Post # 1
Over the last year, I have packed on the pounds. I was unemployed for 10 months which was one of the hardest times in my life. I sat at home, ate my feelings, and ballooned from 155 to about 190 (I’m 5’7″ medium build, curvy body type). I have never been much over the 165 mark, so this isn’t a normal thing for me. So the question of whether to “resize” my body is an easy one! An impending wedding is all the motivation I could ask for to get myself back into shape so that I feel strong, confident and healthy again.
The problem is my ring. It is a stock sized ring at 6.5 and I can wear it at this weight although it does fit snugly. At my “normal” weight of 155-165, I’m a 6.75 – so even at my regular weight this is too small. I’ve been wearing it now for two days and its not unbearable, but not comfortable either.
So do I get the ring resized now to my current ring size (probably a 7.25 – 7.5 or so) and then again later – or do I resize it to a 6.75 now? Or do I just wait all together? I know that I get my first resize free, but budget is a concern too as well as the quality of my ring after two size changes.
I’m planning to call the jeweler tomorrow as well, but I wondered if anyone else has gone through this.
Post # 3
If I were in your position, I’d have the ring sized to your current ring size and if possible, have them put balls or ‘sizing beads’ on it. This will help keep it from spinning as well as let it fit comfortably and safely over a wider range of ring sizes.
Mrs. D’Orsay did this:
Your Ring Has What?
Post # 4
Okay I have NEVER heard of that before! If I size the ring now to my current size, by my wedding day it will be much too large. And that is my concern. Will the sizing beads change that? Seems that would make the ring tighter which isn’t my issue – I need it bigger.
I do retain water easily, so are these a good option for someone who has a small fluction in weight? I’m also thinking that eventually during pregnancy, my ring won’t fit well either.
Post # 5
I would resize it to the larger size and either do the ball thing or a more temporary, ring re-sizer:
You could take it off on the puffy, pregnant, water retaining days. 😉
Post # 6
I would resize to the size you are now. If you lose all the weight you want to, you can always do the already stated alternatives or get it resized again. But, I hate to sound pessimistic, if you don’t lose all the weight, your ring will still be too small. So go with your size now and adjust according if/when you lose all the weight.
Post # 7
I would wait a few months before doing anything.
First, I would want to resize the ring as few times as possible. Not only for the aggravation but also because it increases the chances for things to go wrong. In the post of D’Orsay’s Rosy linked to, her jeweler said that if you resize more than twice you can risk damaging the metal’s integrity.
Second, it’s wintertime and your fingers will be smaller now than in summer. Come summer it will definitely be too small…but for now, you have a grace period where you can try to lose some weight. When it starts getting hot out where you are, I would get it resized to whatever size you are at that time.
Post # 8
You could always resize now so your ring is more comfortable and try a horseshoe sizer when it gets too loose. This, sizing beads or a sizing bar may be options worth exploring. They are cheaper, easy to undo and there is less chance of damaging your ring. Here is a link with a picture and someone’s experience with a horsehsoe sizer. If you want I can post links for sizing beads and sizing bars as well. http://www.pricescope.com/idealbb/view.asp?topicID=38617
Post # 9
Chelsea – Your comments are what I was afraid of, the mulitple resizing. The ring has 4 tiny round cut diamonds on either size of the size stones along the band with beading as well. Its also 14 carat white gold, so reasonably soft metal from what I know.
If I can get it on and off daily without much issue, I think I will leave it at this size at least until April and see how I feel then.