(Closed) Shrinking hands

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
23593 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@nearly-mrs-R:  Hmm, I mean, when the weather/temperature varies from hot to cold fingers will swell when hot and shrink when cold. Is that what you’re talking about?

Post # 6
6354 posts
Bee Keeper

maybe you have less inflammation these days (due to healthier diet for example), or less water retention (you may be drinking more water and ingesting less salt and diuretics). 

Post # 7
2807 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

my fingers have shrunk 2 sizes over the past 5 years or so. i used to wear an 8.5 or 9 in rings, now i’m down to a 6.5. they swell in the summer when it’s hot, and shrink when it’s cold. but as for genuine “i have to resize all my rings” shrinkage? i had 2 sizes over 5 years. it happens. but now i can try on sample jewelry at stores (: i didn’t used to be able to.

Post # 8
1123 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Salt can make your fingers swell, as the above comment mentions. If you’ve used less salt or just didn’t that day it can make a difference. Temp as well but I believe that was already covered. 

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