckle is bigger than the base of my finger so it’s closer to a 5.5 where the ring actually sits. I went in between and had my e ring made at 5.75 while my wedding band is a 6. The e ring does not spin at all and while it is a bit difficult to get over my knuckle it doesn’t feel too tight while wearing and the difference keeps it from spinning. For reference I don’t think I could even get a 5.5 past my knuckle so while I think the .25 size difference is minimal, it should be different enough for the little extra space you’re wanting! 

Post # 6
Member
890 posts
Busy bee

You may notice a slight difference but it’s nothing major. My e ring was originally a 4 and was significantly too big. When I got my wedding band from a different store, I was measured at a 3.5. I ordered the wedding band in a 3.5. When I went to the e-ring store to get it resized, they measured me at a 3.75! My 3.5 wedding band fits perfectly and my 3.75 e-ring is still a little large. It doesn’t bother me though- it’s not so big that it would ever fall off. Personally I’d rather have it be a tiny bit too big than a tiny bit too small. 

Post # 7
Member
468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018 - City Hall

moonbee :  I once got a 5.75 and that .25 really can make a difference. I think you will be happy with your decision. 

Post # 8
Member
462 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - York, ME

My first setting was a 5.75 which fit, but if my fingers would swell it would be uncomfortable.  I went with a 6 for my new setting and it’s perfect! I think you’ll be happy you went up a quarter size.

Post # 10
Member
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

I would say I’m a true 3.75, but told my fi to get the size 4 (in case it swells in the future due to pregnancy). My ering just kept spinning and the quarter size difference drove me nuts. I finally had it sized down and couldn’t be happier. I have since lost some weight and I’m more like a 3.5 now. Since it’s winter and I’m always cold, I’ve been wearing those ring Snuggies until I get to wear my wedding band (which will need to get resized also) in 6 months!

I highly recommend the plastic ring Snuggies (check amazon) as a temp option until you’re sure of what size you’re comfortable with! 

Post # 11
Member
1907 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I can wear anything from a 7 to an 8. But 7.5 is the best average. That said, up or down a quarter size wouldn’t be a big deal. 

Post # 12
Member
849 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

moonbee :  this is so weird, I dropped off by ring today for resizing and agonized over the same sizes–a 5.5 and 5.75. In the end I listened to the jeweler and went 5.5 (I thought I was a 6!). I don’t think a quarter size is a big deal. But a good jeweler can do ANY size (even in between quarter sizes according to my jeweler.) good luck! 

Post # 13
Member
171 posts
Blushing bee

My fingers swell, so you might appreciate a little extra space! 

Post # 14
Member
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I have the same concerns over my future ring. I’ve only tried half sizes on in stores, but I told my boyfriend to get an 8.25 because I’m afraid that an 8 is going to be just too snug. It is being sized and I can’t wait to see how it will fit! My right hand is a full size bigger than my left, oddly enough! 

Post # 15
Member
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I got mine sized down .25 and I feel like it made all the difference!!! 4.5 was sliding around and I wore a spacer for a bit but then went down to 4.25 and although when my finger shrinks a bit it slides around when it swells due to the Texas heat a 4 might be a bit tight. So I think it’s perfect this way!

Leave a comment


Find Amazing Vendors