Post # 1
Just curious about ring sizing. I had my wedding finger measured a while back at 5.5. I wear a 5.75 on my right hand ring finger, as my right hand is slightly bigger (I guess I use it more?). I noticed this morning that I couldn’t even get my ring off my right hand because it was swollen from the hot weather we’ve been having.
I always assumed we’d order my engagement ring as a 5.5 but now I’m not sure if I should go up to 5.75. Then again I don’t want my ring to spin or fall off when it’s cold outside.
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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 # 9
Thanks for the replies, ladies 🙂
Post # 10
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
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
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
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
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
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.” 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
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.