Sizing beads/balls

posted 3 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
432 posts
Helper bee

I opted for the plastic ring snuggies you can buy on Amazon. I didn’t want to make any permanent changes to my ring because it fits perfectly when the weather is warm, but when it’s cold, it’s 1/4 size too big. So I put the ring snuggie on in the winter and take it off when spring comes. I doubt I’ll need the ring snuggie at all once I start wearing my wedding band with my e-ring (since two rings on one finger will make both rings tighter).

This is what I use:

Post # 3
240 posts
Helper bee

I also bought a ring snuggie and that helped a lot! Easier to put on/take off when needed and makes your ring feel secure.

Post # 4
921 posts
Busy bee

My jeweler put the sizing beads in my rings. I tried the plastic snuggies and I found them to be uncomfortable and didn’t fit right on my ring (my engagement ring is a split shank, so the back band is quite thick). I had the beads put in because my finger swells during the summer by a quarter to half a size at times. It says snug during the winter and I can still wear it during the summer. Also, my rings don’t spin now. 

Post # 5
2419 posts
Buzzing bee

Yes, I have them in all of my rings.  My ring size tends to fluctuate a lot with temperature/humidity/menstrual cycle/diet.  With sizing beads, I have a little bit of ‘swelling room’ for the times when my fingers are swollen, yet the rings still fit fairly securely the rest of the time.

If memory serves, I had my e-ring sized a half size too large, but then had sizing beads installed to basically counteract the half size. (So the ring was sized as a 9, but sizing beads were installed so it would fit like an 8.5 but still leave a little bit of room for swelling).   

A lot of jewelers are resistant to adding sizing beads, in my experience, which has always puzzled me.

It took me a day or two to get used to the way the sizing beads felt; they do feel a bit funny at first but I don’t notice them, now.

Post # 6
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2021 - City, State

Hi, Newbee here, what are sizing beads/balls? Does anyone have a picture they could show me??


Post # 8
9688 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I lost a bunch of weight after my wedding and needed some. My Mother-In-Law actually just asked the jeweler we used if they had any while she was there with my SIL who was getting her engagement ring cleaned and they gave them to her for free.

Post # 9
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I bought ring snuggies as some PPs but found them to be too rough on my skin. I was considering sizing beads at first, but after I got married and have two rings instead of the one thin top-heavy engagement ring, they fit much better and no longer slide down my finger. Still spins but I can handle that (for now). So… I’m not really of any help here. Just more things to consider!

Post # 12
60 posts
Worker bee

My engagement ring was made in a size 4 instead of the 3.75 my fiancé requested, so in winter it spun like mad and fell off a few times. I had half-moon bumps instead of sizing beads put in mine as the jeweller advised that they would be more comfortable. Just make sure that they file the edges down so that they’re smooth and won’t catch your skin.

My wedding ring will be a size 4 to make up for the fact that my engagement ring is now more snug, so that when worn together they will not be uncomfortably tight.

I paid £120 to have platinum bumps added to my platinum ring.

Photo attached for reference (sorry if it’s enormous).IMG_20190227_133224

Post # 14
1166 posts
Bumble bee

My ring was designed with sizing beads as as well as a Euro shank. Not so much for temperature change but because my ring is very top heavy and rings that spin annoy me. The beads do take a little time to adjust to but after that you won’t even notice they are there.

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