Should I size up or go exact with my ring size?

posted 2 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Helper bee

I think in general it’s safer to go up than down. For one thing, our fingers swell at random times (too much salt, temperature change, etc.) and you don’t want it to become too tight. And if you do decide you want to change the size, it’s always easier to have it sized down than to go up. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

My finger is probably closer to a 3.75, but I’ve always just worn a 4. My e-ring and wedding band are 4s.

In your case, I would go to a 6. When you add a wedding band, it’s going to feel a bit tighter due to the extra width.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

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allthatglitters14 :  Your rings really shouldn’t be slipping off while you’re washing your hands. That’s a sign that your rings are too big.

If you really want, you can do the 6 and add sizing beads to the inside of the band if you feel that it’s too loose or spinning too much.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I disagree with PP. I was in the exact same situation as you and I went with the 5.5. Your ring should not be slipping off your finger when you wash your hands – there are some exceptions for people who have large knuckles, etc. but in general it should be a pretty snug fit.

I wouldn’t size up because you’re worried about gaining weight, etc. Pregnancy is likely not going to be a very large percentage of the rest of your life, and even if you sized up half a size you may not be able to wear your rings anyway. If you end up gaining weight, you can have the ring resized.

One question – when you mention the daily wear rings, are you talking about your left hand or are you wearing them on the ring finger of your right hand? My left ring finger is a full half size smaller than my right, and it never occurred to me that they could be that different.

ETA is 5.75 an option?

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

Is your band thick or thinner? Thin bands should be a touch smaller than thick bands according to the jeweler who just resized my ring.

Post # 7
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Worker bee

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allthatglitters14 :  

If your ring is slipping off moderately easy while your finger is dry with a 6, go down to 5.5.

I was in the same boat as you. I ended up sizing down by .25 and SO glad I did!

If you choose to get a 6, then you can get ring sizers from amazion to put under your ring so it’s more snug.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

Do your fingers ever swell, in the summer or with your menstrual cycle?  

I generally advise to size up a bit.  In my experience, a lot of chain jewelers tend to size people on the small side and I know so many women who were persuaded by a chain jeweler to size their ring down from what they usually wore/what felt comfortable to them, who wound up resizing it to the ‘correct’ size a few months later.

Maybe size up but do sizing beads? 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2020

I was originally sized at a 2.75 after they told me I should feel resistance at the knuckle taking it off.  I hated the way it looked because it gave my finger muffin top and I immediately got it resized to a 3.25 and am so glad I did.  Yeah, it spins, but not enough to bother me that much and it looks so much better.  By the way, there’s barely any resistance at the knuckle now, but it can’t actually fall off.  I never wash my hands with it on, so I’m not sure what would happen if it was wet.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

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allthatglitters14 :  that’s actually a little thin! Mine is a bit smaller than that (1.5mm) and they had me go to a 4.75 instead of a 5 when I just resized.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

Remember that it’s pretty common once you add your wedding band to have to size up a bit.  It’s due to the combined width of both rings, and you need to size up a bit on wider rings.  

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

You may possibly need to size down if it feels like its slipping off while your hands are wet. But first I would check and see how it feels with a wedding band first. You may not need to resize depending on how it feels then. I wear a 6.5 normally when I wear one ring. It spins but doesn’t go off without a little bit of effort. And no I don’t have large knuckles to keep my ring on. My fingers are tapered and prone to muffin top. It just spins for whatever reason. But when I wear more than one i need a 7 because then it gets too tight as the width gets bigger. Especially if I am wearing 3 rings. 

So that’s what i would do. Get your ring and go check wedding bands as soon as you can and decide from there. If it’s still feeling super loose then maybe go down a quarter size like someone else suggested 🙂

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