(Closed) Should I go up a half ring size?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
8429 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle

I have an indent and a bit of a “ring muffin top” lol. I agree that I like it because it makes me feel like my ring is secure. For my wedding bands, I got one 1/4 size up and the other the same size as my finger/e-ring and will wear the bigger sized one in the middle. I’m hoping it works out… it made sense to me when I ordered them :/ lol we’ll see.

Post # 4
7211 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@clairelizabear:  Yeah those ring sizers are crazy because they are so heavy! I have bigger fingers but in the store the 8.5 felt snug so I thought I’d have to get 8.75. But my engagement ring is 8.5 and it spins! I’m leaving it like that since I know the wedding ring will tighten things up a bit. 

Personally, I would probably size up if it’s already snug and you know it will be more so once you’re wearing a set. 

Post # 6
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

If it’s comfortable, you could definitely leave it! But if you want to size up, I’d do it!

Post # 7
1150 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My left ring finger is slightly bigger than my right- maybe 1/4 size. Maybe yours is too, which would account for your experience in the jewelry store. 

I don’t have an indent or a muffin top, but in the summer when I went hiking, my hands swelled (normal for me) and then I had a muffin top. It was so uncomfortable! If I were you I would get a size that is snug but not tight. It might mean getting it sized to the quarter size, but I would think it’s worth it. 

Also, keep in mind that the wider the band, the tighter the fit. 

My ring, for reference (size 5):

Post # 8
4286 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I do not like tight rings at all.  I would go up so it was comfy.  If the 6 fits in the store, I would do that.

Post # 10
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would try a 1/4 size first – if you don’t like that then go up another 1/4. A 1/2 size is a pretty big difference.

Post # 11
2118 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Definitely go up in size. I’d say 1/2 a size would be good. 

Post # 12
4286 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

@clairelizabear:  that is actually normal.  The more width you have, the tighter all will feel.  I am a 5,75, but wear a 6 if I am wearing one 2mm ring.  But once I have 6mm or more on my finger, I wear a 7…  so I would make sure you ring will fit with a wedding band.  

Post # 13
7437 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’d go up 1/4 size

Post # 14
874 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@clairelizabear:  Definately size up! When you wear 2 rings, if they’re a little snug individually, when you wear them together they will suffocate your finger!

Post # 15
5660 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Really you should go to a jeweler and have them help you choose the proper size. You don’t want to go up and have it fall off one day. It’s kind of normal to have ring “muffin top” if you want it to not slide right over your knuckle, you’re supposed to have to work at it at least a tiny bit.

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