Post # 1
My SO and I just celebrated our 2 year anniversary, and we both want to get engaged in the future. I’ve begun browsing rings online for fun to discover what I like. I work around the corner from Jewelers Row in my city, and sometimes I like to window shop and look at rings in person. I would LOVE to go inside and try on different styles and see what they look like on my finger. Problem is, my finger is a size 11, maybe even a 12.
Even online I’ve found that most websites and stores don’t have size 11 listed as an option. It makes me feel terrible. I’m so embarrassed to go inside a shop and not be able to try on any rings because they don’t carry my size.
I really like the Ostara ring from Brilliant Earth, but I’m under the impression that since they don’t carry it in a size 11, it would technically be considered a “custom” ring, therefore it will be more expensive. This just breaks my heart.
How many bees can relate? Were you able to try on rings when you went looking? Did you have to pay extra to get a ring made in your size? Please help me shed some light on this situation. I’d also love to see photos of what your ring looks like on your hand! 🙂
Post # 2
We ordered my wedding ring from Rosado’s Box on etsy/their website. They only had up to 8 as a choice and I’m 8.5 so I had to order it “custom made” but it was just like a $20 upcharge and that was for ANY larger size.
Honestly, I didn’t try any rings on really. I knew I wanted finger coverage because my fingers are short and therefore look wider. I picked designs online that had lots of detailing around the sides of the center stone. I’d recommend the same for you. If you want to look at things in store, you could at the very least have loose stones to look at/hold on your finger so you can get an idea of how big you want to go.
Post # 3
Size 12 here too! Ring shopping gave me serious anxiety at first. It is so hard to make a decision without being able to try anything on, then, to make it worse, when you order what you want you can’t return it if you hate it because its considered a custom order. Ugh! I feel your pain. I wound up buying from etsy but before we made the purchase I asked the jewler for specific measurements on the stone/band so I could make a paper model and get a general idea of how the size would look on my hand. Crazy? Yes. Effective? Definitely. If it comes down to it you could always order the ring in the largest size they have available (w/ the possibility of return), try it on as best you can to get a feel for the look, then return it and reorder in the proper size. Good luck!
ETA: to answer your question, yes, we did have to pay extra. I think like $100. Also, that ring you are looking at is beautiful!
Post # 4
I just found this one on eBay. It can be ordered in an 11 and at 5 carats, it would give you excellent finger coverage.
Post # 5
Here a couple photos if you’re interested. I’m a size 12, stone is 8mm.
Post # 6
So I honestly don’t know if this would work for you, but when I was trying to decide on a wedding band (knew the style, but didn’t know the width), the jeweler ordered a sample in my size of the width I wanted from the designer (jeweler was Barmakian, designer was Tacori). My ring is a 6.5, so I don’t know if those were easier to have on hand, but they were super accommodating and I was in no way obligated to keep that ring. Maybe you could call around to a few jewelers and see if they could call in some samples of some designs you research ahead of time so you’d have something to try on?
Post # 7
Size 10 here. I haven’t gotten a ring yet but I totally feel your pain in shopping around. I second the paper model comment that’s what I did and it gave me a pretty good idea of what I like. Good luck! I’m sure whatever you end up with will be beautiful on you.
Post # 8
Try ebay. Just search “diamond ring” and then go into filters and select your size, LOTS comes up
Post # 9
Try Tiffanys App that allows you to take a photo of your hand and virtually try on rings. Then you can get an idea of how the ring looks on your finger.
There’s also a diamond website that shows you what different diamond sizes look like on your finger – so for example – you can see the difference between a 1 ct vs a 3 ct on your finger and see what size and shape suits you best. I don’t remember the name of the site – I’m sure someone here will know it
Post # 10
Hi! I just got my ring from JHollywoodDesigns from Etsy, Jen does made to order rings, so I am sure you could customize whatever you want and she does sell all different types of gemstones. My ring (which I don’t “have” yet”) came today and I can’t wait to wear it. It’s custom, not a diamond though, but I did not want one, so it’s a moissy. Good luck!
Post # 11
I don’t think Brilliant Earth would charge you a custom price – on their website you can live chat with a salesperson and they’ll let you know then and there. I REALLY don’t think you should feel insecure about trying on rings – everyone is a different size and everyone should feel beautiful when getting engaged! You’re gonna find something amazing!
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess
I am a size 10 so I get it. JTV usually carries larger womens’ ring sizes. They also have a super easy return policy. check out a few to try and return them. My first engagement ring was from there and it was awesome. I later learned I love emerald cuts, so I got one from moissaniteco. anyhooooo
I just looked and they have 97 moissanite rings in size 11. I don’t really recommend their moissanite fire collection, just because it’s sterling silver and not available in gold.
Just a few examples. I’m sure there are a ton more. Etsy suggestions are all good as well. Most of my rings were sized up for me. It sucks, but I’m resigned to it.
Post # 13
I love your ring! Gorgeous!
Post # 14
Don’t be embarrassed, bee!! I’m assuming your Fiance is supportive, otherwise you wouldn’t be marrying him? Tell Fiance how you feel, and go shopping with him. If you start to feel down, he’ll be there to support you and encourage you.
Post # 15
Can you order some cheap cz rings in your size online and see how you like them on your finger?