(Closed) Too big, what to do!?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1749 posts
Bumble bee

@HappilyEverAfter54: Maybe have it sized down 1//4 of a size if they offer it or find a store that does.

Post # 6
236 posts
Helper bee

@HappilyEverAfter54: Other ladies on here have recommened sizing beads. They can be removed, but keep your ring from spinning. (I have no personal experience with these, I’ve just read about them!)

Here is a post about them!

Your Ring Has What?

Post # 7
1108 posts
Bumble bee

I would go with sizing beads.  I like that if my fingers change in size, I can add them and take them out as needed.  If your ring has a warranty/service plan, you can get it done for no additional charge.  

I would wait until summer to get the beads put in.  I had mine done in the winter, and the jeweler was all sorts of rude, “omg but it is tight now… do it in the summer”, right after I’d finished eating Mexican and slipping my ring on/off.  I know my fingers, ffs.

ANYWAY.  No more ranting.  There are these things called ring adjusters, the little clear plastic things.  I bought 10 of them for $3.00, and ended up getting beads put in anyway.

If you want one or two, PM me your mailing address and I’ll gladly send them your way.  

(FYI:  I am totally not a shill for this ring adjuster company, and certainly I am not trying to drum up business for them, but I bought some and didn’t care for them, so I’d rather let other people have them instead them having to spend $3.00 for way more than they may need or to not have them work out.)

Post # 8
5889 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i’m going to be getting sizing beads for when i lose weight too, since i have an eternity band that cannot be re-sized.  don’t worry- it’s no biggy!  your jeweler should be able to give you more info about them

Post # 9
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I have sizing beads in mine.  It took about a day or two to get used to the feeling of the beads, but know I don’t feel them anymore.

Post # 10
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Sizing beads sent shooting pains up my hand, but I know several people who have had better experiences with them.  Mine may have been too high..  Anyways, if you’re not sure about sizing beads, also look into sizing bars and horseshoe springs.  I found both more comfortable and they do the job.  🙂

Post # 11
14656 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am currently using the less elegant method of wrapping clear fishing wrie around the back of the ring right now.  I’m always so cold in the winter that the ring just won’t stay upright, but then when its hot in the summer, it can get really right.  This way I can wrap and unwrap my ring myself as needed. 

Post # 12
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Definitely try the sizing beads, my finger shrinks and swell as well and they’ve been great. Plus they’re not permanent.

Post # 13
35 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

@HappilyEverAfter54: Ahhhh I feel your pain!!! I’ve just had to part with my ring for resizing, I only had it 8 days but it was 5 UK sizes too big so it wouldn’t even stay on my finger, it was too big for my thumb even!! I’m feeling rather lost without it.

I hope mine comes back the right size! Keep us updated with what you chose to go with, I may need your advice if mine comes back too big again!

I also have the same problem – my fingers swell and shrink massively over the course of the day, so mine is probably going to be too big/small half the time too. Ahhhh someone should just invent a ring that is adjustable lol.

Post # 14
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

My Ering is tight, if I’m swollen I have to run my hand under cold water to take it off. But I prefer it that way because it stays upright (also a solitaire) and won’t ever fly off by accident.

Also, why does it take so long to size your ring, esp if it’s a solitaire? They always size mine right in front of me and it takes about 10 minutes. Not that you need to be concerned, I”m just curious.

Post # 15
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

My ring sizing only took two days – offer to pay a rush fee!

Actually, I had to have it sized twice, because they measured my finger wrong the first time. So I went in on Wednesday, gave them my ring, went back Friday, it was still too big, but fortunately the guy who does the sizings was still there, so he did it right then, while we waited (like half an hour).

Post # 16
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My mom’s hands swell in the summer, so she wears her rings at that size and then in the winter has a smaller, really thin band she wears called a keeper ring that keeps her other rings from sliding off.

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