(Closed) To size or not to size…

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have a solitaire and it does not spin unless I turn it. Its not really a struggle to take it off though either. You can get a temporary sizer to see if you like it better as 4.5 and then get it sized if you find you like it better that size. Here is an example of the temporary sizers I was talking about (I can’t speak for this paticular one because I’ve never used them)

http://www.amazon.com/Snuggies-Adjusters-Original-Jumbo-Sizes/dp/B001B3FY42

ETA: I can wiggle my  ring easily with my other hand, but it doesn’t really move on its own. A lot of this is going to be personal preference.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

It will fit snugger with a band, too. I would not size it based on how you describe the fit.  Many people deal with fluctuations from summer to winter and such, it is normal. Some change by a size or more! I would rather have some looseness than have it snug.

 

But I wear my rings quite loose for comfort & stacking. I hate snug rings (and finger muffin top!)

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

From what you describe, it sounds like a perfect fit.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I waited until summer to have mine sized.  It is still a little loose all the time and very loose in the winter.  Now, with my wedding band underneath it fits perfect!  So, I definitely say wait until you get your band.  

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would say that is exactly how my ring fits and I would not down size it

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have the same problem, solitaire ring, same size ring finger too actually, lol.. Mine will fit a bit better in the summer than the winter. Isn’t too small, but isn’t perfect… But was totally perfect when he first proposed in the summer heat in California. I didn’t want to get mine sized since I have been told it will fit better with my wedding band… I use the snuggie (didn’t know it was called that!) and its wonderful! I picked mine up at WalMart, it was $4 for a 3 pack, and my ring doesn’t budge one bit now. I would consider getting the snuggie if I were you.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@futuremrsmazhari:  LOL I have a knife edge band too. Soo with that said, try and get the smallest snuggie (tube size) if they have size options.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

HA! Me again 🙂 So I looked at your past posts to see your ring and we basically have the exact same ring! Only different is mine is white gold, but same band, six prongs, brilliant cut solitaire – the diamond even looks around the same size! Wooohooo nice ring! 😀

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Well, I have the same issue with my ring and here’s what my loveable but brutally honest Eastern European mother said: “Your ring’s too big? Excellent, you’ll need it to be like that when you put on weight with age.”

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would not size it down. I’ve worn a ring that was a little too small for me one day, and in the afternoon when it got warm, the ring got PAINFUL. For awhile, I couldn’t think of a good place to stash it because I didn’t want to loose it, and my finger began to throb. Needless to say, I no longer wear that ring when it’s hot. Trust me, you won’t want it to be that much of a struggle to get your ring off. Plus, if it’s too tight on your finger, you might get the finger “muffin tops.”

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I definitely would not have it sized down until you see how it fits with your future wedding band in place, when your hands are swollen. (Wearing more than one ring on a finger affects the tightness of the fit of each individual ring on that finger.)

I now wear three rings — my wedding band, my e-ring, and a thin anniversary band in front of my e-ring. All three rings spin sideways — in different directions — (but never upside down), and they drive me crazy. However, when my hands are swollen, I can barely get my rings off. My hands tend to be swollen first thing in the morning, in the summer and when I go to the beach. In the afternoons during cold weather, my rings are at their loosest fit. They still would never come off on their own, even when I wash my hands or if I were in cool water, swimming or snorkling, however. I think that’s the key. You would never want a ring so loose that it could actually fall off, but you don’t want it to be so snug that if you gain weight or just have swelling that you are uncomfortable while wearing the ring.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

It sounds like it’s not too loose very often.  If it’s still loose, though, you could try sizing beads.  They’re made for this sort of thing.

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