Post # 1
Ok, I have had my e-ring since the end of September. In the warmer weather, when my hand swells, it fits great (at a size of 5.75). However, as it has gotten cooler, my hand shrinks so much that I feel like it is flying around! I get worried it will fall off.
I don’t want to get it smaller because I am afraid it will be too tight in the warm weather!
Here was my thought… I will have two bands: a plain platinum one for the ceremony (Jewish wedding rules) and a nice micropave one too. I thought I would get the platinum one sized to a 5.75 like my other ring and have the other one (which will go on last/on top) sized to 5.5. That way, if it is too warm, I don’t have to wear it but it will give me the security when it’s cold…
Am I way over thinking this?
Post # 3
@thdpr: Sounds clever! Yes, rings do fit differently with the temperature and with the time of day. Fingers swell up in the morning and then get smaller. Winter = spinning rings! Luckily, I have larger knuckles that keep the rings from falling out but your trick should work as well. Also, there is a trick named “sizing beads”. They help keep the ring in place and you can still take off the ring because your skin squeezes through the two beads.
Post # 4
I find that sizing beads are terribly uncomfortable and would rather wear something like this ring snuggie: http://www.amazon.com/Ring-Snuggies-Original-Adjusters-Assorted/dp/B0014DGXU8
Post # 5
The ring snuggie is so uncomfortable! I like the idea of holding them on with a smaller band.
Post # 6
I think your plan sounds perfect actually! I recently got my e-ring sized down because it was feeling way too loose with the cold weather, BUT it still spins. I have yet to see how it feels now in the warm weather but I do know if feels a bit tight when my body is warm. My plain band is a half size larger and I almost never feel like it’s going to fall off and it’s always super comfy too. If I were you then I would absolutely carry out your plan just as you stated in your post 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Remember that as you stack bands, you often need to go up 1/4 to 1/2 size. So I would get the stackers in your original size and then see how things go.
Post # 8
@Scintillante: There is a bee on here that had a jeweler put a little metal arch on the bottom of the ring because she didn’t want to have it re-sized.
I have a ring snuggie on right now, I just got it this morning and so far so good!
Post # 9
You are not over thinking this, but 2 bands will be tighter than one anyway… You may find a band with it makes it snug enough on it’s own.
When I wear just an e-ring, I take a 6. Then for every 2mm band I need the whole stack to go up .25 in size… so for 3 rings or 6mm total of rings, I need 6.75. make sense? So before you order a micropave band a size smaller, I would try it on with a band now. You may find it fits and if you want another band on top of it, you may want it in the same size too.
Post # 10
i love size beads! i don’t find them uncomfortable at all!
Post # 11
I have beads and I can’t even feel they are there
Post # 12
@nambi_pambi: do you notice the ring snuggie on? where did you buy it, i can’t seem to find the snuggies in stores anywhere.
@KKay123: did it take some time to get used to the beads?
Post # 13
I can feel it on there at first, and because it’s cear you only see it if im up close. I go them from Ardene’s, a crappy little costume jewelry store, you can also get them at Claires, another crappy costume jewelry store.
My boyfriend has also suggested that I let him put some of his fishing line allong the bottom, which seems like it might be a little more comfortable.
Post # 14
I have the same thing with my ring and also am going to have 2 bands for the same reason. My plain band is .25 smaller and am hoping that it will keep everything in place.
Post # 15
Thank you all soooo much! I think I wear them around and see how it goes. The top band (diamond band) is still spinning around and that bugs me… but it isn’t sized yet. I’ll see how it goes.
Thanks for all the advice. We have a friend who is a jewler and her said they won’t do the dots unless I have large knuckles… that is all they will do them for but I thought it would be a good solution for me. You guys are the best!
Post # 16
@Scintillante: I really like this idea… I may have it done if it still is loose… Like I said above, our jewler friend wouldn’t even entertain that idea unless I had bigger knuckles…