Spinning ring/too tight

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
2419 posts
Buzzing bee

Why do they consider sizing bumps to be a last resort? They’re super easy/fast to add to a ring, and if you wind up not liking them, they’re also super easy to remove.

I have them in all my rings because my fingers swell a lot as well as the fact my knuckles are a bit bigger than the rest of my fingers, and I LOVE them.  

Post # 4
2646 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

bertchelbee :  I have the same kind of fingers, same size and everything. They are really annoying. Sizing bumps might help, but they might not too. I sometimes wear a snuggie noodle thing on my engagement ring, it stops it from sliding up and down on my finger but it doesn’t really prevent it from spinning, and my ring is very low set and not especially top heavy.

Post # 5
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Why not get a bigger wedding band? The engagement ring is above it, so it won’t fall off, and the band looks plain so it wouldn’t matter if it spins as much as the e-ring?

I have the same problem with skinny fingers and big knuckles, so am watching this thread with interest before buying my wedding band :-$

Post # 6
79 posts
Worker bee

What about a ring size adjuster? They sell some on amazon for pretty cheap and they’re easy to put on and remove!

Post # 8
21 posts
  • Wedding: August 2016

bertchelbee :  Hi there!  A close friend of mine has the same issue.  She had her rings sized larger and a spring put in them so she can get them over her knuckle but they don’t spin around so much.  

Not every healer does this.  It also might not be the most comfortable option for some people, but she doesn’t feel it.


good luck!!! 

Post # 9
1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

I would go to another store personally to see about the sizing bumps. I don’t have any myself but I know someone who did have them and she was never told it was a last resort.

For me a last resort would be resizing up again by too much and then weekly wrapping medical tape or a little plastic resizing piece onto the bottom of the ring. Believe me. The medical tape looks awful like that but it helped me make do with a ring that was two sizes too big for months.

Resizing it slightly up to get over your knuckles safely and adding bumps would be much better I think. Or an arthritic shank.

Also, some rings are just top heavy too. Mine are sized at a 7 for the moment and because my hands swell a bit lately I’m more like a 7.5 or a 7 and a quarter and my engagement ring and wedding bands still turn and slide. I usually just ignore it or fix it if it’s bothering my pinky. They will right themselves eventually. 

Post # 10
10 posts
  • Wedding: March 2019

I don’t know if this would be relevant to you but here’s my story. When I first got my engagement ring it slid over my knuckle easily and once on, was loose enough that the centre stone would flop to the side. But it would barely budge at all when you try to tug at it once on. Trying to get it off involved a lot of painful tugging and twisting. I actually bruised the skin around my knuckle after a particularly tough evening with it. 

I googled how loosely or tightly rings should fit and bumped into an article explaining that you should remove rings by pushing the bottom up  (so push the ring up from your palm) and wiggle it back and forth in a seesaw motion. I tried it and it really did help get the ring further up my finger with less pain. Now that it’s been a couple of weeks I’ve gotten more used to the method and it takes me no now than 2 to 3 seconds to get my ring off. 


Post # 11
509 posts
Busy bee

Is it possible to have your e-ring’s bottom shank redone to be euro-style (squared)? I’d think that would help eliminate the spinning issue because the squared corners would sort of catch on the neighbor fingers and stop the spinning. 

Post # 12
842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I have sizing beads on my engagement ring.  I had my ring sized down but it was still loose, and instead of compromising the diamonds in the pave band again we just decided to get the bumps.  It helps a lot with the spinning!  I would maybe try getting the ring a quarter size bigger and then adding the bumps.

Post # 14
253 posts
Helper bee

I had sizing balls put on my engagement ring as it was top heavy and I couldn’t stand the spinning. It takes a little while to get used to but then you don’t notice them at all. 

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