(Closed) Spinning Engagement Ring

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  • Post # 2
    6217 posts
    Bee Keeper

    sounds like my hands.  In the winter I have a ring that spins.  In the summer my fingers swell and I can’t wear the ring at all if I’m doing real work or hiking.  I’d rather have a ring that’s a bit big but won’t fall off than one that gets stuck on though!  If she has a similar problem, do not size down.  Also remember things like pregnancy (should you two so choose) result in swelling and again, rings could get stuck.

     I’ve heard tell of sizing beads and you may want to look that up and see what they are (I never bothered) – supposedly they can help with an issue like that. 

    Post # 3
    1885 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I have two small sizing beads attached to the inside of the back of my ring, so it fits comfortably over my knuckles but fits smaller around my finger. Also having the beads in the back rather than on the sides helps balance out the front-heaviness of the ring a little, which also contributes to stopping the spinning.

    Beautiful ring, btw 🙂

    Post # 4
    2331 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 1995

    Go to Amazon and look at Ring Noodle. It is perfect in this situation.

    Post # 5
    4812 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    Speed bumps! I love speed bumps – they allow me a comfortable fit over knuckle but reduce spin on my smaller finger base or when it is cold, and give room for comfort when swelling too. You cannot see them when ring is on nor can they wear out or slip off (unlike ring snuggies, etc) and they can always be filed down or removed in future if her finger changes sizes.

    You can also get a sizing bridge which is just one bit of metal in bottom of shank. 

    You can also look at horseshoe spring inserts but her ring may be too narrow.


    Post # 6
    1030 posts
    Bumble bee

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    samv60 :  i worked selling fine jewelry for quite a while. there are two main reasons this spinning thing can happen: 

    1. the ring is too big. some ladies (and gents) have kind of large knuckles compared to their lower finger size. this is a tough one, basically the options are: get used to the spinning and deal with it, get a smaller sized ring that’s super hard to get on and off but fits perfectly once it’s on, or get a removable sizer. a removable sizer or a bridge (sorry if i’m over-explaining, not sure what you know) is usually a small piece of silicone/plastic/metal that can clip onto the back of the ring to make the ring more flush against the skin. i don’t think this is the best longterm option. your lady will have to constantly have this sizer on her ring and stuff can get stuck in it, plus she’ll have to replace the sizer a lot or clean it frequently because it will get dirty from sweat, food, products/oils (hair products, makeup, moisturizer, soap, etc). 

    2. the ring is heavy. you bought your (i’m sure) lovely future wife a very large ring! no judgement from me at all on that, but it is quite a massive center stone. well, gravity happens. if you wear a ring with a very large diamond and a fairly thin band, the ring will want to swing around. she might be able to bolster this with multiple bands (one band on each side), but it might still want to swing around. this is actually the reason i wanted a small stone in my e-ring, i wanted it to be comfortable all the time. rings are kind of like shoes, if you wear sensible flats you’ll be comfortable walking for miles, if you wear super high heels, they’re definitely gorgeous, but they’ll be a bit more cumbersome. 

    i know many women with very large stones who only wear their wedding bands on a daily basis and add their engagement rings for special occasions. she can also look into resizing or getting a sizer. 

    Post # 7
    396 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

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    samv60 :  get it resized. She’ll end up losing/damaging it. 

    Post # 8
    131 posts
    Blushing bee

    Maybe try going to the jeweler and trying on a sizer ring that’s a 1/4 size smaller rather than a half and seeing how she feels about a 1/4 size smaller? I think if your fiancé’s finger has a wider knuckle than the base of her finger, a half size down might be too tight a squeeze for her knuckles. My e-ring spins around slightly, and it is a 1/4 size larger than my finger. When we were talking about re-sizing my ring, the jeweler’s sizer ring in my normal size were pretty snug, and the jeweler felt that the resistance was too much, so he recommended just going up a 1/4 size instead of a 1/2 size (which was too loose). The jeweler also said that with the wedding band on, the set would fit even tighter at my original size and it wouldn’t be very comfortable or easy to get on and off. At a 1/4 size up, the e-ring spins slightly to the side but doesn’t move up and down much with the exception of when I wash my hands (it will move up to my first knuckle, but I’m just really aware and careful of that). With the wedding band on, the set feels really secure and comfortable at a 1/4 size up.

    Post # 9
    1488 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

    I would try speed bumps/ sizing balls as previously suggested. They will cut down on spinning and allow the ring to sit a bit tighter but still make it easy for the ring to slide over her knuckle when taking it on and off. These balls are also remove able by a jeweler at any time. It also looks like the ring may be a bit top heavy ( larger stones do this). My ering is top heavy and spins a lot. Sizing beads would really help balance out the ring in this case. 

    Post # 10
    1305 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

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    samv60 :  Do sizing beads instead. I got them done because even though my fiance proposed with a ring my size, I was having the same issue. Also, if in the future her fingers get bigger or swell due to humidity or pregnancy it is easy to just remove the sizing beads as opposed to enlarging the ring.

    Post # 11
    440 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    Have you considered going down just 1/4 a size if 1/2 size would be too big?

    Post # 12
    615 posts
    Busy bee

    Euro shank or sizing beads. That ring looks a bit top heavy which could be the culprit more than the size.

    Post # 13
    995 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    It doesn’t look like the ring is obviously too large in size but rather top heavy and for that I second a euro shank as your best option, if you’re willing to reconstruct the ring a bit. My ring has a euro shank and very rarely spins. It’s also much more comfortable than sizing beads IMO. 

    Post # 14
    459 posts
    Helper bee

    I would let it spin. Mine does. Anytime you let a jeweler touch your ring you risk heartache and financial ruins. I wouldn’t change it unless it’s falling off. 

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