Post # 1
- Wedding: October 2012 - Adrianna Hill Grand Ballroom
BF is taking me ring shopping this weekend, and we have read up on all the educational info about cut, color, etc. The last thing I am worried about is actually trying on the rings! My ring finger is at least a size 10 and I feel like the jewelry shops would only have smaller sizes to try on. Did any of you ladies have to deal with this too? Any advice? Or should I just suck it up and focus on the excitement of finally taking another step toward an engagement?
Post # 3
Awww, don’t use the term “suck it up” ! But seriously, yeah, you are going RING shopping and getting ENGAGED ! Focus on the upcoming bling and love !
Post # 4
My ring size is a 10.5. The jewelry shops I went to did not have rings for me to try on in my size… but, they were all very happy to help me, nobody made me feel weird or uncomfortable because I didn’t fit the standard size, and I absolutely LOVE my ring.
Post # 5
Even though I am a plus size girl, I have small hands and my ring is a size 6. I didn’t have a problem trying on rings at all. BUT, when I was ring shopping there was another plus size lady who had large fingers and could only put rings on her finger right at her knuckle. This is because most jewelry stores stock sample ring sizes 6 – 8. For smaller or larger sizes, you have to special order. I felt a little guilty being able to try on rings, when she couldn’t fit them all the way down on her hand so she could get the full effect.
Post # 6
I think ring size is a function of bone structure more than body weight.
I agree, try to relax & have fun! I don’t think you FH is going to run screamin out of the jewelry store because your finger is the wrong size for a sample.
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2012 - Adrianna Hill Grand Ballroom
Thanks ladies, of course you are all right. I am just going to forget it and have fun with the experience. The rings will still be pretty, even if they’re on my knuckles!
Now I just have to make time to do a quick mani before we shop! 😉
Post # 8
Oh boo, it sucks to even let that cloud your day. Don’t worry about hte ring actually fitting, I’m sure there aren’t that many perfect 6’s out there. Good luck finding a ring you love!
Post # 9
I think once you get a shiny on your finger, even if it’s not on all the way, you are going to be delighted! Just like with wedding dresses, or shoes sometimes. You try one on i the wrong size but you get to see it on you.. and then you know to get your size. 😀
Just remember that this is FUN DAMMIT! lol
Seriously though. You get to look at rings and see what will be yours someday. Enjoy it just like any other shopping… assuming you like shopping. 😉
Post # 10
I wear at least a size 8, they didn’t have any larger than a 7 in the store where we found “the one”. So, I just smiled and SO had them write it all up with the right size and he went back about a month ago and ordered it. Don’t let it bring you down that the rings you look at can’t fit you.
Look at it this way, if you were able to wear their rings then it’s likely you could purchase a ring that god only knows how many people already had on their finger. Having to send away for one lets that be just your ring!
No matter how you look at it..it’s still YOU going ring shopping and YOU getting engaged and that’s the wonderful part!!!
Post # 11
Honey…don’t worry about that size! You’re getting engaged soon! They’ll make your size. 🙂 Early congrats!
Post # 12
I am a ring size 7, and even though that is considered average and stocked in a lot of stores, most platinum bands or intricate/high-end pieces are created in a size 6 so that they can save money on producing the “sample.” Jewelers are completely used to this phenomenon, and they shouldn’t make you feel uncomfortable at all.
You can either – as another member suggested — slide it onto a different finger to get a feel for how you like the look of the band’s width on you and how a particular carat size or cut will look on your hand — or the jeweler will hold the ring beside your finger and you can glance back and forth to see approximately how the ring will look on you. I know that when we feel like we are “bigger” we worry that people will notice or judge us on just about everything: But I can honestly say that this is not going to be one of those times.
Let yourself relax and have fun — your soon to be Fiance is going to be caught up watching your face and your eyes to see when they light up, feeling butterflies, and maybe even worrying about price tags 😉 And, it will make things that much more special when you do pick your ring, and it is ordered just for you….and when it’s put on your finger it fits perfectly, just like it was made for you. Like your partner.
Post # 13
Ugh I hadn’t even thought about this. I have the worlds largest knuckles. I have some rings that are so loose on me but don’t fall off because … yes man knuckles!! But y’all are right … just need to focus on the fun of the experience and the future BLING
Post # 14
I had the same issue my Engagement Ring is an 8 but the shops had nothing that would fit 🙁 so I tried the rings on my little finger, not quite the same but gives you an idea.
I ordered my wedding ring as a 8.25 as my Engagement Ring was a bit tight…
They should make sample rings adjustable!!!
Post # 15
I’m with you! My SO said he wanted me to get “sized” I know i’m between a 10 and 11.. I have VERY short fingers (thanks dad) and chubby lol each finger is a different size too! I know they won’t have my size, but I really wonder how many people can actually fit those rings hehe
I agree with the other posters! try and just take the happiness in and enjoy the process!! When my SO told me last night I should get sized, I had the biggest SMILE on my face!