Ring too big???

posted 2 months ago in Engagement
Post # 2
5733 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Lola's Trailer Park


Post # 3
440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Looks pretty normal. I have a RHR in a cathedral setting that does that, especially when my hands are cold and my fingers shrink. I also have fat little knuckles so my ring size is to account for them more than the base of my finger where the ring actually sits. 🙂

Rings can be a little top heavy and the weight of the stone causes the ring to slide around. A jeweler can put little nodules on the inside of the band to help stabilize it, but again, what you’re describing sounds pretty normal, so unless you find it unbearably annoying, it’s fine (remember you need to account for finger swelling with your ring size). 

Post # 4
981 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Victoria Daly :  this is normal. The diamond is heavy so gravity wants to take it down. Spinning a bit is normal. You need a little space to account for swelling. 

Post # 5
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

It may be that your knuckles are bigger than where your ring sits so your ring is sized for your knuckle as opposed to where it sits on your finger. That is the case with me and so I have a similar issue as pictured in your photo. 

Post # 6
1495 posts
Bumble bee

Some people like their rings a bit looser, some like them a bit tighter. Do you have another ring of a similar size? Try wearing both of them (like how you’ll have a wedding band). 2 rings will fit tighter than just the one. If it feels okay like that, I’d probably leave it.

Something to consider as well, is it summer where you are? If your ring is loose during summer, it will be even looser in the winter (for most people), so you might want to consider adding the sizing beads.

Post # 7
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

This is normal.  I suggest sizing beads.  I have them in mine and it helps tremendously with the spinning.  Plus it makes it fit a little more snug without having to resize the entire ring.

Post # 8
995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

This seems pretty normal depending on how you like your rings to fit. Sliding to the side happens to all of us…gravity and such. You could probably afford to size down 1/4 size but it seems like your knuckle won’t allow that so you could put sizing beads or a sizing bar in and opt to have it shaved down once you start wearing a wedding band if it becomes a bit tight.  

Post # 9
8 posts
  • Wedding: August 2018

I have about that much space too when my hands are cold. I did something kind of ridiculous, but it put my mind at ease.

I stuck my arm in an empty pillowcase, held the top tight just above my elbow, and then shook my left hand like crazy! Flung it every which way to see if it would come off (and if it did, it would stay in the pillowcase and not fly across the room!) My ring stayed on, and knowing that, I feel much less paranoid about it.

If spinning is an issue for you, like others said, sizing beads would help with that. 


Post # 10
1052 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Normal. It has to fit around your knuckle. But as long as it’s staying on without coming off, it’s fine.

Post # 11
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Victoria Daly :  I think mine fits kind of the same like how yours does, but I think your stone is bigger and perhaps that is why it slips to the side. We had mine specially made in what was supposed to be my size but realised that they had actually made it 1 size bigger! I’ve been wearing it everyday for 4 months now and the size still worries me so I am going to get it made one size smaller soon. 

Post # 12
2980 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

My ring that sits up higher slides more than my lower set ring. All of my rings slide less now that I’ve got my other bands on every day. You might want to get some sizing beads inside your band if it’s really bugging you. You might find that your awareness of how much it slides decreases the longer you wear it- I noticed that I developed a new hand tick where my pinkie finger would automatically push my stone up so that my ring was more centered. You may also want to just wait to see how things feel once you have your bands on also.

I’ve noticed that the Duchess of Cambridge often has her sapphire tilted off to the side in pictures- especially when she’s clapping. And I’ve wondered how many celebrities actually wear their large rings at home and if they are constantly dealing with rings swinging around. 

Post # 13
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Normal! Mine looks the same when I push it up. You don’t want to cut off the circulation on your finger when it gets hot (or when you get bloated, etc). I may be weird but I actually like that my ring slides a bit. It’s just a reminder that it’s there! 🙂 

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