Post # 1
I want your help and advice (to also stop me going insane!)
I have wierd straight / tapered fingers and so my knuckle doesnt really help with keeping rings on especially when its cold. I am from the UK and we are having a heatwave at the moment so my hands feel warm and swollen – which is making me really indecisive with my ring size as I feel I am getting the dreaded Muffin Top (I am also a super paranoid / anxious person). I can take it off and put it on at any time of day with no major problems (even when super warm I dont need to run my hand under water) and I went to see an independant jeweller who actually thought I could go down half a size rather than up.
My problem is it leaves marks which makes me think its too small (again, I am paranoid). I have only had it a few months so I havent gone through a winter yet in which I know your hands shrink – my hands are crazy and feel like they change size literally every hour. Should I stick with this size for atleast a year and experience it in all seasons?
I have read on here that the longer you wear it the more a natural groove will form on your finger – is this true?
Ladies with tapered fingers – does your ring / rings leave a mark / indent on your finger? Do you get a tiny muffin top because your knuckles wont hold it on in winter? I have never owned something so precious and valuable so I think I am hung up on it being perfect all of the time.
Here are some pictures – the first one is in the morning after sleeping with the ring on, the second one is last night after not wearing the ring for a few hours due to house renovations and having a shower and the third one is the ring now (it is 9am here but hot) I have also put a picture of the ring itself so you can see the design – the band itself is quite square, it isnt rounded and totally smooth but more square like with crisp edges which I guess might contribute to the marks?
Post # 2
I don’t have tapered fingers, but I have noticed a groove forming where I wear my ring. I also get a muffin top, particularly when my hands are warm. I hate the muffin top, but according to the jeweler who sized me, you’re supposed to size for when your finger is the smallest, not the biggest.
Post # 3
My engagement ring is a quarter size smaller than my wedding band. Even in this heat, my wedding band still spins. I can’t go any smaller because they leave pretty unsightly marks in the summer. Honestly, I am pretty self conscious about it.
Post # 4
I wouldn’t worry about it. I get an indent too, but it goes away on its own. The first jeweler we went to insisted I was a size 5 finger. The jeweler we went with to get my ring resized did size 5.5. My ring will feel tight when it’s warm and loose when it’s cold, but it’s not going anywhere. PS excuse the awful office lighting!
Post # 5
So I have to opposite problem- really large knuckles. I had to size my rings up 1/4-1/2 size larger than they need to be for the base of my finger in order for them the squeeze over my knuckle without pain. Even with the rings being a bit bigger than they should be I still get the indention you’re talking about which ends up making my knuckle look even more pronounced 😂 I know the grass is always greener but I’d love to have your finger shape!
Post # 6
I disagree with the jewelers who believe in sizing for when your finger is smallest. If I had some that, I wouldn’t be able to wear my rings half the time.
Post # 7
I get an indent and a muffin top too. My knuckles are genuinely several sizes smaller than the base of my finger, so if my ring isn’t slightly too tight then it would literally fall off. I use these and they are amazing, wouldn’t be without them https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pieces-Sizer-Adjuster-Jewelry-Polishing/dp/B071XV3HSL/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=ring+sizing+spring&qid=1563890606&s=gateway&sr=8-2
Post # 8
I have tapered fingers and have this problem, too. My rings don’t feel uncomfortable but in the West Texas heat, my fingers do swell in the warmer months. In the cold, my rings spin. I have some friends who are jewelers and they also recommend wearing the smaller size so that rings don’t slide off in colder weather.
Post # 9
Tapered fingers here. I wouldn’t resize until you feel it for a shoulder season with your wedding band on. My wedding band always makes it feel tighter anyways. Your indent will get more pronounced but because the skin around it stays the same, it shouldn’t start sliding off unless your weight changes or it’s super loose in the winter.
Post # 10
My ring is not even remotely too tight and I always have an indent when it’s on! People constantly tell me that it’s too tight because my fingers are naturally red (especially where my ring is) or that it’s too big because it spins. I too can take it off no matter if it’s swollen or not. I didn’t know other people have this problem!
Post # 11
Most days my ring fits perfectly and does not leave an indent. There is still a small muffin top because my fingers a a bit fleshier at the base (very small taper). But when it’s really humid or my hands are swollen from my period or too much salt I do get a pretty bad indent, muffin top and the ring feels a touch too tight. In the winter it spins like crazy. 🤷🏻♀️
I refuse to take pictures of my ring when my fingers are swollen because I’ll look at them and criticize and contemplate sizing up even though I know I shouldn’t. Here it is fitting as usual.
Post # 12
anastasia21 : Don’t resize! I have tapered fingers too, that can go anywhere between a 7 (winter) -7.75 (summer) and sometimes even an 8! My ring is platinum and a three stone, so it is weighty and top heavy. Sizing one of my other rings up to a 7.5 for “compromise” resulted in me making a gesture in a parking lot and hurling the ring across the pavement. My jeweler said that the only other options were silicone ring resizers for the winter if I wanted to size up, or wearing a wedding stack with a slightly smaller band above my e-ring, which would just give me muffin top from a diffferent ring so I saw no point in doing it.
Post # 13
I do not believe you have muffin top finger, also don’t make any changes to the ring until you have a normal year of weather. With the heat wave that isn’t normal for Europe happening right now I think it would be a bad idea, I also live in Texas where it is always ungodly hot ans swelling is normal. I Actually take my rings off the moment I get home to give my hand a break and my ring is size a half size bigger to help accommodate the year swelling.
After several years of wearing my rings I can see a slight difference in my finger shape lol