(Closed) To resize.. or not to resize..

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My fingers swell a lot so I just leave it how it is and if it gets too big, I’ll just take it off.  Plus, I think once I add the wedding band, having two rings might make it tighter.

They have these little things they can put in your band to make it smaller…my friend has one and it doesn’t look pretty when the ring is off, but you’d never know it was there when she has it on.

Post # 5
39 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it really depends on the shape of your fingers. When I got my engagement ring, I had told my Fiance erroneously that my ring size was 5.5. Upon getting engaged in the sweltering heat of Florida, I thought I was correct. When we got home to New England, the ring was waay too big, even in the summer, so I had it resized to a 5. Now, at times, the ring is still a little loose and in the winter, often times the diamonds will be facing my palms.

However, this time, I won’t have it resized. I have fingers that are very narrow, especially in comparison to my knuckles. Because of this, my ring will not come off, even when tugged, though it moves freely around the base of my finger in cold weather. My sister-in-law, however, has more cone shaped fingers that get thicker as you move towards the hand. Therefore, when her ring moves around, she knows it can easily slide over her knuckle and off.

I tend to like the room in my ring because I know it will never be too tight in the humid months, and we live in a very humid area. But, I have the security of knowing it won’t fall over my knuckle. If you have hands shaped similarly to mine, I’d say you’re fine, too… but if not, I would consider resizing.



Post # 7
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i would get a temporary sizer for now, then see how your ring feels in the summer. my finger changes size drastically and my ring has definitely slipped off in the winter (usually when i’m getting something out of my purse), but i remember it being tight in the summer.

Post # 8
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am in the same boat! I have a small thing 2mm band in a size smaller that I bought for like $15 on ebay in sterling (my ring is white gold). I just stack that in front of my ring when the weather changes and my ring starts wiggling.

I’m waiting to have my set resized after the wedding since my band will push the ring a little higher. Plus I want to see how it fits in the summer.

Post # 9
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Oneeleven: my jeweler put one of those ring guards on my ring and i HATED it. it was so uncomfortable and I could not get used to it. plus, i think it was scratching up the band a little bit because it moved around a little.

i ended up having to get my e-ring resized – 1/2 size smaller. 

Post # 10
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Why don’t you get it sized 1/4 of a size down? That way, it’ll fix the too loose problem, but it won’t make too much of a difference if your fingers swell in the summer?

Post # 11
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@Oneeleven: I looked into those sizers too. if you look them up on Amazon, they get really terrible reviews. I can’t find a brand that makes good quality ones. these are cheaply made and have sharp edges. I wouldn’t recommend.

I also tried plastic ring guards, but they really suck!

ask your jeweler about sizing beads. they supposedly help keep the ring from spinning when your fingers are small, but will allow “room to grow” when your fingers puff up.

or your jeweler might be able to have something custom made. I have no idea what that would be, but they might be able to help you if you ask.

Post # 13
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@sit1010: I was really interested in this stuff too, it sounds great, but I looked for reviews out there on this product. the only good reviews were from people who used it on clip on earrings. the people who tried it on rings really hated it.

NOTE: it doesn’t hurt to try, so feel free to ignore my comment!

1. one reviewer of this stuff pointed out that the chemicals in it are toxic. I wouldn’t want that touching my skin all day.

2. I’m sure it will come off pretty easily. note that it says you can just peel it off when you don’t want it. so I’ll bet that it comes off on its own pretty easily too. so you will have to re-apply pretty often. my guess: once a week or so.

3. you have to let it dry for a loooong time- like 24 hours. so imagine not being able to wear your ring one day out of each week.

4. it’s supposedly hard to apply neatly.  it comes out of the tube all blobby and messy.

Post # 14
3521 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Be warned that if your ring is gold and you leave a ring guard on it for too long, it WILL bend the metal out of shape. I used to wear one of my mother’s rings (which was 14k gold) with a guard and it actually warped the bottom part of the band…eeek. I’d say wait until you know what will happen when it warms up, but it doesn’t hurt to size it down just a bit for now.

Post # 15
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I know I’ve posted about this quite a few times, but I think it’s helpful.  

After I got my ring it was 3/4 of a size too big, but I didn’t want to size it due to the detailing on the ring.  I tried sizing beads, but I couldn’t get used to them.  Many women like them though so they’re worth a shot.  Then I tried sizing bars which were way more comfortable, but they left my ring too big.  So, now I have a horseshoe spring on the inside of my ring.  It’s just a small piece of white gold soldered to the inside of my ring.  It expands when it goes over the knuckle and (supposedly) tightens slightly when my ring is in place.  Regardless, my ring spins much less and is way more secure.

I would suggest looking into these options before you decide to size your ring.  I don’t have pictures of the beads or the bars, but if you want to see a pic of the horseshoe spring I can post it.

Post # 16
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I got the bumps put in.  Ive had to have my ring resized I think 2 or 3 times already because I also lost a lot of weight (just not on purpose).   The last time I asked them just to put the bumps in.  You dont feel them, they keep your ring from spinning and if its warmer out you swell into the extra space between them.  Its been great and I now have no fear of losing my ring. Another great thing about the bumps is that they dont scratch the inside of the ring and cant shift or move on you (I’ve heard the horsehoe springs can do that).  They also can be removed by a jeweler anytime you need.

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