Post # 1
This is a size 5 ring. It was my great grandmas wedding band. I have been wearing it for a little over a year. It has always been comfortable, I don’t have a problem getting it off of my finger or anything, but the more I look at it the more I notice I have a little bit of a ring muffin top. I have been trying on engagement rings and engagement rings with wedding bands, even though they come in the store I was looking at in a size 6, the wedding sets felt very snug on my finger. I tried on their little ring sizer thing and it was so heavy that a size 5 1/2 suffocated my finger and barely came off, so I know that thing wasn’t accurate. My SO’s mother says she has a ring indent like I do too and she thinks it’s a good thing so it never comes off my finger. What I am more concerned about is how it will fit once I have a wedding band. I wish the sizer in the store would have been accurate so I would have known whether or not to stick with a size 5 or get a 5 1/2. Sorry for the crappy Photo Booth pictures. I didn’t want to go through taking pictures on my iPhone, sending them to my email, uploading them, resizing them, yaddy yaddy ya. lol
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
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
@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 # 5
@MexiPino: I am leaning towards the size up since it already looks a little snug. I am so used to it that I don’t know whether it is too snug or not.
Post # 6
If it’s comfortable, you could definitely leave it! But if you want to size up, I’d do it!
Post # 7
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
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 # 9
@jcent: The 6 itself was a little bit too loose for my comfort, it was only when I tried a set on that it was really snug. Weird. /:
Post # 10
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
Definitely go up in size. I’d say 1/2 a size would be good.
Post # 12
@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 # 14
@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
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.