Post # 1
I’ve found a ring I really like and I’m thinking about ordering it, as the Aussie dollar isn’t doing too badly at the moment. My question is, does your finger size change with weight loss? I’m planning on losing about 10 kg before my wedding next easter. I’d hate to order it now and have it fall off later if my finger gets smaller. I’m getting a custom made band, and it doesn’t look like you could resize it without ruining the decorative engravings. My ring size is 6.5 at the moment, if that makes things any different.
Thank you 🙂
Post # 3
I would wait if I were you.. your finger DEFINITELY changes sizes as you lose weight. Although I don’t actually know how much 10kg is.. 🙂 But I have a ring I always wore on my middle finger and once I gained weight it needs to fit on my ring finger. Prob .5 size difference, which is enough to make quite a difference in fit.
Post # 4
YES! After my fiance proposed in April 2009, I had the ring sized. Now I’ve lost about 10 pounds since then, and it’s big again! But luckily, I should be able to go back and get it sized once again, as mine is a 1ct diamond in the center with smaller channel-set stones that go only halfway around. As much as I hate to bank on weight loss, if your ring is hard/impossible to resize, I would wait. Your fingers do get smaller when you lose weight. Good luck!
Post # 5
I lost about 10 lbs also since getting the ring and it is a bit looser, but I also notice now that it’s summer my fingers are fluctuating a lot throughout the day. I’m glad I didn’t resize it again because now it would be too tight at mid-day when my fingers look like sausages. I would say as long as it can’t slip over your knuckle it should be fine. The most annoying part for me is that I have a solitare so the stone is constantly swinging back and forth.
Post # 6
I’ve lost 20 pounds and my engagement ring is big on me. It’s about half a size too big. I’m nervous to size it down though because, although I hope I don’t gain the weight back, you never know, plus with pregnancy….
Post # 7
Thanks everyone! I’m definitely going to wait now. It seems like a false economy to buy it now to save $50 at max, if the ring ends up needing to be resized later, or if I end up needing to get a new one.
Thank you 🙂
Post # 8
Yes, if you lose that much weight, it will definitely show in your fingers and ring size! I lost only 5 pounds and had to have my ring resized!
My jewelry shop resized it for free, so find out if that service is free at your place or not.
Post # 9
I’m also pretty dumb about the metric system.
I lost 65 lbs & my ring size has gone down from an 8 to a 7… a whole size. My wedding band is a 7.5 and a little big.. however I am still trying to lose the last 30 lbs, so I don’t want to get it resized toooo much.
I also have a ring that’s pretty easily resized, a plain band with a half round of channel set diamonds. So they just adjust the plain band, but something ornate could be different.
I would wait a little wihle, and see where you are losing weight, it might not be in your hands for a while, or your hands might not have gained weight along with you. Keep watch on your rings for the next few months.. then go shopping!