Post # 1
Hi ladies!! Fiance proposed yesterday and I love my ring, and it’s the size I told him – 5.5 (this was measured a few mos back at Kay Jewelers). He was worried when he proposed that it was too small because I have to work it over my knuckle, but then when it’s at the base of my finger, it’s very loose and constantly turns. However, it def won’t fly off over my knuckle or anything lol. I’m afraid to go down to a 5, because then I probably WON’T be able to work it over my knuckle. Am I going to have to wear a ring adjuster forever? Can I take it to a local jeweler and have it re-sized to somewhere in between 5-5.5?? He ordered it online, and I know I could return it and get the next lower size, but I”m afraid it’d be too small then. Advice?
Post # 2
You can have it sized to 5.25. You can ask who can size to this.
Post # 3
congrats on your engagement!
i wouldn’t get it resized yet. your engagement ring will probably fit better once it’s paired with the wedding band, so i’d wait. if it’s still too big or if you just don’t plan on wearing both rings at the same time, then i’d look into resized.
my ring was a little loose and used to spin like crazy, but once i added the wedding band (my rings are soldered together) it fit perfectly and stopped moving around.
Post # 4
KatJoy227: ask your jeweler about putting sizing beads on the inside of your ring. That would allow you to easily slip your ring over your knuckle but keep the ring from spinning once it’s on.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
If anything, use sizing beads to cut down on spinning until you get a wedding band. Like another bee mentioned, often you need to size up when wearing 2 rings together. My ering was a 5.75 but with the wedding band I’m having everything sized to a 6.25. So your ering may fit perfectly once there’s another band to make it more snug.
Post # 6
I also have big knuckles, as well as fingers that change a good full size depending on the heat/cold. I’d wear yours for a couple weeks and see if you get used to it. Then, if it’s still too big, get sizing beads. Idk about you, but I’d be nervous if I couldn’t get mine off Even when my fingers are hot (I pull and i tug but it does come off lol)
Post # 7
I have big knuckles and a top heavy 3 stone RHR. I got a European shank. It is amazing and I love that there is no more spinning! I don’t need to wear a ring guard or stack anything with it for it to stay put. I haven’t tried sizing beads in a ring, so I can’t weigh in on that. I do love and suggest the Euro shank to everyone who has the spinning issue though!
Post # 8
You should be able to call around and find a local jeweler who can size it down. At a decent jeweler, they will figure out what size would be best and give you some guidance as to whether you should size it down and by how much.
I had to do this with my ring. Because it was a solitare with a plain band they were able to size it while I waited. I had mine sized down to a 5.25. I could have gone to a 5 but want a bit of extra room in case my fingers swell. I also went in the summer when my fingers are the largest because of the heat and humidity. It’s still a tad loose on my fingers but anything smaller than a 5 would not have fit over my knuckles.
Post # 9
My husband to be had the same problem, he had large knukles due to an athletic injury and our jeweler recommended superfit when we were picking out our bands! The rings open and close on a hinge thing so you dont have to slide it over your knuckle and it fits him perfectly. He told us I can get it put on my engagment ring too.
Heres their website, hope this helps 🙂
Post # 10
I have the exact same problem. Ring is a 5.25 but the base of my finger is a 5. I chose not to go down just because I doubt I could ever get it over my knuckles! haha.