(Closed) to size or not to size???

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Sunshine09:  i would probably go down a 1/4 size and invest in a ring snuggie or something for winter.

i have my ring at a qtr size and fits great in summer snug but not too snug and have a ring snuggie for winter because it is looser.

Post # 4
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5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Perhaps wait until you have your wedding band and decide then.

I think ring size is a bit of a personal preference lol! My ring is size 4.5 currently. In warm weather it fits snugly (maybe a bit too snugly), but in cold weather it spins a lot… I still think it’s the right size. My personal test is wash your hands, does the ring feel like it might fall off? If so, I would get it sized down. 

Post # 6
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14398 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have the same problem.  I’m sized at a 4 in the winter and upto 4.5 in the summer.  My ring size is 4.5 and I dont want to size it down.  I just put a sizer on it for the winters.  I think the ring snuggies are really bulky so I wrap my ring with clear fishing line and it gives me the perfect size, no more winter spinning.

Post # 7
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2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If you were sized at 6 then 6.5 is probably too big. You could try going down 1/4 size? My ring is snug when my fingers are swollen from heat, salty food, etc. but it isn’t loose at all when my hands are cold. Also, your wedding band goes on first, then the e-ring, so the e-ring could still slip off even once you get the wedding band.

As far as ruining your ring, definitely not. Most rings are size 7 in the store and then are sized according to the person that buys it. I’d say it’s rare that the diamond would be replaced by the company that sizes it, but if you’re worried you could have it appraised before and after by a different jeweler and keep the paperwork.

Post # 8
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228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i would keep it the same size until you go try on wedding bands. depending on the width of the band(s), you may need it to be a bit loose so when you wear them together it fits well.

Post # 9
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3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I can’t stand ring snuggies. they fall of every single time you remove the ring. they are only good for temporary use.

my suggestion: get a plain band that you wear to guard your e-ring from slipping past your knuckle in the winter. it doesn’t have to be your official wedding band (since you would probably want to get that in a size 6.5 so you could wear it in the summer). this would be a simple ring that you wear in the winter that stops your other rings from falling off.

 

Post # 10
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13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

It sounds to me like maybe you need to go down a 1/4 size.  But it really is a personal preference kind of thing.

That said, do know that re-sizing your ring will not ruin it.

Post # 11
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157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@pinkshoes:

Cool! How did you attach it? It looks so neat and tidy. 

Post # 12
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228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i actually wish i had gotten my ring a little bigger because i want a thicker band or perhaps even 2 bands on each side…. i’d say keep it bigger w/a guard =)

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

If it fits fine when you’re warm I wouldn’t re-size it. Maybe use a sizer during the colder months of the year. I have this issue with my ring as well. It spins like crazy during winter but in the summer months it’s just fine. Once I added my wedding ring to the set it stopped noticeably spinning.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@mammamia:  Thanks!  It’s a bit tough to get started, but its really secure once its done.  Here’s a rough sketch/explaintion  I put up before.

Start at the pull, and let the wire follow the direction of the arrows, leave a good size loop where it says tuck.  Its little hard to get it started, but it just kinda wraps aroudn the look you created on the ring, once you’ve looped around the ring enough times, you should end up on the tuck end, stick the wire through the loop, and pull at the starting wire.  (might need pliers, it shoudl be really tight).  That should pull the end through and under all your loops, once its about half way, it should be totally secure, snip off at both ends.  done! 

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