(Closed) Ring Sizing – Going Up Quarter of a Size for E-Ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you get a slightly larger sized e-ring to accomodate summer finger swelling?
    yes : (26 votes)
    54 %
    no : (22 votes)
    46 %
  • Post # 3
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    A 4.5 fits my finger perfectly, but to accomodate the swelling I get a 4.75. My e-ring spun a lot when I wore it on its own in the winter time. And would be fine in the summer time. Now that I wear my wedding band it doesn’t spin very much, if at all, and feels fine in the summer time. I did notice it felt too tight when we traveled to more humid areas where my finger swells even more than normal. So I was glad I had a 4.75 instead of a 4.5 there.


    Post # 4
    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    My e-ring is a 7 but the jeweller told me to get my wedding bands a quarter size bigger so they are 7.25. The reason is because when I have 1 ring on thats size 7 its fine but when I get the 2 bands on it is really hard to take all 3 off at the same time and I want to get mine soldered together so he said the 1/4 size bigger will allow for proper on and off but the fact that my e-ring is a size 7 I wont have to worry about it slipping off because the e-ring will hold everything in place….hope this makes sense haha

    Post # 5
    669 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I would. When you add a wedding band, your rings will fit even tighter. So, while your ering may be a tad loose in the winter, it will fit perfectly once you add your wedding band, and you won’t have any discomfort. I personally hate when my rings are too tight. 

    Post # 6
    2209 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I voted no in the poll. My e-ring was a size 6.5 when he proposed and I had it sized down to a 5.5. My fingers do swell in the heat but since summer is only a few months out of the year I just deal with it. My fingers shrink A LOT in the winter and I’m worried about it falling off.

    Post # 7
    292 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I didn’t size mine up to accommodate for swelling even when I added my wedding band. The two rings together are a tiny bit more snug than just the engagement ring but it’s not tight enough to bother me. My fingers don’t swell that much, and it’s only for a few short months anyway. My ring already spins quite a bit during the colder months. If I went up anymore it would almost always be upside down.

    Post # 8
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I have the exact same size. I went for a 5.75 for the swelling reason. With two bands I went up to a 6, though.

    Post # 10
    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Engagement rings are usually top heavy (the stone) so I was told it’s better to get a slightly smaller one so it won’t spin. 

    Post # 11
    9551 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I actually got mine a quarter size smaller than they recommended because I really don’t want it to fall off accidentally! This way I’m able to wear mine all the time (like swimming) without worrying about it. This also makes me less likely to take it off and play with it which would also be a danger to losing it. There are some mornings that I have to wet my finger to get it off, but I’d rather it be a little difficult to get off sometimes than have to worry about it all the time.

    Post # 12
    5001 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I just went true to size (5.5), and I figured that’s what everyone does! I hate how rings look when they’re too tight and you get love handles on your finger (I didn’t know how else to explain it haha), but you don’t want it to be too loose! I got sized in December and now it’s August in the hottest part of the country, and it’s not too tight. I would just order it in your size…

    Post # 13
    2831 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I am not officially engaged but have been involved with the whole ring process. I sized at a 4.5 but the ring was too big when it came in. I had the jeweler put in size beads and it did help a lot. It is still a little loose though; I’m taking it back this weekend to have the size beads enlarged.

    I decided to do this because the beads will accommodate better with swelling and I know I wont be this thin forever. I would rather install the beads since they are easier to remove then sizing back up.


    Post # 14
    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Oh, definitely not! Mine is tight-tight-tight in the summer – I can’t get it off without some water or soap. There’s nothing worse to me than a spinning ring.

    Post # 15
    478 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m thinking of doing the same thing.  I was also sized at 5.5.  I told them it felt a little tight, but they said it’s “supposed to feel that way.” Undecided  I got the ring in April.  Now that it’s summer, it’s actually uncomfortable.  It was a little tight before, but now it’s really tight when i’m not in an air conditioned room.  I want to go to 5.75 because I’d rather it be a little loose in winter than this tight in summer.

    Post # 16
    837 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I actually went up .75 for my wedding band to accomodate swelling and my engagement ring. My engagement ring is a 7 and any rings I tried on at 7 did fit, but not well. Together, they totally looked too tight. My hands are the first things on me to swell in the heat, and in Phoenix summer temperatures last for more than half the year. I could have done with a 7.5 for my wedding band, but I hate the look of (as another poster said) love handles on my finger, so I wanted to give as much room as possible without it being obvious that they’re different sizes. The way my fingers are shaped, it’s actually perfect. Then again, I’m not ENTIRELY sure that the ring is really 7.75, which is irritating because I paid extra for it. But I am losing weight and with the decreased bloat, the rings feel perfect again, anyway. 

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